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“Do not eat here!!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Bamboo House Chinese Restaurant

Bamboo House Chinese Restaurant
47 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9662 1565
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Ranked #81 of 4,076 Restaurants in Melbourne
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Do not eat here!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

No one should eat here, this restaurant promotes the inhumane slaughter of an endangered shark population! Bamboo house Restaurant support this disgusting practice, they are responsible for leading sharks to extinction. If you would like to still have sharks alive in our oceans in the future you will not support a restaurant who is this careless and selfish. 200,000 sharks are slaughtered everyday so that people can eat shark fin soup. This restaurant sees fit to be part of an industry that, on majority, hacks the fins off live sharks, tossing the still living, fin-less shark back into the ocean like rubbish to die a slow, painful death. Please do not support this, choose somewhere else to eat.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Fabulous meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We chose to dine at Bamboo House when visiting Melbourne a few weeks ago - and I am so happy that we did. My husband and I enjoyed our meal immensely and agreed that it was the best Chinese meal we have ever had! We shared Peking Duck, a vegetable dish and a stir-fried chicken dish. The food was simply wonderful and the service was also excellent. I really appreciated the advice regarding choice of meals provided by our waiter. We were on holidays in Hong Kong and Maceau earlier this year but did not taste a meal in either of these countries which compared with the meal we enjoyed at Bamboo House. We will definitely return again when we next visit Melbourne.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“YUM!!!! Great food! Amazing Peking duck!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

The Peking duck was one of the best I have ever had (there have been many to compare) and all other dishes great!!!! I will go here again and would recommend with out any hesitation. YUM!!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The food is so fresh, the individual flavour and texture of each dish leaves you eager to try the next one, an amazing array of interesting dishes.

Visited July 2012
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“Grossly overrated and expensive to boot”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Having been here three times, I still don't know what the fuss is about.

Sure, one gets served individually by a waiter from a trolley (at least when one is in a group).

The Peking duck was pleasant but portion sizes are tiny.

I left hungry. While I haven't had to pay on any occasion, I gather that its prices are quite high.

You can obtain a similar Chinatown experience for less down the street. Avoid this overpriced joint that is more a 'place to be seen.'

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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