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Bambu Restaurant

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3993 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-738-8800
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Ottawa, Canada
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank jenniferb360
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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72 reviews
53 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 

Thank NanaOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Been here several times and am never disappointed. Always get the table we want either outside, in the lounge or dining room regardless of how busy it may be. This time we enjoyed the bento box special and edamame bean appetizer on the outside deck. To our expectation the presentation was delightful and the various bento features served delicious. Great... More 

Thank RLucienM
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were very excited to go to Bambu, even though we were in a hurry to be elsewhere and had a very short timeframe to eat. We told the waitress when we got to our table that we were in a hurry and had to be out by a certain time. She was nothing short of friendly and efficient. We... More 

Thank RedhatgalBarb
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We were visiting on a soggy Saturday and starving after a long commute. Decided on the Bambu and so glad we did! It's been a while since I've thoroughly enjoyed a meal from start to finish. We had the wonton and hot and sour soup with shrimps. As our main, singapore noodles and the cantonese chowmein. Flavors were excellent, portions... More 

Thank Nadine N
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We are always conflicted about Bambu. Pros: modern, clean design giving a pleasant ambiance; a varied and enticing menu; efficient service and genrally good quality of food. Cons: quite overpriced, to the tune of 30-50%, depending on the dish. Nevertheless, we go occasionally, especially if there is an occasion. This time it was my wife's birthday. Two drinks, small appetizer... 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, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Sushi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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?