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About Banana Leaf Modern 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!

101 E. Main St.
Mason, OH 45040
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Thai, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday from 11 AM - 3 PM

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday from 5 pm - 9 pm
Friday - Saturday from 5 pm - 10 pm

Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Mason Montgomery Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 234-0779

Website:
http://www.bananaleafmodernthai.com/

Entertainment:
See and be seen! Enjoy the ambiance of a historical building, hear the story of our resident ghost, and enjoy the beautiful landscaping.

Catering:
We will work with you to prepare a unique package for your venue.

Parking Details:
Ample black top parking behind the restaurant. Parking lot entrance located on Mason-Montgomery Road, south of Rt. 42

Executive Chef:
Pom Tongdangjoue

Private Party Facilities:
Beautiful dining rooms can accommodate 8 or more. Outdoor patios can also be booked for your private party.

Private Party Contact:
Dana: (513) 234-0779

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are happy to work with you to prepare a unique package for your venue.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Wednesday 11/22 - Enjoy $20 Bottles of Wine with dinner*
Join together with friends and family to eat, drink & be thankful! Featuring the best of the season, our new fall flavors include Citrus Infused Pumpkin Curry, Thai Braised Beef w/Ramen Gnocchi, and Roasted Butternut Fried Rice.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year with Chef Pom's holiday menu including Merry Berry Curry! Delight in one of our dinner entrees, then enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with dessert!

Banana Leaf Modern Thai Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fiancée in town from Italy

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at the Banana Leaf Modern Thai Restaurant. The service was very good and it was very quiet, making it easy to hold a conversation. The food was very tasty and we appreciated being about to request the level of spices (i.e, "heat") to be used in our meal selections.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Banana Leaf is a favorite. I only rated the service as good for today's visit - it is usually outstanding. I think today they may have been understaffed. We wanted a VERY long time before we were even greeted when we walked in. No one was at the front. In fact one group walked out because they waited so long. We had reservations. Then the service was a little slow when they were waiting on our group of 8. (not a huge a group). They were very pleasant, friendly, etc. Just slow service. The food is amazing -- you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. They always have great seasonal choices -- keeps the menu fresh everytime you come in.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I received a recommendation from a coworker to visit... and I was very happy I did. My wife and I visited on a Saturday evening with a reservation through OpenTable. Excellent choice and I've already recommended to others.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

They have some harvest specials right now that are delicious. I always start with the Thai Tea, which is special. This time I tried the butternut fried rice with Thai sausage and it was perfect. it is served in one half of a butternut squash. My son, sister and brother-in-law each had a rice dish and they also raved about the food. It is not cheap, but worth it. Our service was also very good....no issues.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We went to Banana Leaf for a birthday lunch with my colleagues (party of 7). I made reservations on Open Table that morning, The restaurant is in an old boarding house in Mason, OH. There is a small dining room downstairs and several more upstairs. We sat downstairs.

The service was exceptional as was the food (on a funny note our waitress had a French accent which was amusing in a Thai restaurant - she was excellent). Several people ordered appetizers (tofu tower and springrolls) which everyone tried and liked. For our entrees, we ordered tofu pad thai, spicy mason noodles (my favorite) and pad prik king. The spice level goes from 0-5 with 2 being average. Everyone loved the food and we will be back again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Interesting menu. Good flavors. Small dining area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Consistently amazing! I'm not sure what is in the soup but I regret not getting an order to go.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent Thai food. One of my favorite restaurants. Service is slow so I don’t go when I’m a rush but the food is fresh and delicious.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waitress was outstanding!!! By far the best waitress was the best we have seen.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was good but way overpriced for what you got.
Sevice was slow and we felt basically ignored from hostess through dining.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always great food. Great sign when you think about how tasty it was days later. The carrot curry special amazing!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We love this place! The staff take pride in their food and service. They are friendly and well informed about their menu. The food is outstanding. We had a wonderful evening celebrating good news and a visiting friend.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This place seriously NEVER disappoints. Lupe was my server this time and she's phenomenal.

