Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine in Calgary

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine in Calgary
4.5 / 5
50 reviews

3330 32 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6B9, Canada, Calgary

Overview

Cuisine
  • Asian
  • Malaysian
Features
  • Seating
  • Takeout
  • Waitstaff
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
  • Families witd children

Restaurant Hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

11:00 am

Thursday

11:00 am

Saturday

11:00 am

Is it Halal? is it halal

No

Review

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Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
GC
Glen C
google
01.28.2022
5/5

As a Singaporean food snob, I often have laksa and such cravings...yes Tropical Delight Noodle House does a very respectable laksa, but the crown goes to Banana Leaf. The roti canai is also excellent. Easily the best Malaysian/Singaporean restaurant in (at least) western Canada.

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Kendrick Blanchard
google
09.20.2018
5/5

Yesterday was our first time we went to this fine restaurant. But It is definitely not the last. We had a good time with the generous service, with the great cuisine and fine drinks and with the honest cost. We will no doubt come back again.

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Ena Lim
google
09.17.2018
5/5

Visited this place 3 years ago and still thinking about the food everyday. We were vacationing at Banff when I spotted this Malaysian restaurant, right next to theAthe grocery store. I had their curry laksa and hub had their beef rendang. Flavorful food brings me right back home to Malaysia. Wish we have such a great cook in U.S. Definitely will stop in again when we are back in Calgary!

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famLi
google
09.16.2018
5/5

Great Singaporean & Malaysian cuisine. Nice Tom Yam seafood so far I encountered here in Calgary.

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Garrett Hoeksema
google
08.02.2018
4/5

Nice little cozy place that is delicious. So many flavours in the dish I ordered.

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Alva Woo
google
06.07.2018
4/5

Really popular authentic malaysian and taiwanese restsurant. Get there early if possible. The wait can be long as this restaurant gets super busy. As for the food, superb. Flavourful and tasty. The bubbletea is good as well. It can take a while for food to come and it is slightly on the pricier side for lunch.

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Daryl Khoo
google
06.03.2018
5/5

I’ve been here several times now and have not been disappointed. Lunch time is very very busy so come a bit early or a bit late. It is definitely worth the wait though, for a delicious authentic traditional Malaysian meal...speaking as someone who grew up eating this kind of food! The Laksa is amazing and the Sambal sauce is totally authentic. Pay attention to the spice ratings though, as they mean it when they say spicy. Even though it’s busy they are able to get dishes out quickly and the service is great. Highly recommend!

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CY Siu
google
04.05.2018
5/5

It will always be busy here because it is a place worth going to. You cant go wrong with any meal you choose here. Pricing is around $15+ for a large bowl or dish of food. The spice here...is actually spicy and not the type where you question it. The laksa...highly recommend. The roti here is freshly made and can be oily. The hainese chicken dish is good but the rice is what makes it amazing - Most flavourful rice.if you are ordering a milk tea...note you can ask for less sweetened. This is one of the best places to eat in calgary.

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Chelsey King
google
03.22.2018
5/5

Cannot recommend this place enough!! Definitely hole in the wall gem. Amazing food, fast service considering how busy they always are. Love the seafood laksa!! Everything I’ve tried has been delicious!

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j mizz
google
03.16.2018
5/5

Great joint with authentic Malay and Taiwanese dishes. Great portions and superb food! Very friendly staff!

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Mary Lee
google
03.12.2018
5/5

I've been to this restaurant frequently for lunch. Their tom yum is great. Their deep fried chicken with lemon sauce is absolutely amazing! Always great service too.

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Pei-chi Chang
google
03.05.2018
5/5

Little Malaysian gem. The Laksa is AMAZING. Would definitely recommend.

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Dan Pham
google
03.01.2018
5/5

A little taste of Malaysia in this shop. Tucked in a corner and it's a little Ma and Pop shop. Great place to eat and hopefully you can handle your spice. Highly recommended.

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Chong Xia
google
02.06.2018
4/5

Definitely the best Malaysian restaurant in Calgary. Their laksa noodles and nasi Lemak are both very good. Hainanese chicken rice could use some improvements. Bubble teas are also very good.

