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“Big Bamboo = Big Letdown”

Big Bamboo Sports Bar & Grill Shanghai
Ranked #154 of 17,139 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jing'an
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This place was a big disappointment. When I stopped for an NFL playoffs game, I found it to lack the atmosphere of a true good sports bar. The bartenders offered either no service or unfriendly service. They were more interested in eating/drinking their own meals. Their English skills were marginal. The food & drink quality were well below average.

The place offers NFL games (albeit not in HD) and that is the only reason it did not receive a Terrible rating. So unless you are desperate to catch a football game, do not waste your time at the Big Bamboo.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Would I ever rave about the food at Big Bamboo? Absolutely not. It is average at best and worse than that more often. However, as a sports bar or just to hang out, this place is perfect. Huge drink selection, distractions for the kids (+ french fries), and a big welcoming space. Don't go here expecting a "just like home" version of burgers and fries. Do go here with some friends to catch up on sports while chatting over a cold beer.

Thank Cmonkez
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Best sports bar that I have been too - well patronised by foreigners. Prices are hideous but the beer is good! Ordered the top of the range Australian prime steak which it was not and could not cut it with the cutlery provided. £30 for a couple of beers and an inedible steak - no sympathy when I complaine. Will not be back.

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Thank Chelmo_Man
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Ok this is the place to watch your favorite sports team.The beer is cold and they have good lunch specials.

Thank manny c
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We watched the F1 Grand Prix on big screen in he bar area on one of the days we visited. Drinks are good value on Happy Hour but expensive there after. The food looked and smelt good, we just visited in happy hours before returning to hotel around the corner. We have got used to no smoking in bars, so it did get a bit smokey at times. You can be served where you sit or stand by young Chinese girls in short skirts. Big Bamboo was always busy with a good atmosphere. They even sell T shirts and caps.

Thank David L
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