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Banana Leaf

Andheri WestWestern Suburbs    & IN 4 MORE LOCATIONS

  • 02226239999, 02226709999, 02226289090, 02226289999
  • Subham CHS, Opposite Vikram Petrol Pump, Versova, Andheri West,Mumbai
  • South Indian
  • Meal for 2 - 700
3.9

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2.0

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SUPERB SOUTH INDIAN FOOD

SUPERB SOUTH INDIAN FOOD AND CHARMING AMBIANCE.RATES ARE VERY HIGH BUT THE TASTE IS SUPERB.UNLIMITED AND SAMBHAR AND VARIETIES OF CHUTNEY ARE SERVED WITH EVERY DISH.I LOVE ITS VARIETY OF IDLIES.

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Authentic South i say...

Food is authentic. Taste absolutely amazing. Must try thakali Rasam, idlis, coconut payasam and walnut halwa. And much more. Keep visiting is what i recommend. As one or few visits not enough to explore the wide range.
Service delivery can improve.

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3.0

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Good Restaurant

Banana leaf offers an array of south Indian specialties put together in a menu that has something from everywhere down south. You don’t have to travel too far to indulge in this experience. Indulgence is no sin succumb.

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4.0

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Nice South Indian Restaurant

This is a good restaurant and one of the best South Indian restaurants that you can ever find.

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3.0

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Excellent Food

The food at Banana Leaf is excellent and worth the value and money , the taste and cuisine is very nice and totally worth,, a nice place to be with family and party also since there is so much of variety on the menu .. the dosas are specially very nice totally worth a visit once a month ..

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4.0

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south ka jalwa

This is one of the best south indian restaurant in the city and not the typical udipi restaurant types. the food was awesome, service was very good and its a complete vegaterian outlet. The most important part being that the ambience was cool not too dashy, it was simple and pleasant. Not too crowded even though it was Sunday the waiting time being 10 mins only. The food was really good tasty though it had a dash of coconut in most of the things but it tasted something different which I was having after a very long time. I heard about this place but never visited it before, got a chance this time and will surely visit again now.

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Authentic south inidan food

If you are south indian food lover then this is the place for you.
Amazing variety of south Indian dishes. From a wide range of Idlis, Dosas and Uttapams to a huge variety of South-Indian daals and vegetable dishes with Rice, Appam, Neer Dosas and so much more.
The food is served on plates with a freshly cut Banana leaf on it!
Mini Thalis and the fancy Uttapams and Dosas, it’s fairly good value for money considering the quality, service and the ambience of the place.
Thairu Sadam) Yelami Cham Sadam and Lemon Rice are noteworthy too. The tender coconut Elaneer Payasam is a must try.
Food is served within a few minutes of placing the order

Overall it is good and I think you must give it a try

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Food is great...service was a disappointment!!!

We went there day before yesterday with some friends. I have visited Banana Leaf several times & have always had a wonderful experience. This time the food quality was consistent; however the service quality has dipped since my last visit.

For starters we ordered the Cheese & Potato stuffed Medhu Vada, Banana Cutlets & Steamed Idli's in a Tomato & Garlic Gravy. The Medhu Vada though deep fried was light & flakey however I could not taste any cheese within it. The Banana Cutlet was extremely flavorful & had some roasted peanuts amalgamated with the raw banana stuffing giving it that textural uplift! The Steamed Idlis were a real treat; the idli itself was soft & airy & the tangy tomato gravy really bought the humble idli to life!

For main course we ordered Appams with Vegetable stew, The classic Masala Dosa & Vegetable Chettinad with Neer Dosas. The Vegetable stew was great! The strong taste of coconut milk did not over power nor did it undermine any of the other ingredients; this was once again a very light easy to digest dish. The Masala Dosa was crispy through out the course & the stuffing was superb; with a gentle hint of coconut & turmeric; encapsulated within the crispy dosa, making it a delight to stomach!!! The vegetable Chettinad was surprisingly flavorsome sans any spices; normally when one hears the word Chettinad one's mind immediately pops up the word "Spicy" this was not the case here, the dish was perfectly balanced & went very well with the neer dosas.

For dessers we had the Akhrot Halwa (Walnut Halwa) & Chilled Paysam, The halwa was awesome!!! It tasted like a beautiful warm nutty chocolate fudge, one can actually enjoy this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream; a word of caution though; it is very heavy!!! The chilled Paysam was unfortunately a huge let down; normally a dish which needs to have some sort of thickness; here was very watery.

The food over all was & always has been consistently good; however as mentioned earlier the service was a big let down. Intrusive wait staff trying to nudge you to hurry up by giving you menu's while you are still eating, attempting to clear plates while you are still eating & a delay in drinks orders (our starters came before our soft drinks!!!)., really left a bitter taste to our experience. The service was also very slow, our starters did not come one after the other but rather after long intervals. They really need to work on this; as we felt very uncomfortable.

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Great place!!!

My mom introduced me to the place & I have been hooked ever since! What can I say about Banana leaf except for the fact that its amazing!!! I always end up ordering the Thali; which I might add is enough for two people to eat. The food is consistently great & the service too is impeccable!!! The flavors of the food are clean & the portion sizes are very generous. No wonder the place is always packed be it a Sunday or a Tuesday! If you want good South Indian food as authentic as one can find out of the Southern India, then Banana Leaf will not disappoint!!! Apart from the Thali they do have the regular Udupi fare; which too is great; no soggy oily dosa's that need to be gulped down with oily Sambhar but light food which is easy to digest & is supremely palatable!!!

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AMITKHANN

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December 28,2013

4.0

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great food from south

Forget the dosas etc Like you get in normal udipi restauruants - go for the idli platter , avial with rice , the thali , - if you want to still eat the pizza try the honey pizza - unusual , kids love it

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Nemi Doshi

1 Reviews

September 30,2013

1.0

Restaurant Cheated Me in The Bill

Before I start, I must let everyone know that I have been the most regular customer of Banana Leaf for its nice food since the past 4 years. However what happened the other day was completely unacceptable.

I ordered a coorg idli and a dakshin masala idli and only the coorg idli came. The rest of our order of dosas and uthhapams followed. I thought they would bring out the other idli order soon enough. However, they never got the dakshin masala idli and yet when the bill came, I was charged for it. I first brought it to the notice of the guy taking our order. He consulted with the waiters and said that we were served and maybe we had forgotten it! Look at the BLASPHEMY!

I told him that I wanted to speak to the manager. When the manager came, I told him the description of the Dakshin Idli and told him, I know what I ordered and it has not come. And there were 7 people on the table. Even the 7 dwarfs have good memory and don't tell lies! He still argued that the waiter had indeed served us and refused to believe the word of 7 people who are ardent customers and always recommend this place to other people.

Also, did I mention that when we ordered coconut water, it was HOT. Now I know coconut water is not cold, but its regular room temperature and not hot. When we asked them if they could chill it for a little while, they refused and made us drink HOT coconut water.

I have seen this place even through its Juhu Store and the management was always friendly and helpful and ready to hear. The management has recently changed and this new way of charging customers WRONGLY for food they did not eat is absolutely unacceptable.

I would warn everyone against this place henceforth.

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Awesome Food. Mind It !!

If you looking for some delicious & delectable south indian food, a must go restaurant.
Been here a few times now & the idli platter, onion wada & varieties of Dosa are just very very tasty.
The food is served in plate on banana leaf as the name says, giving you feeling of authentic south india.
Feel price is a little over priced.
Ambiance is just good, can be made better.

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Amit Agarwal

7 Reviews

September 16,2013

3.0

No reviews required

Just enter the place and you'll come out smiling.
All you need is an appetite for South Indian cuisine and a considerable budget.

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Ketan Mehta

4 Reviews

September 10,2013

2.0

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authentic south indian food

Superb and tasty authentic south indian food .All variety comes with unlimited sambhar and chutny.Superb decor and good decor.Loved the ambiance, I love its idli platter which has variety of idlies in one platter.Idlies are super soft and yummy.

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rikinenjoy

38 Reviews

September 10,2013

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South Indian

Knowing your South Indian food is almost as important, and the folks at Banana Leaf are well-versed and enthusiastic enough to guide you through the menu before you pick out what to gorge on.

South Indian food-cravers of Mumbai city, you must give this place a try. Their Idly-Mooru Curry, Uttapams and Chilly-Idly is to die for with over-the-top helpings of coconut & tomato chutneys on the side.

I must warm you that their portions are monstrous - possibly to make up for the price of the dish - there was more rasam and sambar served with my meal than my body could take - but you'll lick the bowls clean I promise you.

I'd give Banana Leaf big points - more for getting the basic dishes spot on before adding on their embellishments to make them even better. Compliments to the Chef!

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mukuljain83

12 Reviews

September 03,2013

4.0

Nice South Indian Food

This is one place which serves South Indian Food with large number of varieties. They have large variety of dosas, idli's, and other South Indian vegetables. Its a pure vegetarian place and ideal place to be visited if you are fond of South Indian Food. The place has lot of seating available and the staff is also extremely courteous. The food is very good and they serve some very unique South Indian Dishes. A very good place to be visited with family and definitely and ideal place. I totally recommend it...

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nilesh8582

11 Reviews

September 01,2013

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Good South Indian food

Banana Leaf located in Versova offers delicious and authentic south Indian fare. It has many options to choose among from and comes with various accompaniments for a wonderful meal. A special mention to the thali that they have on the menu which gives you a taste of various south Indian dishes other than the regular staple of dosa, idli and vada.

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Pathetic service and attitude

A place that had been a favourite particularly for my Dad. I have had bad experience for delivery, however Today decided to order delivery. Called at 12.20 and spoke to Singh, placed a large order for 7 people. Asked him for delivery time commitment and was told 45 min.
No delivery after 45 min so began calling up, every 5 minutes - some excuses after another. After a bit of shouting was given the nos of the delivery boy Upendra who informed me that he had another delivery and would reach soon. This was after more than an hour.
Called Singh who lied, that the delivery boy was coming directly. Finally at 1.50 the boy lands up with a story about two people on a cycle and the food is still hot etc.
Disgusted, sent the food back, having already ordered from somebody else which was delivered.
The attitude of staff is consistently bad, and will never order again.
Guess they don't give a damn. All the best

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South indian delight

When i think of south indian i think of banana leaf. Traditional south indian varieties are served here. It has got a lot of variety to offer. We had come here for diwali lunch and we were about 45 ppl. The arrangement was good and we happned to order almost every item on the menu. Dakshinan idli and paneer garlic dosa was the best. Service was good . Idli platter was worth a try various types of idlis. Moderately priced worth every penny. Appam was really good . overall a decent restaurant to dine in !!!!

