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“Overpriced, Bland, and Unauthentic”

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Le Bambou Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 93 Restaurants in Del Mar
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Missouri
1 review
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“Overpriced, Bland, and Unauthentic”
Reviewed March 12, 2008

I've been to many Vietnamese restaurants, and I have to say this is the worst up-to-date. The food is stingy in portion and way overpriced (in the teens range), completely bland and is anything but authentic. My meal for two total to ~$45 before tips. It was a big disappointment and money poorly spent.

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“A very French/ High Vietnamese take on Viet cuisine... quite good, and worth trying.”
Reviewed January 30, 2008

A very French/ High Vietnamese take on Viet cuisine... quite good, and worth trying.

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Pauma Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“THE BEST VIETNAMESA RESTAURANT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!”
Reviewed December 22, 2007

I lived within walking distance to this wonderful restaurant from the day they opened and I could have eaten there everyday and been very happy! Unfortunately, it is tucked into the corner of a strip mall with a Von's market and a Long's Drug Store and smaller businesses in between but don't let that stop you from eating there!! The place is immaculate, with white tablecloths and linen napkins and always a lovely, single, fresh flower, usually a rose, in a vase, on each table. The food is wonderful and very fresh. This is a very popular place with the locals so give it a try.... I promise you won't be disappointed!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Go for the food, not the ambience.”
Reviewed July 22, 2007

When we arrived, we were worried, since there were many open tables. But, as our meal progressed, the tables became full and it appears that this place is a local favorite.

The had a large menu and an impressive wine list, but not that many by the glass, though we both found some that we enjoyed.

My wife is Vietnamese and she really enjoyed the dishes. We will definitely be going back. The price was reasonable as well.

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“Delicious, Authentic, Overall A+”
Reviewed April 18, 2006

Small, warm cozy atmosphere with great service and a wonderful extensive wine list for a Vietnamese restaurant. The dishes are gourmet like entrees you can't get at any other Vietnamese restaurant. The imperial rolls are the best, can't go wrong with the cook it yourself beef grill. Very clean and one of the best!

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