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1 South Mulberry Street, Richmond, VA 23220-512
(804) 353-1609
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 6
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bamboo...Shoot!

The wife and I were looking for a place to do Sunday brunch. We'd planned to go to a popular place in the near west end of greater Richmond. However, the place was really busy and there was a 15-20 minute wait. When you've waited until 1ish to get some grub - the extra 20 minutes wouldn't do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
midlomonarch
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The wife and I were looking for a place to do Sunday brunch. We'd planned to go to a popular place in the near west end of greater Richmond. However, the place was really busy and there was a 15-20 minute wait. When you've waited until 1ish to get some grub - the extra 20 minutes wouldn't do. Sooo, we... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have been having brunch at the Bamboo Cafe since the late 70's and have never been so disappointed as I was today, As a matter of fact, this is the first time I've ever BEEN disappointed. As someone who has worked a short order grill for breakfast many years ago, i know full well how a kitchen can get... More 

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent quality and variety of food in a casual, eclectic atmosphere. The nightly dinner specials starting at 6 p.m. are always terrific and a very good value. Limited seating but worth going any time. The fan setting is appealing, too. Street parking can be a challenge at busiest time, but always worth the effort!

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prov31girl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

So glad we ditched our dinner plans to go to this place instead! I am quite the aficionado of mac and cheese (yes, there is such a thing!), and theirs is probably the best I've ever eaten (I got it without the ham). I will be following their lead and putting leeks in mine from now on! I got the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The food is always good, but this place is always crowded. Service can be friendly. or no descript, as "Fan" servers think since they work in "The Fan", they are the star of the business, not the food. I would not recommend families, it' more a bar.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've been going here for years. The staff is friendly and the food is always consistent. It is good and there are always some specials. If you prefer quaint establishments to the chain restaurants, this is a good choice.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Small, unique spot for a drink or food. Nothing fancy, but the omelet and potatoes for brunch were really pretty good.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

great steak dinner for half the price of a fancy or chain place,inexpensive,coctails,great,friendly service,just a few steps from "the one" b and b.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

As a frequent diner at Avalon, I've walked by this place numerous times always telling my wife that we should go sometime.. So one Friday night (which is my night to do dinner) I decided to give Bamboo Cafe a try. When we arrived we were seated quickly, not being real hungry we decided to order off the sandwich portion... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Found this place my first night in Richmond and can't say enough about it. Warm, friendly, nicely appointed, and the food is surprisingly excellent for what seems like a bar from the street. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 South Mulberry Street, Richmond, VA 23220-512
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 353-1609
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?