Red Bamboo equivalent?
Have not tried Candle and Candle Cafe on the UES yet, but their menu seems like a few steps up from Red Bamboo in terms of price and preparation. I, too, love Red Bamboo, and have been meaning to try the Candle twins for a nice change. http://www.candlecafe.com/menu.html
Counter in the East Village has some really impressive (chick pea fries) and some really disappointing items(seitan tournados), again a bit pricier and "nicer" than Red Bamboo (candles on the tables, lovely and comfortable dining room). http://www.counternyc.com/pdfs/counte...
The closest thing to Red Bamboo in terms of price and menu that I have found is actually in Brooklyn (Foodswings in Williamsburg). Tastes like both places get their buffalo wings from the same supplier. It is a very fried menu, though.