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Best Sri Lankan New York 2011 - Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf

227 W. 28th St.

New York, NY 10001


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In Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan, we now have restaurants that represent the four major religions of Sri Lanka—Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. As the Jesus in the corner of the dining room attests, Banana Leaf is the one that reps for Christianity, though the menu overlaps with the other places by about 90 percent. Many fine starches front the meals here, including the bowl-shaped bread called hoppers, and you can get the famous black curry of the island made with pork—which you can't do in any of the other Sri Lankans around town. 227 West 28th Street, 212-494-0000, bananaleafnewyork. com (10001)

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