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“Not good at all”
Review of Bamboo Lagoon

Bamboo Lagoon
Ranked #146 of 9,562 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A taste of the Far East. Step into Bamboo Lagoon where a taste of Far Eastern and fusion cuisine meets the exotic: a scattering of huts, bridges, and waterways, rushing waterfalls and live entertainment all add to this fun dining experience. Indulge in the sumptuous seafood buffet where Polynesian, Indonesian and Thai influences offer an excellent selection of healthy choices. An exciting and entertaining live Polynesian band will complete the experience.
Houston, Texas
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179 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Not good at all”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

While the buffet offers a wide array of foods there is very little that is actually good. The cooked to order shrimp are probably among the better choices, but still far from good.

Visited December 2011
Thank Mark J
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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436 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“Looks a bit tacky... needs a change”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

a bit 'corny' with all the bamboo and plastic rocks round the fish pond, food was ok but nothing special.

Visited September 2012
Thank Ralph R
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Tampa, Florida
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274 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“Pricey, but this is Dubai”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

A huge array of dishes, including desserts I was glad to see. Sushi, sashimi, seafood freshly cooked. You need to choose the package for dinner, with or without alcohol etc, and then it is basically all you can eat. Since I am not a big eater, it ends up being expensive for me, but my partner had a great time!

Visited February 2012
Thank senti2comun
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“For dinner and Friday brunch”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Bamboo Lagoon is the place I went more than once only for dinner. There are package options you need to choose and the price goes up, the amount and variety of alcoholic beverages gets better. If you dont drink, still fine, beacuse there is also a non-alcoholic package available. I guess, the buffet so much to offer, you need at least 2-3 hours to enjoy and make the most of alcoholic beverages package that is already very expensive in Dubai (A bottle of Heineken you would pay about $10 in the bar). In those packages all the beverages inclusive.

Mostly sea food, Asian oriented, sushi, teppenyaki, live cooking stations, live music in the evening, nice decor etc. I believe it is a good choice and value for the money. Service is also quiet okay.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Plankty
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155 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Just keeps going downhill”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

The reason that there are two stars on this review is entirely to do with the Peking Duck Pancakes. Whilst Bamboo lagoon is an older restaurant in the grand scheme of things here in Dubai, there is no excuse for the pitiful display of Sushi and Sashimi. It was never topped up and was put together in a messy and unappetising way.

The shell fish also looked unappealing.

The service was poor with all the waiters looking pretty miserable.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Emily C
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