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“Great eats”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of New Bamboo Center

New Bamboo Center
Ranked #154 of 1,470 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Helsinki
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great eats”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Have only tried the Malaysian specials, all have had fantastic flavor. Note the 3 chili level = hot. Have eaten some seriously spicy food and the 3 chili level is top 10. Easy to find, friendly service. Get there early if you don't want to wait.

  • Visited March 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Fantasic Best little find in Helsinki”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Cheap, Great Service, when they say 3 chillis is very hot, they are not joking. Great value for money, and fast service. Always busy, and service is always with a smile. Have been a number of times, with different colleagues, who always take more back. Great flavour and very authentic.

try the spicey black chilli sauce on the table as well, will blow your socks off.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank ianhelsinki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“My go-to place when I go to Helsinki”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

For years this place has been frequented by young adults, hipsters, students and local residents who come for inexpensive and very tasty (spicy if you so want) food. The Malaysian-inspired curry, with tofu or chicken, is definitely my recommendation.

You will most likely be seated next to others, and served as if in a whirlwind. It's all part of the charm of this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank notkaiho
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Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Authentic and reasonable.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

New Bamboo Center is a unique dining experience in downtown Helsinki. Small place, almost always full of students, youngsters, hipsters, travellers, you name it. But also nearby business people having lunch. It truly is a quick place, my record of getting a portion is under a minute! Which means, it's not always prepared from the schratch when you order it. Therefore, I've broke my stomach couple of times badly, since the food've been standing there in the kitchen maybe tens of minutes.
But why I regularly go back then? Food is really tasty and simple. Not top quality, but a good value. Atmosphere is unique, noisy and busy. Note, that no alcohol of any kind is served here (they are not willing to pay the license, which also maybe keep the prices reasonable). Order something they have to prepare from the beginning, and you get a good value. If it says spicy on the list, spicy it is (unlike in many places in Finland, where finding spicy food is almost impossible.)

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jarkko L
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“Excellent inexpensive spicy food in unique environment - it can't get more authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my regular lunch places in Helsinki due to the spicy food and superb price quality ratio!
Once you get used to it you learn to like the frenticly positive environment. A very unique place!

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Coco S
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