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Bamboo Box

50 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales NSW 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 6998
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Ranked #14 of 74 restaurants in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Asian, Fast Food, Café, Asian fusion
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located at the top of Katoomba Street this popular local cafe offers a variety of quality food at reasonable prices. Whilst modern and traditional Asian cuisine is the speciality, old Aussie favourites are also on offer (lunch only) to cater for all tastes. Locally roasted coffee and house-made sweets make this cafe a one stop eatery, dine-in or takeaway. Gluten free and vegetarian meals available. Mon - Wed 10am - 4.30pm, Thu - Sat 10am - 9.00pm, Closed Sunday
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English first
NSW, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We went to this restaurant because it offered a discount to people staying at our motel and because of the good reviews on here. Don't be fooled by how small and cafe-ish the actual restaurant is, the asian cuisine is as good or better then most other places. The Nasi Goreng was delicious and the meals were a very good... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Great selection of food and friendly service. Food was delicious especially the Fish dish. On the main street and warm inside.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had the stir fry special. I was told it was a popular choice by the waitress. It was luke warm. An average fried rice and Mongolian beef. With so many restaurant choices in katoomba, I have no urge to rush back.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

It is a relatively small restaurant, BIG on flavor. As another review said, do not be fooled by the appearance, it is like a hole in the wall. Had to the most amazing food here. My 10 year old and 8 year old would have licked their plates clean if not stopped. The right amount of heat and serving sizes... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is an excellent place for lunch. Great Malaysian food by an experienced Chef. A good place to get a quick takeaway meal or eat in, which is what most visitors need to experience. Great value for a quality meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had rendang beef and the taste was similar from where i came from, Indonesia, only the beef was better and softer....i was satisfied.

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

dont be deceived by the exterior. it looks like a chinese take away but the food is pretty good for malaysian fare. i only went in when i saw quite a few locals going in for lunch. its not a gourmet place but definitely qualifies as a nice cafe for a decent lunch.

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Katoomba, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I've been living here in Katoomba for over 3 years. I am pretty fussy about food. So at first I tried many restaurants with not much success, until a taxi driver told me about the Bamboo Box. I tried it once, and then I started eating here all the time. Now, I won't go anywhere else for lunch, and I... More

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Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

As a local I have eaten in just about every eatery in Katoomba. I continually return to The Bamboo Box because of the excellent service, fresh and delicious food, value and atmosphere. I can go in the morning for an excellent bacon and egg roll for $5. For lunch I can get a delicious fresh sandwich for $5, a choice... More

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Katoomba, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

As one other reviewer put it - yes it is an ordinary take away shop with seating (but only in appearance), but it could never be described as a "small place to sit", as it would easily seat 20 -25 people. The Bamboo Box does not pretend to be upmarket establishment and never has, as a local, I have now... More

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