Bamboozle Cafe

4.5
73 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian

Top Tags:

Casual

Bamboozle Café offers healthy dining in downtown Tampa, Florida. The menu includes many fresh Vietnamese entrées in an atmosphere that is casual but fun. Enjoy brick walls and framed art as you try a dish off our eclectic menu. Bamboozle Café also offers catering for parties and celebrations.



The menu at Bamboozle Café offers daily specials which are updated each week. You may find dishes like pho short ribs, banh mi and lemongrass chicken for a great price. For dinner, you can try a number of different fresh rolls with all manner of ingredients. One of the most popular comes with pineapple, mango, jicama and citrus dressing.


What 73 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
CI
jjCIA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Yampa for a few days of fun and, as a real foodie and retired Exec. Chef, needed to try Bamboozle after menu and rave revues. Eclectic menu snd really enjoyed the careful presentation and subtle flavors in our green papaya based salad and various spring rolls.

JC
JennyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food for awesome prices! came back the next day for more. the shrimp roll w peanut sauce is to die for

3
3hopunch
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was awesome. Very friendly staff.

g
gary
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually get the avocado and lemongrass tofu rolls and veggie spring rolls but this time I noticed an item of Jackfruit BBQ Tacos on wonton shells and I ordered them they were amazing.

SZ
StanZ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service. Enjoyed happy hour drink specials on beer and saki. The pace was slow as we requested.

DP
DawnP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed when we arrived and we drove pretty far to get there they confirmed the reservation the day before but nobody cared enough to let us know they were closed

JG
JonG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food. Good vibes. Service was slow. But that doesn’t bother me. It was special. Really enjoyed it. :))

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not honor our reservation because it was made same days did not end up dining here.

LL
vipLilLil
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Tampa for Jo Koy and ate here. This is walking distance to the Tampa Theatre. The food was delicious and service was great. We ate early so no many folks were there. I had the chicken Pho — very delicious and better than what I’ve had in Orlando. And my husband had the shaking beef of which he said he would eat 3 plates and was his best meal ever ! Definitely eat here !!!!

SB
SavannahB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the pho! Such a deal on Tuesdays for a $5 bowl. The vegan pho was amazing and we also tried the lemongrass tofu fresh roll. Delicious!

J
Jneil13
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday happy hour drinks & pho soup with an appetizer of vietnamese rolls made for a great experience all around!

P
Professor
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Quiet little place downtown walking distance to the Straz Performing Arts Center

KC
KristyC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! The lemongrass tofu fresh roll was amazing, as was the red curry!

JN
JenniferN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of exquisite in every way- food, service and ambiance were all divine.❤️

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy with the food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dining experience at Bamboozle Cafe was fantastic, I love the pho they serve their and the whole atmosphere, the friendly staff is a plus.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had oxtail pho. Sooo good. I felt healthy for days!

a
vipanneg
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic fare - crafted with care. Great vegan options!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!

AL
ALLANH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stopped in for dinner before a show at the Straz theater. We are from Saint Pete and have great Vietnamese Fusion choices there. This restaurant stands among the best of them. I would recommend it to anyone, and we will definitely be back!

PM
PatrickM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bamboozle Cafe. Always fresh and tasty food, the Pho is awesome and the servings are more than enough.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a nice date night here a few weeks back. It was my second time eating here and loved it just as much as the first time. They know how to make tofu not only edible, but tasty and left me wanting more. This is one of my favorite places to dine downtown Tampa.

DB
DanaB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I went here for a date on a Saturday night. We decided to each get a bowl of pho (oxtail for me and chicken for him) and split an order of lemongrass chicken. We also had warm sake and a cocktail. Everything was hot and delicious when it came out. It did seem like it took a little longer than normal to get our food but we didn’t mind.

The oxtail pho was phenomenal. There were big pieces of oxtail in the pho and lots of vegetables and noodles. My husband liked his chicken pho too but said it wasn’t as flavorful as mine. The lemongrass chicken was also really delicious. The green beans that came with it were either raw or just lightly cooked so I didn’t like them as much.

It wasn’t super crowded in the restaurant when we got there. The staff was pleasant and overall it was a great experience.

D
Doodledeedoo
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waitress who was very kind. We have 3 small children and she was very helpful.

KM
vipKMAG
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

AS
vipAviS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as usual. Love this place and staff

KM
KaseyM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service every time.

AS
vipAviS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

Report
RR
RoRo
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved everything about this place! Amazing fresh & flavorful food! Very trendy atmosphere & so clean! Will go back in a heart beat!!!

L
Lilo9169
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend was working and I was off that evening. Josh served us that night and his service was excellent! The restaurant called us "regulars" and I was a little embarrassed! Do they really know us that well?! My boyfriend can be a picky eater and they honored all of his requests. They even brought out a carafe for his own water (he drinks a lot of water!) because they know us so well. We're only in about once a month, but they remember us!

I always love the food there, it's always so savory and delicious -- especially their appetizer summer rolls. My favorite is the duck. I always have pho when I'm there because it is so healthy! I'm happy to have found a place in my neighborhood that is delicious and VERY HEALTHY!

AS
vipAviS
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service! Thanks Chris

NC
NathanC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the Pho night special is the best value around. I normally have the beef, I had the vegan Pho this time and could not believe how many veggies was in it

PM
PatrickM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot right in downtown Tampa. Very friendly staff, super fresh food and a great location for anything going on at Curtis Hixon Park or the Straz Center.

SB
SharonB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Was Ok, service was very slow, 1/2 hour from ordering to get food. Prices were good.

BF
BradF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Apps were received fairly quickly and were delicious. Soup and salad dinners were also delicious but took too long to receive, especially given they were not jammed.

CS
vipCoryS
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

KM
KaseyM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great environment

LD
LarryD
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, thanks

M
Mike67
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had an early reservation at Bamboozle prior to a Hamilton show. It was quiet when we arrived but there was a good crowd by the time we left.
We started with the crab Rangoon which was excellent with a very nice aioli. For our dinner we enjoyed the shrimp Pho and the lemon grass chicken. Both were very tasty. It was a Thursday so our first glasses of wine were on the house which was very nice.
Overall a cozy place with good service and very good food.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bamboozle Cafe using the Order Online button. Bamboozle Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bamboozle Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 223-7320.

Bamboozle Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 73 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.