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Bambu Restaurant

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3993 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-738-8800
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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169 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my daughter here for lunch as they are fairly close to where we live. This was our first visit, it is a nice restaurant good atmosphere and friendly servers. They have a lunch special list along with other menu items on offer at lunch hour. The menu is rather large, I suggest looking online to get a feel... More 

Thank Lori G
Ottawa, Canada
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161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a handful of great Asian restaurants in Ottawa, this isn't one of them. The food was fine, but bordering on the under-seasoned. If you're looking for a no surprise, average meal, then you'll be OK here, but anything more than that you'll be left wanting. The restaurant itself is clean and bright, but lacking character and that's not... More 

Thank Darth1Vader
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I purchased a Groupon for $75. for a "date night dinner"at Bambu with my husband (regular price $125). The meal started off with a very attentive Asian male waiter welcoming us and explaining what was included in the dinner. We were very pleased to be seated in a quiet area of the restaurant by the window instead of in the... More 

2 Thank SarjoOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well, we love this place. We often go as a large group. It's always great. The service is quick. The food is amazing. The Crispy Beef is incredible. I have nothing bad to say about this place. It's a fav for the neighbourhood gang and even the kids love it. Would i go again? YES. I can't wait until next... More 

Thank 863JCG
Ottawa, Canada
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

On the recommendation of a friend, had dinner at Bambu on a recent Friday evening. The restaurant is of a modern Asian-Fusion styling, and features Thai, Chinese, and Japanese food. We were greeted promptly and pleasantly. The menu is quite extensive, but finally settled on starters of Shrimp Rice Wraps which came with a lovely peanut sauce. Very nice! Our... More 

1 Thank jenniferb360
Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Bambu offered the quality food, Jacqueline the friendly, efficient and knowledgeable service. A wonderful night of food in a comfortable environment. The only downside, it's unfortunately too pricey to become a weekly habit. Try the sushi pizza, a memorable discovery!

Thank pebouse
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Recently had dinner at Bambu, a place chosen by my daughter for her birthday dinner with family. Great food! Two of us had the "all you can eat" (served only on Sunday) and three others ordered off the menu. Everyone loved their food. The "all you can eat" is not a buffet, but you can order off a special menu... More 

Thank Jack M
Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I passed quite a few times in front of this restaurant without ever choosing to stop and eat there. Yet, when we did decided to try it: I really was happily surprised! As starters, we had the Hunan Dumplings, which were incredible. I mean, if you like peanuts, you need to try this. Then, we had the General Tao's Chicken... More 

Thank T-Root-22
Dearborn, Michigan
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Maybe it was a bad night (restaurant was almost empty). Maybe their "first team" had Thanksgiving Sunday off and less talented second stringers were on duty. I don't know. What I do know is that neither food (3 dishes) nor service rate higher than poor. I had just checked into a nearby hotel around 5 p.m. and, after cleaning up,... More 

1 Thank tylerarb
Ottawa, Ontario
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We eat regularly here, and can always count on fresh, well-prepared food from a broad Asian fusion menu. The portions are extremely generous, and we often have enough left over to take home for an additional meal. Only small concern is that the tables are so large and the restaurant often a little noisy that it's sometimes hard to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Chinese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3993 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-738-8800
  • This restaurant is at Ottawa Intl Airport (after security)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?