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“Extremely slow service, poor and yet expensive food. Avoid.”
Review of BAMBOO Restaurant

BAMBOO Restaurant
Ranked #195 of 296 Restaurants in Ao Nang
Cuisines: Barbecue, Thai
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We were strolling along the road and came to this restaurant that was packed with people. Thinking that the food should be good, we decided to have our dinner here. Wrong decision. We waited for 30-40 mins for our food to arrive, and I think that was the reason why the restaurant was packed - everyone was waiting for their food! The people at the tables around us were also getting upset to have to wait so long for the food.

When our food eventually came, it was disappointing. We could have been spoilt by the food at Sheraton (where we stayed for the past 2 nights), but then again, it was worse than the Thai food we can find at home at normal Thai restaurants. The pineapple rice was disappointing, and the prawns were not fresh...we had to leave it. The tom yam soup was ok, the pad thai was soggy. The only ok food was the mango glutinous rice.

I think the restaurant was not prepared for the huge number of people waiting. If Gordon Ramsey was here, he would have alot to say (about the standard of food, waiting time to be served)!

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Thank Su Mei L
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Good value food with excellent flavours. We returned twice as we found it better than the restaurants on the main stretch of Aonang near the beach. The combination of spices was always good and we were not disappointed when we returned, unlike a few of the other restaurants.

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Thank AnneC315
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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

The seatings are not comfortable for dining. The place is not crowded during our visit and we waited 45-60 minutes for our foods to be served. No more second visit.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ordered deep-fried breaded squid rings, garlic fried prawns, a seafood 'yam' salad, and asparagus sauteed with shrimp. The rings, asparagus and prawns were all very good. The yam was disappointing because the marinade lacked the usual zing of such dishes and was very heavy on the raw onion, light on the seafood.

The staff were plant enough. The main problem with this place was that the service was very, very slow. They were busy the evening we came, but even taking that into consideration, the service was still unacceptably slow. I suspect kitchen is quite understaffed.

We waited for what seemed like an eternity for the squid rings. The rest of the dishes trickled out of the kitchen. It took them 10 minutes and a reminder bring a plate of rice, and we had ask twice for our bill.

The ambiance was so-so, rather unremarkable. The bathrooms were very primitive and unpleasant. Overall, there are better choices in Ao Nang.

Thank Tripodometer
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The food was okay but it expensive.
We ordered the mango juice but unfortunately it was not original ice blended juice,but they served us with concentrate juice and one glass juice worth 90bath, if i not mistaken. Better buy it at the roadside stall which is half price.
But you can try cold ovaltine. Really nice,different taste and unique, with the other restaurant.

Thank pakyaa
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