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4.0

experience the authentic south Indian food!

People say '' variety is the spice of life'', and this is exactly the place where you need to visit if you want to expirence South Indian delicacy.
It is a very simply well managed restaurant. A typical family like atmosphere.
They have the best sambhar in bombay, you should definitely try out the idli platter also the garlic uttampa.
Banana leaf will never leave you disappointed!

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karanc1

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August 02,2013

3.0

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Lip smacking South Indian dishes :) Slow Service:(

Hi Burrpers !!!! This is my very 1st review on this great platform.
i had gone to the Versova branch of Banana Leaf few days ago on a weekday, with my family, it was around Nine'ish. Surprisingly the restaurant was packed....good they have seating arrangements ouside also...which is roof covered.

They have like 32 varieties of Dosa, 13 varieties of Wadas, more than 20 types of Uttapams & 22+ types of Idlis....PHEW !!!

Since we are running late, we ordered just 3 items.
Palak Wada, Chettinad iDLI + Vagharela Idli Poryal (half n half) & Masala Dosa

The Palak Wada: had 6 huge pieces, is quite filling & very tasty..we parcelled this & were obliged.
The Idli Combos were the Rockstars, one in Orange Cheese Paste which was vert lipsmacking & other in normal chutney paste, Huge pieces.
THe Masala Dosas was another HIT,

One can take unlimited servings of Sambar & Chutneys.

The only negatives was the Slow Service, but when we tested them by hurrying up (we genuinely had to rush somewhere) we were quickly serviced.
Overall, will definitely recommended this to my colleagues & will come & try their other varieties.

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suprised!

this place does offer good food ... however i doubt the quality... i fell sick ....

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4.0

too good

Nice place. Gives manglorean feel in mumbai.
Food is awesome, especially the chef special idli.

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Un-hygenic

Visited the place with wife on a Saturday afternoon. Noticed the staff was not interested in our order. While eating suddenly we saw a rat running on the adjacent table and jumping down and going between the legs of the person sitting next to us. Pointed out this to the staff and they were totally unapologetic and not interested in hearing our complaint despite one of the staff having seen the rat.

The Restaurant definitely needs to do something about staff attitude and primarily about the hygiene conditions.

Disgusting place.

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Very Good!

Banana leaf is well, a good restaurant which is located in a convenient area.
The staff is very good and so is the ambience.
The quality of the food is excellent and the price is also reasonable.

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1.0

--BAD HOSPITALITY--

how can a restaurant to whom we pay a premium be so cheap enough to serve its customers in "acrylic" that is right acrylic cutlery instead of glass??? also , service charge @ 10% is charged without mentioning it in the menu or anywhere else.
Also, beverages are mediocre with no taste or freshness to it.
there are other better options who actually focus on serving good food and in a decent & hospitable manner !!!

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Simply love this

Simply love this . we as a family go there atleast once a month to have a Brunch .The Idlis are out of the world and although little expensive -- you do not mind because taste

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Amazing south Indian food

great ambiance... tasty south indian food. perfect place to try something different...

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4.0

Good south Indian Thali

Located on the main road and ground floor of a residential complex ires hard to miss.

seating is available outdoors and indoors. The interiors are done up really well with potatoes and status of Gods etc.

The ambience was good and staff were also helpful.

Ordered the Thali and was surprised by the quantity of food which was provided. Given the ambience it was a steal.

All the dishes were tasty and the curries especially have an authentic south Indian feel. Sambhar, rasam, rice were also good. Papad and curd were also provided.

Will surely visit again soon.

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The best South Indian fare ever!

If you think a dosa or an idli is all that you can have when it comes to South Indian food, you're wrong and this place is here to take you for surprise! I came across some South Indian dishes, the names of which I hadn't even heard of. I tried the Paneer Gassi and Neer Dosa and still distinctly remember how delicious both the dishes tasted. Also, one thing you simply cannot miss is the platter of Idlis. You'll be amazed at the variety! You're missing out on an elaborate and authentic South Indian meal if you don't try this place.

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2.0

Service needs to be improved

Called up to make a booking - was informed they don't take bookings on weekends due to heavy rush. I was told that I have to come there and wait. That is the point of booking in advance. You don't book on weekdays because there isn't a rush.

Weird to see a restaurant of this level to not have advance booking options.

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Yummy South Indian dishes

Perfectly located on Juhu Versova Link Road! I have always been a great fan of South Indian dishes! Banana Leaf always keeps adding on to my love the cuisine :D

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5.0

Nice

Service is extremely efficient. Two thumbs up. Now as for food, I have tried a multitude of dishes here, but I have my permanent favorites. Steamingly hot Butter Idli and Rava dosa are the best.

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krishi24

26 Reviews

February 13,2013

5.0

Excellent attentive balanced

Excellent meal for four, Food was excellent! Curries were balanced, sauces were punchy with flavor, meats were cooked to order. The service was attentive, friendly and swift.

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lovely

good food..... got what i wanted...i went for veg last sunday..... absolutely yummy....let me tell u that i am 100% non veg ...but my daughter said she wanted to eat south indian.. so i went there and loved the whole experience...anilsingh ,juhu...9821122248

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kejals7

15 Reviews

February 07,2013

4.0

value money

Awsme South-Indian and quiet ambience...... best about this place is they hav wide range of Idlis, Dosas and Uttapams,Appam, Neer Dosas and much more..
It’s a pure veg restaurant, in which food is served on plates with a freshly cut Banana leaf on it! Mini thalis are good too.
Mini Thalis within Rs200 and the fancy Uttapam and Dosas within Rs150, it’s fairly good value for money considering the quality, service and the ambience of the place.

