Smiling Banana Leaf

Thai Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Highland Park, Pittsburgh
  • mister ockelfarber
    "Get the pad thai spicy (#7 or #8) with the Thai iced coffee."(3 Tips)
    Stanley Z.
    "Pad Thai with shrimp and red curry with roasted duck!! Soooo good!"(8 Tips)
    Ben & Amy
    "The place is BYOB"(4 Tips)
    Akshay G.
    "Red curry was great, awesome service and cozy ambience."(3 Tips)
39 Tips and reviews
  • Thai food
  • pad Thai
  • thai iced coffee
  • cozy
  • good for dates
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  • terelle s.
    terelle smithMarch 30, 2017
    the place is friendly and the food is delicious. i love the atmosphere. their drinks are delicious. me and the family try to come at least twice a month. they have the best thai iced coffee
  • Gary T.
    Gary TurnerNovember 29, 2016
    Did someone say BYOB!!! Oh yea.. This is the spot.
  • Ian K.
    Ian KowalSeptember 18, 2016
    i really like it! the decor isn't that great and there aren't many tables, but it's all worth it for the food! everything has a spice selection. pad see ew and tofu paradise are my favorites.
  • Jo H.
    Jo HJuly 10, 2016
    You can call it cozy or tight quarters. If it's the latter, don't let it scare you away- take out is still a must if you won't brave the crowd. Pad See Ew and chicken paradise are our favs!
  • Amol K.
    Amol KJune 19, 2016
    7 is a pretty spicy level. Pad Thai and Pineapple Curry are good. BYOB.
  • Stuart A.
    Stuart AdlerMay 11, 2016
    Average fair Thai food. Nothing imaginary but solid classics.
  • Byron F.
    Byron FruitMarch 5, 2016
    The pad Thai is great
  • Akshay G.
    Akshay GoradiaNovember 22, 2015
    Red curry was great, awesome service and cozy ambience.
  • Ben & Amy
    Ben & AmyOctober 15, 2015
    The place is BYOB
  • Ben & Amy
    Ben & AmyOctober 15, 2015
    Curried, shrimp fried rice
  • Nando B.
    Nando BosshartOctober 11, 2015
    Although we made a reservation we had to wait almost an hour to get a table. The food is delicious and tasteful. They have a scale from 1-10 for the spicyness - enjoy it :)
  • Olivia G.
    Olivia GruAugust 1, 2015
    Forget what anyone says. The massaman curry is the best.
  • Zara K.
    Zara KhanOctober 24, 2014
    Try the pad Thai! Cozy little place on a very empty street.
  • Adil M.
    Adil MajidSeptember 5, 2014
    Seating is a tad awkward, but the food is amazing.
  • Nathaniel E.
    Nathaniel EliasonSeptember 3, 2014
    Cozy restaurant, definitely get the chicken satay, their peanut sauce is excellent
  • Stanley Z.
    Stanley ZhangAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pad Thai with shrimp and red curry with roasted duck!! Soooo good!
  • Melis H.
    Melis HaghgouiMay 15, 2014
    Spicy level 7 is really hot, not even close to other Thai places in Pittsburgh
  • Edward T.
    Edward TrdinaMarch 29, 2014
    Ate here this week. Does not accept American Express.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MahoneyMarch 9, 2014
    Great food!
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SheilsMarch 5, 2014
    This place seats ~20 people so call ahead for reservations or takeout.
  • Max P.
    Max PollackFebruary 2, 2014
    Massaman curry is flavorful and delicious. Got is 7/10 and it was absolutely perfect.
  • Meghna R.
    Meghna RaghunathanSeptember 15, 2013
    The coke is extra cold here. It's fantastic.
  • Rashad
    RashadJune 30, 2013
    Lovely spot to have some of the best Thai food in the The burgh very good customer service clean place also its a hidden gem
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel ColbyApril 15, 2013
    Great curry.
  • Cassandra S.
    Cassandra ShihJanuary 15, 2013
    The Thai iced coffee is a must try.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachSeptember 24, 2012
    Start with a Tom Yum Soup. As spicy as you can handle.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff R.September 5, 2012
    Basil & Eggplant. Heat level 8 or 9. Just trust me.
  • Charlotte T.
    Charlotte TerrySeptember 1, 2012
    Chicken with cashew was delicious! Had it 7/10 on the spicy scale; it was perfect for my sinuses! They are great at making sure your water is filled at all times, too!
  • Chad W.
    Chad WarrenAugust 10, 2012
    Try the Pineapple Curry and save room for the fried banana ice cream!!! The staff is always so friendly and attentive.
  • mister ockelfarber
    mister ockelfarberAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the pad thai spicy (#7 or #8) with the Thai iced coffee. So good.
  • marielle p.
    marielle perezJuly 23, 2012
    Fresh rolls are so good! And the pad thai is yummy:) I can't wait to try the curries!
  • Colleen M.
    Colleen ManganelloMarch 24, 2012
    If you plan on eating outside, make sure it is after 7:30pm. The buses are less frequent. The service is great and the food wonderful.
  • Cassie W.
    Cassie WallaceAugust 26, 2011
    The stir fries are better than the curry.
  • HackDogZoe
    HackDogZoeJune 15, 2011
    Cashew with shrimp and beef keeps me coming back. Try the mango with glutinous rice for dessert.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismJune 1, 2011
    Spicy food served up with lots of flavor. The red curry or the pad thai are great choices. This restaurant is intimate, comfortable with great service. Read more
  • KP
    KPApril 11, 2011
    Beef Cashew, level 7, so yummy!
  • Serendipity J.
    Serendipity JonesAugust 16, 2010
    Pumpkin curry was amazing. Tiny place with only 5 or 6 ahead to reserve a seat. Byob!
  • Cynthia
    CynthiaFebruary 10, 2010
    The spicy noodles with chicken are delicious and great to warm up with on a cold winter day
  • zak l.
    zak lantzJanuary 22, 2010
    try the pad Thai or pineapple fried rice !! divine :)
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