I would return to the Banana
I would return to the Banana Leaf just for the food and the service. The curry and tofu was excellent. This is a quiet and great food find!!!!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Thai Food and Enthusiastic Ch
The food was excellent and we enjoyed talking with the chef and getting his recommendations. He really wants his guests to enjoy the food and works diligently at helping them understand the menu and the various preparations. Our server was a little hovering. In fact, on two occasions when we were talking with the chef at our table, she came up interrupted to see how everything was. This was what the chef was doing and I felt she was being very disrespectful to the chef and also redundant.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great first experience
This was our first time there and we were really impressed. The food was delicious and the presentation of each dish was lovely. The servers were all very knowledgeable about each of the dishes and attentive throughout the evening. The small dining rooms create and atmosphere condusive to talking with other diners. All of the people in our room had been there before and were helpful in recommending their favorite dishes. We will definitely be back and have already recommended it to several friends.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, service, and atmosphere
Great food, service, and atmosphere. A bit more expensive than expected which deters me from being a "regular". Easily got a table on a Saturday night which is a little worrisome for Banana Leaf's future.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to Banana Leaf for
We went to Banana Leaf for an Easter celebration. We requested an upstairs table which was conducive to having a conversation. Our request was quickly fulfilled and we had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the service superb.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our favorites! Dana,
One of our favorites! Dana, the owner with her husband, is amazingly informative, and friendly. Love Love Love this place!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dana was an awesome server.
Dana was an awesome server. Try the sunflower curry, amazing! Will definitely be returning.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Thai Food Ever!
This place serves the best Thai food I have ever had. I cannot say enough about the quality of the food.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Thai in the Nati
Do yourself a favor and enjoy the best Thai I have found in the Cincinnati area. My favorite is the Pad Thai Goon with fresh shrimp that is flown in daily. The dinning quarters are tight and be prepared to have a discussion with you neighbors. Food and service is excellent!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back and try more of the menu. Spring rolls were great, fried rice served inside a pineapple was awesome....unique drinks too. Definitely will be back.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have dined at Banana Leaf multiple times and have yet to be disappointed! Do yourself a favor and discover this gem for yourself!!!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I enjoyed our dinner. The sunflower curry (the seasonal special) was delicious. We'll be back!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is routinely outstanding
The food is routinely outstanding service great nice ambiance
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Thai food with great
Menu in unique old house in downtown Mason
Really liked the shrimp appetizer and Mason Noodles. My friend got sea bass which while good was a very surprisingly small portion.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent night out
As we sat and enjoyed our dinner my wife and I both started discussing who we could tell about this place. Great experience all around.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place to meet an old friend
Had a wonderful meal in a quant dining room. Great service and even better authentic food.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is a must stop every time we visit the Cincinnati-Mason area, Its the best Thai food we have ever had. The service and ambiance are always top notch as well.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quickly becoming a favorite!
The food and atmosphere here are great! Wonderfully full of flavor and beautiful presentation, the food does not disappoint. Most of the times we've visited the chef has stopped by our table to ask about our food and chat for a moment. Upstairs is much quieter than downstairs.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous as always
I love this restaurant. Great food. Great service. I just love it. I've rated it many times, so I won't beat a dead horse. But this place is fantastic.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant in Cincinnati!
Banana Leaf is the hands down best Thai restaurant in Cinci and Dayton and in my opinion the best restaurant in Cincinnati! I love going there. We love in Nashville but are from Lebanon and every time we travel home Banana Leaf is a multiple meal stop. Go check it out!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in an upstairs bedroom
We were in an upstairs bedroom and I was very quiet, which made it awkward with the other tables.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with friends at this Mason restaurant is a great experience. It is a pleasant change from the restaurant chains which line Mason-Montgomery Road. The restaurant staff is always friendly and eager to explain and/or recommend any item on the menu. The Green Curry with Duck, carrots, pineapple, green pepper was delicious. Thank you for excellent Thai food...
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at a local gem.
Great food at a local gem. Wait staff very professional and helpful. Two outdoor areas, one covered and one open. Call for reservations.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food. Is awesome, fresh and creative. I drive from Dayton to enjoy this gem. Plus...they have bubble tea.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
not a chain!!!
The Banana Leaf is so refreshing !!!!!! The food is excellant and unique. You wont find the regula bar fare here. Very tasty and flavorfull. I had the mahi mahi with coconut rice and grillied asperagus and it was excellent. The grilled pineapple with the greaters icecream on top was perfect. This is a great place for guests that appreicate good food and wonderful for any friends or family. Great asset for Mason
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thai food done amazing
I love the outdoor dining. The food was very flavorful. This was a great find. Didn't know that Thai food tasted so great. The service was A-1. The chef even came outside to speak with us. It is close to main road, so the traffic can be little distracting. But the food will hold you attention. Overall, an amazing experience.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT FOOD AND FANTASTIC SERVICE!
Read the reviews on Open Table and decided to give it a try. Everything was wonderful. Server Doug explained various dishes. We ordered his four suggestions. The Harvest Stew and Scallops dishes were amazing.
They also had many unique beer to go with the unique meals.
Give this place a try.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our friend because none of us had been there, passing it frequently. Thinking it would be a nice celebration, I entered the fact of a birthday occasion when making the reservation. Not once was it acknowledged during our meal. Disappointing.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food/presentation and great service! The specials were unique and yummy. Lots of variety. We love Thai food, and this restaurant is the best in town. Will go again soon!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Thai in Mason, Ohio
We lost our favorite Thai restaurant in Dayton a few months ago! Bon Mi Thai. This gem has crisp flavor and more innovation in flavor sand plating. It is larger than you think as it uses spaces on the second floor. Gr8 job!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Guests
This was our first time at Banana Leaf. We both ordered a seasonal special - the Harvest Curry. We thought that was delicious and the service was very good as well. The only aspect of our visit we weren't crazy about was the ambience. It's very quiet and the tables are right on top of each other, so we felt like we had to almost whisper to enjoy a private conversation.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great spot
Excellent menu, a wide selection. Quick service. Good value. Drink selections include beer and wine but no mixed drinks
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Thai Food
My first time here. The atmosphere was bright and inviting. We started with the sampler platter: summer rolls were disappointing, but the spring rolls, papaya salad, and chicken satay were great. My wife absolutely loved the tom yum koong soup - a hot and sour soup, but with coconut, bubbly club soda, and the largest prawns I've ever seen. She also got the drunken noodles, which had more veggies than noodles, but were otherwise great. The only complaint about my delicious panang curry is that it wasn't spicy enough! I guess I need a 5/5 instead of the 3.5/5 that I got. Our coconut creme brûlée didn't really taste like coconut; a let-down. The service was attentive and friendly. We will return, but I'm picking a different dessert.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Seasonal dishes are great
We are always impressed with their seasonal limited availability dishes. They're unique and very tasty.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Thai -- what a gem!
We loved our first visit to this incredible, local Thai restaurant. The food and the service were incredible, even at lunch! Kudos to the staff!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM