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Red Bamboo

Vegetarian Soul Cafe
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  • Vegan, Vegetarian-Friendly, Health Food, Eclectic & International, Southern & Soul
  • 140 W 4th St, New York NY10012 40.731321 -74.00025
  • (Btwn 6th Ave & MacDougal St)
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  • (212) 260-7049
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User Ratings (Based on 115 reviews)

Food 4.5 Value 4.2
Service 3.9 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 260-7049
(212) 260-1212
Major Credit Cards Delivery Hours Mon-Fri: 12:30pm-11pm Sat-Sun: 12pm-11pm
Mon-Fri: 12:30pm-11:30pm Sat-Sun: 12pm-11:30pm
Lunch, Dinner
Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
14th to Canal St; W Side Hwy to Ave A

User Reviews

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Lily on 06/24/2006

    Wonderful For Even Non-Veggies

    I took my meat-eating Father to Red Bamboo because I have been there so many times and he loved it! We shared a variety of appetizers to get a little taste of everything. The wait-staff is a really nice, young group of people. The atmosphere is very intimiate and inviting. This place is for everyone!

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/09/2006

    Our favorite restaurant!

    My husband and I (we're both vegan, but we've taken non-vegans here too) go to Red Bamboo whenever we can... we absolutely LOVE the food here! Our favorites are the Tandoori unchicken (which doesn't quite taste like chicken, but that's ok with us, since we're not looking to replace a meat dish, but instead have a dish that's wonderful in its own right) and the "salmon" (again, doesn't taste like salmon, as far as I can remember). Try the brownie bottom cheesecake - the BEST dessert we've ever had! The wait may be annoying when you're really hungry, but you're never disappointed once your meal is finished! Also, try Vegetarian's Paradise (almost next door) for a wider (and different) menu... but we still like Red Bamboo better -- the dishes that we've tried are spicier!

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by SINY_GRL on 05/15/2006


    Wonderful food, wonderful service! Went w/2 meat eater friends who were amazed that it wasn't real meat. The only downfall is the size and wait. However, because I read the reviews I was completely prepared for a long wait which didn't make it seem so bad.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by emiriamd on 04/28/2006

    Even non-vegetarians approve!

    Like everyone else here, I wish Red Bamboo were bigger--a lot bigger. Not the place to bring a large party, and not the place to come if you're absolutely starving because you're probably going to wait to be seated. However, it will be worth the wait! Bourbon chicken, buffalo wings, even the faux shrimp are all fantastic; my non-veggie friends from Virginia still cannot stop talking about Red Bamboo. And while I understand the objection of some vegetarians to "faux" meat, chicken, fish, etc., I'm not in that camp and don't mind at all. This place bills itself as "vegetarian soul food" and waddya know, it certainly is!

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Romy on 04/27/2006

    Great Food

    This place has extremely good food. My husband who stays away from "fake meat" and eats mostly meat, could not stop raving how great the food is. We went there twice and both times were consistently delicious. The only complaint i have is that it's a really small room.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/23/2006

    Fake meat is weird

    Many (most?) of the dishes involve soy protein made to look/taste like meat. As a vegetarian for almost 40 year, I found that quite unappealing! The vegetable with black bean ginger sauce were good, but but more sauce would have been nice. The space is quite cramped.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Adria on 02/11/2006

    Instantly addicting!

    Don't let the fact that everything is vegetarian drive you away from this place. Even diehard carnavores will love it. The grilled bourbon chicken is out of this world! The "beef" dishes are delicious too. If you are not a huge fan of vegetarian meats then you might want to avoid the fish dishes. Personally, I like them but I'm told that they are an acquired taste (whatever that means). The other great thing about this place is that you can get sandwiches and they serve just about every dish you can imagine. The staff is very friendly, the service is excellent and the place itself, although a bit small, is comfortable and cute. The deserts are really tasty too. You just cannot beat this place for selection of food, price atmosphere and staff. It's a really great place and I hope it stays open forever!

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