Bamboo Garden Restaurant

★★★★☆
Bellevue Chinese restaurant serve traditional dishes for lunch and dinner in a lively, bamboo-accented dining room.
  • 202 106th Pl NE

    Bellevue, WA 98004

    Cross street: Second Street

    Map & Directions
  • 425-688-7991

About Bamboo Garden Restaurant

Hours
Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm Fri 11am-10pm Sat, Sun and Holidays 11:30am-10:00pm

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I waited tables for 5 years, so I know how hard it can be. However, nothing excuses the kind of terrible service I got today. Everything was slammed on the table, I was ignored when I asked for soy sauce. I guess the waitstaff has the

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★★★★★

I waited tables for 5 years, so I know how hard it can be. However, nothing excuses the kind of terrible service I got today. Everything was slammed on the table, I was ignored when I asked for soy sauce. I guess the waitstaff has the

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Great food!!Service is a little slow but worth the wait.

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★★★★★

Great food!!Service is a little slow but worth the wait.

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Take out menu is extensive and delicious. We have finally found a place in Bellevue that really hits the mark and is reasonably priced. Very attentive to detail and friendly (take out). I gave it 4 stars because during a weekend lunch it was (a) freezing inside, and (b) under staffed (even though my server was kind and friendly). Stick to take out and you won't be disappointed. And, the Pork Fried Rice is a must .

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★★★★☆

Take out menu is extensive and delicious. We have finally found a place in Bellevue that really hits the mark and is reasonably priced. Very attentive to detail and friendly (take out). I gave it 4 stars because during a weekend lunch it was (a) freezing inside, and (b) under staffed (even though my server was kind and friendly). Stick to take out and you won't be disappointed. And, the Pork Fried Rice is a must .

Pros: Pork Fried Rice, Take Out

Cons: Over-rated Hot & Sour Soup

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Since I was introduced to this restaurant, I kept going there and I abandoned P.F. Changs. I love the taste of the food. The atmosphere is relaxed, the value is good. I highly recommend this if you are in the mood for good Chinese food that is not too greasy, not deli style yucky, and better than P.F. Changs! To understand why I am saying this, try Kung Pao chicken, cashew nut chicken, general Tsao, garlic eggplant, to name a few. Really tasty almost like home made Chinese.

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★★★★★

Since I was introduced to this restaurant, I kept going there and I abandoned P.F. Changs. I love the taste of the food. The atmosphere is relaxed, the value is good. I highly recommend this if you are in the mood for good Chinese food that is not too greasy, not deli style yucky, and better than P.F. Changs! To understand why I am saying this, try Kung Pao chicken, cashew nut chicken, general Tsao, garlic eggplant, to name a few. Really tasty almost like home made Chinese.

Pros: Great ambiance, fantabulous tasting Chinese food.

Cons: The outside does not look as nice as the inside.

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Flip past the standard offerings and head straight to the wild side menu. I was so pleased to find my favorites here and even tried "strange flavor tripe" which was fantastic and not strange tasting at all. The Ma Po Tofu was smoky and spicy with perfect cubes of delicate tofu, the Chong Quing (chicken with dried chilies and green beans)- very very close to how I had it in Beijing, and the Kung Pao Chicken Sichuan Style had plenty of numbing peppercorns. I wish I lived closer, this place had me a little less homesick for good chinese food.

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★★★★★

Flip past the standard offerings and head straight to the wild side menu. I was so pleased to find my favorites here and even tried "strange flavor tripe" which was fantastic and not strange tasting at all. The Ma Po Tofu was smoky and spicy with perfect cubes of delicate tofu, the Chong Quing (chicken with dried chilies and green beans)- very very close to how I had it in Beijing, and the Kung Pao Chicken Sichuan Style had plenty of numbing peppercorns. I wish I lived closer, this place had me a little less homesick for good chinese food.

Pros: Authentic Sichuan Dishes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: It is so far away.......

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I had high hopes when seeing many tables of asian customers dining . However, upon arriving home, discovered that the Cashew Chicken I had ordered did not contain any fresh vegetables. It was clearly made using frozen vegetable medly (corn/peas/carrrot cubes) commonly found at the grocery store. The chicken was deep fried and overcooked and there was not much left of the frozen vegetables after cooking. The Seasme Chicken was also heavily breaded and overcooked which resulted in more breading than meat. The potstickers were ordered steamed however, were simply soggy..

