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Istana Bambu

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Lot 841-842 Jalan Hulu Kelang Ampang, Ampang 68000, Malaysia
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A place to chill out with family and friends as they have quite a rustic ambience but not more than that. The service was slow, the food was average but expensive.

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Thank Basir R
kuala lumpur
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

went there for a dinner (breaking fast), was enticed since istana bambu restaurant purportedly hailed by few local visitors n bloggers as amongst the best best restaurant in town. it was a total shock: a. Parking 1. poor parking space arrangement. no system at all,can park anywhere.no parking attendance to direct motorist. 2. not enough parking cant cope with many... More 

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1 Thank castiel21
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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204 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Pro's : Food was Excellent Con's : If you come earlier than opening time no one will entertain you I love this place. Very nice environment & ambient. Ideal place to bring guests especially from outside Malaysia. The was marvelous & as always up to the standard. Not so hard to find using WAZE & its just 15-20minutes from KLCC.... More 

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Thank Timbermad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

The place is cosy , nice landscape kampung like environment , food is good & served within the expected time. However , the waiter/waitresses need to be more attentive & alert, the TV screen seems to be source of distraction.

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1 Thank Ridzwan H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Great location. Good and tasty food. Service is good. Parking is easy. Restaurant setting is of typical kampung environment.

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Thank Darhicr
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The restaurant is situated near the Taman Hillview (besides MRR2) in a very calm and quite place. The decoration with the bamboo is just artistic and elegant. To spend time with beloved one, it is highly recommended. Awesome food specially the steaks and Nasi Biryani Lamb.

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Thank Dhananjoy K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Need to improve the service quality as well as the food quality. The waitresses need to have more knowledge on the food in their own menu. I was extremely disappointed with what the chef served us: overcooked lemon chicken (some were burnt), tasteless butter prawns n sizzling beancurd. The drinks (fruity drinks) were tasteless too. Yes, the environment was nice... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was taken aback with the view when I stepped into the restaurant. The path to the main dining area is soooooooooo beautiful. I wish I had a partner or at least a friend to go there with. The setting is simple and calm. Food was exciting. Being alone, I ordered a small portion of the butter prawn and seaweed... More 

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1 Thank grace l
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Just got back from an organised night bus tour in which a meal was arranged to be eaten here mid tour. When we arrived it was very busy not a problem as thought must be popular with the local people. We were seated and found our food already sat on the table waiting for us dont know how long it... More 

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Thank baz2000
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

this was truly a gem. we made reservation.(pls do esp if you are in a big group)when we arrived,the food was ready. the food was great. we had seafood spread. plus the ambience is beautiful. will come again . it is a drive out from kl. if u have a car,tt would be great or use a easytaxi app to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 841-842 Jalan Hulu Kelang Ampang, Ampang 68000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Selangor  >  Ampang

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