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Red Bowl Asian Bistro

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481 Town Center Pl, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29229-7988
803-462-9991
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 5
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service Sucks!

I have eaten here several times in the past and had excellent service; however, today, I went in for takeout and it was chaotic at the front desk. Four young girls working the front desk, but only 1 was taking order and answering phones. The other three stood there talking to each other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
bakeme
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I wish I could give it zero stars it was terrible sushi. Worst then grocery store bought. The bathrooms where absolutely disgusting. The service was extremely slow even though the restaurant wasn't full. The dirty fabric napkins where tossed in the hallway to the bathroom there was hundreds of them. Gross!!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great Gluten Free Menu! Before I found out I was allergic I went here for their Sweet and Sour Chicken. The BEST around!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I have eaten here several times in the past and had excellent service; however, today, I went in for takeout and it was chaotic at the front desk. Four young girls working the front desk, but only 1 was taking order and answering phones. The other three stood there talking to each other , laughing at customers and just being... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Have eaten there a few times, not the best but not too bad, until tonight. My Granddaughter and I went there tonight around 8:00 pm. We both had the beef and veg. bowl. Service was pretty good. I requested vegetables' to be soft tender and wanted them cooked in Hibachi Sauce, My Granddaughter wanted hers the same. My vegetables were... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Enjoyed lunch at the Red Bowl Asian Bistro for V Day...the sushi was awesome!!!!!!! The wait was not long (surprisingly). The server was decent. The ambiance "eh...", but that sushi...YUMMILICIOUS!

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Sumter, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I stopped in while shopping and the place was empty. We were promptly seated and offered drinks. Our server knew the menu and made some recommendations. I had perhaps the best bowl of hot and sour soup ever. It was full of bits and was perfectly spicy. I ordered the baked cashew chicken and brown rice. I... More 

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Elgin, SC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I took my two daughters out to eat with me at this place. I had seen it a while back and wanted to try it. When we walked in we were placed in the far back (it would have been considered the nosebleed section had this been a football stadium). Our waitress was nice, but barely there, and you would... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Sushi is fresh and well made, but the service wasn't satisfactory. The waitress, Jing-Jing, delineated from commonly excepted norms contemporaneous with the social behavior that one comes to expect when eating at a fine dining establishment. Had this been a "Wing-Joint" her service would have been considered acceptable.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Been here a couple of times. Lunches are always good, huge portions. Service needs a little work for dinner. Be prepared to receive LOTS of sauteed onions in your meals if it calls for any. Can not beat the 5$ Long Island Iced Teas all day everyday, great for sitting at the bar with friends for sushi and drinks.

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maggie valley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My experience was a good one. The staff sat us quickly, the server was very attentive and on top of drink refills. My meal was good, the spicy basil chicken with fried rice (huge portion size). Not the best Asian food, but decent. My husband had two different rolls if sushi and he said they were both awful. He couldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 481 Town Center Pl, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29229-7988
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-462-9991

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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