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“Very tasty change from the rest of Moni's food options”
Review of Bambu Restaurant

Bambu Restaurant
Ranked #78 of 93 Restaurants in Flores
Price range: $0 - $7
Cuisines: Indonesian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very tasty change from the rest of Moni's food options”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Very nice local menu. We had wild rice, an excellent roast veg soup with lime and lemongrass overtones, a dish made from coconut and banana flowers and a chicken dish. The chicken was average and probably not worth the difference in price (70,000 rather than 50,000). Chicken seems to be very costly in Moni for some reason. Apparently fish would be available, but not when my girlfriend (who doesn't eat meat) asked for it.

The atmosphere was good, with basic, candlelit tables in a rustic outdoor setting. Drinks available are beer or water or, allegedly, a special tea made from black lemongrass. However, the tea was off the menu because the cooker was being used to cook dinner! There was a slight wait for the meal, but no more than everywhere else in Moni.

The place is tricky to find, being at the end of a dark lane, but worth the trouble. Maybe locate in daylight and book at the same time.

As a tip, the gado-gado (tasty Indonesian salad) at the restaurant nearest to the road that forks off to Kelimutu was excellent. By far the biggest portion and very tasty. Quick too!

Thank PAULeeds
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“Fusion cousin with local products in a cosy atmosphere.”
Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We spent two nights in Moni and we had dinner at bamboo restaurant both evenings. All dishes we tried were something special, a taste of fusion cousine -compared to what you are used to have in Indonesia - with local products well prepared and mix together. YUMMY. The place is very cosy and from the sign outside it seems to have landed in a bar in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The guy is also nice and he likes to talk a lot! To sum up,Bamboo is the place to dine if you hang around in Moni.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Amazing”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We travel one year in Asia and after 7 months, sometimes it's too much rice and chicken... So when some people said ''go to Bambu restaurant'' it's great food, we go...
And we return two times because the food is really good, we are happy to discover a food like this. They use the local product and it's perfect. The soup, banana flavour, the rice with aromate and the ginger tea are perfect. I very happy to discover this food
so I recommand this place and Irwan and his family are very nice

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank alexetyo
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