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amaselkar

2 Reviews

January 28,2013

5.0

Authentic food with a lovely service!!!

Just had been here yesterday for family lunch.. We did have wonderful time with the lovely spread of dishes available here. Truly authentic south indian food with a wide spread of choices available to choose from...

Special vote of thanks to Mandal Singh who has in depth knowledge of dishes on the Menu( though he is from Orissa).. He truly gave a perfect service and suggested us few lovely dishes!!! Finally Happy Tummy with a Big Smile ..Thanks to the lovely food with excellent service and Ambience.

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4.0

Vegetarian South Indian food

Craving for some really nice South-Indian food in a nice and quiet ambience?.. then Banana Leaf is the place for you, esp if you are in the western suburbs. What I like best about this place is their amazing variety of south Indian dishes. From a wide range of Idlis, Dosas and Uttapams to a huge variety of South-Indian daals and vegetable dishes with Rice, Appam, Neer Dosas and so much more..

Food: It’s a pure veg restaurant, with great variety and the food is really nice. The food is served on plates with a freshly cut Banana leaf on it! And although, I have liked most things here but I particularly loved the Rassam here and the Yelneer Payasam in dessert(with tender coconut and dry fruits) . The mini thalis are good too.

Service: Very well co-ordinated and extremely fast service. Food is served on the table within a few minutes of placing the order. There are sufficient number of staff and they are very helpful.

Ambience: The Interiors are done up well with a south Indian touch. Overall, its somewhere in between an Udupi restaurant and a fine-dine one and is cleaner, quieter and more spacious than the Udupi ones with nice spread out comfortable seating.

Value for Money: With Mini Thalis within Rs200 and the fancy Uttapams and Dosas within Rs150, I think it’s fairly good value for money considering the quality, service and the ambience of the place.

Overall it is good and I think you must give it a try. I would definitely go back to this place again when I am in the mood for some good veg food. :)

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5.0

Great food

Really good ambiance! The best thing about Banana Leaf is the Tricolor chutneys! It adds to the delicious food they serve...

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krishi24

26 Reviews

January 21,2013

5.0

Great place

Its a lovely restaurant, great food,great ambience and best place to visit with the family. If you are south indian food lover,this is one place you must visit.

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4.0

DEFINATELY A FAN

am not really a big fan of south indian food and neither do i have the craving for it...but after eating the Mushroom Sukhha here and also the mushroom sukhha special dosa i have become a fan of this place...awesome ambiance...good and speedy service...another must try is the apam and stew...very authentic and very good south indian food that makes someone like me crave for it...CHEERS

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4.0

Good food

The place is good and packed most nights.the reason i gave 4 stars and not 5 stars is that they didnt gave us fresh appams and were all soft and sticky.Always ask for fresh appams!!!! but some how i felt that the masala is almost common in most of their dishes .

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5.0

South Indian on the platter

Rasam Vada..avial...Paper dosa..Mysore masala or the south indian whole some thali.. the food is amazing..followed by the ambiance and the staff... a pre veg joint is always crowded and has a wait of 15 mins to 1 hour on almost all days.. a highly recommended food joint for a foodie who loves vegetarian south indian cuisine..

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krishi24

26 Reviews

October 22,2012

5.0

must try

Great variety of dosa and amazing thali..must try place

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5.0

Yummy food

Banana leaf had undoubtedly very delicious south indian food, great service. The way the serve you is surely to be loved.

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4.0

Nice Dosa's

NIce taste of dosas... the neer dosa was amazing... excellent southindian cuisine..
loved the fact that there were tablet for feedback and not old fashioned feedback forms.. :D

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krishi24

26 Reviews

October 08,2012

5.0

Best south indian food

great food and greater quantity! and not expensive..one must try this place for south indian food.

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5.0

Awesome!

Clearly one of the best authentic south-indian restaraunts in the city, banana leaf promises Great food and a happy, peaceful environment where one can dine with family and friends, and have a great time!

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sangoimoni

4 Reviews

September 20,2012

4.0

One word - Yumm!

I've been to this place twice back to back and all i can say is its very hatke.. You would not want to go to a south indian restaurant considering you get idlis and dosas as frequently as vada pav in mumbai.. But trust me, this place is over idlis and dosas..

The menu is as a little unfamiliar as it has authentic south indian cuisine and dishes which sometimes you may need to ask them for how it would be..

My favourite dish here is 'Appam with Chttinadu'.. Suggested by a friend, its become my all time favourite.. Appam (softer & tastier version of uttapam) served hot and steamy with Chettinadu (a mix vegetable preparation)..

Another tasty dish was cucmber dosa.. The name is self-suggestive..!!

Im yet to explore other dishes.. but the above are certainly making me wanna go back again..

Service is also excellent, good ambience.. all in all a good family place!

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3.0

Authentic

Authentic mouth watering Cheese tomato panner uthappam :)

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5.0

Great Food!

Banana leaf has the MOST authentic mughlai and south indian food in the suburbs. The dosa, idli and uttapams are good no doubt, but the thali just takes it to another level. Its filling, delicious, and makes me feel like im eating at a restaurant not in bbay, but somewhere down-south.
Way to banana leaf! Keep it up.

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Saradhag

1 Reviews

September 02,2012

1.0

Worst south indian

Nothing is authentic. Ever seen pulisadham (tamarind rice) with onion, coconut, corriander etc -fusion at its worst. Sambar is far from south inian. Road shops serve better sambhar. Also, apparently since footfall is high on sunday, there is no filtercoffee

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3.0

my conclusions

Aw Shucks ! not used to dishing out vitriolic reviews... anyway, with reference to my earlier observation... did a bit of research and have come to the conclusion that the first batch of clients were served the asli stuff and... then they ran out of food and the next wave of clients were subjected to the some cretin's imagination that rediculed kerala cusine. This dishonesty towards their client and blatant disregard for ethics will surely reflect on their authenticity and makes a total mockery of their own brand image. It would have been very mature and sincere to inform the clients the actual situation and suggest good options from the menu... No Burrp !

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3.0

Onam lunch at Banana Leaf - A farce !

With great expectations for a good authentic mallu sadhyya me and me dear wife set foot into the haloed Banana Leaf. we take a card and wait our turn that eventually arrives after a wait of 45 minutes. No big deal ! As the food will be worth it... aha! Not so lucky... The spread was anything but authentic. Can you imagine a sadhyya without sambar, avvyal, erisheri, thoran and the other mouthwatering fare ? We are served a lot of strange dishes with a appams and ne'er doses ?? Payasam .. Yes there was something yellow that was quite sweet.. Where did these come from .. A vivid imagination, no less ! Anyway to cut a long story short... Disappointed... Very disappointed b'coz their normal menu is pretty good. I wonder what happened here.. Too many cooks.....? Sam Verghese

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5.0

love it

yummiest south indian food in the whole of Mumbai i jusss love the place n kerala style idli chilli is out of the worls......

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Amazing

the food the place is totally Amazing i loved the wada variety n the chass is also tooooo good yummmmmp the place is the best south indian food restro in mumbai....

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As good as it gets

If you like authentic south indian this is place is the best! Listen to the suggestions of the waiters, they will get you the best food. The thali is amazing and make sure you have payassum after your meal!

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Great food!

Banana leaf surely lives up to your expectations! The ambiance is very good, it gives you the typical south indian feel. The food is awesome, my personal favorite is idiyappam with korma! The desserts are available in a good variety. The payasam tasted delicious!
Must visit!

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yummy

The malavani curry and upum is amazing n the masala chass was a complete way to end ma dinner i loved the place n their service and also the price is quite afordable..........

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Excellent South Indian Food

If you are craving for some authentic south indian food, Banana Leaf is the place to go. The tricolor chutneys add taste to every dish served there. The minute you have a look at the menu, you stand confused of what to order. The variety of Idlis, Wadais, Uttappams, Dosa and other south indian dishes is very huge and tempting. My personal favorite is Banana Leaf Special Kanchipuram Idli and Paneer Burji Dosa. The food is exellent and the service even better.

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Awesome

I loved the food the place their service n quality is simply amazing yummy
Best place for south Indian food lovers :)

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South Indian Foodies Paradise!

Delightfully authentic menu, quick service and peaceful ambience. The filter coffee was really amazing. Try the classic malt and chettinad uttapams, they were yummy! Loved the neer dosa too. Overall, a must visit!

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South Indian Heaven

Authentic, amazing, sinful yet light. The Thali is must try and be sure to indulge in the desserts they are simply out of this world.

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Couldn't ask for more!!

My weekend just got better after i visited banana leaf and relished my taste buds with authentic south indian food.

The ambience and the atmosphere was amazingly great. The food had everything balanced.
Dakshin masala idli and rasam wada... YUM!!!

Wouldn't mind going everyday over there and treating myself!! Throughly enjoyed. Highly recommended.

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A TREAT FOR VEGETARIANS!

Banana Leaf was recommended to me by a friend. I love south Indian food and thus a good critic for this cuisine.

When i visited the place with my friends, it had a nice ambiance. Within few minutes I was attended, and the food arrived soon too. The food was served well, ordered few of my favorite dishes,and some that they recommended. I'd pick garlic rawa dosa, idli gassi, payasam as the best ones.

Must visit for south indian food lovers.

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Think Twice

I was recommended the Banana Leaf by a close friend. The first time we visited the restaurant was about 3 months back - when we saw a few discrepancies in the service but the food and experience was good overall.

However, when I walked in with my family on Tuesday - the person at the counter said the waiting time was 25mins - when a table was lying empty and he didn't know of it. Later the service at every stage - from taking order, suggesting dishes, time in bringing the food, serving and finally finger bowls was extremely bad. The food quality too, was quite bad. A couple of other guests around us too, were complaining about the same.

I recommend one must weigh possibilities before visiting Banana Leaf. Ram Aashray / Aryabhavan are way better for South Indian food - if you're not to hung-up on the interiors of the restaurant!

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Not Worth...

My first visit to Banana Leaf was soo nice that i wanted to visit this place gain..the food was earlier..Recently i thought of bringing in my birthday here....i was HIghly DISAPPOINTED with the quality of Food served here..The restaurant was empty and still the waiters took lots of time in bringing the food (which was very COLD)..they were least interested..The Quality was not good....it was a terrible experience......

