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Banana Leaf

6814 Fourth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11220 40.635229 -74.023299
nr. Bayridge Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-238-5531 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Chinese, Indian, Seafood, Thai
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Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 59th St.

Prices

$4.25-$21.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

81st St. to 47th St.; Shore Rd. to Eleventh Ave.

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Fluorescent lighting and Formica tables may give Banana Leaf a colorless feel, but this quick Bay Ridge takeout spot boasts a vivid menu: traditional Malay fare, which embraces dishes influenced by Chinese, Thai and Indian cuisines. Just as the fixtures of the historically Italian neighborhood thrive on pasta, this spot knows its noodles — which come both appealingly varied and cheap; a choice of four kinds of rice, such as the brown, chewy Nasi Kunyit, is the other starch option. Among the large entrées, the steamy roasted duck, glazed with a sweet peanut sauce, has a thin layer of fat and crisp skin, and comes with gummy candy-like lychee fruit stuffed with whole chestnuts. The Ikan Pangang pairs a moist, flaky white skate filet with a spicy ginger-chili eggplant-okra mash, an appealing mix of hot and mild. If you don’t mind soup for dessert, the bowl of Buboh Chacha holds a warm, sugar-saturated coconut broth with sweet potatoes and little tapioca pearls nestled at the bottom.

Recommended Dishes

Roasted duck, $14.95; ikan pangang, $13.95; house soup, $6.95; buboh chacha, $2.50

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