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“Amazing food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bamboo Box

Bamboo Box
50 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales NSW 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 6998
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Ranked #15 of 72 Restaurants in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Fast Food, Asian, Asian fusion
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located at the top of Katoomba Street this popular local cafe offers a variety of quality food at reasonable prices. Whilst modern and traditional Asian cuisine is the speciality, old Aussie favourites are also on offer (lunch only) to cater for all tastes. Locally roasted coffee and house-made sweets make this cafe a one stop eatery, dine-in or takeaway. Gluten free and vegetarian meals available. Mon - Wed 10am - 4.30pm, Thu - Sat 10am - 9.00pm, Closed Sunday
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“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We ate here twice for dinner over our weekend away. Amazing food. Excellent prices and you also get free gelato with every main meal purchased when eating in. Would highly recommend this place

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Fantastic little spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The name is Bamboo Box and its capacity isn't much more than 20. So you mightn't expect much. But don't turn away because this is a fantastic little spot. The staff are so friendly and helpful. There are dozens of choices on the menu but they're still able to describe different dishes and make suggestions depending on what you normally like and how hungry you are. And the food is brilliant! I went for the Shanghai Fish (tip: the chef is from Shanghai) and my wife had a laksa. Both were delicious. It's also a comfortable little restaurant with a nice atmosphere despite its small size. Value? Excellent. It was almost criminal that our bill was so low but that just meant that staff got a bigger tip than we'd normally give. They certainly deserved it. A final tip: it would pay to book in advance because of the limited capacity but, if they're booked out, you can also order take away.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Friendly staff, yummy food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The female staff member that was working the night I went in was super super friendly and so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.

The food was flavoursome, and I really enjoyed my scallops with ginger and shallots. I got extra vegetables and they were great too. I have nothing bad to say about this place!

Visited June 2013
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“Service can be a bit slow sometimes but food is truly great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Bamboo Box Cafe is a very small place (better to book or arrive early), with very, very nice food for such cheap prices. We go there every time we go to the Blue Mountains. Meals are huge, tasty, very well-cooked. Service is friendly but can sometimes be a little bit slow. I guess that's the price to pay to enjoy meals that are freshly cooked...
Definitely a place to remember while in the Blue Mountains!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Had lunch here and YUMMMM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We were actually looking at a menu a few doors down when an older lady approach us and told us about the Bamboo box. It is only a small place but the food was cooked fresh using fresh vegies and it is very reasonably priced. I will definitely eat here again

Visited May 2013
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