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“Incredible”

Bamboo House Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #108 of 4,037 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
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“Incredible”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Having been rudely told we would have to wait outside by another "trendy" Asian restaurant that did not accept bookings, we made the decision to try Bamboo House due to its high ratings on Urban Spoon, I am glad we couldnt get a table at the other place!

As soon as the door opened a waiter dressed in an immaculate tuxedo ushered us to a table and provided unrivaled service all evening. The food was incredible from start to finish, and the wine list had some perfectly matched drinks to go with our meal.

My only regret is that we were not dressed to a standard befitting the restaurant, and that we didnt have time to go back for another meal before leaving. This is one restaurant not to be glossed over, we will definitely be back!

  • Visited April 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Quality, Taste and Service”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We called in late one night as we were staying at the Ovolo 6 doors up and were pleasantly surprised at the hospitality and service we received coming in off the street.
The place was fairly busy still but mostly tables finishing rather than starting their meals.
As this was now two months ago I can't recall exactly what we ate but every dish that came out was tasty, quality, well presented food at a reasonable price in enjoyable surroundings.
The only let down was we found this place on our last night of four and it was under our noses the whole time!
This is certainly on the cards for the next trip to Melbourne!

Visited March 2014
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Doonan, Australia
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Find”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Having been put off by the take it or leave it high priced buffet of another local Chinese restaurant we liked the 4 price level banquet options available at the Bamboo House. Turned out to be great food. Served individually to each guest there were plenty of courses. The Peking duck was carved at the table with panache by the chef. Attentive but not rushed serviced and drinks at reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic Food.”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

I have visited this restaurant many many times, especially when going to the theatre as they do an awesome, delicious meal and quick. The staff are also very accommodating, the chef once drew a picture with the chocolate topping on my ice cream.

Make sure you order the cantonese steak and toffee apple, they are both amazing and best you'll ever have.

Visited August 2013
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Perth, Western Australia
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Sensational Cantonese Dining”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We ended up dining at the Bamboo House whilst looking unsuccessfully for another Chinese restaurant we'd enjoyed dining at on Little Bourke St some months ago. Very surprised to see tuxedoed waitstaff as we entered the premises (wearing our West Coast Eagles gear, having come straight from the football - feeling a little underdressed!).

Service was prompt and efficient. The menu read sublimely - all of the House Specials made us salivate but we maintained our composure and ordered the Sichuan tea smoked duck, the Cantonese beef, King prawns in oyster sauce and a serve of special fried rice each. The standouts were without doubt the beef - which was insanely melt-in-the-mouth tender with the most delightful lick-the-plate sweet and spicy sauce - and the duck.

The duck deserves a paragraph of its own. Wow. The waiter presented the duck pieces (which are spiced, marinated, smoked and then fried) along with steamed lotus buns, then with a theatrical performance worthy of the stage, proceeded to open the buns and assemble the duck meat, julietted spring onion and sauce into 9 parcels of pure joy. This dish was outstanding and sensational value at $37 for a half duck.

The prawns were great too - big, and fresh. But next time, I'll order more from the House Specials menu.

This is Chinese (Cantonese) with a WOW factor. We look forward to dining here again in August when we next return to Melbourne.

  • Visited March 2014
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