Food is amazing and outdoor patio feels like a little vacation getaway.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 2, 2017

As always, the food at Banana Leaf Modern Thai was phenomenal. We had two of their specials -- Roasted Carrot Curry (Roasted carrot, tomato, red bell pepper, and sweet chili adorn this amazing red curry blended with coconut cream. Topped with Palm fruit and your choice of rice. Recommended with Mussels. Also available with roasted duck, shrimp, steak, chicken, pork or tofu) and Banana Leaf Seaside Platter (Pan seared scallops paired with a skewer of grilled jumbo shrimp and fresh pineapple. Served atop a delectable green curry risotto, mango, wilted spinach, and roasted tomato). Both were fantastic. Our server was very professional and attentive. We ate outside on their tiny patio, and the only downside was a bit of traffic noise (given their location and the time we had dinner) and then later in the evening when the mosquitoes came out! I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for anyone who already enjoys Thai food (which does NOT have to be spicy, but is always flavorful!) or wants to experience Thai food. Make a reservation!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We completely enjoyed our first experience at Banana Leaf. We were seated right away upon arriving, had a very nice hostess and server - and the service and food were excellent. The menu variety and choices were excellent, and the food was not only prepared to perfection but had a very nice presentation. The atmosphere is very nice, and seated at a window on the upper floor gave us a nice view of the outside/street. Highly recommend this neighborhood jewel.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We've been wanting to dinner here and restaurant week got us a fine group of options at a good price. Their Pad Thai is wonderful and the coconut milk and lemongrass mushroom soup is divine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The Tom Ka, SeaBass and the Tiramisu were all delicious. Artistic presentations. Our server was delightful. So happy that Banana Leaf Modern Thai restaurant participated in Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week! Great way for us to "try it out". We will definitely come back again. We want to try their version of Pad Thai.....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Vegan, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Casual, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great service, cute restaurant, delicious food. The carrot curry was a treat.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We were seated quickly in a brightly decorated room. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. My food allergies (gluten/pork) were addressed as well as the spice levels of our food which was delicious - all three courses.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fun, Spicy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We love Thai food. This is a great place as well as different. We enjoyed the evening

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Another great seasonal red curry - roasted red carrot. Interesting chef's special appetizer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Seasonal, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Overall it was a very nice experience. It was a little underwhelming when we first walked in because there were a few couples just standing around and no hostess for a few minutes. Workers walked by but no one said anything.
Our server was awesome. My husband loved the beer he ordered. The food was really good. It was a little pricey though especially for my chicken pad Thai.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Look forward to dining at Banana Leaf when in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Fabulous food everytime. We love it and use the discount coupon for birthdays every year.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Establishment was lacking experienced help. Appreciate the efforts of the one, but she can't be in 10 places at once and still train new hires who clearly have no prior experience. I blame management for this.

Ordered chef Specialty. Must have been feeling frugal in the kitchen as Pad Thai Groong had four medium shrimp in the entire entrée.

Ambience and noise level were the two good things. The ability to talk in a normal tone in a quaint environment with my wife was very nice.

Poor MANAGEMENT is to blame for this review. Properly managed,staffing experienced workers, AND keeping them happy enough to want to stay goes a long way in the service industry. Hiring experienced people rather inexperienced greenhorns for an established upscale restaurant would be another area for improvement. Finally allowing the chef to be generous with the meat of choice in an entrée would only complete the process. Aside from competing in a California Cuisine Contest, no Chef is going to win any blue ribbons by only placing four shrimp and no other meats in his specialty dish. I've had more seafood in a carryout order of Thai. And I again place the blame for this on management.

