For the first feature in ‘Restaurant Spotlight,’ highlighted today will be the Indian restaurant on the Carlisle Pike: Banana Leaf Indian Cuisine. It has impeccable flavors, friendly staff and is only 15 minutes away from campus.
Banana Leaf has been open in the area since 2017. After speaking with the owner Venkat R. Maruri, I learned that in order to set his restaurant apart from the other local Indian restaurants, he came up with three goals: “quality, affordability and educating the local crowd on what ethnic food is.”
Indian food has a very communal atmosphere as a part of its experience. When ordering, it’s often best to get some kind of biryani, a couple of different curries and naan as the basic formula if you do not know what to order.
Banana Leaf Indian Cusine is located at 6520 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.