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Bambu Restaurant

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Main Road, Moni Village, Flores 0381, Indonesia
+62 821-8360-1880
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Bajawa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Don't go there, its the same like Baboo and also fraud. He is waiting for you at the street and offer you a 4 course menu for tonight. His name is Aran. He wants 50.000 in advance, which I refused. So I promised to come at 7. When I arrived at his baboo cottage there was a couple with me... More 

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1 Thank Aron N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

The guy running this place is a hustler. The food was below average and we were not served everything we were promised, it was overpriced at 95000 idr and he insisted that we pay before the meal. When the meal was not what was promised and we asked for some money back he became very aggressive and threatened violence. He... More 

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3 Thank Traveena
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

AVOID BAMBOO/BAMBU RESTAURANT AND MARIA INN AT ALL COSTS!. This curly haired short man called Iwan (Ivan) is a con artist of the highest degree. He walks around with his Samsung tablet and lures tourists in by hopping on your bus and talking about his restaurant and showing you photos of "customer" reviews on his tablet with no actual written... More 

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3 Thank rafaelabreu87
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

First of all the food was good. However what was sold to us didn't meet expectations at all. We were approached my the owner on the street and he mentioned his 4 course dinner for 60,000 rp (vegetarian option- tofu instead of chicken). When we arrived we were served a delicious soup and banana flower dish with rice- the food... More 

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1 Thank Dorene W
Ho Chi Minh city
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

I went there voluntarily after reading the recommendation on wikitravel (how stupid of me) I liked the food at first (how couldn't I after days of boring, mediocre Muslim food), but it was too salty that I had to wait for the tea, which took them forever to prepare, before I could really eat the eggplant soup, which appeared to... More 

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2 Thank Van N
LA, CA
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

We were approached by the owner while walking in the dark on the main road looking for a restaurant. He informed us that he had the best food in Moni and served a 4 course meal that was a culinary adventure. We asked to see the menu and he offered to walk us back to his restaurant, which proved to... More 

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Zurich
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 5 who stayed at MariaInn for the night. The minute we arrived the guy from Bambu showed up and raved about his delicious traditional meal he could serve us that night. He showed us some photographed handwritten reviews on his ipad. We agreed, eventhougjthe price of 60.000 for veggie and 90.000 for meat version seemed... More 

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Thank Regi2
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Follow a dirt path up from the main road in the village of Moni when you see the sign on the road for "Bambu Restaurant" at the bottom of the hill in the main part of town right near Maria's Inn. We met the owner and chef on our bus ride into town and got hungry at the mere descriptions... More 

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Thank Tayah W
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend decided to have dinner at Bambu, mainly because the owner (Eran Iwan) described his meal so convincingly. What a mistake that was! After 3 tiny courses (a scoop of rice counts as a course, apparently) I was only half full but couldn't bear the idea of more of that horrible chopped up banana leaf he gave... More 

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2 Thank Matties E
Dublin, Ireland
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115 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

We arrived in the town of Moni and met the owner of Bambu restaurant along the main road. He showed us a room in his Uncles homestay (Sylvesters Homestay) which we took. After this he began to tell us how he owned a restaurant and how good the food was. It us a set menu for 85k. Both us and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7
Cuisine
Indonesian, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Moni Village, Flores 0381, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  East Nusa Tenggara  >  Flores
  • Phone Number: +62 821-8360-1880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?