The one experienced server in our area ran herself ragged trying to train the newbies and tend to tables at the same time. I admire her efforts. Prime time Saturday night is not the place or time to break in greenhorns.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

I love Banana Leaf and have introduced many people to it. The only downside is the food does take a long time to come out and at the end the checks take awhile to arrive. The service was really good this time, our waitress was really nice. I will be back, love the food, always a win with the Pad Thai or the Masaman curry!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We absolutely love this restaurant. We don't live in Cincinnati, but come to visit relatives. Whenever we're in town, we try to make it to Banana Leaf. It has some of the best Thai we've ever had with unique dishes in a beautiful setting!

Tags: Vegan, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great food, great service! We sat outside on the side patio which was so cute. Unfortunately there were many loud cars and trucks that drove by. It didn't spoil the meal. Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful food. Because the food is made to order there was a long wait between courses.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This place continues to rock! The seasonal dining dishes provide a great variety to the core menu, which is why my family doesnt get tired of the 45 minute drive for the "great overall experience". Chef Paum, his wife and the fantastic serving staff provide consistent tastes and service.. Until next time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Way too expensive for average food and average service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We loved it. Food is always great. A lot of attention to detail.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

I was in Mason, OH for a business visit and had decided to search out a non-chain restaurant for dinner. I found this place from an online restaurant search and decided to try it out. It was a quaint place with not too many tables for many patrons. The restaurant is housed in what appears to be a remodeled older home or business building away from the strip malls along Mason-Montgomery Rd. I had made a reservation thru Open Table and was seated soon after arrival. There were only 5 other people dining when I arrived. Banana Leaf Modern Thai has a nice selection of menu items. During my meal, I did overhear the waiter apologize to the other patrons for the delay in getting their meal prepared in a timely manner. I'm not sure what was going on back in the kitchen. As I alluded, the place was not big nor busy, so I can't say that they were slammed with too many meals to cook in a short amount of time. I ordered both an appetizer and an entree and my meal came out rather quickly, though the waiter brought me my entree made using beef when I had asked for shrimp. I ate it anyway and didn't make a big deal out of the mix-up. My food was very good. I will also point out that the hostess asked other patrons who were dining whether they wanted chopsticks to eat their meal with. Sidenote - authentic ethnic Thai people do not use chopsticks. Traditionally, they are a fork & spoon culture. Only ethnic Chinese people who live in Thailand use chopsticks, so Thai people who care about perpetuating a stereotype should not even have chopsticks in the restaurant to offer patrons. (I have traveled to Thailand, and I learned this fact while I was there.) Hearing this being asked made me ponder just how authentic this restaurant really is. I did not see any Asian people as part of the staff who might be Thai during my eating experience. Everyone working there appeared to be Caucasian, so again, not sure who was preparing the meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was delicious! Also accommodating to children with a kids menu to include nuggets and fries for the less adventurous. It's a bit over priced but so good!! We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends. We sat outside in the patio garden where the owner grows fresh herbs and colorful flowers. The herbs are used in the restaurant. There's also a lovely water feature and the garden is beautifully done. I especially recommend this restaurant for outdoor dining. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

I brought 14 people for a business meeting from 6 different Asian Countries. The food was bland without much spice even though we ordered it at levels 4 and 5. The soup was sweet and many did not eat it. The food was cold. They had a space on the second floor that did not fit us all and we had to keep standing up and shuffling around to let someone get to the restroom. The waiter was great, but he had to keep running up and down the steps to get the drinks, glasses, food, etc. so we did not get served together. Because of the food, I would not recommend this restaurant

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

we had a great Lunch work Anniversary celebration. There was an option for all the attendees and lunch was delicious. Serves was very knowledgeable of the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fun, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We celebrated my daughter's birthday with a lunch at this wonderful restaurant. My daughter had the panang curry and I had the cashew chicken. Both were delicious. I love that we can select the measure of spice by choosing a number from 0 to 5, 0 being mild and 5 being (I am told) quite hot. The service was perfect and friendly. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 14, 2017

One of the best places to eat modern Thai. Excellent service. Variety of options and a great place for vegetarians.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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