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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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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
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Great bar food, nice little local place amidst crap bars in fan.

Good burgers and sandwiches, specials rarely disappoint. Usually a good beer selection, service is above average for this part of town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Shayna K
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good burgers and sandwiches, specials rarely disappoint. Usually a good beer selection, service is above average for this part of town.

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Thank Shayna K
Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Yep, if you want to go where the "locals" go, this is your place...casual VERY GOOD food with a rustic Fan flavor!

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Thank Kathleen K
Norfolk, Virginia
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404 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

I've only been here twice. It seems to fill up at lunch. Our party had a variety of simple items. One of our party loved the church pew like booth at the very back of the establishment which provided a slightly elevated view of the whole place. My tuna fish sandwich was okay with plenty of tuna and tomato. My... More 

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Thank Robert B
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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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1 Thank midlomonarch
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 Thank GACWIII
Richmond
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank KarenRichmond
prov31girl
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank Carey Ann V
Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank Wearytraveler565
Virginia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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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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