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sakthp - Burrp User

sakthp

5 Reviews

March 13,2012

3.0

Priced too high, not worth it

The place ambiance was good, and the food was decent enough to expect in such a place. But the taste was definitely not worth the money u pay. They charge you 250rs for a thali, and they are reluctant to provide me extra rice or sabji of my choice. Appalling ! Service is bad too.
http://mumbaikhana.blogspot.com/2012/02/banana-leaf-restaurantversovamumbai.html

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5.0

itsdivine

went for dinner came back with an experience.... had heard a lot about it and the expectation was fullfilled with aroma and taste of the food..the idlis, appam with malabar curry veg paneer masala and of course the dessert i think it was a tender cocunut kheer everything was spectacular even the staff was very effcient... the only bad part is the waitin but its worth the wait.. i work in worli and i hope they start in town asap...

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dreviewer - Burrp User

dreviewer

25 Reviews

February 21,2012

2.0

disapointing

we used to go to this place quite often when it had initially started and had loved the food then ....but past few experiences have been really bad....the standard and quality of food and service has really dropped.... very disappointing :-(

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gauri407 - Burrp User

gauri407

7 Reviews

February 15,2012

4.0

Excellent Food

Go here for the best South Indian food in Mumbai. Try the ghee idli, rava masala dosa and several other unique Banana Leaf dishes.

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gauri407 - Burrp User

gauri407

7 Reviews

February 15,2012

4.0

Excellent Food

Go here for the best South Indian food in Mumbai. Try the ghee idli, rava masala dosa and several other unique Banana Leaf dishes.

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sakthp - Burrp User

sakthp

5 Reviews

February 09,2012

2.0

Not worth it

Its ok to charge high, but is it worth it? I dont think so. The taste was good though. But the variety could have been more, and absolutely service is not upto the mark.
More on http://mumbaiwalaa.blogspot.in/

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priyanka5

1 Reviews

January 25,2012

1.0

Terrible hygiene conditions for home delivery

Banana Leaf had always been one of my favourite restaurants to eat delicious vegetarian south Indian cuisine and I had been a regular there. However when I decided to relish my favourite chettinadu and appam at work and called for a home delivery of the same I was shocked and disgusted to say the least. As I opened the paper box in which the appam was kept a strong stench came from it, the smell was a horrible chemical like smell which had transferred to the appam as well. I called them up immediately and complained about the same to which they promised to send me a quick replacement. 20 minutes later when the replacement appam arrived I decided to open the box and smell it first before sending the delivery boy back. Once again the same problem, the vile smell of the box had transferred into the food as well. This time when I called them they had become offensive about it by denying that any smell was coming from the box that was in front of me as they had ensured everything prior to sending it to me. I told the guy on the phone that I had no reason to lie about the smell but he became even more aggressive by saying that they weren't going to keep sending replacements and that the smell from the box was normal according to them. I was flabbergasted, I mean how could anyone in the food industry be okay with sending food to a customer which was laced in a foul smelling box. I mean what happened to the hygiene standards of restaurant nowadays. Disgusted with their behaviour I sent the delivery boy back with the two boxes of appam. However I couldn't digest the fact that they seemed to be so okay with the entire issue. For all those wondering whether I am exaggerating about the smell please note that everybody at my work who smelled it agreed that the smell was forget being normal was in fact puke worthy. Half hour later I called them again to confirm whether they received the boxes and whether even then they felt that the smell was normal. The guy on the phone continued to be rude and said that until today they had never received any complaints about any smell from anyone else before and they send everyone the same food in the same boxes. I got very angry by now and told him that just because no one else had a problem with it didn't mean that my problem was trivial or wrong. What has pissed me off the most it the attitude of these people. I mean how can they be alright with serving food in a stinky box? How can they be rude with a customer when the mistake is theirs? Instead of apologising to the customer for their mistake how can they blame the customer for not wanting a stinky box? I am extremely bothered by their behaviour and pray for their sake that they get not only their hygiene levels sorted but also get their attitude checked. My advice to everyone please NEVER EVER call any food from there unless you are alright with your food smelling of the awful paperbox.

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2.0

Pathetic service

went on a sunday with family. the service was pathetic. the appam was burnt and the steward told us that this is the way it is made. not worth going on a weekend

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syed100 - Burrp User

syed100

3 Reviews

November 30,2011

3.0

Not great

Food not worth the high price. Idlis and vadas were good.

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taste_buds - Burrp User

taste_buds

2 Reviews

December 01,2011

5.0

Lip Smacking experience

What else can one ask for in life? Starting the new year with family and the best south Indian food. yesterday being a new year, we all decided to go out for family lunch to banana leaf. It was as usual very crowded. we got our table after 25 min, but it was worth the wait.The dosas were crispy, especially the thuppa dosa and the paneer palak dosa. For main course, we had the thaali , avaial , Malabar curry with appams & neer dosas. i would rate it as one of the best lunches I've had, since a long time. the staff is very cordial and very well acquainted with what they are serving. cant wait to visit again!

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ch_sumit

1 Reviews

September 24,2011

2.0

Overhyped & Overpriced

For the worst South Indian food in mumbai, you can go to this place. The only South Indian joint where they serve you cold/stale sambhar. Avoid their thali as most of the items are prepared in bulk and served through the day after just being heated. Waiters will bother to serve you properly only if they see the possibility of a good tip. Over all , BEST TO AVOID..........Dont go by the Menu prices given on Burrp as the prices are much higher

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rpanik

1 Reviews

September 08,2011

3.0

guy at home delivery counter is worst in business

call them for home delivery on 26289999 which is not working .. and still been showing on the website .. when asked about it . .the guy at the other end was even worst .. it isnt our number and we havent given any number to website .. he was ignorant enough and was taking order our as if doin me a us a favor .. would like to suggest .. with good food u need good staff for customer satisfaction ..

