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Bam Bou by Thomas

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Sempacherstrasse 14, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
+41 41 226 86 10
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11:45 - 14:00
18:30 - 00:30
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Milan, Italy
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely friendly and efficient service, Incredible swiss, local food. Very romantic, beautiful and pleasant atmosphere!!!

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Thank simon m
Corinna T, Inhaber at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear simon m We would like to thank you for you visit in our new Restaurant Bam Bou by Thomas an for your positiv feedback. All the best to you and we will hope to welcome you again. Kind regards Corinna und Ralf Thomas und das ganze Bam Bou by Thomas Team More 

Canton of Nidwalden, Switzerland
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a frequent visitor of the former restaurant of the "Thomas" family i know the cuisine quite well. The Restaurant is located in the basement of the well known "the hotel". Yes, Jean Nouvel was in charge for the refurbishing of the hotel years ago, and he was also involved in the last soft renovation of the Bam Bou. To... More 

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Corinna T, Inhaber at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear bluepail Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and we are more than happy to welcome you again. As you liked watching the chefs preparing your meal, please feel free to ask again for a table near the kitchen. We always try our best, to take care of your wishes, no... More 

Lake Bluff, Illinois
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It isn't as expensive as all the reviews would have you believe. Every restaurant of this caliber is as expensive. But MAN! It was so delicious. We dined all over switz: 5 cities and this was a top 2. We didn't do the sushi. The flavor profiles were brilliant.

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ManagerTH, Quality Management at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear Proper-shopper Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased that you took the time to write us. We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and are looking forward to welcoming you soon again! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Switzerland
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210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went for birthday dinner on a Friday night. We have been wanting to eat here for a long while now. The location is great in a very unusual setting. As starters we ordered the large sushi and sashimi plate. Overall it was good but the rice for the nigiri was WAY too dry and seemed that it was not fresh... More 

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ManagerTH, Quality Management at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear windvalley We would like to thank you for your visit at our Restaurant Bam Bou and for your feedback. Your advice regarding our food quality we will share with our food and beverage department, as it is our goal to improve our quality constantly. We can guarantee that our chefs work exclusively with high quality products. They try to... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We went at the recommendation of my daughter - and we not disappointed. In fact - they do an amazing fusion of flavors and separation of tastes in all the dishes we tried. Truly a unique restaurant - expensive but well worth it.

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ManagerTH, Quality Management at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear Da-Blur We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at the restaurant Bam Bou! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Munich, Germany
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Bam Bou Pearls to start with and surf & turf for the main course. Sashimi was tenderly melting in my mouth, tuna carpaccio with a fabulous dressing, tastiest spring rolls with peking duck ever, perfect beef with a tandoori marinade...this is fusion cuisine at its best! It's pricy but the food simply tastes exeptionell. Stylish interior. Great atmosphere. If I... More 

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ManagerTH, Quality Management at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear M K Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and your visit at our restaurant Bam Bou. We are pleased that we were able to convince you especially with our quality of our fusion cuisine. Once again, we thank you for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again at the restaurant Bam Bou! Best regards, Sheila... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Great vegetarian food was made specially for us - desserts are amazing ! Would recommend the sushis and fried rice .....

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ManagerTH, Quality Management at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear Vasudha12 We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at the restaurant Bam Bou! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Castel Del Piano, Italy
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This smart modern restaurant is in the basement of 'The Hotel'. Really good quality sashimi, the best beef dish plus many other options. Sushi just OK as the rice would not have past muster in Japan! Staff speak English and offered excellent service. The wine list extensive and good. Prices are within keeping for a quality Swiss restaurant . Easy... More 

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ManagerTH, Quality Management at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear lafamosaItaly We would like to thank you for your visit at our Restaurant Bam Bou and for your positive feedback. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track and motivates us to get better and better. All the best to you and we really hope to welcome you again by your next trip to Switzerland!... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Chef Andrew Clayton and his team at Bam Bou DELIVER a fantastic dining encounter at one of Switzerland's (and Europe's) best hotels, The Hotel, in Luzern. Try the Dancing Beef, the Seared Tuna or any and all of the various sushi and sashimi entrees on the menu. The wine list is extensive and well-planned per the menu offerings. Bam Bou... More 

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ManagerTH, Quality Management at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear Luzerner_Dude Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased that you took the time to write us. We are happy that we could convince you with our service and food quality. All the best to you and we really hope to see you soon back! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Bulle, Switzerland
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Being from a country where cod is the main national dish, Portugal, I was really petrified to know that I tasted one of the best cod dish of my life. For people who don't like eat fish this must be THE step to take. The tuna carpaccio is unbelievable, I strongly reccommend this appetizer. People who doesn't speak schweizerdeutsch don't... More 

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ManagerTH, Quality Management at Bam Bou by Thomas, responded to this review

Dear Mickael R Thank you that you share your great feedback with the whole world. We are happy to read that you had a good time in our house. All the best to you and we really hope to welcome you again by your next trip to Switzerland! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 132
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:45 - 14:00
18:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:45 - 14:00
18:30 - 00:30
Thursday
11:45 - 14:00
18:30 - 00:30
Friday
11:45 - 14:00
18:30 - 00:30
Saturday
18:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sempacherstrasse 14, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 226 86 10

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