Banana Leaf Modern Thai

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$30 and under
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Thai
Banana Leaf Modern Thai provides a treat for all the senses! Each dish is homemade and presented as a work of art. Menu favorites include Curry dishes, Spring Rolls, and of course the wildly popular Pad Thai. For those wanting to try new things, our Chef creations include Filet Mignon Panang and Crispy Diva Sea Bass. We also offer brown rice and vegetarian inspired dishes. Much of the produce is organic and we support locally grown. Don"t be surprised to see the Chef open the kitchen door to snip herbs from the outdoor patio! The decor completes the dining experience with each room on both floors uniquely decorated and upbeat global music plays in the background. Enjoy tapas and wine in the lounge or dine outdoors in nice weather on our two outdoors patios. Both are beautifully landscaped and include waterfalls. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner. Large parties are welcome and reservations are recommended. We look forward to serving you!
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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service but a bit pricey

K
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We got there at 7:35 for a 7:45 reso, got seated around 8:30 and got food at 9:05pm and didn't get cashed out til 10. Food was good but nothing spectacular, especially for the price, and we never saw or heard from a manager. Just apologies from the hostess and waiters. Our whole room of tables had the same issues and were pretty upset. It's pretty though, right?

BG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

It took almost 3 hours to finish our meal. It took 45 minutes to put in our appetizer. It took an hour to receive it, it took another hour to recieve our meal. Before the meal came out (over an hour and half after we ordered) they told us they were all out of a meat that we requested. The meal was good but the time it took to bring out 2 very simple dishes was absurd.

LK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our reservation was for 6:30 PM. Was seated right away. Appetizer came out quickly but entrees did not come out until almost 8 PM. Food was great but wait was long.

SA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We went here to celebrate our Valentine’s Day. I wish I would have gone somewhere different. We were seated in a small room right next to people where you had zero privacy. We ordered spring rolls for an appetizer and it took at least 20 minutes to receive them. They were very underwhelming. Almost all cabbage and barely any protein. Next we both ordered the Tom Ka soups. The chicken in the soup was so overdone and rubbery tasting. It also took a good 20 minutes before our soup came out. The entrees took over an hour to receive and I will say they both tasted very good but unfortunately at that point we had been there for 2 hours and were just overall not pleased. Our server didn’t offer to box our food just sat a box down and walked away. I would think for $36 an entree they would at least offer?! Unfortunately after this experience we will not be back to banana leaf. For that price I would expect a much better experience

CH
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is always outstanding. We continue to return for this reason. Our waitress on this visit was very polite, but had trouble multitasking. She walked past empty wine glasses three times before asking if we wanted more.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoying dinner with my Wife for a belated V-Day celebration. Service was slower than usual tonight, but the food was outstanding as always.

CK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very favorable! Price is kinda pricey.

JK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We had never ate here before and we were excited to give it a try! It was Valentines night and when I ordered the appetizer, I did not want to order our meals as we wanted a slow pace. The server Dana said to order the meals with the appetizer so our meal order wouldn't go to the "back of the line" implying we might have a wait. She was a bit bossy about this. We went ahead and ordered our meals as she strongly suggested. The beer I ordered did not come in frosted or even very cold glasses. The second floor room we were in was so quiet, you couldn't talk much without feeling like everyone was listening. Our pot sticker appetizer was delicious!!! The primary meals (Shrimp Pad Thai-Egg Noodle Covering) was fantastic!!! Best Thai food I had ever ate... On our plate at two corners were some spices (we believed to be but not sure). Dana should have been there right after the meals were delivered to explain the spices/chopped peanuts on the plate or the person delivering the food should have explained highlighting the chef's work. We will definitely go back for the food but they need some improvements on presentation and server professionalism. Dana probably wanted to have her tables turn over quicker for more tips...I get that but being that it wasn't cheap to eat there, more love equals more tip money! When we went to leave, the lobby only had a few people waiting.

