We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bamboo Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Nob Hill
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1441 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4615
+1 415-775-3679
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 40: English reviews
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would be fine for locals who have the time to figure out the good vs. not-good dishes. We had soup, apptetizers, and 2 entrees and only 1 entree of all that (the moo shoo) was any good.

Thank Anne P
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here 3 times in the last week. The food is great and well priced. Complimentary soup with our sit down meal.

Thank Byronclan
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Small, quite hidden in the Polk area, but an honest menu and price. Many clients of the hotels nearby order here their dinner, also some airlines crew members that stays at Holiday Inn. We ate soup (good), fried noodles (the best one). An eazy place for dinner

Thank paolobra
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best Chinese meals we have ever had ! Friendly efficient service and they also add in a couple of welcoming extras like a pot of tea to warm you when you arrive , and bowls of freshly made vegetable soup while you wait for your meal Highly recommend it -they also had lots of vegetarian options

Thank Joan G
Maldon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Found this little unpretentious restaurant at rear of Holiday Inn after long day sightseeing needed some straightforward food. Easy going service really tasty beef dishes with TENDER meat. Doesn't look much from outside but more importantly local Chinese people eating there always a good sign.

Thank Graham T
Level Contributor
113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

After a long day of sightseeing we decided on getting a referral from the concierge. Food was good, reasonable and delivered quickly.

2 Thank Terry N
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Located right behind Holiday Inn Golden Gateway. It looks like a traditional Chinese Restaurant. The food is really good and authentic.Also, the owner is super nice. I would recommend this restaurant. I also recommend their Pecking Duck! So Yum!

1 Thank Valerie S
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We decided to take a shot and try bamboo while we were in SF. It took us about 20 minutes to walk from our hotel in union square. It was worth it. Food was good and reasonably priced. I would not order the spare ribs again. But try the pineapple fried rice.

2 Thank mikes970
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Tight, traditional chinese. Though away from chinatown, delivers great quality over affordable prices. Surely recommend!

Thank Ricardo Z
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We chose this restaurant at the recommendation of our concierge. We wanted authentic San Francisco Chinatown food. It took about 50 minutes to deliver to our hotel room. We ordered sweet and sour chicken, sesame chicken and fried rice,and two types of soup. Chicken was soaked in sauce and rice was bland. soup was just okay. Would not recommend.

Thank Reba W

Travellers who viewed Bamboo Restaurant also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Been to Bamboo Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1441 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-3679

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bamboo Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nob Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
Explore this neighbourhood