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★☆☆☆☆

I had high hopes when seeing many tables of asian customers dining . However, upon arriving home, discovered that the Cashew Chicken I had ordered did not contain any fresh vegetables. It was clearly made using frozen vegetable medly (corn/peas/carrrot cubes) commonly found at the grocery store. The chicken was deep fried and overcooked and there was not much left of the frozen vegetables after cooking. The Seasme Chicken was also heavily breaded and overcooked which resulted in more breading than meat. The potstickers were ordered steamed however, were simply soggy..

Pros: Ambience, Parking, Quick Take-out Service

Cons: Cheap frozen vegetables, overcooked and greasy

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My wife and I ate there on Christmas night after searching all over Bellevue for an open restaurant. We both love spicy food and were a little concerned when we read the review which is posted in their lobby. The review said the food was good, but the spiciness was more Seattle and less sichuan. I think the owners took that review to heart because our food was definitely more sichuan and less Seattle. We ordered the Fire fish, Buddha's Chicken(excellent vegetarian option), General's Prawns and spicy cucumbers. We asked the waitress for sichaun spiciness and not Seattle spiciness and we weren't disappointed. All dishes were excellent and full of flavor. The General's prawns were the best we've ever had anywhere and the Fire fish was incredible, though it was big enough for 4 people.
There was a lot of oil in all of the dishes but we expected it since that's where a lot of the flavor is concentrated.
Our only complaint was the service. They only had 3 people serving the whole restaurant and so we had to wait a bit. This may have been due to the fact that is was Christmas night, but we are patient anyway so didn't mind the wait. We will definitely be eating there again

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★★★★☆

My wife and I ate there on Christmas night after searching all over Bellevue for an open restaurant. We both love spicy food and were a little concerned when we read the review which is posted in their lobby. The review said the food was good, but the spiciness was more Seattle and less sichuan. I think the owners took that review to heart because our food was definitely more sichuan and less Seattle. We ordered the Fire fish, Buddha's Chicken(excellent vegetarian option), General's Prawns and spicy cucumbers. We asked the waitress for sichaun spiciness and not Seattle spiciness and we weren't disappointed. All dishes were excellent and full of flavor. The General's prawns were the best we've ever had anywhere and the Fire fish was incredible, though it was big enough for 4 people.
There was a lot of oil in all of the dishes but we expected it since that's where a lot of the flavor is concentrated.
Our only complaint was the service. They only had 3 people serving the whole restaurant and so we had to wait a bit. This may have been due to the fact that is was Christmas night, but we are patient anyway so didn't mind the wait. We will definitely be eating there again

Pros: Spice, taste, and menu authenticity

Cons: service (but it was Christmas day)

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Some of the dishes are good, but some are literally swimming in oil. The service was absolutely awful. You have to flag down the servers to get any attention. This restaurant will survive only because the dishes are cheap (< $15.00), however the Bellevue residents will not tolerate the pathetic and rude service. Oh God, it was a really terrible service. If you want to spoil your time, come to this restaurant. You'll end up being ticked when you leave.

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★☆☆☆☆

Some of the dishes are good, but some are literally swimming in oil. The service was absolutely awful. You have to flag down the servers to get any attention. This restaurant will survive only because the dishes are cheap (< $15.00), however the Bellevue residents will not tolerate the pathetic and rude service. Oh God, it was a really terrible service. If you want to spoil your time, come to this restaurant. You'll end up being ticked when you leave.

Pros: cheap

Cons: rude service

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If you like Sichaun cuisine, try Bamboo Garden in downtown Bellevue! They also have delicious non-spicy dishes if you don't like to take a "walk on the wild side"(spicy food). Its Asian inspired decor is very intimate & well done.

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★★★★★

If you like Sichaun cuisine, try Bamboo Garden in downtown Bellevue! They also have delicious non-spicy dishes if you don't like to take a "walk on the wild side"(spicy food). Its Asian inspired decor is very intimate & well done.

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Regarding the two postings below,
These are not "true recommendations". The poster is a ticked off mom due to the fact her daughter got fired from this joint. She is using this site as an immature way to get back at the restaurant management. GROW UP Mom, and let your daughter do the same!

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★★★★★

Regarding the two postings below,
These are not "true recommendations". The poster is a ticked off mom due to the fact her daughter got fired from this joint. She is using this site as an immature way to get back at the restaurant management. GROW UP Mom, and let your daughter do the same!