RN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. Our waitress was not - as we waited to be seated she came downstairs talking to someone upstairs in an angry tone and barked a drink order to someone at the bar. I saw this and hoped she wasn't our waitress but she was. The staff move quick in this restaurant but not our waitress - it took 10 minutes to get a glass of water, 20 minutes to get silver-ware, and almost 40 minutes to get an appetizer. I started asking other staff for assistance because our waitress was rarely around for us to ask.

We may consider take-out from Banana Leaf in the future - just not sure I want to risk getting this waitress again. As a comparison, there were other couples and a family seated for dinner just before us. One of the couples was leaving (they had a different waitress) right after we received our appetizer because they had finished dinner. Before our main course came another couple had completed their meal and were leaving (they had a different waitress)

CS
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic and service was exceptional.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thai food in town!

DJ
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance and food quality! Pam the owner is inventive and balanced so that a reliable food product is delivered. Love it!!

TG
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good - we had their sampler appetizer platter (egg rolls, spring rolls and chicken satay), along with pad thai and drunken noodles. Their spice scale of 1-5 is accurate in that my 4 was very spicy vs other places where it barely registers. Service could have been more attentive - we sat without being asked if we wanted more drinks for at least 15 minutes. All in all, a good experience and good food. We'll return.

WH
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unique ambiance, intimate setting. Food is flavorful, although a bit sweet and can seem heavy to some. There is a good variety of Thai dishes. Staff friendly and attentive.

KE
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food tasted great!

HG
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chef Pom and his family run this amazing place. It’s always a treat. The food is outstanding and the service matches. Thanks for another wonderful evening.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Banana Leaf. It is the best Thai food we have ever had

KJ
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service was mediocre.....likely wont return anytime soon

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food priced too high.

ES
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday. First time there for 10 out of 11 of us and we were very impressed! Great dinner and atmosphere!

J
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food is pretty good. They would take extra precautions for my son, who is allergic to tree nuts, so we have preferred to come here. Unfortunately, they have a tendency to understaff their servers. Since the restaurant is on two levels, they have to run up and down the stairs all the time.

d
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Regrettably, I must give a very low rating. The ambiance was nice, but the food was so salty that it was virtually inedible. I returned my first dish after two bites, and it it was replaced with something almost as salty. I do eat gluten free, and have enjoyed wonderful gluten free dishes at other Thai restaurants. And the price was shockingly expensive for tea, a scoop of rice, and two scoops of entree.

MC
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday lunch with the work team and everything was perfect. Had several first-timers in the group and they really enjoyed it.

B
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Banana Leaf is my favorite restaurant in Mason. They never disappoint and the service is always wonderful. The menu is small, but that means they are awesome at everything they make, my go to is the Panang Curry with Shrimp or Duck.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. My spouse truly enjoyed the food!

SS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Rather expensive. Everything was fine but the lasting impression was the experience was not commensurate with the money spent.

DD
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service was great and the place is beautiful with cozy rooms beautifully decorated. Highly recommend!!

CH
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants-the food is always outstanding, and the staff is so knowledgeable and courteous. My only complaint was the close proximity of the seating. For intimate dining I don’t enjoy having my back against someone else, nor do I like hearing everyone’s conversations. My husband was actually sitting partially in the doorway.

P
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Thai in the Cincinnati area -- highly recommend.

MK
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Banana Leaf. The waiting area was welcoming. The size of the restaurant was a surprise, but did not detract from our experience. The table for 2 are put in smaller spaces making the overall feel of the dining room cozy. The food was good as were the recommendations by the waitress. We will definitely go back.

F
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow for a Wednesday night without many diners. Our waitress was very sweet and friendly though! The food is always amazing! The snapper was cooked so perfectly ....such a great dish! Thanks for a wonderful night Banana Leaf!

d
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thai food in the city.

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was fine but nothing great for the price. Likely will not return.

DD
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy to see the butternut fried rice special again. We both had it, and it was excellent.

M
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic thai restaurant, would go more often if it were more affordable.

EH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places. Food and service are always great!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and outdoor patio was very nice. Will come again.

JA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance helped to make it a magical evening!

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