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Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mybananaleaves.com
  • Phone: (202) 986-1333
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Welcome to Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar, rated among the best restaurant in Metro Washington DC. We are pleased to bring you the finest Asian cuisine in town. We serve freshly prepared dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and elsewhere in the Asia. At Banana Leaves, all our ingredients are carefully selected and prepared to the best by our chef. We use some organic fresh vegetables, and with healthy cooking style to serve you delicious, healthy and tasteful meal. Fresh and delicious is our commitment and your satisfaction is our priority.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Asian fusion food was definitely meh. Bland and generic, with adequate portions. Our teriyaki chicken was airplane quality. Service was friendly. Small dining room next to the bar, more like a bar with a few tables. We were seated immediately at the large front window with a nice view of Connecticut Ave. The noise level would have been fine, but a diner at the next table was screeeechy and talked non-stop, certainly not the fault of the restaurant. We had just arrived in DC, and needed food. This was convenient to out hotel, but would not go back or recommend."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I picked this based on OpenTable reviews for a quiet business lunch, had a GREAT experience. Service was very attentive and prompt. We ordered some items from the menu, some just asking the server for custom sushi items. Sushi was VERY VERY fresh, I had tuna and my colleague Salmon, delicious. Will go back with the family. I didn't see a parking lot although the description indicated there is one."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Banana Leaves has several virtues: (1) Prices are very moderate for the neighborhood, with several entrees available for less than $10; (2) the dining room is pleasant; and (3) the place is seldom crowded. Banana Leaves' menu features items from several Asian cuisines. None is executed with particular distinction (the wontons in my soup were shaped irregularly), or authenticity (the main source of heat in Singapore Rice Noodles is jalapenos rather than curry), but the result is respectable enough -- it's certainly a step above takeout fare. Servers are more engaged than in many nearby Asian restaurants."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in DC.Its our "Go to Place" when we have company and family in town....always reliably good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is a very cute place, with good food and a very nice ambience. I really enjoyed my visit there and would definitely come back again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It is an adorable restaurant with good food however they do not have experienced servers. Our entire order came out at the same time (soups and salads were ordered first). The server didn't have knowledge of the menu - both food and cocktail. We did finally get our bottle of wine right before dessert was delivered."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had a bad server. Outside of that everything was good"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Great lunch spot - delicious food, and quiet enough for conversation. Food came out quickly and staff was extremely accommodating."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We had a group of five and wanted a place to have an enjoyable conversation. The setting and service was great. The food was awesome. Everyone enjoyed their dishes and appetizers. The drinks were fun and inexpensive compared to other restaurants. Highly recommend for a great meal!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My friends and I ordered a number of things and shared. This place had the best Roti Canai I've ever hard and all the various dishes were amazing. Definitely going back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was delicious. I will be coming back with multitudes of friends to impress. Service was great. Sushi was fabulous. Meals were fffantastic. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We visited on the day after thanksgiving whilst on vacation from the UK. Excellent restaurant near to our hotel in DuPont circle. Staff were very friendly. Good choice on the menu. We will probably go again before we return home but next time might sit upstairs"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We had dinner at the Banana Leave in DC last night. We did not know the restaurant before as this was our first time. The place looks like a small bar with a few tables: a typical local eatery. The food was OK, not great, but the waiters and all staff were very nice. We might go back for a quick bite as the price is very attractive, with a bottle of wine it cost us less than $60 (the wine at $25)."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The food was good, but not great. Most of it I could make at home, although the "Banana Leaf" dish was quite good with ingredients and cooking techniques that my kitchen is not equipped for. The "Honey and Peanut Noodle" dish was just standard Pad Thai with 2 types of noodles, but there was nothing else special about it. I have had better Pad Thai at Thai restaurants. The Roti appetizer was the same roti I can buy at a store. The wonton soup used fresh ingredients and a light broth which was good. Bottom Line: There are cheaper Asian restaurants in DC that have the same quality, or better food. That being said, the food was good enough to have me go back to try other dishes at some point."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The atmosphere is standard - local spot to eat. BUT! The food was really tasty. Good place for a group on a regular night out but still demands good food."
    Dined on 2/11/2013
  • "I booked solely on Open Table reviews and wasn't disappointed! From the outside it doesn't seem like much - inside is small and by 7:30 on Friday night it was packed! We were seated promptly and the waiter was very attentive. Appetizers - Won ton soup, fried pork dumplings, spring rolls and assorted sushi - all were very good. For the main course we had the grilled honey peanut chicken - very good, the kung pao chicken - also very good and some pork fried rice. All the food was presented very nicely and even though we ordered alot of food, it wasn't heavy or filling. My only critique is that most of the food was served at a lukewarm temperature. It could be served just a bit warmer. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We had a large party (13) for a birthday and we had excellent service! The staff was attentive and patient. The food was amazing! They brought ice cream and sang happy birthday to the birthday girl. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Great for a quick lunch. Good food and fast service."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "The food was just fine. The menu is great, lots of options. We had the pork dumplings (yum), the chicken satay (good), the sesame shrimp (great) and the Tom yum soup--not so good. I think the main problem was that the food was served lukewarm. I may have enjoyed it more if it was hot."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "This one of my favorite restaurants! The staff is always professional, attentive, and polite. The food is consistently delicious and the ambience is soothing. Beautiful restaurant, awesome food, and wonderful staff...what more could you ask for..."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I enjoyed coming here and people love coming to this place.i ordered the honey peanut noodles and I was disappointed as the taste and texture were average at best. I'd try another dish and come back though. Service was great."
    Dined on 9/23/2013