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“Good grub, friendly place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bambusia

Bambusia
29 Newland St, Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
9387-5838
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Ranked #41 of 235 Restaurants in Bondi
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Good grub, friendly place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Reasonable selection of food options, well priced, Friendly staff as well. BYO or purchase your plonk onsite.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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“Reliable and Reasonable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Even though new owners took over this a few years ago, they've maintained the menu and kept serving their reliable, standard chinese menu. It's licenced, but you can also bring your own wine. I recommend the vegetarian or chicken Sang Choy Bow (chopped filling served in a lettuce cup) and ask for the bone-in lemon chicken. Maybe stay away on Friday, Saturday nights if you don't like Karaoke and people getting a bit rowdy having a lot of fun. It's not award-winning Chinese cuisine, but the starched white tablecloths, cheerful Karaoke-ing customers, very helpful, friendly, family-style service, and a great Margarita (even if the barman had to get the owner to look up the recipe and make it). It's a reliable favorite when I visit Sydney. I'm talking about the Bondi Beach location. They also have one in Bondi Junction, same reasonable menu, but not as good an atmosphere.

Visited March 2012
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“Love this place!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

My friends and I come here often we love the atmosphere the staff are friendly and good food!! Karaoke good laugh so much fun. The only downfall is last time we came they said no more BYO :(( hopefully they'll bring it back!! All together good night out! :)

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“The reviews don't lie!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Usually when I see nothing but excellent reviews, I think that the restaurant owners had something to do with that, but this place was terrific!
The staff was fast and friendly and the food was tasty and presented very well. You can definitely sense the family feeling.
The decor is a bit outdated, but so what?! So am I! :-)
Definitely recommend this!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Chinese food in the Eastern Suburbs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

I have been eating takeaway and dine in Chinese from Bambusia for years. It is located in Bondi Junction and is by far the best quality Chinese anywhere in the Eastern Suburbs.

All the food is superb quality and the service is second to none. The restaurant is run like a family and I wouldn't eat Chinese anywhere else!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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