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Red Bamboo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greenwich Village
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140 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10012-1049
+1 212-260-1212
12:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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Pune, India
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I looked online and found this restaurant to have a 4.5 rating. The reviews looked good and we decided to eat here. There was a long wait, they take no reservations and when we walked in we were told that there would be an hours wait, this is acceptable as we ere a party of 7. The wait was worth... More 

Thank Y3bug
New York City, New York
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286 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The place is not too big and simple. This my issue with most vegan places. They are sparsely furnished and more like take out places. The food selection is huge and delicious. I tried the chicken with coconut and it's crunchy, delicious and tasty. Cashew chicken is also out of this world. Vegan ice cream like butter pecan is highly... More 

Thank agnes9971
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

As a meat eater with a husband who is a vegetarian, this was quite the experience. I was a bit hesitant at first not being convinced that vegetarian food could possibly taste like meat when it came to texture and taste. I was wrong. The "fried shrimp" actually tasted like shrimp with exactly the same texture, same went with their... More 

Thank Aladdin40
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. Cheap. Great service. A must go. Even meat eaters would be bluffed away, especially any "chicken" food. The chicken cajun was so tasty!

Thank Greg T
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I made an effort to visit Red Bamboo after reading the testimonials on here. I could not have been happier. As a relatively new vegan (6months) I am already used to having limited choices when looking at a menu so upon sitting down I was overwhelmed with this great choices. The staff were fortunately patient when I was forced them... More 

Thank Daniel G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

So my last review discussed how hard and bad the bamburger had become - I've been back a number of times since and they've thankfully repaired it - it's soft and way better. My only complaint about red bamboo is that the vegetables depending what you order seem to be from frozen sometimes - this isn't ok for a good... More 

Thank A-N2222222
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Love Red Bamboo. Lots of different dishes to choose from; different cuisines. Everything we've had has been delicious. My favorite is the Bamburger. Desserts have been yummy too.

Thank SusanNYC_12
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Red Bamboo was not one of those on again off again relationships. It was a love affair. The temptation to indulge each night on the delectable delights at the Red Bamboo was impossible to ignore. The allure of comfort vegan food for the soul was undeniable. Each night I was in the Big Apple, my desire to dine with my... More 

Thank HP N
Brooklyn, New York
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Red bamboo has been my favorite restaurant in NYC for the last twelve years and every single visit lives up to it. The buffalo wings are out of this world, the staff is absolutely wonderful and everything about this place exceeds all expectations. On a friday or Saturday night there might be a wait but they'll take your number and... More 

Thank carlyjgutierrez
London, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This place rated highly for veggie places in NY. They basically mimic good old fashioned meals with veggie alternatives. We came here for lunch and I'm so glad we did! It's quite a small place down some steps. We didn't book but had no issues getting in for lunch. I'm not sure if this would be the same for dinner?... More 

Thank Jess M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10012-1049
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-1212

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

Staying in Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighbourhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
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