BAMBU

4.5
113 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 113 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TamaraS
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite ! Great food and service

We have eaten most things in the menu but mixed it up this time for a family of 3.

Tamara

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Alana
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food! Only issue was some cutlery missing from our table and the wine cooler was full of water, not ice, so it left water all over the table every time we took the bottle out to top up our glasses.

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WinnieB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Great food! A particular waiter forgot an item from our order and the went to overcharge for baos. I'm sure this is a discrete case. Everything else was great!! Definitely will be back!

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is awesome - seriously good.

There was a party of 6 and we went for the chef's choice - $55 per head. Outstanding value - too much food to eat and the quality was excellent.

Only downside was that being a small restaurant, it was very noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Delicious food and drink and very friendly staff.

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AshT
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was amazing! Service not so great, went with my bridal party hoping to have a few cocktails with lunch before dress shopping and they never came back and asked if we wanted anything after we first ordered.
Luckily the food made up for it as we all loved it!

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SnowD
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was fantastic but however service toward in house guest was poor as it seemed they prioritized takeaway delivery more than guest. We wanted about an hour after finishing all our food for 2 dishes to still not be given to us.

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GrahamT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible no service we waited 20 minutes and no one even approached us.
Understaffed only saw one person taking orders.
Noise unbearable would not bother trying it again and recommend friends go to another places in SM that are much better.

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JadeD
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is next level amazing. Very spice but everything tastes great!

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BethanyD
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

I had made a reservation for 2 but we were placed on a dirty table for 3. All of the other tables had lit candles but we had an unlit one, so it felt like we were sitting in a dark corner. The food overall lacked flavour and wasn’t anything special. It certainly wasn’t worth the price. The cocktails were good though I guess...

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GregW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Nice place but I’m afraid the food was a little average.
We had the beef tataki and it was almost like chewing gum. A bit disappointing.
Soft shell crab bao bun was amazing.

Over all the food was ok.

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Zarz
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and variety and staff are all really nice and helpful.

Great place

BAMBU
Responded on 11 March 2021

Thank you Zarz, for providing your excellent feedback and are glad you enjoyed your experience at Bambu. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Kindly The Team at Bambu

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RochelleD
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We love bambu sat inside at the back and was soo noisy

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vipKirstyH
15 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I love the food at Bambu, so authentic, fresh and delicious but the service was lacking, there were not enough servers to ensure everyone was looked after properly, they were noticeably understaffed. The kingfish sashimi looked stunning when it arrived but it was unfortunately too spicy to taste the flavour of the kingfish. Everything else was amazing though and I will definitely go back.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Loved every single bite! Decent portions and we may have ordered too much!

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Rebecca
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

They were busy and the service was okay, we had to ask and prompt for someone for a drink and to order. I had to ask if there was a booking after to know if we had enough time to have our meal

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ShelbyG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such incredible food!. Definitely recommend the chefs menu. They were super adaptive to our dietary requirements

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JoanL
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing as always, just rushed the entrees with the mains so was a little too quick sending out the food, but apart from that the food was amazing as always. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Nice sitting outside

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MaddieH
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited for the first time this week. Loved the atmosphere and the food was incredible!

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Marija
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Loving food! Great value!

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JanineS
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great night out food was great friendly and attentive staff.

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FRANCESCO
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service ! Would recommend to everyone I know

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Jeanette
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Menu is large and varied too

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KaneF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, prices. Nice service in a nice setting. Eat here regularly, never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! And the best cocktails!!!

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ColleenE
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed. The entrees were delicious, we had duck pancakes and the kingfish sashimi.
Bao were also yum, but very filling. Nasi goreng, tasty, but more prawns would have been nice. Barramundi curry a little dry, but very flavoursome.
Lovely atmosphere, service good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is always outstanding. Service was surprisingly not as good as usual as we waited a while before being served. They did make up for it by offering a complimentary round of drinks .

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Toby
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always. Highly recommend Coconut Beef Curry

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Jodie
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

Indoors was so loud I couldn’t hear the conversation. They need to put carpet in the ceiling

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible - staff excellent. Would recommend and will be going back!

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ChristyH
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service and great prices. Will be back again.

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CCRB
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful table services, food was amazing! Can't wait to get back there :)

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MaddyF
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff were so lovely and approachable, the customer service really made the experience 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious flavours in a lovely space

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Peter
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening, great food, great service, would recommend

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Isabella
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vegetable dumplings and Roti are always a must order when visiting Bambu.
Absolutely adored the staff and atmosphere. The lovely staff made great recommendations, and the service was fast.
Watermelon sour cocktail was so much fun and tasted incredible ! Always such a pleasure dining at Bambu.

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TamaraS
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always amazing ! Love Bambu and highly recommend the feed me menu.

We opted for individual dishes but that was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and great value- staff friendly- thankyou

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DiannaD
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service, the chilli margarita are very moorish. Best chicken satay I’ve had in a long while.

FAQs

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

BAMBU is rated 4.5 stars by 113 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.