Bamboo Asia

Address: 41 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 772-9134

Decided to venture into this newly-opened, buffet, a-la-carte Asian cuisine restaurant.  There are three different stations (or types of cuisine) you can choose from: Japan, Vietnam, and India.  The recurring and overall theme after tasting food from every station is that the wonderful/tasty sauces cover the mediocre food you get.  Maybe they’re still trying to get the kinks worked out as they’ve recently opened?  One of the managers is pictured (center) in the above picture.  Here’s a review of each station:


Compostable, decently-sized Sashimi White Rice Bowl (think double the size of a froyo cup) with big pieces of Salmon and Tuna, two small bits of Yellowtail, tobiko (roe), sesame seeds, wasabi mayo, dynamite sauce, older asparagus, cucumbers, avocado, and seaweed salad.  Ask for more sashimi and sauce.

I asked about the Strawberry Mochi and got it for free =)  It had a small layer of whipped cream and strawberry gel inside.


Compostable rice noodle bowl with pate, fish sauce, bok choy, green/red peppers, cilantro, basil/mint, zucchini, pickled vegetables, bean sprouts, fried brown rice, lettuce, lemongrass beef, and peanut sauce.

The sauces flavored the food wonderfully.


A nice, plastic/reusable, takeout brown rice bowl with lentils, chickpeas, peppers, zucchini, grated paneer (cheese), mildly spicy spinach curry, and tandoori chicken.  I asked for more curry sauce and paneer.

Naan was given free as a complimentary side, but tasted a bit doughy.

– Norm

Children’s Menu [n]
Changing Station [not sure]
Highchairs/Boosters [not sure]
Stroller Access [maximal]

Other reviews of Bamboo Asia:


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