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Le Bambou Restaurant

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2634 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014-3110
+1 858-259-8138
14:00 - 11:30
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Mon - Wed 14:00 - 11:30
Thu 14:00 - 17:30
Fri 21:30 - 17:30
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San Diego, California
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Tucked in a corner, quietly away. The decor is nothing to brag about but the food is. This is a secret little gem of Del Mar for authentic Thai food.

Thank d h
Solana Beach, California
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a very tranquil quiet restaurant that serves excellent food. A family run business, the service is always attentive. Love many of the dishes including chicken salad, clay pot options, spring rolls, and fish dishes. Very reasonable for a lot of food.

Thank sdphil
Jacksonville, Florida
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449 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I especially liked the mild chicken curry. Our local friend dines here nearly every week and is never disappointed. We always visit when we are in town and love this restaurant, as well.

Thank 2Starbirders
San Diego
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152 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This unassuming strip mall restaurant serves excellent, fresh food in a family atmosphere. The food is always fresh and attractively presented. The owners are gracious and helpful. This is a great place for a quiet dinner with good accoustics.

Thank Mike F
Solana Beach, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Truth be told I have been coming here since I was 10. This restaurant has always been a family favorite and since moving back from Sydney, Australia last year, I was hopeful and then happy to see that nothing had changed. The food, is ridiculously good. The service is charming and consistent with a hint of subservience. The family that... More 

Thank brittany h
Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

I will preface this with the benefit of doubt and say it may have been an off day but was not impressed with my first time eating here (I went with 2 colleagues for weekday lunch). First of all it was not that crowded and service was extremely slow, no one even came over to our table for probably 15... More 

Thank Steven S
Del Mar, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

On a day when I was feeling frazzled, the husband suggests dinner out at Le Bambou. A wonderful suggestion! It was peaceful, service was efficient and the food, oh the food. We had the claypot with rice, barbecued pork and mushrooms, a vegetable soup, and beef with rice noodles. I've developed a seafood allergy and was lamenting not being able... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Tucked away in an unlikely location between Vons and CVS, entering Le Bambou whisks you into another world with white tablecloths and a well-dressed staff. We started with a large order of Suong soup which was plenty for the three of us. We ordered three entrees to share, which is a good idea since some of the dishes are dainty.... More 

Thank wavecatcher
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The food in this family owned restaurant is always good. The menu is extensive, the staff is efficient, and the setting is comfortable. make a reservation. It is popular. Try the spring rolls.

Thank baltoro
San Diego, California
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142 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

One exit south of the Del Mar Race Track I found this awesome restaurant tucked away in a shopping center that is so clean you could eat off the floor! The food was so incredibly delicious with all the ingredients being thoughtfully applied to each dish to create elegant dishes. All natural, all healthy, and nothing greasy! You've just got... More 

Thank Steven858

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Vietnamese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
14:00 - 11:30
14:00 - 11:30
14:00 - 11:30
14:00 - 17:30
21:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2634 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014-3110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-259-8138

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