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5101 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3315
+1 202-364-3088
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Olney, Maryland
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279 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

A couple friends an I stopped in for lunch after a work meeting. Bambu has a great Bento Box lunch special in the $13-15 range. The Thai Ginger box was quite good and there was plenty of food. The restaurant is light and air. Service was a bit slow, but we had a lot to talk about and weren't in... More 

Thank alliecat2842
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Bambu is our kitchen away from home. We love to cook, but after a long day there is nothing like walking down the hill to get a quick bite or order takeaway. Best part is the range of Asian food that is offers from fresh sushi to Thai curries or Chinese Peking Duck. The staff is warm and attentive. In... More 

Thank CarterDC
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

If you like Asian fusion food that is reasonable in price, this is a good choice. I haven't been wowed by the food there, but it has always been good and the prices are always very reasonable: not an always easy combination to find in Washington. It primarily focuses on noodle dishes. It's a good choice for vegetarians. The decor... More 

Thank Jon F
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258 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Had a quick lunch meeting in the area--- it didn't disappoint with very quick service. My guest had a noodle and I tried the eel bento box. Lots of food that could easily have been shared.

Thank Urbanfarmgrl
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We often get food delivered. Love the salt and pepper shrimp, spicy fried rice and curries. It's good every time and popular with adults and kids. Sushi is good too.

Thank Conmarki
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Bambu has excellent Thai, Chinese and sushi. Geographically desirable with parking, Great service, reasonably priced and they deliver.

Thank Ganney
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We live up the street from this very reliable source for Asian cuisine. Bambu does Japanese, Thai and some Chinese; for those of us who live in the Palisades, it is the "go to" delivery option when you don't feel like cooking. The sushi is fresh, the Thai curries are spicy and filling, and the Peking Duck is really nice... More 

Thank CarterDC
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We had good food (3 stars) and great service (4 stars), at a reasonable price. I recommend sticking to the Chinese menu, but I don't like food to be too spicy. My friend who likes spicy order the Thai and liked it. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Mark H
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

We had dinner there and I had the orange beef. it was flavorful but a little tough. I asked for a sharper knife and they did not have one. My wife had chicken pad thai and it was good.

Thank Peter K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015

I often eat at Bambu on MacArthur at lunchtime, along with many other regulars. Their bento boxes are very satisfying and the services is fast, friendly and efficient. Not haute cuisine, but then again, a nice place for a relaxed lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5101 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3315
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-364-3088

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