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Istana Bambu

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Lot 841-842, Jalan Hulu Kelang-Ampang, Ampang, Malaysia
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dining in a Kampung environment.

Great location. Good and tasty food. Service is good. Parking is easy. Restaurant setting is of typical kampung environment.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
via mobile
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is cosy , nice landscape kampung like environment , food is good & served within the expected time. However , the waiter/waitresses need to be more attentive & alert, the TV screen seems to be source of distraction.

Thank Ridzwan H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Great location. Good and tasty food. Service is good. Parking is easy. Restaurant setting is of typical kampung environment.

Thank Darhicr
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The restaurant is situated near the Taman Hillview (besides MRR2) in a very calm and quite place. The decoration with the bamboo is just artistic and elegant. To spend time with beloved one, it is highly recommended. Awesome food specially the steaks and Nasi Biryani Lamb.

Thank Dhananjoy K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Need to improve the service quality as well as the food quality. The waitresses need to have more knowledge on the food in their own menu. I was extremely disappointed with what the chef served us: overcooked lemon chicken (some were burnt), tasteless butter prawns n sizzling beancurd. The drinks (fruity drinks) were tasteless too. Yes, the environment was nice... More 

2 Thank aieza1002
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was taken aback with the view when I stepped into the restaurant. The path to the main dining area is soooooooooo beautiful. I wish I had a partner or at least a friend to go there with. The setting is simple and calm. Food was exciting. Being alone, I ordered a small portion of the butter prawn and seaweed... More 

1 Thank grace l
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank baz2000
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank zyesabatini
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78 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 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 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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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 

2 Thank uninvitedguest82
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

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.

Thank Drasmunni

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lot 841-842, Jalan Hulu Kelang-Ampang, Ampang, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Selangor  >  Ampang

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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