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Restaurant Bam Bou

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Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Fusion
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Sempacherstrasse 14 | 6002 Lucerne, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
41412268686
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This restaurant is at The Hotel Lucerne
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: East meets west Do you believe modern French cuisine or Asian traditional...
East meets west Do you believe modern French cuisine or Asian traditional cuisine, going back to ancient times, deserves to be crowned king of culinary art? We have set a delightful precedent in dealing with this issue once and for all at the Restaurant Bam-Bou. The fusion of cuisine at the Bam-Bou masterfully and boldly borrows from the best of both worlds and conjures up culinary experiences using this approach, thus creating a whole new style for the taste buds that is just as impressive as the stylish interior you see before you. And what do the experienced gourmets make of it? Well, it's 'formidable' according to Gault Millau, who awards 15 points.
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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and decor

We are always very well received at Bam Bou, the service is really 5* and the food and wines really good - last time I went I tried the Short ribs (delicious) and crab cake (exquisite) all this with a awesome red from Juan Gil in Spain, I'm definitely going back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan C
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are always very well received at Bam Bou, the service is really 5* and the food and wines really good - last time I went I tried the Short ribs (delicious) and crab cake (exquisite) all this with a awesome red from Juan Gil in Spain, I'm definitely going back!

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Thank Jonathan C
ManagerTH, Quality Management at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan C Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased that you took the time to write us. We are happy that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the quality of our food and service. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at the restaurant Bam Bou! Best... More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, high cuisine and pricey; yet, stylish, epicurean and excellent service. The waiters and sommelier are equally as impressive in wine and food knowledge. Undoubtedly one of the best addresses in Lucerne.

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Thank AlexTipps
ManagerTH, Quality Management at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear AlexTipps Thank you that you share your great feedback with the whole world. We are happy that we could convince you with our service and food quality. We would love to welcome you soon back at our restaurant Bam Bou! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We went to the restaurant while visiting Lucerne about 4 years ago, but I still wanted to write about Bam Bou now. From start to finish, the service was impeccable. We had drinks at the bar before proceeding to the restaurant. When you see the passion in service, food delivery, fusions and quality ingredients, you can't help but enjoy and... More 

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Thank OpinionatedAlready
ManagerTH, Quality Management at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear OpinionatedAlready Thank you that you share your great feedback with the whole world. We are pleased that we were able to convince you with our performance especially with the quality of our food and service. All the best to you and we really hope to welcome you again by your next trip to Lucerne! Yours sincerely, Sheila Quality Management More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great fusion restaurant with extremely savoury dishes and a nice ambiance. Avoid the tables near the kitchen, as they are kind of noisy. The food is perfectly executed but still, if you aren't into asian fusion dishes you most probably won't like it (which was not the case for me).

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Thank Woodythebald
ManagerTH, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear WoodyTheBald Thank you for your Feedback about your dinner at the BamBou Restaurant. We highly appreciate your comments and are happy you liked our food and ambiance. We recommend all our guests to give as much Details and wishes when booking the table. We cannot promise a certain table, but of course, we give our best to fulfill our... More 

Zug, Switzerland
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went there first time about 15 years ago and my boyfriend proposed to me there. Of course that means it´s a special place for me but all other visits over the years were also very pleasant and the quality stays high. The food is outstanding, freshly prepared and well balanced. Great wine selection, interesting modern design, nice atmosphere, professional... More 

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Thank Dorota T
ManagerTH, Quality Management at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear Dorota T Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased that you took the time to write us. Praise like yours shows us that we are on the right track and motivates us to get better and better. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again at the Restaurant Bam Bou! Best regards, Sheila... More 

Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

One of the better Asian/European restaurant. Stylish and spacious furnished with an open kitchen. Very good food, well seasoned and nicely served. Service was good, however I question if there is enough staff in case many people are visiting. I recommend this restaurant for business travelers as well as for people who want to spend the time for an nice... More 

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Thank Wolfgang100
ManagerTH, Quality Management at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear Wolfgang100 We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and thank you for your great feedback on TripAdvisor. We would be pleased if we soon could welcome you back in one of our restaurants in Lucerne! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I ate here during the Blues Festival before we saw Damien Rice perform. It's not inexpensive but well worth it. The design is also great and although it's below ground inventive use of mirrors negates that.

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Thank LSD417
ManagerTH, Quality Management at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear LSD417 We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at our restaurant Bam Bou and thank you that you are taking the time to give us your feedback on TripAdvisor. We would be pleased if we soon could welcome you back in one of our restaurants in Lucerne! Yours sincerely, Sheila Quality Management More 

Cologne, Germany
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I totally love this place and really enjoyed a special dinner there, but this is a place for special occasions only regarding my budget. Quality of food and service made the night worthwhile and we enjoyed the interior in the cellar which feels still great as they use several mirrors on two sides to show what's happening on the small... More 

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Thank Rinibi
ManagerTH, Quality Management at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear karinavdb Thank you for your visit at the restaurant Bam Bou and taking the time to give us your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are happy that we were able to convince you especially with our services and quality of our food. We would be pleased if we soon could welcome you back in one of our restaurants in Lucerne!... More 

Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place got recommended to us by 2 different locals, very glad we went and tried it out! Food was excellent and service was spot on. Definitely not cheap, but well worth it! Great food and wine options, lovely setting would go back!

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1 Thank Kara B
ManagerTH, Quality Management at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear Kara B Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased that you took the time to write us. We are delighted that we could impress you with our food quality and service. We hope to welcoming you soon back at our restaurant Bam Bou! Best regards, Sheila Quality Management More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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288 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I visited restaurant during a business trip. I went here primarily because of all the positive reviews. The ambiance and location, in the cellar of The Hotel is great. Nice warm interior an good lounge music. They have a quite limited selection of Asian/Fusion dishes. I had a Duck spring roll as appetiser followed by pork belly with some jasmin... More 

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Thank Enjoy1962
ManagerTH, Quality Management at Restaurant Bam Bou, responded to this review

Dear Enjoy1962 Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback, we were most pleased to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance, music and location of our The Hotel. Unfortunately we did not meet our standards or your expectations regarding the spring rolls, these should of course been replaced with a proper one, and we offer our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sempacherstrasse 14 | 6002 Lucerne, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: 41412268686

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 121
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

Description

East meets west Do you believe modern French cuisine or Asian traditional cuisine, going back to ancient times, deserves to be crowned king of culinary art? We have set a delightful precedent in dealing with this issue once and for all at the Restaurant Bam-Bou. The fusion of cuisine at the Bam-Bou masterfully and boldly borrows from the best of both worlds and conjures up culinary experiences using this approach, thus creating a whole new style for the taste buds that is just as impressive as the stylish interior you see before you. And what do the experienced gourmets make of it? Well, it's 'formidable' according to Gault Millau, who awards 15 points.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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