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Bamboozle Cafe

#128 of 1,874 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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516 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
+1 813-223-7320
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Largo, Florida
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449 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No! It was very good. The small restaurant is primarily Vietnamese food. And, for the most part, it was all tasty. The service was very friendly. The food came quickly and was all hot and fresh. The Crab Rangoon and the Bahn Mi Sliders were all nice. The Green Papaya salad was nice. We enjoyed some of the sushi rolls.... More 

Thank Keith B
Tampa, Florida
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568 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love that you can build a custom roll here so there is something for everyone! They also have pho and other options. My favorite were the BBQ Pork and traditional. And the Kicken Chicken is very spicy so if you like heat go for that one. **Do NOT miss** their Vietnamese Coffee Cupcake- my mouth waters just thinking about... More 

Thank StefJax
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend their fresh rolls!!! Healthy and delicious and exactly what we were looking for!!!

Thank Rebecca F
Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sure, you can get Pho everywhere these days, but good Pho isn't necessarily great Pho. Bamboozle has great Pho. If Pho is new to you, it's really a great food adventure. At the foundation is a very complex broth. Vietnamese seasonings infuse the broth and give the dish most of its flavor. Bean sprouts,rice vermicelli noodles and steamed chicken provide... More 

Thank BluWater1der
Davenport, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here before a show at Straz, not being from Tampa and also being a vegetarian I wasn't sure where to eat but this place was great! Our server was friendly and so helpful and the menu had great variety. My friend (non-veg) had plenty of choices and so did I. I am finding myself craving the vegan pho I... More 

Thank Mel S
Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

everything excellent - staff knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly, nice variety of dishes and appetizers,and downtown location

Thank bbsacks
District of Columbia
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59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown is pretty sleepy at night. This place had a lot of people in it. Service was a little odd -- there was some confusion about who was supposed to help us, and things came in waves from the kitchen. Food was good. The kids' menu features a bento box-style meal that is fun and tasty. Try the lemongrass tofu.

Thank childbride84
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

We arrived in Tampa in the evening and walking down the street looking for a restaurant found Bamboozle Café. It was a lucky find! The food was delicious. There were 4 in our party and we had Lemongrass Chicken, Shaking beef and Haas Avocado. The flavors were outstanding and the portions were large. As a side note – the shaking... More 

Thank Laura20014
Spring Hill, Florida
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Only my second experience with Vietnamese food. We arrived at around 1:30 and the place was packed. Our party of 4 had the beef pho, shrimp pho and BBQ pork on a roll. The food was good and plentiful. I am not accustom to ordering in line. And the place is not really big, I'm guessing it can seat about... More 

Thank Rocky D
Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Just eaten some delicious Bamboozle "bread rolls" - Fresh veges and lettuce, meat and vermicelli noodles wrapped in rice paper- we tried the scrumptious pork, duck and chicken. You choose your veges, and there are sufficient sauces to add to your food if you wish too. You can sit inside or out. The staff are friendly and efficient. Well done!

Thank Laurie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-223-7320
The restaurant is recommended by Marriott in Tampa.

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