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Bamboo Cafe

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1 South Mulberry Street, Richmond, VA 23220-512
(804) 353-1609
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Today
10:00 am - 2:00 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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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Long time local favorite

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
KarenRichmond
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Richmond
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

This place is one of my favorite bar/restaurants in Richmond. the food is good to excellent, and not to be dismissed. There's always a lot of action and activity. Usually packed, and known to have the latest last call in Richmond. Diverse clientele, from VCU hipster types to middle-aged well to dos. The bartenders are highly skilled. I recommend the... More 

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?