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The Banana Leaf
Singaporean Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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409 N University Ave Provo, UT 84601
409 North University AvenueUSUtahProvo84601
$$Singaporean RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 4:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 4:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday Closed
The beautiful banana leaves of tropical Sri Lanka have been serving as dishes for some of the world's best street cuisine for centuries.  Whether it's kothu or curry you're looking for, it will be served to you delicious and hot right in a banana leaf.  As for silverware, you won't need that in Sri Lanka!  As a fine dining restaurant, we provide silverware of course, but in Sri Lanka we just eat with the five spoons on our right hand.
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Colorful eatery offering traditional Singaporean & Sri Lankan dishes served on banana leaves.- Google
"The curries were beautiful and the avocado shake was different but amazing."
"Delicious food, friendly service and a great setting!"
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Max Walker
5 months ago
Lovely atmosphere, excellent service from the owners of this family-owned restaurant. I soooo wanted it to be wonderful! But the food is just okay. We had the sweetheart sampler for two. 4 sauces, all quite bland. They provided a good chili sauce for add-able heat, which is really smart!, but the sauces needed more depth of flavor in their own. The beef was gristle and chewy -- the only thing I'd reject. The chicken was good, but not wow. The mango chutney was delicious, the only wow on the table. I really wanted wow. I only got ok fine. There was nothing stunning to bring us back. And we really wanted it to be.
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david allan
9 months ago
Magnificent! My parents and I came here on a recommendation from a dear friend. Everything was incredible. The atmosphere is unique in that the walls are stained wood with emerald green ceilings and chandelier. All the seats have a beautiful red fabric covering. Quite charming. The food was absolutely divine. We will most certainly come back again.
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HCDime Surf
a year ago
I feel like overall, there are pros and cons to this place. It is average for me. The upside is the food IS pretty good! The dishes they offer are very tasty and unique, and it's a good, quiet atmosphere. However, the downside is they don't always have the dishes you go back for because their menu changes consistently. Also, the service staff don't seem to know the best ways of showing courtesy to their guests and are a bit distant. The last time I went there, the waiter was serving me water, and the he spilt my water glass and it fell and shattered over me spilling water all over my skirt. It was an accident, and that was fine, but they did nothing to accommodate us or offer anything to make it a more enjoyable experience. Instead I spent the rest of the time freezing as I ate my food. However, that is not a common thing so maybe they will learn to handle it better next time. It's still a place worth trying I believe.
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Melinda Powell
a year ago
We went there tonight for the first time after reading many great reviews. I ordered the Mango Sautee. The rice was ok but was a little bit dry for my taste and didn't have much flavor. The chicken sauce was actually pretty good but the chicken itself was terrible. The chicken was very very dry. It was difficult to chew and very tough. Another thing I didn't really like was the water was room temperature and didn't have any ice. The service was not very good. None the less we will not be going back!
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Jared Patten
3 months ago
The service was quick and the food was delicious! I can't remember the name of the dish I had, but it was bursting with flavor! I will definitely go back.
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Max J.
6 months ago
We stumbled upon this great restaurant on a family trip to SLC. We got there right after the restaurant opened so we were the only people there. We were greeted by a very sweet and friendly young woman, who we later learned is the co-owner of the restaurant along with her husband from Sri Lanka. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. The co-owner, Ariana, told us that her husband and his father owned many successful restaurants in Sri Lanka, so it wasn't surprising to us that the food was so tasty and the service so good. We highly recommend The Banana Leaf - - we're definitely coming back next time we're in Provo! Thank you, Ariana! From the Cevallos-Jacubowsky family 😊
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Maile Benuzillo
a year ago
We tried it out last week. Service is fast but... strange. The waitress/hostess was distracted and distant during ordering. Also, the first 2 things we wanted were "no longer a part of the menu" which was frustrating. Then, when our food arrived we were discouraged from eating one of the sauces that came with the dish. Odd. I got an avacado smoothie which is not tasty served warm, even though they tried to chill it with a little ice in the cup. My companions liked their dishes (I forget what they ordered) but I got the Seafood Roti appetizer and found a hair inside. That was the end of my appetite! I would not recommend going here. Not just because of the sub-par food and service but it was not clean and had a very shabby atmosphere.
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Allen Steele
11 months ago
Good food, fast service, nice décor and a comfortable place to enjoy your meal.


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