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Banana Leaf

Map & Directions 227 W. 28th St.
New York, NY 10001
  • Sri Lankan, Vegetarian
  • Sun 12:30pm-10pm, Mon-Wed 11:30am-10pm, Thu-Fri 11:30am-10:30pm, Sat 12pm-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

Banana Leaf is the third in Manhattan's gradually expanding collection of Sri Lankan restaurants, offering one of Gotham's most comprehensive takes on the cuisine of a country that lies at the crossroads of many ancient trade routes. Starches like hoppers (bowl-shaped breads), string hoppers (noodles), and pittu (cylinder of rice and grated coconut) underpin many of the entrees. Don't miss the celebrated black curry of the island, made with pork stewed in curry spices that have been toasted for a darker color and extra flavor. Lampreis is a meal sealed inside a banana leaf, and said to have been inspired by the Dutch. This restaurant is probably worth visiting if only for the oddball beverages, including a drink made from a fruit called wood apple.

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  • Village Voice on 11/14/11

    Winner of Best Sri Lankan in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! This is the only Sri Lankan place that serves black curry featuring pork.

  • Jan J. on 08/10/13

    20% off with coupon in Epoch Times.

  • Geoffroy B. on 03/30/13

    The lamb lampri is a taste of heaven, served in a banana leaf. Also check out the kotthu.

  • Huma on 09/08/12

    Amazing food, not expensive and great device. Their lunch buffet is pretty decent too ($9 or so per person).

  • Iak N. on 11/12/11

    OMG the best sri lankan food i've had!!!

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