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“Fantastic seafood pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Romantic bamboo

Romantic bamboo
Ranked #1 of 151 Restaurants in Lamai Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic seafood pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Charming little place with an emphasis on romance so walking in with 3 lads was a bit different. Great and friendly host suggested delicious dishes and even gave us free home made ice cream for dessert! Thanks Michele !

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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“amazing food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great ambiance, very friendly owner and the food was terrific! Nice change to Thai food on the island.

Visited January 2014
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“"A restaurant full of my friends"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

"A restaurant full of friends".... that is the dream of the humble, warm owner, Michele. As soon as we walked in we were made to feel welcome as if we had just walked into a friend's house. Michele suggested we try the chicken chilli burn, the fish with chilli sauce and seafood spaghetti. Three mains for my husband and I?? "Why not?" Michele shrugged "you are on holidays". The meals did not disappoint. They were delicious. So much so we made a booking for the next night. The meals on night two were just as tasty. (My husband will NEVER forget the 5 Cheese Ravioli).

The Italian food was traditional and simple and obviously they use the freshest of ingredients. The restaurant is certainly romantic with strings of fairy lights, candles and coloured lighting. It is also set off the road and accessed via a lighted bridge. However what really sets this restaurant apart from others is Michele's exceptional customer service and genuine hospitality. We have been travelling for a month in Thailand now, eating out for every meal and being Australian's food is an important part of our lifestyle and isn't just the act of eating but the overall experience. Romantic Bamboo is the first place we felt welcomed, relaxed and well looked after.

Michele is a gracious host and his wife an accomplished cook. We entered as customers but left as friends. Highly recommend to everyone.

  • Visited January 2014
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Paris, France
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“Comme a la maison!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We came here by chance because we stayed in the residence next door. We didn't know the tripadvisor ranking but we can only confirm: the place (and even the menu) doesn't look fancy so if you're looking for a lounge place give it a pass, here is a small place (20 ppl or so) where food matters along with your own experience. The Italian owner and his Thai wife will make sure you get the best out of their kitchen: everything was good from the classic local dishes to the al dente pasta! Good luck to you guys for this family business and thanks for making us feel at home!

  • Visited January 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“The smiling restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Thank you for all your smiles and michele and his wife were amazing to us, helped us pick from the menu, made us special dishes and then when the food came it proved the smiles right.. The veggies in my vegetarian meal were super fresh and my partners meat dish looked great.
It makes such a difference when the service is friendly and helpful..
Great food, Great service.
Thanks again for your smiles and service :) :)

  • Visited October 2013
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