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Bamboo Buffet and Grill

4349 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-2303
+1 515-270-8989
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
3 Jun 2017
“Nothing special”
4 Dec 2016
“Food yes, carpet needs replaced! ”
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
4349 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-2303
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

$12.00 isn't a bad price for a good buffet. The service was great, with tables cleared quickly and drinks filled regularly. The ambiance and presentation were great with dimmed lighting and soft blue lights around the walls/ceiling (almost romantic). The serving trays were full and...More

Thank jvboyle
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Previously, the food has been good, but over the past year the quality seems to be slipping. Most of our choices today were not hot & the service was slow. My wife & I find it average but nothing special.

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I am a person of first impressions and this is it in Des Moines! The food and staff are always on point however the carpet is absolutely horrible. It looks as though it has never been professionally cleaned and that is a lasting impression with...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Place is neat and very nice. The servers are polite.. service is really good. Typical Chinese cuisine but my fave here is the bourbon chicken. I love that you can buy to go on buffet using a white container and whatever you put in it...More

Thank Annaliza D
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I've sampled many Asian buffets over the years and I have to say that in the years that I've patronized the Bamboo Buffet it is one of the most consistent when it comes to their food preparation, which is ALWAYS well-cooked, properly seasoned and tasty....More

Thank Maxx M
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Wife and grandchildren ate with me the evening of 16 JUN 2016. Was going to eat at a BBQ recommended in TripAdvisor but since we had BBQ the evening before, wife wanted something different. We did not see many places to dine so we decided...More

Thank Top1067
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I would like to start out by saying that the staff looked very rushed.I couldnt even understand the server that sat me and my mother today.No smiles no thank you,no nothing.Food was in my opnion very bland and cooked to fast.I usually have three plates...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Well the food was hot and prepared well and presented good the carpet was disgusting the booth was falling apart and shredded and the tables need to be sandblasted.

Reviewed 12 April 2016

If you are looking for a LOT of okay food, then this is your place. $11.25 gets you all you can eat chinese buffet and a drink. They have a large selection of dishes, sushi, american-style food and ice cream; but the food is average....More

Thank Anlome5151
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We have gone a couple times and the host has always been very nice. The price for lunch is a little higher than other places but thats because a drink is included. We were there about 1pm on a weekday and needless to say lots...More

Thank Pete S
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4349 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-270-8989
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