Bamboo Bistro

4.7
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292 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
The ambiance is elegant and cozy where guests can enjoy dining with friends or business lunch meetings. Proprietor Chau Dang Haller, a licensed dietician by training, uses only the freshest ingredients that also bring good health benefits. Her mother, Diane Dang, renowned for her graceful elegance as well as her exceptional culinary skills, is the owner/chef and founder of the iconic Brodard restaurants in Orange County. Her mother’s legendary dinner parties and homemade meals inspired the delicious menu, which reflects the harmonious Yin and Yang of quality ingredients and refined execution for a healthy meal. To complement the fresh and flavorful dishes, Bamboo Bistro offers an impressive international wine selection from the world’s best wine-producing regions.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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JC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bamboo Bistro is always outstanding, amazing food,friendly service. It just keeps getting better.

K
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was $55 with tip for two entrees, some edamame dumplings, a still water and ginger tea. For lunch!

A great place but a little price-y.

CG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Met my friend at Bamboo Bistro for lunch. The spring rolls are fresh, tasty and hold together when you eat them. Loved the vegetable coconut soup, packed with flavor and filling yet not heavy. Our server was attentive and quick to offer special dishes. It was a busy lunch hour, but we enjoyed quiet conversation.

YU
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being very busy our service was good, the food was fresh and hot, and very yummy! We ate upstairs (our first time there), and was surprised at how nice it is! I have tried many different dishes at this restaurant and have never been disappointed.

LT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was very happy with the quality of the food, Service took awhile to get to our table (we were there before the lunch rush) thereafter we enjoyed out meal and plan on returning again

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughters bday. Everything was wonderful except I didn’t like our table. It was small and right by the door where we would freeze and everyone waiting for pick up or a table were standing above us talking really loud. Since I made the reservation a week and half earlier I expected a better table.

l
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, with excellent food and great service!

GT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their food, I come here to eat at least once a month and also order regularly via DoorDash. Food quality and taste is amazing, service is good with a great atmosphere.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Our party of 4 had a 6:30pm reservation. After three visits to the hostess stand, we were seated around 7pm in a banquets space outside and upstairs from the main dining area. My beef and green beans entree, which is my favorite and what I always order, was lacking in volume and spice.

OT
Orange County
95 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another great meal. Enjoyed the tofu seaweed cabbage salad, the tofu and bok choy dinner and the cauliflower rice and seafood dinner.

AD
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were seated in the single row of high tables just across from the kitchen. The noise and activity in that area is understandable but does not promote a pleasant dining experience. The servers were fine, attentive and pleasant. The food was good as usual. We will return but will ask to be seated elsewhere.

LV
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

AH
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been meaning to try this place out for years and finally did. Great selection. Great taste. Friendly and efficient staff.

SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing dinner experience ; Great food, superb service and the freshest ingredients. Will be back again soon

O
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bamboo Bistro is a gem in Corona del Mar. The food is excellent and service fantastic.

EE
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is consistently fantastic and you cannot best the value!We love the Shaking Beef, Chicken Zoodles, Chicken with Vegetables in Red Curry sauce...haven’t had a bad dish yet.

CT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

S
Orange County
314 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the shaken beef which was delicious and similar to what I have had elsewhere. My husband had the prawns in garlic noodles and enjoyed that, too. We will definitely be back.

e
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Vietnamese food! Egg rolls, dumplings, pho...all excellent and great service too!

BW
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

What a superb meal and wonderful evening. Everyone enjoyed it emmensly.

DS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! A bit loud for our business meal but very lively.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a favorite place to celebrate birthdays. We love the chicken coconut soup, lettuce wraps, and my kid loves chicken and shrimp “on a stick”

S
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner. The group next to us was so loud. We couldn’t hear our conversation clearly.

OT
Orange County
132 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive server who took great care of us. Liked the patio seating and thought the food was very well prepared and tasty. Particularly liked the shredded green mango salad. Would strongly recommend. Will be back soon ourselves.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Bamboo Bistro. The food is consistently good and we love Thao!

SS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing - great food and service, awesome atmosphere, highly recommended. Our favorite Asian fusion restaurant in OC !!

RJ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is simply a Great little place with great food!

RG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here almost once per week. The team members are super friendly and accommodating and helpful. The food is bar none the best asian food in the city. We've had the beef pho, pad tai, garlic fried rice, beef and chicken curries, thai iced tea, and the best is the mango sticky rice dessert! This place will not disappoint as seatings are available at main floor and also at their second floor. Have fun! Cheers!

B
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food! Staff knowledgeable, courteous and attentive. Booked online and asked for special seating for a birthday and got it. Just a great place to go for a wonderful meal.

EL
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been dining at Bamboo when we vacation nearby every August. This year we enjoyed it so much that we had dinner twice during our 2 week stay and introduced friends to it. They loved it too and said they’d be back. The food we ordered was delicious, tasty, nicely presented and was a good value. Service was prompt and attentive. Although Bamboo has expanded it’s space and seating over the past few years, it’s still fairly cozy. Unfortunately, it can be noisy, as it was when we dined here. Nevertheless, the quality and value outweigh the noise factor. We look forward to our next visit.

K
Central Coast
40 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great lunch! It was just a bit noisy...

DB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the variety of dishes accompanied with lots of green veges. Ambiance, health low salt dishes.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Happy Birthday celebration for my wife with our family upstairs!

EL
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Bamboo Bistro every year for many years during our annual vacation in the area. We are pleased they have expanded the premises over the past couple years. Service was attentive and prompt and our food was superb. We ordered 2 appetizers-edamame dumplings and crispy shrimp spring rolls. Both were delicious. For our entrees, we ordered Beef Bo Lac, which was outstanding due to the tender beef and great flavor, Chicken & Eggplant Green Curry, a very tasty dish, and Tiger Prawns with Garlic Noodles, which was also delicious although the butterflied prawns were a bit dry, tough and sparse, as there were only 4 prawns. Nevertheless, we recommend Bamboo Bistro and look forward to our next visit.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience2

THE WAIT STAFF WAS GREAT...THE PERSON BEHIND THE DESK NEEDED SOME SOCIAL SKILLS. IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE HE WAS TRYING.

YU
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything I have tried on this menu is a winner! 2 thumbs up!

S
Orange County
314 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we will definitely be back. We had the shakin’ beef and the lemongrass chicken, both excellent and very tasty.

HL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food, great service

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very crowded. Luckily our last-minute reservation via Open Table got us in ahead of a few walk-ins and once seated our server was speedy courteous and efficient; bus service was also attentive. That combined with the legendary food here (Vietnamese and Thai specialties) makes for a great casual date night.