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Red Bamboo

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Greenwich Village
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140 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 260-1212
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12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My sister suggested this restaurant because it was close to a theater we were attending a play for. I love that they serve beer. I ordered the Portobello sandwich with dairy cheese and my sister ordered the chicken parmigiana sandwich with vegan cheese. Both meals were excellent. Although this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
grapess80
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Cranford, New Jersey
via mobile
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Cranford, New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister suggested this restaurant because it was close to a theater we were attending a play for. I love that they serve beer. I ordered the Portobello sandwich with dairy cheese and my sister ordered the chicken parmigiana sandwich with vegan cheese. Both meals were excellent. Although this restaurant is small, we were seated right away and served quickly.... More 

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Thank grapess80
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was great. Friend and I picked this last minute and as a walk-in we had to wait about 30 minutes before getting a table but so worth it and not bad compared to the other places boasting at least an hour wait. The place only has about 10 tables but the turn around time for food is fast.... More 

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Thank Jaybar5
Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cultural kitchen vegan style. A vegan heaven in NYC that everyone should try. There’s a reason there are often lines out the door! A local favorite with an extensive menu. I am not a strict vegan so I asked for a recommendation. Chicken teriyaki was so good. Interesting teas and delicious desserts.

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Thank MagnoliaKat
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited from Scotland in september, food was awesome and staff were chatty and friendly. A must for vegans visiting NYC.

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Thank Ronnie F
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I hit 12 vegan/vegetarian places in a week-long trip to NYC. Many were excellent, but Red Bamboo was the only one we returned to, and we actually came back another time after that. The food was generally outstanding, and prices were quite reasonable. The Southern Fried Chicken is absolutely delicious, visually incredible, and you get a huge... More 

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Thank James75356
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped eating meat over 10 years ago, for ethical reasons, not because I didn't like the taste of meat. Red Bamboo is that place I go to when I'm not looking for anything extremely healthy or light. The food here is more "heavy". Their "Barbecue Buffalo Wings" and their "Creole Soul Chicken" are amazingly delicious. Brought many non Veg.... More 

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Thank Karolina L
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The food is so delicious! Incredibly flavorful for vegan food. I've gone with meat eaters who find the food delicious and very satisfying. I wish they would take reservations though. There's often a long wait if you're with more than two people. They also need to update their prices online because they do no reflect the menu prices at the... More 

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Thank Urbntraveler101
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

So I was vegan for a year and this restaurant made the transition really easy. If you not vegan you should definitely try it. My favorite dish is the bbq ribs, yeah RIBS! Is hard to believe they have that but trust me it taste delicious. I also love the sweet and sour chicken.

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Thank Elsy R
New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

favourite spot downtown for vegan fast food amazing vegan hamburger with all the fixings also the chocolate brownie cheesecake only complaint cheesecake only delivered on tuesday usuallly sells out immediately

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Thank Douglas K
Vantaa, Finland
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

They had a very wide (vegan) menu, all kinds of dishes with all kinds of fake meats, I chose the mango "chicken", and my hubby had the "ribs". And for dessert a fantastic "cheese"cake. I have been dreaming of the portions a lot since visiting Red Bamboo. I recommend a table reservation, we waited 25 minutes for a table.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 260-1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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

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