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“Great food, great service, great quality” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bambu

Bambu
604 Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
843-284-8229
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Ranked #96 of 256 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Simmons St
Description: Mount Pleasant’s best spot for exciting Asian cuisine, sushi and cocktails has become the place to be for locals and visiting guests alike. Inside, whimsical jellyfish lights hang from the ceiling, expert sushi chefs work steadily to prepare intriguing rolls and sashimi as guests chat at the grand bar stocked with top-shelf liquor, favorite beers on tap and a variety of high-end Sake. The Lowcountry’s most alluring patio is the crown jewel of Bambu. Partially enclosed for both hot days and cool nights, patrons feel they have been transported to paradise, all the while feeling right at home. The Koi pond, open community tables, intimate booths and outdoor bar create a fun, relaxed atmosphere that is second to none. The menu is decidedly contemporary casual Thai and Japanese with other Asian influences. Don't miss their amazing happy hour at their bar all week long and a "Ladies Night" on Thursdays. Open nightly at 4pm. Dinner service at 5pm.
Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Ate dinner here last week (Dec 2013). Had an all-around good experience. I'm surprised at another local review saying the raw food was low-grade - mine was terrific.

Had tuna lover's sushi/sashimi platter, nearly had to roll out of the place when I was done. My son had the "potato roll" which was very much worth trying, terrific flavor (and not at all about potatoes, don't let the name fool you).

The Asian Donuts dessert was delicious, and I can't want to have that again. I ate one; my son ate 4-5 of them and was looking for more!

Was a slow weeknight; the service was timely and attentive.

Will definitely go back (my son wants to know "when?").

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Secret Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Bambu is a great place for lunch $8 to $11 delicious specials only no one knows about it. I would like to see them change the Live Music sign out front to a big red sign with white letters
Lunch Specials Daily.
I am afraid if they do not get more traffic, they will discontinue lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Going Down Hill Fast”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Bambu was once a very good bar and Japanese restaurant. Five years ago it was always crowded, and the sushi and shashimi were fresh and great. Fast forward. The place was sold recently, business is way off (almost spooky) and the raw food is now either of a lower grade or old. We have been there countless times over the years, but two weeks ago was our last time...for good. Stick a fork in this one; it's done.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I've always enjoyed going to Bambu, especially on their Wednesday Ladies' Night! (half off wine and certain appetizers) The outdoor seating area is really enjoyable, and the food is good. There is a good selection of sushi and the Pad Thai I had was great as well. Prices are fair, especially when they have half-off type of promotions like Ladies' Night! Would recommend to a group looking for a good dinner, fair prices, and a nice ambiance. Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere and Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a nice gem in Mount Pleasant. The decor is beautiful and the food is exceptional. The patio was a wonderful place to have a drink and eat a wonderful meal after a full day of sight-seeing in Charleston. Servers were some of the nicest we came across in Charleston.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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