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Red Bamboo

Vegetarian Soul Cafe
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    $$$$12.01 - $18
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  • Vegan, Vegetarian-Friendly, Health Food, Eclectic & International, Southern & Soul
  • 140 W 4th St, New York NY10012 40.731328 -74.000257
  • (Btwn 6th Ave & MacDougal St)
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  • (212) 260-7049
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User Ratings (Based on 117 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
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Delivery, Lunch, Lunch Special, Take Out
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
14th to Canal St; W Side Hwy to Ave A

User Reviews

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Stewart Ratzker on 03/01/2010

    This is one of my favorite places to eat in Manhattan

    I have eaten many times in the Red Bamboo and have always found it to be a delightful place to go. Simple food, nice presentation, fair pricing. Even Carnivores will enjoy this vegetarian restaurant.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by F.A. on 01/31/2010

    Happily surprised!

    Unlike other reviews, I found that my friend and I had absolutely no problem with wait time, feeling rushed, or any problems with the waitstaff. I felt that everyone was very attentive and helpful. The vast selection of faux-meat dishes was absolutely amazing. I got the Unagi and my friend got the mango shrimp and both were amazing. I actually eat meat and found it really amazing that those dishes were all veg! We also had appetizer and dessert and yet each walked away with a bill of about $25. Definitely worth going to again!

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by anonymous on 10/03/2009

    The one in Brooklyn is better

    I've been going to the one in Brooklyn for years and decided to pop in this one while in the village. The food was pretty much the same but the BK Red Bamboo has way better atmosphere.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Denise on 09/24/2009

    Awesome food, cramped location

    Food is great, alot of variety! The downside about the NYC location is that it's way to small for the crowds that come in. If you go to the on in Brooklyn, it's a totally different scene. The restaurant is big with inside as well as plenty of outside seating

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by anonymous on 09/15/2009

    Good outweighs the Bad

    I am not vegan but 2 of my best friends are. This is one of the very few places in NYC where all of us can enjoy dinner together. Red Bamboo has potential to be a perfect dining experience except for when it's crowded which seems to be like every night near 8 PM. The food is great. The seats are very close together except for a rare few near the back. The staff is friendly when they have time to be...when I've gone and it was slow, the staff was very pleasant. But it seems like the staff is spread a bit thin at times. Getting a table when you are told is a gamble. With so few tables and customers just chillin' after they eat, it seems like you never really know when you'll get seated. But the good news is they take your cell # and will call you when your table is ready. Over all a good place to eat. I personally prefer it when it's slow, but if you have to eat during prime dinner hours bring your patience and a smile because attitude will get you nowhere at Red Bamboo.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Chloe on 08/10/2009

    Delicious food, poor service

    Were told the wait would be 20 minutes, but it was really about 40, on a Tuesday! Very cramped inside. When waitress took drink orders, I ordered the Peche Lambic and she inexplicably offered the double size. When drinks came, I found my friend ordered the same (it was noisy) and the waitress never bothered to tell me we could have ordered a bigger bottle that serves 2 and save $2! Put me in bad mood for rest of dinner. Silverware was dirty; asked for replacement. My dad never got silverware; had to ask twice. Food was delicious when it came. Everything looked like meat, tasted like meat, but wasn't! I've been trying to find a restaurant in NYC like this similar to one I know in Orlando for a long time. I had to keep waiving the flies away from my food. They should have a bug zapper in there! After my first drink, I waited for a very long time to order another. Waitress said Riesling was sweet, but it was dry. My friend agreed: poor service. Left 13% tip.

  • Red Bamboo

    Posted by Fro7en1906 on 08/08/2009


    So, I had a great experience at this restaurant although I am really over the whole soy product thing after leaving this restaurant. I am over it simply because they over do the soy.. soy buffalo wings, soy fish sticks, etc... I thought too much soy was bad for you? Secondly after we paid the bill, we politiked a lil while longer, and the hostess came to the table and said "i know this may sound rude, but we need this table, so can you guys wrap up?" Yeah you made sure this took place after tipping the waitress huh? Well this is my review, and they dont have to worry about me returning! If you go, know that you should enjoy soy, and dont mind being rushed!

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