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Jem Ferrer
google
01.24.2018
5/5

Hole-in-the-wall treat for those craving some Southeast Asian food. Got a generous and savoury serving of their Laksa. Staff were young but very accommodating to dietary needs. Will go back again whenever we miss a taste of “home”

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Kin Chan
google
01.23.2018
4/5

A comfy place to enjoy a nice lunch with my wife. The service and food are good too. We ordered the seafood udon and bah kut teh with rice. Personally, I prefer the bah kut teh with a stronger taste though. We certainly will try the other great dishes next time.

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Oliver Banyard
google
01.05.2018
5/5

Banana Leaf is an incredible gem tucked away off of 32nd. They offer a variety of delicious Malaysian and Taiwanese dishes that are all memorable. The Beef Brisket Laksa is excellent and goes well with a side of roti! The staff are friendly, fast and very attentive. Great place to come for lunch or dinner! Lots of parking is available out front. Five enthusiastic stars for Banana Leaf!!

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Rinat Haque
google
11.20.2017
5/5

Great price, great service... The amount offered is more then adequate for 1 person. Don't be deceived by the location and interior pics... Food is top class!

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Brittany Hopkin
google
11.14.2017
5/5

You'll find some of the tastiest food in town here. They offer some great cocktails too. Service is always top notch.

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Caz C
google
10.23.2017
5/5

Love this place, it's cosy and the food is delicious. It's not a bad price for the quantity either. Was trying to think of a favourite to recommend but I like too much of the menu to choose!

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Levente Kovacs
google
09.12.2017
5/5

Delicious food, friendly service. It's a hidden little gem, usually pretty busy. Make sure you book ahead or be prepared to wait a few minutes. It's all worth it. Get their thick noodle it's so tasty

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Kelvin Unruh
google
09.09.2017
5/5

Been there for lunch a couple times now, great quick service and the food is second to none. This is the beef brisket laksa, a creamy curry soup, so good! Super small restaurant but don't let that fool you, food is amazing.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
EC
Evander Choo
google
07.16.2017
4/5

As a Southeast Asian, the food here is very authentic and one of the rare Southeast Asian restaurant in town. We frequent here and order take-outs from here. All the food are a must-try if you like Southeast Asian flavours!

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Lou Ko
google
07.15.2017
4/5

Food is always good when eating there. The menu has a good selection of different dishes

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Helen H.
google
04.18.2017
4/5

Good flavors, reminds me of Malaysia. The laksa and roti canai were both delicious. The rice in the nasi lamak dish could use some work. It was kind of mushy and rice grains were all small and broken grains.

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Linda Zhu
google
04.05.2017
5/5

Best, most flavorful curry! This was my first time trying Malaysian Laksa, and I loved it! Price range from $14-17 per bowl, but the portions and flavor makes it well worth!

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Brooks Daugherty
google
04.05.2017
5/5

This place is my favorite. I visit plenty of restaurants but to this one I go the most. The stuff is very receptive and the cooking they place on your table is so flavorful. I would always prefer to have a good meal here. Highly recommended.

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Magnus Lobo
google
03.08.2017
5/5

I just had the most amazing meal in Calgary. This was like walking down the streets of Kuala Lumpur markets. They got the Beef Rendang down with the spices, coconut, and chili. Man that was amazing. It had me sweating but so deliciously edible. It's perfectly paired with roasted and salted peanuts that go together with a spoon full of rice, beef, and a piece of fried egg., I also had the Roti which is paired with the most amazing red coconut curry I've ever had in my life. Lawd. LAWWWWDDD! I can now say that I've officially lived life. Eat here. Now. Everyday. Do it!

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
Alexander
google
01.16.2017
4/5

It's delicious but the portions are also so large!

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Kamran Bigdely
google
01.14.2017
5/5

unbelievable. Most popular item here is the beef laksa. It has coconuts and curry and best parts of beef. The beef pieces are very tender. Cons:- It's a small place. - The decoration is not good.

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sn Liu
google
11.06.2016
5/5

Amazing food. Small little family run restaurant. Big portion so make sure you visit with a big appetite!

