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Bamboo Asian Bistro



Bamboo Asian Bistro

Average entree price $13.00 to $20.99Average rating 2.33 from 12 votes.Average rating 2.33 from 12 votes.Average rating 2.33 from 12 votes.Average rating 2.33 from 12 votes.Average rating 2.33 from 12 votes.
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605 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ  07043
973 233-1688
Fax: 973 233-1788

Mon:
11am - 10pm

Tue:
11am - 10pm

Wed:
11am - 10pm

Thu:
11am - 10pm

Fri:
11am - 11pm

Sat:
11am - 11pm

Sun:
12:30pm - 9:30pm

Map showing Bamboo Asian Bistro

Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese / Sushi
Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar. Japanese, Chinese, South East Asian, Vegetarian cuisine

Serves Lunch Serves Dinner Indoor Dining/Seating Area Takeout Available Delivery Available BYOB Permitted Open Late0
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New Management ? Still Awful
The place is supposedly under 'new' management. Nothing has changed since we went in about a year ago and ordered a large portion of spareribs, which turned out to be 4. Yes, 4. At $11.95, that comes to $3 per rib. Please. Last night, we took out a large order, including the ribs. Guess what? Same 4 ribs. Other issues Included mushy wonton in peanut sauce and rather bland Mongolian beef. OK sushi ,though East Gate in Verona does a far better job with their sushi and again, they are not overpriced. But the kicker? Something as small as asking, before we left, if they were certain we'd received white rice with our entrees and crisp noodles with our soup. We were assured we had. Fifteen minutes later, we got home to find out we hadn't. No reason to come back - ever - given that T.S. Ma, does all of it better and more consistently right around the corner. Judging from the empty dining room on a Saturday nite, we're not alone in our feelings.
Posted by stevenb30 on 10/27/2013
20 out of 41 people found this review useful.
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Are they really still open?
Avoid. I had one bad experience, and was stupid enough to go back. Never again.
Posted by Betty on 02/22/2013
25 out of 52 people found this review useful.
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great delivery!
great, consistent delivery. sushi and all. i order regularly and they are always fast and delicious.
Posted by Lc on 08/26/2012
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Frozen food or mall dining beats this
Service: First of all , the staff is very unattentive. We had to flag down the waiter to ask for our soup to be warmed up because it was served cold. He acted as if we were bothering him. There were 6 employees in the restaurant, and not one of them ever came to the table to check on us. Food: The Sesame Chicken was disgusting. The sauce was so gooey you could use it as wallpaper adhesive! The chicken, (which had to be searched for under the gobs of goo), was deep fried and dried out. When we expressed our dissatisfaction, the hostess informed us that "that is how we make it". So we sent it back and ordered Chicken Pad Thai (which was average) When I asked what vegetables were in the Vegetable Pad Thai the response was: "whatever we have in the back". Why have a menu then!! I can't believe Bamboo is still in business. The quality of the food is sub-par, and the staff could care less about customer service
Posted by Vinnie on 11/20/2011
26 out of 56 people found this review useful.
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Poop!
If you have to make choice between the last hotdog at the gas station and this place, go with the hotdog.
Posted by Mike on 11/20/2011
29 out of 59 people found this review useful.
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skip it! go to dai kichi instead.
I ordered delivery from this place a few times and each time was a nightmare. Against my better judgment I ate in the restaurant with a friend because I wanted sushi and she wanted Chinese (how many decent fusion places are there- at least I knew the sushi wouldn't make me sick). The service was AWFUL. The waiter was rude, rushed us through the meal (I should have known we were in trouble when the appetizers came out within 2 minutes and were so hot we burned our mouths), and KICKED US OUT the minute we finished eating! As we walked out he said, "we open at 11 tomorrow" as if we were going to return after being unceremoniously thrown out! This place had no chance anyway being directly across the street from Dai Kichi, but throwing diners out in Upper Montclair? Good luck, jerks.
Posted by Angry customer on 10/04/2011
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Not worth it...go to Watchung instead
Ill keep it simple: 1)prepared frozen general tso's chicken 2) forgot to put in one of my items(but later delivered it) 3)dumplings were potstickers and barely fried Forgetable, regretable, shoulda done Wat Chung instead
Posted by felixtibs on 03/11/2011
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Food excellent
I loved the food tonight. Everything we ate was excellent! Stellar food. The staff was lovely and nice. My only complaint was the timing of appetizers vs food was a little off. Some of our party received their main dishes earlier than others in our party which was surprising considering how great the food was. It looks nice, food really was excellent (try tuna tar tar, duck, sesame chix for instance) must have had someone call out sick since the timing was only complaint.
Posted by Michelle on 01/29/2011
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Not great
The food was very disappointing and overly priced. Not a good experience at all. Wouldn't recommend.
Posted by Desiree on 11/17/2010
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Favorite Asian Bistro
Been here a couple times... each time walked out thoroughly delighted. I've been here only for dinner, though I think it's fair to assume that their lunch menu is equally delectable. Everything from their soups/salads/appetizers/entrees was delicious and well-prepared. I've not had a poor experience with service at all, as they've all been quite friendly and prompt. The atmosphere is soothing, great for a nice nightly dinner. All food is best enjoyed with chopsticks, except the complimentary fruit at the end of the dinner - they give you toothpicks for those. All being said, I highly recommend Bamboo.
Posted by mootune125 on 11/13/2010
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Mediocre food, bad service, high prices!
Went there with a friend last night and spent $32 for two very mediocre-at-best dishes and terrible service. The server forgot my order for a drink and -never- refilled it even after I waited 10 minutes with it sitting there empty. This is while my friend sat there with no usable eating utensils. Very disappointed. Do not recommend.
Posted by Garrett on 06/20/2010
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Not Great
I live in Montclair and really wanted this place to be good. The food is really, really average. Wish I had better things to say, but in this economy there is no way they last six months.
Posted by MB on 06/14/2010
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