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Le Bambou Restaurant

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2634 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014-3110
+1 858-259-8138
2:00 pm - 11:30 am
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Mon - Wed 2:00 pm - 11:30 am
Thu 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 9:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2015

One exit south of the Del Mar Race Track I found this awesome restaurant tucked away in a shopping center that is so clean you could eat off the floor! The food was so incredibly delicious with all the ingredients being thoughtfully applied to each dish to create elegant dishes. All natural, all healthy, and nothing greasy! You've just got... More 

Thank Steven858
Solana Beach, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

Be prepared for a big surprise! This Vietnamese restaurant is constantly rated the best in San Diego and this title is well deserved. Located in a small strip mall, I first ventured here more than 25 years ago and it is still a favorite. The food is so fresh and well prepared, healthy ingredients and seasoned to perfection......perfect every time!... More 

Thank Princessa57
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2015

the foods and the environment were both great I like their rice noodle soup especially Not too salty with good flavor

Thank hotellover16
San Diego, California
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592 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

I recently went back to Le Bambou for lunch. The price was more than reasonable, and the food was delicious. The restaurant always gives good service and excellent food. This non pretentious restaurant serves some of the best Vietnamese food in San Diego.

Thank baltoro
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2014

Tucked in the corner of a strip mall anchored by Von's supermarket, this place offers excellent food in a bright, warm setting. The restaurant's décor includes pale pink walls, white tablecloths and glass brick--it looks far nicer than you would expect. The extensive menu includes just about anything you could want from the cuisines of southeast Asia. You can order... More 

Thank Raoul R
San Diego, California
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592 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

This Vietnamese restaurant is popular with locals. The food is excellent as is the service. The prices are reasonable. The spring rolls are a specialty here.Beer and wine is serves.

Thank baltoro
San Diego, CA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

I lived in Del Mar for many years. I always enjoyed a visit to Le Bambou for dinner. When I'm in town, I still go there.

Thank jloden
Victoria, Canada
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146 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We've been to this area many times and happened to trip over this place. It's tucked into a corner of a strip mall but WOW, the food is fantastic. They have mastered the Vietnamese art of mixing the 5 fundamental taste elements in a subtle way. I have travelled extensively in Vietnam and can honestly say that this is like... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

First trip to the area and luckily had local friend who could recommend great food where the locals go. This was the spot. Unassuming up front the interior it is quite lovely with the bambou and glass...ambience not over stated. And then the food....yum anyone? Started with the spring rolls, pork in rice paper with a delightfully light sweet sauce..crisp,... More 

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Del Mar, California
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Had dinner last night at Le Bambou and was very pleasantly surprised by both the food and the ambience. This place is definitely a find! The food was both excellent and presented well. Both the wine list and the food selections are moderately priced. I would have given this place 5 stars except for the service we had - which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Vietnamese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 11:30 am
2:00 pm - 11:30 am
2:00 pm - 11:30 am
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
9:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2634 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014-3110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-259-8138

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