BAMBU

4.6
62 reviews
$40 and under
Asian
BAMBU is a new eating house fusing modern Australian cuisine and Asian-inspired hawker style food. Grab a quick bite from the hawker hut, dine in or dine undercover whilst taking in the hustle and bustle of the South Melbourne Market.
What 62 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LillyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails! Amazing service, staff was super friendly. Will be back ☺️

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BruceH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I keep coming back for the braised red duck curry. It’s so delicious and addictive!

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RichardL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The service was very slow. We were sitting at the table for around 30mins before anyone came to see if we wanted a drink. The special person who was at the lunch waited so long for her meal everyone else had finished by the time hers arrived. I had the vegan nasi goreng which was just rice and chilli sambal. I find it hard to believe Bambu isn't able to add some vegetables to replace the chicken and prawns. That was the worst nasi goreng I've ever had and we won't be coming back.

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LachieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Serving sizes were small and our meals seemed to take forever to come out.

The quality of the food was very good. Staff were kind and well presented but needed prompting.

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience4

The beer And wine was warm, spoiled the evening unfortunately, however food was great

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MaxineF
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Would definitely go here again.

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Adele
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and helpful waitress, great vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Chose Bambu for my birthday dinner, excellent food, great staff, delicious cocktails. Service was fantastic.

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KirstyC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food & service! Must eat location in Melb

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Unfortunately the service was poor, no one came to our table for 30mins when we had a 90min sitting.
Due to being a table of 6 people we had to do the chefs table banquet which they couldn’t tell us what we were going to get. We most certainly didn’t get enough food for 6 people and the price we had to pay for 6 people. Food was good but not worth the amount of money.

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AxlG
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing service and meals had great flavour. Would recommend for a date. Sat inside and enjoyed the environment

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing!

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AshD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Food , Service & exceptional value for money🙌

Lamb Ribs & Sechuan Squid were to die for.

The Lychee cider was amazing as well.

Definitely coming back soon with lots of friends when we are allowed 🙏🏼

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Simmy1066
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Bambu consistently produces delicious fresh dishes. I particularly enjoyed the do it yourself Peking duck rolls. The staff are friendly and the meals arrive quickly. Great for families or groups.

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Libby
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot fault Bambu in any way, everything just perfect, awesome!
Highly recommended.

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NatalieF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heavenly food, served quickly with very attentive staff. Love love love

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really good food and friendly staff. The venue is very loud but has a great vibe. We did have to wait a while to receive and pay the bill at the end of our meal but at least they didn't try to rush us off our table!

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SalivateSouthbank
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious asian fusion food, fabulous cocktails. Very nice for a swanky night out.

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SoniaL
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food highly recommended. We especially enjoyed the variety of Asian dishes

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LivL
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Food to make you merry! Drinks to make you bright! And always beautiful service and ambience.

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Biddy
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, cocktails and service. Never alters. One of my faves!!

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RPCar
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We used to love their food but our first time back after lockdown eased was disappointing. Not sure if there are new chefs, the food was pretty average even though the menu had not changed. Service was good.

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Pascal
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, great atmosphere. We had a lovely night

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JoiceG
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Would definitely come again.

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Ginag
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

the food at Bambu is always great, we love the food and if we can not eat in will get take away. Food is amazing

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MarniS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and overall quality! Definitely recommend

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SamadhiL
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was so yummy came out super fast and the staff were so lovely would definitely go back

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stephanied
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Deeeicious and amazing staff every dish was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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LexyM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, Yummy cocktails and Lovely staff!

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AnkitaG
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Loved the food! All the curries are sooooo yum. and Baos. Slightly pricey but tastes amazing

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Gareth
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, generous portions, helpful waiting staff.

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BenN
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The entrees were poor value for money, they were too expensive in relation to the amount.
The Nasi goreng was also overpriced. Was similar to something I'd get at my local Thai restaurant but cost twice as much.

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice set up, food was good and staff were excellent.

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RachealQ
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our go to dinner spot here in South Melbourne! The food is always great quality and the staff are constantly so friendly!

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NickyTakesatrip
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great vibe! Chefs banquet is great value! Will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Had dinner here Friday evening, the place was quite cold. Customers was still wearing their coats whilst eating. The uber driver left the door open for the last 10 minutes. Felt sorry for the couple sat by the door. Shared the chefs banquet, the food was good but nothing to rave about. Satay Chicken was abit dry. The seafood dishes were the best dishes. Overall great value for money we had lots of food

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. Music a little loud otherwise all good thank you.

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vipMitchell
Melbourne / VIC
57 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

By coincidence, we had booked during the Oyster and Jazz festival! We were sat in the outdoor area, which meant we were treated to some very interesting live performances and a really energetic vibe.

The food was amazing - from the Gao Baos (soft shell crabs all the way!) right through to the amazing curries on offer. Highly recommended, and we will be back!

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KimP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed the food on the Saturday afternoon. The mussel festival was on and we booked a table inside, we were disappointed that our table was reserved outside. As it turns out the atmosphere was so much better outside and part of the festival. The service was friendly and attentive and the food was tasty and the choices were many. We enjoyed everything we ordered but the trio of bao was my favourite. I thought the price was good considering we had alcohol and tried a few dishes, we didn’t leave hungry.

FAQs

BAMBU offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9686 1608.

BAMBU is rated 4.6 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.