Any map of the world will tell you that Sri Lanka is south and east of India. But on Connecticut Avenue, their locations are reversed.
A new Sri Lankan restaurant called Banana Leaf is opening later this month at the former location of Clover Market at 5014 Connecticut.
And recently, Laliguras, a restaurant specializing in Northern Indian and Nepali dishes, opened at 4221-B Connecticut.
Banana Leaf (not to be confused with the pan-Asian Banana Leaves restaurant in Dupont Circle) has an older sibling in New York City, and the sign over the door and a menu posted in the window indicate it will be similar.
We spoke to Banana Leaf’s proprietors as they supervised a painter working on the facade Tuesday. They hope to open their new restaurant around the middle of this month.