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PRICE RANGE
$7 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Asian, Malaysian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Parking Available
Reviews (116)
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Best murtabak and amazing beef rendang !! Was happily surprised by the food, was the best Malaysian we’ve had in a long time

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

Fabulous food. Lovely fresh vegetables, and amazing flavors. All four of us enjoyed our meals. Relaxing environment and very clean

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2022

Good service and nice food although the restaurant got quite busy. Good variety on the menu. Would recommend booking as it gets busy.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022

Coming originally from Malaysia, it can be hard to find an authentic Malalysian restaurant. Was really surprised to find this little gem of a restaurant in Raumati Beach. Was made to feel really welcome as soon as I walked through the door. There were so...many nice dishes on the menu and in the end I had the Roti Canai as a starter, and the Fish Curry with a side of Sambal chicken. If you closed your eyes you could have imagined you were eating the meal in Malaysia. Roti is made on the premises it was really nice and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, fluffed up like how you would find it made in Malaysia. Fish curry was very tasty and authentic with just the right amount of spicyness. Will definitely be back. Can't recommend the Banana Leaf Restaurant enough.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

Ordered takeaways from this place. Overcharged me by $20 I had to ask twice for them to review the cost of my order! They have a blackboard takeaway menu in the window but it doesn't tell you that they are half size portions. When the...ordr ws finallycready they said they had again got the price wrong snd i had to pay another $2. When I got the order home for my hungry family of 4 adults they had got the order wrong and the four poppadoms were smashed into small pieces- there is no way that this happened after I received the order. The food was mediocre at best. The vegetarian nasi goreng has been made with what closely resembled Wattties frozen mixed veges ' y'know the diced carrot peas and corn kernels?. Very disappointing. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

Visited Banana Leaf Malaysian Restaurant & Takeaway Kapiti tonight had a beautiful meal and service was fantastic!! Hubby had the goat curry recommended by the front of house host and I had the mee goreng beautifully made and authentic cuisine. Check them out!!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 11 January 2022 via mobile

We, two couples, dropped in impromptu on a Sunday evening. Pleasant staff and a good table. Approx 20 minute wait for our meals. Good options for me as I am coeliac (gluten fee). So delicious. I had Gado gado prawns and generous amount of prawns....We would be happy to return if we were in Raumati again.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2021

We love this restaurant, the food is delicious, We especially love the lamb varuval and roti channi, the roti bread is light and delicious. The ladies are lovely and they remember your favourites. A drink is not far from your table after you sit down...so you can enjoy and browse the menu. Our beer and wine are still the coldest on the Kapiti coast. Great restaurant, our favorite, and also very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2021

The owner of the restaurant is very friendly and makes sure that you are well looked after the staff. Cannot fault the restaurant. Food is good and a good menu with plenty of variety

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 March 2021

Poor experience overall from this restaurant which is a great disappointment considering I will always try and support local business. From the moment we arrived the female host had an attitude. Waving her finger and being very forceful for what appeared to be very little...reason. Possibly due to a challenging customer prior to our arrival but still... not our fault and not professional. The decor is neutral and uneventful with very little to help you step you into a world of Malaysian culture nevermind cuisine. Sadly the disappointment didn't stop there, it wasn't particularly clean either... lots of food and general dirt on the floor under and around the tables. Looked like it had been there since the day before. The host seemed too 'above' cleaning any of it and instead opted for the easy option of just clearing tables which was sad to experience. The food, when it eventually arrived, was exceptionally bland and flavourless. The only thing my wife and I remember was the salt, were were drinking water for hours afterwards to try and counter it. The portion sizes weren't particularly special either unfortunately. Not 'a la carte' tiny but certainly nothing like the quantity other Malaysian restaurants in the area generously provide. Our experience was really quite poor, which like I mentioned at the start, I find difficult to say when I do all I can to support local businesses. But when a business appears to have lost its passion and would rather treat customers with aggression rather than open arms its best they be avoided and this is one of those.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2020

Authentic Malaysian - have odered take-out several times and does not disappoint. The eat-in experience is more expensive and good too, just not a lot of atmosphere

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

After looking at menu and reviews we decided to give this place a go. We were only people there, was told they had no liquor license once we had already sat down. Menu was extremely over priced, $25+ for a main. Food was ok but...not worth there high price. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

Made a booking online. Got there to find out they never clear their emails. Waited out on the street bench for a table to be ready. Finally got in to find the place full with one poor waitress run ragged and one cook, still taking...takeaway orders and not keeping up with either. Long story short, we ended up walking out. Had one good experience here before but this was appalling. Hope for their sake it was just a one off bad night.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

It's my favourite restaurant in the area with high quality and consistently good food. After recently living 7 years in Asia I appreciate the quality and genuine South-East Asian flavours.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 January 2020

ate here on Xmas eve and found the food to be very good.Service was also top notch.Worth a try and has a good wine list

Date of visit: December 2019
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BANANA LEAF MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT, Raumati Beach - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Banana Leaf Malaysian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4