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This was not a good dining experince for me and my 5 other guests. We had to wait 35 min. for our meal to arrive after we ordered. Tea was lukewarm, meat was grissley and not cooked to the bone. Chicken was underdone. Vegetables not cooked thru, rice not hot. When I asked for the manager, it took 10 minutes!!!! before an elderly chinese woman came to our table and could barely understand us, and we could barely understand her. Not good customer service. We paid our over-priced bill and left immediately with out hardly eatting a bite. The worst dining experince I have had in a long time.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was not a good dining experince for me and my 5 other guests. We had to wait 35 min. for our meal to arrive after we ordered. Tea was lukewarm, meat was grissley and not cooked to the bone. Chicken was underdone. Vegetables not cooked thru, rice not hot. When I asked for the manager, it took 10 minutes!!!! before an elderly chinese woman came to our table and could barely understand us, and we could barely understand her. Not good customer service. We paid our over-priced bill and left immediately with out hardly eatting a bite. The worst dining experince I have had in a long time.

Pros: Nice color choices for decor

Cons: too many to list

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For what they charge, the Bamboo Garden is a terrible value. The food lacked inspiration. It was reminiscent of something I could find at the local Happy Wok for a fraction of the cost! I ordered the Mongolian Beef, not sure it was actually Beef. It had a greasy and "fishy" flavor. My husband ordered Kung Pao Chicken. His food was a little better but the rice was so hard and sticky we had to cut through it a knife.

If the food is bad then one can always hope the service is better. No such luck. They DO NOT have staff that can speak English well. Basically, we were ignored. We packed our crappy dinner and took it home where it ended up in the trash!

The restaurant is new so the decor is nice but that is the only thing they have going for them!

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★☆☆☆☆

For what they charge, the Bamboo Garden is a terrible value. The food lacked inspiration. It was reminiscent of something I could find at the local Happy Wok for a fraction of the cost! I ordered the Mongolian Beef, not sure it was actually Beef. It had a greasy and "fishy" flavor. My husband ordered Kung Pao Chicken. His food was a little better but the rice was so hard and sticky we had to cut through it a knife.

If the food is bad then one can always hope the service is better. No such luck. They DO NOT have staff that can speak English well. Basically, we were ignored. We packed our crappy dinner and took it home where it ended up in the trash!

The restaurant is new so the decor is nice but that is the only thing they have going for them!

Pros: decor

Cons: Everything else!

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Bamboo Garden is a fairly new restaurant in Bellevue. Ever since I tried it for the first time in January I have been coming back on a regular basis. The very meaty dumplings are a must as a appetizer. Mixed beef in hot sauce is a cold dish that should not be ignored either. My favorite main dishes is chopped pepper with chicken. It is spicy, yet has a very delightful taste. The walnut prawns are juicy and cooked to perfection. This next dish may raise some eyebrows but intestines with pig blut (I have to use the German word for it as the website considers the English version of it as inappropriate) should be tried out at least once. You won't regret it If you get past your imagination. The chunks of blut tastes very fresh, the intestines are tender, the sauce makes your senses tingle. Szechuan style whole fish is another of many dishes that shows off with plenty of chili peppers.
The layout is quite pleasing especially considering that this is a Chinese restaurant. The wait staff is usually friendly and helpful.
Overall, I would rank Bamboo Garden just a notch above the Szechuan Chef.

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★★★★★

Bamboo Garden is a fairly new restaurant in Bellevue. Ever since I tried it for the first time in January I have been coming back on a regular basis. The very meaty dumplings are a must as a appetizer. Mixed beef in hot sauce is a cold dish that should not be ignored either. My favorite main dishes is chopped pepper with chicken. It is spicy, yet has a very delightful taste. The walnut prawns are juicy and cooked to perfection. This next dish may raise some eyebrows but intestines with pig blut (I have to use the German word for it as the website considers the English version of it as inappropriate) should be tried out at least once. You won't regret it If you get past your imagination. The chunks of blut tastes very fresh, the intestines are tender, the sauce makes your senses tingle. Szechuan style whole fish is another of many dishes that shows off with plenty of chili peppers.
The layout is quite pleasing especially considering that this is a Chinese restaurant. The wait staff is usually friendly and helpful.
Overall, I would rank Bamboo Garden just a notch above the Szechuan Chef.

Pros: Authenticity of the food, selection, uniqueness

Cons: unattractive parking lot

Message from Bamboo Garden Restaurant

Bamboo Garden, located in Downtown Bellevue, offers authentic Sichuan style Chinese food in a spacious and comfortable setting. Stop by for lunch or dinner or order for take out.

Our signature dishes are Chongqing chicken, the Swimming Fire Fish, Chengdu BBQ lamb, and Sichuan style crab. If you are a lover of spicy food, Bamboo Garden will become your destination.

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Bellevue Chinese restaurant serve traditional dishes for lunch and dinner in a lively, bamboo-accented dining room.

 

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