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Bambu Restaurant

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3993 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1C1, Canada
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very excited to go to Bambu, even though we were in a hurry to be elsewhere and had a very short timeframe to eat. We told the waitress when we got to our table that we were in a hurry and had to be out by a certain time. She was nothing short of friendly and efficient. We... More 

Thank RedhatgalBarb
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting on a soggy Saturday and starving after a long commute. Decided on the Bambu and so glad we did! It's been a while since I've thoroughly enjoyed a meal from start to finish. We had the wonton and hot and sour soup with shrimps. As our main, singapore noodles and the cantonese chowmein. Flavors were excellent, portions... More 

Thank Nadine N
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are always conflicted about Bambu. Pros: modern, clean design giving a pleasant ambiance; a varied and enticing menu; efficient service and genrally good quality of food. Cons: quite overpriced, to the tune of 30-50%, depending on the dish. Nevertheless, we go occasionally, especially if there is an occasion. This time it was my wife's birthday. Two drinks, small appetizer... More 

1 Thank Maxim B
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to this restaurant a few times already and never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and they have a good selection. The price is a bit high but it's worse it. The taste of food is amazing. It's a good place for any occasion

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with the menu at Bambu. They have everything from Szechwan/Cantonese dishes to dim sum and sushi so we figured... Why not try a bit of everything! While I wouldn't come back for the sushi as I found it quite ordinary (Esp considering the price), I'd gladly come back for dim sum. The selection is limited but... More 

1 Thank Hakim F
Ottawa, Canada
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366 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 650 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I have eaten here twice with my family in the past couple of months and can say the food is decent without being too exciting. A few days ago at dinner time they had one poor women alone making sushi, which meant there was a delay getting the food. It's wholesome fare and the place is friendly enough (particularly good... More 

1 Thank Faience44
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I brought my family here for Father's day because many of my friends had recommended it. The moment we walked in we were greated by very friendly staff. Our waitress was wonderful, she suggested a few dishes from the all you can eat menu that were delicious! The sushi was great, it all tasted very fresh. It's probably the best... More 

1 Thank Jon1997
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Our party of five came here for Father's Day lunch. Suspected immediately they were short of serving staff. Waited and waited at table. Had to wave a waitress over to take our drinks' order. Then waited again for someone to take food order. Had to wave to lady maitre d' and told her we had yet to order. Instead of... More 

3 Thank benbLondon
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by my wife's coworker. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and it was quite slow. The greeter needs some personality. But our server Jenny was a charm. Knowledgable , friendly, and efficient. We decided on 4 lunch plates, 1 being the spicy Thai basil beef which for my heat level is a no... More 

1 Thank StanMJ
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here two nights ago. We were a party of 7;4 adults and 3 teenagers. Krispy was our server and she was terrific. We ordered a lot of sushi and it came to the table on a boat platter that was almost too pretty to eat! My son found the Spicy Salmon Hand Rolls to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Sushi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3993 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1C1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613.738-8800
  • This restaurant is at Ottawa Intl Airport (after security)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?