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Yeuk Lam
google
10.02.2016
4/5

One of the best Malaysian cuisine in town. Their Hainanese chicken rice is awesome, served with the best chili sauce, ginger sauce and veggie: bean sprouts and cabbage. Roti canai is awesome too. Not a big fan of their drinks but most people are here for the food anyways.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
KC
google
09.26.2016
4/5

Family owned little restaurant tucked in a strip mall. Reasonably priced dishes, and different drink selections. The base of the soup is on the spicy side, but definitely fulfilling.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
DP
David Piechnik
google
09.13.2016
5/5

Wonderful little out of the way restaurant in an area mostly devoid of quality eats. Comfortable and understated with fantastic laksa. I tried the fish ball laksa and was sold immediately. The soup had a beautiful depth of flavor and just the right level of spice. Will definitely need to come back.

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i Ryder
google
09.06.2016
5/5

There is real skill in the kitchen at Banana Leaf. You see it clearly in the laksa (Braised beef with yellow noodle is a personal favourite), but much of the other cooking showcases the kind of discipline, precision and technical mastery of Southeast Asian cuisine that has rarely been seen in this city over the past few decades. Service is also amazing. Simple cutlery and tableware, but the food is so complex and perfectly balanced at a very competitive price. A few dishes can really pack the heat, so if you have a low tolerance be sure to ask. I personally love the bold spicy flavours.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Dominika Wcislo
google
09.03.2016
5/5

Awesome laksa here, I appreciated that there was a veggie version. Great flavour. Simple restaurant, warm service. Cash/debit only though!

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
PG
Paul Guthrie
google
08.07.2016
5/5

Great first experience here! I will be back. Great service and quick too. The food presentation was very nice as well!

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
MW
Mao Wang
google
07.16.2016
5/5

Great food. We usually come here when we drive up to the north east. The curry beef laska is really good. They can add spice depending on your taste. Another good dish is satay chicken on rice. The only downside is they dont take reservations and its a small restaraunt, so if you have a party bigger than 4, i suggest calling ahead. There is plenty of parking though.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Florence Tan
google
06.27.2016
3/5

Decent Malay and Taiwanese food. One of the few places that have Malaysian cuisine. Come here for Taiwanese fried chicken, roti canai and laksa noodle. Beef brisket laksa with yellow noodles is the best. Prices are reasonable given the portion. Service is slow but food is prepared quickly. The drinks are a bit watered down but they do have White Coffee with grass jelly. They only take cash or debit.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Eat Drink World
google
06.05.2016
5/5

Taiwanese popcorn chicken are amazing here I always get them when I stop in I also usually get the hainanese chicken laksa it a great soup with an amazing spicy broth with noodles tofu egg and fried onions.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
AF
Aaron Fenton
google
05.26.2016
5/5

Really good food. Perfect food to warm you up in winter.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
PM
Prachi Munjal
google
05.18.2016
5/5

My all time fav malasian food place. Love the Roti canai and beef rendang dish

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
CW
Cedric Weiss
google
04.17.2016
5/5

I adore this restaurant! They serve first-rate dishes, they have a nice menu, The chief cook in that restaurant is a real authority in the kitchen, I love very much tasting all their food. The dishes are always of high qualtity, the service towards the guests is agreeable. I often go to this restaurant and I was never unhappy. I recommend it with no hesitation.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Leon Lau
google
04.14.2016
4/5

Excellent tip form a Singaporean who knows his Malaysian food. Good place for Hainanese Chicken in Calgary. All of their food is authentic. Can get busy. Cash or Debit only.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Jude M
google
04.08.2016
5/5

I very much loved their food and service, awesome area close to my house. The cashiers are always very welcoming. Highly recommended.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Chelsea Xiang
google
03.22.2016
5/5

Highly recommended Asian food. It's literally my favorite place to eat. I am planning to go there again recently. It's just a bit far from me. But I am coming back soon.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
KC
Kent Caballero
google
03.17.2016
5/5

Worth the visit, and thanks for Google for finding this hidden gem! Definitely recommend the Roti Canai which is the bread and sauce in the picture. I also loved the beef rendang, probably the best out of the food we ordered for the first time.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Abby Liang
google
03.13.2016
5/5

Amazing Southeast Asian food restaurant and if you are looking for laksa it is a right place in Calgary

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
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Benjamin Frederick
google
01.19.2016
5/5

I just loved their food. I always get great service there. The place is well kept and the employees are always super friendly. Will come visit again.

Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine
LP
Lorin P
google
01.13.2016
5/5

Great family run restaurant with great food. A little outdated furniture but you don't go there for the ambiance but for the tasty food which they definitely deliver.

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