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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
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hafnarfjörður, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Benedikt B
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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
Greenville, South Carolina
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712 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My wife and I passed by when we came into town and were told this was a good Chinese restaurant. As it turned out our hotel was a few blocks away so we went to Bambus for dinner that night. When we got there there were a few other tables taken, but as the evening went along the place became... More 

Thank Richard F
Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is probably the closest near "authentic" Chinese food you will have in Iceland, so if you have an Asian craving - this place is your best bet. I traveled with older Chinese uncle (very traditional, needs his rice) - and when he found out this place was near Fosshotel I knew we were going to have one meal here.... More 

Thank CHYL2013
Norrkoping, Sweden
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

The food here is fresh and very tasty and it's served in a beautifully furnished and relaxing athmosphere. There is a lot to choose from on the menu and staff is helpful if you have allergies or questions.

1 Thank fimbulk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little find...such good food after a long day out. Our large group of 44 had hoisin chicken and rice with vegetables. It was so good we could have all eaten another plate full. Maybe that could be the improvement...seconds for larger groups with students who are ravenous after a long day. Or desert maybe.

Thank Kirsty H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner spent here tonight after stumbling across it en route to our hotel via transfer. Very relaxed atmosphere, lovely dining spaces and most importantly of all - great food. Menu had a few classic Chinese choices - I had Spring Rolls for starter (classic UK Chinese option) yet this was first class with great presentation and good amount! Grilled... More 

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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
US$10 - US$50
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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