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Bambus Asian Cuisine and Lounge

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Borgartun 16 | Laugavegur 49, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
+354 517 0123
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced. Very small portions. Staff not friendly. Would not recommend. Not much else to say......

Thank Marcus M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overpriced and very small portion. Duck with chilli sauce on the side was disappointing with very little meat but a lot of bones. The sauce was served in a chipped bowl which put me off straight away. My husband had the better meal of satay chicken which he enjoyed but the menu itself is limited.

Thank Karen H
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Arrived at half 8 only a couple of people in the resturant. Waitress stopped us in the door and said kitchen is closed. I pointed out that they state they are open till 9:30pm and their sign outside said come in were open. She said bar open till 9:30 kitchen 9 so argued the fact its only 8:30pm she said... More 

Thank Saragreen92
Betty W, Manager at Bambus Asian Cuisine and Lounge, responded to this review

This is Betty, manager from Bambus. I am sorry to hear that you have such bad experiences in restaurant. Can you let me know which day you were with us? So I can investigate more and get back to you soon. More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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90 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I tried Bambus for lunch and had the tempura shrimps for starters and Rice noodles with chicken for mains. Both dishes were very tasty and looked nice. The service was excellent and the waitress did a great job. The restaurant is a bit pricier than other Chinese dining options in Reykjavik since most of the other ones are fast food.... More 

1 Thank Helgi Thor G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Good value for money and friendly staff. We asked for a meal to not include the beef and they kindly deducted 30% off the menu price. Would visit again

Thank Fiona B
Hafnarfjörður, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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24 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

It must have been some unlucky first day waitress with out a clue about the restaurant and all what services. Food was not really bad taste, but no better than that. price was absolutely sky hi, sorry I can absolutely not recommend this restaurant

1 Thank Benedikt B
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A long walk from the centre and expensive the service was good but the menu was odd in that there was korma on the menu!

Thank Shirley S
Reykjavik, Iceland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The restaurant advertises with fresh local food and we ordered starters and main course. The starters was dumplings that were fried on the outside and frozen inside. I thought dumplings was suppose to be steamed. Main courses a sort of pot simulary for both of us but with different protein and my friend found big clumps of cardamom in it.... More 

Thank hannemar
Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

It's a nice looking place in great location but the meal was far from the quality i'm expecting from the price. I tried classic Kung-Pao chicken and it was under-spiced and under-cooked. The meat had been fried earlier for sure and warmed up but not enough. Just a disaster. So it was actually cheap take-way standard meal, priced as fine... More 

Thank Gylfi G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is the first Chinese I have visited that had only two pages for a menu. No customers when we visited and staff not very welcoming however we found another close by which was ok

Thank Shane H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgartun 16 | Laugavegur 49, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 0123
Chefs Bamboo extensive experience and have worked on some of the better restaurants and hotels in Asia. George Holmes born in the Indian island of Goa, then worked at a 5 star restaurant in New Zealand as well as he founded the Indian mango in Iceland for a few years. Jeen Thiamnseng born in Thailand worked for a long time in 5 star restaurants on the east coast of Thailands before she moved to Iceland. At lunchtime on Bamboo emphasis on healthy and good "stir fry" cooking. The service is fast for those who are in a hurry, but of course leads us nothing if your time is enough. Between kl.17-19 Weekdays we offer special drinks Bamboo bar. At night the heat is Bamboo takes the Oriental appearance that can not be played on. Bamboo takes about 120 seats in the food. Salarkynni Bamboo are stylish but also we have a Bamboo bar where our guests can enjoy a cocktail in the early evening and the "lounge" room which is nice to sit down after dinner and relaxing with a drink himself. Bamboo is also about planning for companies and individuals in banquets, receptions and hall rental. At Bamboo combines great environment, frammurskarandi food and service that allows our guests an unforgettable experience.

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