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BAMBOO asia in FIDI opening this Thursday

pengrin Jul 5, 2011 04:45 PM

41 Montgomery (@ Sutter)
San Francisco, CA 94104

reference: http://www.tablehopper.com/chatterbox...

Please tell me what you think and recommend.

Thanks in advance.

  1. DeborahL Aug 12, 2011 06:04 PM

    Here's a link to Bamboo Asia:


    Bamboo Asia
    41 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104

    1. DeborahL Aug 12, 2011 06:01 PM

      Had lunch there last week, and the space was airy and bright, staff friendly and helpful, and I got a good amount of food for the price ($8). BUT, the menus are confusing and poorly placed. There are three stations: Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese. Pick your station, then start trying to read the menus, which are behind everyone's knees in line. You pick the form of item you want (bowl, salad, sandwich), then you pick your veggies, protein, sauce, sides if wanted, and drink/dessert. