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Banana Leaf Thai Cuisine

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(47 Reviews)

17370 Preston Rd Ste 500, Dallas, TX 75252

(972) 713-0123

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General Info
Step out of the ordinary and treat your taste buds to the exotic spices of Asian cuisine at Banana Leaf Thai Cuisine. Our menu features the perfect array of lunch and dinner items that bring your senses to life. We go above and beyond to make every item on our extensive menu with the finest ingredients, making Banana Leaf Thai Cuisine the place to go in Dallas, Texas for Thai food with fresh, distinctive tastes. So stop in today to sample our amazing cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, or call us to have your meal delivered directly to your doorstep. Or have us cater your upcoming event and give your guests a meal to remember.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (972) 735-8551

Primary Phone: (972) 735-8778

Phone: (972) 735-8778

Fax: (972) 735-8551

Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa, cash, all major credit cards, diners club
Price Range
$$
Location
Preston Trail Plz
Neighborhood
North Central Dallas
AKA

Banana Leaves Thai Cuisine

Banana Leaves

Banana Leaf Thai Restaurant

Categories
Thai Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Vegetarian Restaurants, Health Food Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Take Out, Thai, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Healthy, Vegetarian

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Best Thai restaurant in Texas! My husband and I came here last night for date night and fell in love. The service was outstanding. For a Saturday night, they attended to us above and beyond. My water was always filled (I drink tons of water) and the servers were friendly, knowledgable, and quick. The food was amazing. Most of all, I loved the ambiance. We are so thrilled to have found a local Thai restaurant that exceeds our expectations. We look forward to returning!

RAMADAH

11/25/2011

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amazing

Loved it!: Took an ""In-town"" long weekend there with my boyfriend and we loved it. Staff was so pleasant . We experienced a wonderful dinner for two and when the staff found out we were visiting and just hiding out for a weekend together they provided a wonderful ""on-the-house"" dessert for us.

diningjunkie12

08/26/2011

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Great Thai!

I have been to Banana Leaf many times and have consistently enjoyed the food. I love the spring rolls and the chicken pad thai! They may have raised the prices some but nothing unusual with inflation plus they give you so much on your plate that you can take 1/2 home in a to go box! Thats one nice meal for 6 or 7 bucks which is no more than Whataburger these days!Atmosphere is decent and service is okay but when I crave Thai this is one of my favorites! Another place is River Spice....

Outdoorguy333

07/09/2011

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Good food and priced right

Used to work close to this place and ate there quit a bit. I really like the Thai noodles. The manager or owner (not sure which) can talk too loud at times when chatting with customers but it never really bothered me.

MadlynLvo

10/30/2010

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My Fav Thai Restaurant!

I love, love, love this Thai Restaurant. Obviously I love Thai food and have tried dozens of places but this one has me coming back again and again.

aftimmer

06/12/2010

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Wonderful Thai Cuisine

I just love everything that they serve. Their curries are great, the Pirate soup is to die for, and I just can't get enough of the Crying Tiger. We keep bringing friends over and everyone enjoys it. If you have kids like mine, they are not very adventurous when ordering. Banana Leaf has a very kid friendly menu. The staff is fantastic.

SandyH2O

02/24/2010

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NOT GOOD ...

My husband and I had been going there for a couple of years, ok place better than others but at the end of 2008 they raised the prices across the board. I used to get a chicken curry for 10.99 out of nowhere it became, $13.99 thats 30% higher!!! so anyways, we went less coz we just didn't believe it was worth that much then to make matters worse, the last time we went and its been afew months, my chicken was raw I mean I bit off of it and you can see the texture and color, I know my food I used to be a kitchen manager/chef. and found a hair in my plate, I didn't even want to get started for the staff can NOT speak english on a good day and is not attentive. And they charge for every little extra thing. I honestly just left cash on the table and left coz they didn't even bother to check on us. Sorry banana leaf but there are other really good thai restaurants not far away.

Annathomas

06/10/2009

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Good food, bad manager

I've been going to Banana Leaf for a couple years now and I really love them.
the food is fantastic, but we were quite disappointed.
I went to this restaurant Tuesday 9th, and I was really up sad with one guy
I think he is a manager of the restaurant. My kids was crying and he asked me not to let
my kids cry in the restaurant. I can't stop them in that moment because they are kids.
I just want to let you guy know that I like the food, I like the service
but i don't like the people talk be hide me the same as that short, dark, and
not friendly guy. And I won't come back to that restaurant any more- as long as he
still working there. very disappointed. I wrote a note for the owner
I believe that the owner should tell him to change the way he did to the customer.

wendyyork1

04/17/2009

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Overall
The Best Pad kee mow! ( flat noodle basil dish)

When I first came in ( see my review back last year) They gave me a vip card. The vip card gives you 50% off the second entree. I came back several times to this thai restaurant and each time the basil flat noodle dish has consistently been the best. Keep in mind that they will change it to spicy or not , extra veggies, no veggies etc... They are very accommodating to your taste. Give them a try, ask for a vip card and tell them Wendy sent you.

NicolePW

03/05/2009

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Wonderful restaurant, food, service, atmosphere. Ask for Steve this guy is freaking awesome and wil

It should be noted first that the meal price under restaurant info states one dollar sign and in the dallas observer two. Everything on our ticket except the drinks ranged from $10-$20.

I came here with my fiance' looking for a place to cater our wedding. We had no expectations (good or bad) going in to the restaurant and came out raving about it. I definitely want them to cater for our special day.

After Steve brought out a sample of their pineapple red curry sauce we wanted to taste everything. So we ordered 4 different entrees and the sampler LOL (subbed cream chz rolls instead of dumplings on the sampler w/ no problem). I really like that the spicy can be customized as spicy really is a matter of opinion.

We ordered the pineapple curry duck, the ClayP ot (not the Aladdin but the one with chicken, beef, pork, and shrimp (apparently p o t is an inappropriate word here), the Cajun fried rice, and orange chicken. Everything we tasted we wanted in the wedding, and I am sure if we tried anything else it would have been the same.

The portions are big too, so we have plenty for our families to try with leftovers for ourselves. There was a glitch with our order when it was brought out but it was cleared up by Steve before I could figure out what it was they brought us LOL. Our waitress was all smiles and very sweet

We went on a Wed and it was not crowded. I read the previous reviews before writing this one and felt compelled to say in response to the one star review; the food was not even close to greasy, not even the fried food. Everything was very fresh and came out in a very timely manner. I would suggest giving it another try.

Steve is going to itemize our catering order and email it to me. I will post again after the wedding to leave a review for their catering.

joy162

11/26/2008

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Finally

Since moving to Texas at the end of 2004, I had about resolved myself to never having good Thai food again. Last night I found Banana Leaf online in a last ditch effort to solve my Thai need. Sadly I don't remember the name of the person that took my phone order, but would know him again instantly. Good first impressions go so far and he was exceptional in every possible way. Warm, charming, personable, he made helpful suggestions and covered everything far and above anything I have ever encountered with any business. This guy was nothing but an asset. For two people I ordered three entrees and the Cajun Fried Rice. From the very first bite, I knew my money was well spent. Each bite following only re-enforced that. Today as I was bragging on my experience, a co-worker suggested we go one day for lunch. Geez, can we go tomorrow...I can't get there fast enough. Thank you Banana Leaf.

wendyyork

08/05/2008

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Great for diets

i am on a diet and can only eat chicken, carrotts and veggies like that, no carbs, no dressing etc...... I simply told the tahi waiter what I could eat, he made some suggestions and it was perfect! If you are on a special diet they are very accommodating! When I am not on a diet I come here too, but felt compelled to write for us ladies that may need some help but don't want to eat in all the time. Great place, great service, great food

FLJOE

07/24/2008

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Awesome food, great dining experience

I was on a business trip and was fortunate that this was the very first restaurant that came up on a search for Thai restaurant on my Blackberry. Steve (the owner) introduced himself and bought me a sample of the red curry from the kitchen for me to guage the level of spicyness for the food I was going to order. I ordered the Chicken Satay which was much bigger chicken on the stick compared to other Thai places. I also had the Thai Basil Chicken for the entree and the dish was extremely flavorful and very well made. Rounded off the evening with Fried Bananas & Coconut Icecream. Will definitely visit him when I am next in town.

bellaflora3

03/20/2008

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Don't spend 2 hours to eat greasy unhealthy food!

ok not sure where all of the rating is coming from but this place was the worst Tai place I have EVER been to! I looked to see on here where is a good Tai spot to go to for lunch, this place is not it yall. Waited over 30 minutes for appetizer and water , we were there for over an hour by the time they brought our food so we had it to go and take back to work with us! Took 20 minutes for her to bring the to go food now, waited 10 minutes for the check and this is while she was cleaning up tables! I?m now at my desk writing this to save you some time, the food is the greasiest Pad Tai I have ever had and the peanut sauce had layer of oil on top of it. So in a nutshell, you?ll spend too much time waiting for a table, starve before you get your food and beverage and be an hour late back to work all for food that is not worth it. Save time, find another place!

roymalai

01/26/2008

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Great food. Busy on Friday during lunch.

I have a co-worker who is very hard to please. He emphasized several times that he can not eat spicy food but I was feeling adventurous and decided to try out Banana Leaf for lunch. Our waitress helped us pick out a non-spicy dish from the menu. In his exact words, his ""Pineapple Fried Rice"" was ""the best I have ever had"".

I have a feeling we'll be going back again very soon.

tx2323

01/17/2008

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Mediocre the day I went

Overall, I thought the food and service were mediocre and the value for the food was not good. I haven't been back and I live right around the corner.

mtworek

10/15/2007

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be treated royally, family friendly

At the Bamboo Leaf they realize that there are tons of restaurants vying for your dinner dollar. They offer lots of coupons, cordial service and an exceptionally cheerful staff. They are willing to customize anything on your order from the level of heat or salt or substitutions of vegetables etc. Our family of 3 adults live near Allen and we still drive often down to this casual dining spot. They are all willing to expound on items on their menu, speak great English and have nice photo versions of menu items. They seem to genuinely like the restaurant business and we felt cared for from our first visit. Even their lunch specials with free soup are great.

gandakris

09/05/2007

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Everything is Too Sweet

After I moved to Dallas for college, I thought I would try Banana Leaf, since it was nearby my school and supposedly it was the #1 Thai restaurant in Dallas. My boyfriend and I ordered the cream cheese rolls for appetizer. These are supposed to taste like salty cream cheese, but it tasted as if they had added some kind of sweet chutney or something into the filling. For entree, I ordered the Massaman Curry. Though this curry is supposed to be a little on the sweet side, their version was entirely too sweet. Being Thai, I can be a little picky, but atleast I know what authentic Thai cuisine is. I have been eating it my entire life. I know there are people who judge restaurants depending on how they make Pad Thai and all, but it is the most Americanized Thai dish. I rarely see anyone eating Pad Thai in Thailand unless they are foreigners. Most of the Thai restaurants in Dallas are Americanized anyway, but I think Tamarind Thai Cuisine in Plano is one of the few authentic Thai restaurants in the area. Thai Samba (formerly Tuppee Tong) and Nandina were also good restaurants until they changed management/ownership.

montyt

08/09/2007

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THE BEST!!!

After making a clandestine visit to Dallas for business I found The Banana Leaf thru a friend, after eating Thai cusine in Thailand , not in tourist destinations, but with the Thai military, I must say service and food were excellent. The Best around. Next time I am in I will ask for the Cajun Asian (aka steve cocoa-somoa jong) I will recomend this establishment to all my friends and business associates

addictedtomangochicken

08/08/2007

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WOW! I just can't get enough of this place!!

A+++++ If you've ever been curious about Thai food. This is the place to go. Banana Leaf has wowed my family continuously throughout the several years of living here. Each dish is so unique. Amazing in their own ways. Restaurant management is always present and involved with your satisfaction. Don't be afraid to request something unusual. This restaurant will accommodate just about anything that you can throw at them.. I'm proof of that. I am a very picky eater. A high maintenance diner if you will. I have never been let down by Banana Leaf. EVER! Don't just take my word for it. TRY IT! You will like it. As for anyone that has anything negative to say about this restaurant. If Banana Leaf cannot satisfy you, nothing will. HAPPY DINNING!!

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