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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 Anonymous on 10/11/2005

    Soul Chicken!

    I am physically addicted to the soul chicken. I'm not kidding. It is the best thing that I have ever eaten since becoming vegan. Try it with both the hickory sauce AND the mushroom gravy. I actually like it better with the gravy. Compliments it like crazy. If you are unsure as of what to get, get the soul chicken entree. And a milkshake. Any kind. It's so good I'm going to throw up because I'm getting so excited thinking about it.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2005

    Vegan Heaven

    This is seriously hands down my new favorite restaurant. Before I became vegetarian I loved shrimp cocktail, so when I had it at this restaurant vegan-style and it was better than the real thing I nearly flipped. The grilled bourbon chicken is also out of this world, as is the crispy soul chicken. I have only two suggestions for improvement- the veggies which come on the side could be a little more flavorful and less soggy. Also the chicken parmigiana is great, but could use a little more soy-cheese. After all, as vegans we hardly get to eat yummy soy cheese so the last thing I want is it to be skimpy.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/10/2005

    Oh my god, that was good

    I just had the Soul Chicken Sandwich. It was honestly one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. The tangy pseudo-mayo sauce was wonderful. Lunch special for $5.95--cannot beat the value! You are missing out if you don't try this place. I will be back tomorrow with my friend to try something new (if I can muster the willpower not to order that delicious sandwich again).

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Cathy on 08/09/2005

    Good mock meats

    I've eaten at Red Bamboo several times and generally always enjoy the experience. I like the ambiance, the service staff is friendly and helpful, the value for what you order is great and the food is tasty. I'm vegan and I take my boyfriend (this is one of his favorite vegetarian restaurants) and we always get the vegan bbq buffalo wings with the Vegan Sesame Garlic Blue Cheese-sooo good-best I've ever had and certainly a must. I'm also a fan of creole crispy chicken (cajun version of vp2's soul crispy chicken so you can't go wrong), bamboo club, french fries, and very good soy shakes. My only complaint is that they're not open later. I've only had one unpleasant experience and that was a few weeks ago when there was a water boiling notice for NYC and my bf and I drank lots of the table water and for the next 24 hours paid for it.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by anon on 08/03/2005

    Unpleasant service experience

    I rarely submit reviews but wanted to for this experience so that Red Bamboo might read it and work on its staff- the food is great, but i went recently for a late lunch to impress an out of town guest, and received very poor service. It took the waitress at least an hour to get us waters and our drink orders, she forgot one of them, and we had to ask her 3 times to bring the drinks. She went into a monologue about how busy she was- although there were only 3-4 seated tables- it was rude to tell us she didn't have time to serve us, when she could have gotten our drinks instead of talking to us. Then she got 1 appetizer order wrong, one entree order wrong, and part of my entree wrong.she sort of giggled and said, "you must really hate me now!" and offered no discount or to bring the correct meals. My guests were luckily good natured about this but i was disappointed- before that day it was my favorite veggie place in new york.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by tzivroxx on 07/31/2005

    Red bamboo

    I ate the this place for dinner and the food was really tasty. My husband who hates vegetarian food and is an everyday meat eater said that the food was delicious and he would definitely go back. And this guy is an extremely picky eater. One thing was he asked for diet coke with no ice and they brought a 3/4 full cup of soda. I thought that was pretty rude. The dessert-chocolate covered strawberry shprtcake was good. Nothing out of this world. Try the jerk seitan skewers, soul chicken appetizer and the bourbon chicken. I got citrus beef which was good but a bit too spicy and smoky.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by from Ithaca, NY on 07/03/2005

    Best food ever!

    My new favorite restaurant as well as the new favorite of my 3 dining companions. Together we ranged from meat eating to vegan and we all loved everything about this place. Everything ordered (we went back again the next day) was absolutely sensational. Would absolutely and without hesitation recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone who appreciates outrageously delicious food. The cakes (all vegan) are unbelievable - especially the "cheesecakes" and the chocolate covered strawberry shortcake. The butter pecan "ice cream" was also wonderful. Everything is vegan (with optional dairy cheese). Pleasant environment, friendly and helpful staff. Go often and order everything to share to be able to sample as much as possible. You will not ever regret going there. Go early though because it is a small restaurant and reservations are not accepted.

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