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Istana Bambu

Lot 841-842, Jalan Hulu Kelang-Ampang, Ampang, Malaysia
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Ranked #21 of 77 Restaurants in Ampang
Cuisines: Asian
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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54% Recommend
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just got back from an organised night bus tour in which a meal was arranged to be eaten here mid tour. When we arrived it was very busy not a problem as thought must be popular with the local people. We were seated and found our food already sat on the table waiting for us dont know how long it... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

this was truly a gem. we made reservation.(pls do esp if you are in a big group)when we arrived,the food was ready. the food was great. we had seafood spread. plus the ambience is beautiful. will come again . it is a drive out from kl. if u have a car,tt would be great or use a easytaxi app to... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Istana Bamboo operate at night time. The place is exotic and gain its name as Bamboo Palace as the property is made to a great extent with Bamboo and crafted. So it is unique in itself and there are not many equivalents and probably one of the rarest available. It is the ambience which is the strongest selling point and... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

i've been here a couples of times before...it was good before...really like the landscape and the environment...but my latest experience dine here, i've found out that the restaurants was not as good as before....declining food quality in terms of taste...the services also a litlle bit slow...the salted egg crab is dried and not gravy like it used too...others food like... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Went several times there.Enjoy the food.On Saturday nite they have live band playing music for the customer.Really like the fried beef and chili prawn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Very nice place. Food was excellent. Crab was delicious and cheap and lots if selection. Hard to find the restaurant as we spent lots if time on GPS locating it. The bambu huts were very nice and food arrived elegantly. Service a bit slow and not so attentive. And some people decide to smoke in the huts which is unpleasant... More

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Ampang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

i'm very dissapointed with this restaurant eventhough atmosphere and the decoration was interesting with nice view but the food and the services was really bad.i came to this restaurant with my family to celebrate my son's birthday. We ordered a few dishes from the ala carte menu and drinks which we expected our drinks will come first around 15 to... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

i do love this place actually, love the settings, the small bambu huts, the mini padi fields, small ponds and nice landscape that you can enjoy. I also love the mini prayer room, very cosy and near. Free parking, open air and the night view of this place is magical hence the name "Istana" which means castle..but...if you want to... More

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5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012 via mobile

Food was very good and decor interesting but meal was spoilt by smoke from a nearby table. In this day and age they should at least have a non smoking area if they are going to allow smoking in their restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012 via mobile

quality of food baverage is good..easy for park n ride.but if they make more light environment is better...

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