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mohaizmay

18 Reviews

September 02,2011

5.0

enjoyed the food

i ordered the iyer masala dosa and it was amazing , different , and malabar curry was yummy just a reminder ask them to make the malabar curry less spicy , the rasam is a blend of the north and south effect loved it .

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3.0

Nice Place

Nice Place to have south Indian food, must try bisi bela bhath

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4.0

Great place

The variety of idlis were impressive. The food was tasty and the staff helpful.
Had an enjoyable time.

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Ambience as good as taste

A bright green banana leaf and a Kathakali mask on at the signboard, reminiscent of the bright, solid colours of homes and restaurants in Kerala, an arch of banana plantains at the entrance, liveried waiters, Cafe Mondegar-like black and white murals depicting scenes from R.K Narayan's Malgudi, liveried waiters, the smell of pot pourri hanging in the air, a big idol of Tirupati Balaji at the door, pleasant and soothing music, bronze lamps and woodwork decor - the moment I stepped in here I knew I had going to like this place.

An assorted idli platter is available with about 6-7 types of idlis. Rasam is served in double walled bowls. The Jeera Millagu rasam is spicy while the tomato rasam has toned down flavours. There is good old South Indian coffee to wash it all down with. I was a little put off to see some bastardised dishes on the menu (Pav Bhaji Dosa?).

The downside: The service is slow and boorish. I went at opening time once and wasn't served for about an hour. It is expensive, perhaps because of its 'authentic' tag.

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3.0

Overpriced

Nothing spectacular...needs improvement in getting the authenticity of the south indian fare right!!! And considering this... i find it hyped and overpriced

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authentic food

gr8 food and the experience is always enjoyable. we go there almost every week and we are always well served at and i also love the fact that they make you feel warm and comfortable. it is not like the other REASONABLY priced restaurants... i truly recommend it !!!!!!!

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Need to concentrate on their food's taste

How i miss the taste of this place. This was one place i just needed an excuse to go to.But The last time i have been here has disappointed me.The service and ambience are still considerably alright but their yummy food, seems a little bit change in the taste.

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ash83 - Burrp User

ash83

1 Reviews

January 02,2011

5.0

Perfect place for healthy and tasty food for all

My experience at Banana Leaf was awesome and unforgettable. I am a person who is always on a diet and my family is exactly the opposite. The menu had a lot of optios for all of us. There was enough vareity with combinations of ragi and soya for a health freak like me and at the same time awesome rice and dosa combinations like bisi beli bhath and chetinadu spicy masala dosa for the rest of the family. All of us also loved the Dakshin masala Idli and the Banana Leaf special Fresh Lime Water. LAST but not the least the Walnut Sheera was like cherry on the cake.The staff was extermely polite and not only helped us out to pick the right options from the menu but also customized a few dishes as per our requirements. The food was of very superior quality hence the bill was justified. My family is a non-vegatarian food freak but the food at Banana Leaf did not allow them to miss thier non-veg. I highly recommend this restuarnt to both vegetarians, non vegetarians and everybody who wants to try something different from the usual punjabi, chinese and other continental food.

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ankitb17

1 Reviews

January 01,2011

5.0

GO AND TREAT YOURSELF

this is the place, if you want to try authentic south-indian food.
ambience is superb & staff is well-mannered.
dakshin idli-murcurry isli-malbar curry with appam is must have.
strongly recommended.

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5.0

my review

awesome food an service at a very reasonable price..
i suggest them is to start breakfast service ..it will be awesome too for sure..

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taste_buds - Burrp User

taste_buds

2 Reviews

December 14,2010

5.0

Taste Personified

When my cousins came from London I was pleasantly surprised when they said they wanted to go to Banana leaf for south Indian food.. So we went there and it was an fantastic experience.. We tried the thali with neer dosa it has great variety but strictly for two ppl.. Malabar Curry with appams is the dish to order and would def recommend for every 1... And for dessert GadBad is something to relish it's an mix n match of ice cream fresh fruits & dry fruits it's really lip smacking even though priced little high but it's wallah.. Over all Banana Leaf without a doubt is da best choice for all the south Indian food lovers..

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Vinay78

1 Reviews

December 13,2010

5.0

Awesome Place ,Food & Service

Me and my wife eat at this joint regularly.All the dishes we have had till date have been really amazing.

The service is very prompt and the waiters are well knowledged about the menu.

The interiors are very well done as well.

Would recommend strongly to all food lovers!!

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1.0

Arrogant Staff

I had booked the party hall at Banana Leaf for my daughters first birthday party. The booking was done and advance was paid almost a month in advance. However, one week before the final date I was suddenly informed by the management that the prices have changed and I would have to shell out extra money.I had no choice since we had already invited the people. Then I was informed that the menu has changed since the cost of food items had gone up.Finally, the management tells me that I would have to confirm additional number of people since they would not be able to break even in the current number of people.I had no choice but to eventually cancel the party

The arrogance of the manager and the staff really put me off and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone,especially if you are planning a party.

