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Red Bamboo

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Greenwich Village
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140 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10012-1049
+1 212-260-1212
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12:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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Jerusalem, Israel
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Red Bamboo has become a site of vegetarian pilgrimage for me every time I come into NY. I love the food (the vegan chicken dishes are my fav) the ambiance and the friendly staff. During lunch and dinner times it can get very loud (bad acoustics) which is why I prefer going during off hours, but if you insist on... More 

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Thank Carmiel F
Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Red Bamboo on a Tuesday evening around 6pm in late April and were lucky enough to get a table right away. The place is small and they don't take reservations so you're best bet at getting a table seems to be by coming for an early dinner. I visited Red Bamboo with my boyfriend and brother. I myself... More 

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1 Thank Tina E
Valparaiso, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Had the barbecue chicken and the Crab Rangoon. Both were excellent. Is all about the texture and the flavors when recreating real meats, and they nailed both!!!

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Thank Jason G
Sydney
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in whilst walking by. Great food. Great service. What more could you want? What's really annoying is TripAdvisor forcing me to write more characters before I can submit this review. Really frustrating when a company tries to control what you can or can't do. If it wasn't for the good experience at Red Bamboo, I would have just closed... More 

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1 Thank Tripmantle
Pune, India
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I looked online and found this restaurant to have a 4.5 rating. The reviews looked good and we decided to eat here. There was a long wait, they take no reservations and when we walked in we were told that there would be an hours wait, this is acceptable as we ere a party of 7. The wait was worth... More 

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Thank Y3bug
New York City, New York
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289 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The place is not too big and simple. This my issue with most vegan places. They are sparsely furnished and more like take out places. The food selection is huge and delicious. I tried the chicken with coconut and it's crunchy, delicious and tasty. Cashew chicken is also out of this world. Vegan ice cream like butter pecan is highly... More 

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Thank agnes9971
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

As a meat eater with a husband who is a vegetarian, this was quite the experience. I was a bit hesitant at first not being convinced that vegetarian food could possibly taste like meat when it came to texture and taste. I was wrong. The "fried shrimp" actually tasted like shrimp with exactly the same texture, same went with their... More 

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1 Thank Aladdin40
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. Cheap. Great service. A must go. Even meat eaters would be bluffed away, especially any "chicken" food. The chicken cajun was so tasty!

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Thank Greg T
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I made an effort to visit Red Bamboo after reading the testimonials on here. I could not have been happier. As a relatively new vegan (6months) I am already used to having limited choices when looking at a menu so upon sitting down I was overwhelmed with this great choices. The staff were fortunately patient when I was forced them... More 

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Thank Daniel G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

So my last review discussed how hard and bad the bamburger had become - I've been back a number of times since and they've thankfully repaired it - it's soft and way better. My only complaint about red bamboo is that the vegetables depending what you order seem to be from frozen sometimes - this isn't ok for a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10012-1049
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-1212

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

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Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighbourhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
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