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1.0

Arrogant Staff

I had booked the party hall at Banana Leaf for my daughters first birthday party. The booking was done and advance was paid almost a month in advance. However, one week before the final date I was suddenly informed by the management that the prices have changed and I would have to shell out extra money.I had no choice since we had already invited the people. Then I was informed that the menu has changed since the cost of food items had gone up.Finally, the management tells me that I would have to confirm additional number of people since they would not be able to break even in the current number of people.I had no choice but to eventually cancel the party

The arrogance of the manager and the staff really put me off and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone,especially if you are planning a party.

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AmazinGG fOOd..FULTOO VASOOL

Was worried after reading the comments for bad service given by the staff but took a risk...Reached at 9 was on waiting list but got through soon....Ordered muglai idli and pav bhaji utapam..was simple the best really spicy...All spicy food lovers should try it...Had aam panna which was thick n too sweet but its ok...Had akrot ka halwa in the end which the best...The menu is bit overpriced but if you get such a good service from the staff and a good food it doesnt matter..The service has really improved prompt service u must say...Liked the food and the service but the only thing worries is the price but its FULTOO VASOOL

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South India on a leaf!!!

Just as the name suggests, banana leaf offers its visitors amazing south indian food.. and that doesnt just include the usual dosas and idlis.. but the rassam, neer dosa et all...

Must try the banana leaf special thali which has all the delicacies on one platter.. and ya make sure really HUNGRY to finish that one...

The paan at the end of the meal was an icing...:)

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2.0

Do not keep in mind people's sentiments.

We had been to the juhu branch and we requested them to serve a few dishes without onion and garlic. We repeatedly cautioned them that these dishes should not contain them. We also told them about the review of a few people who were dissatisfied when they were served food containing onion and garlic even when they had requested not to be.However no use we too were served food with onion and garlic. When we told them about this they coolly said HAPPENS ON WEEKENDS....

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Banana Leaf Ahoy!

Eating-out is an experience and when I think of South-Indian food, crowded udipi's and the 'quick service-quick eat' rule at the South-Indian joints in Matunga are quite a dampener. (I absolutely LOVE the food at Cafe Madras and Rama Nayak's, but I have to be in the mood for the zip-zap-zoom experience). Today, I wanted a South Indian fare sans the rush and idlis at The Shamiana (Bless you Taj, always loved you, always will) were not what I had in mind. On a friends recommendation, mum and me made our way to Banana Leaf and boy am I glad we did. I liked the vibe, the restaurant is spacey and we weren't rushed through our meal inspite of the ever-growing crowd waiting for a table.

We ordered the 'Ragi Masala Dosa', Puliserry, Bissi Bele Bhath and the Akhrot Halwa (Walnut Halwa) and Yelneer Payasam (Tender Coconut Payasam) for dessert. To say that we everything was divine is an understatement.

The coconut chutney, tomato chutney and green chutney are placed about 10 minutes before your food arrives. The sambhar comes in with the order. All these little accompaniments are FABULOUS - brilliant taste and genteel on the palate. By the way, all the above are unlimited.

The Ragi Masala Dosa was crisp and absolutely gorgeous on the taste-buds. The dosa was perfectly done in its taste and texture. The masala filling was simple, yet tasty.

The Bissi Bele Bhath was DIVINE. This dish is a complete meal in itself with the rice and mixed vegetables. The flavouring was perfect and hit just the right note.

The Puliserry was a winner with a perfect blend of tamarind and jaggery. The red pumpkin, drumsticks and raw mango were like bits of heaven in the divine curry whose sweet and tangy tastes played Beethoven's symphony on our tongues. BLISS

The Akhrot Halwa was sinfully DELICIOUS. Rich and fabulously tasty - this dessert is full of walnuts. This lil' gem is a MUST-HAVE.

The Yelneer Payasam is another delicious gem on the dessert menu. This dish is served with lovely shavings of tender coconut in milk that seems to have come straight from heaven. Finely chopped almonds and a lovely flavour of rose and kesar, make this one a MUST-HAVE too. All the ingredients mix beautifully and come together to give your tasting senses a heightened feel of aphrodisia.

The service is impeccable with attentive serving staff and a super-courteous manager. All in all, this is South-Indian food with a difference and it's exactly this SUPERB difference that makes Banana Leaf a MUST-GO-TO restaurant.

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4.0

GOOD SOUTHINDIAN FARE !

I went there with family, good idlis, nice varierty of dosas, and the good part was that the sambhar was not sweet like all other south indian places in the city. Cant say that the food was very authentic but well modified to suit the mumbai taste.

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1.0

Jains, dont even look this way

10 of us dined there and had pre-confirmed if they had Jain food. However we were served chutney with garlic and the guys insisted that it was jain. Although a large variety, the items were not at par with authentic south indian restaurants in matunga.

Moreover one of our items had onions and the staff told us that the plate may have not been clean. They are actually admitting that they may overlook such basic hygiene.

Bottomline, jain or not, unless you really dont have an option - head to matunga, be spoilt for choice and enjoy the fantastic south indian food.

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amazing south indian food.

I had been here for lunch with my fly...d ambience is good...dis place is very good wen u talk abt south indian food...u get punjabi cuisine here as well(which is pathetic)...little bit pricey but worth it...dnt even try anythin other den south indian here...its pathetic...
but d variety in south indian food is superb...all different dishes and typical south india food....
must go once atleast for their south indian variety...
thumbs up 4 its south indian food.

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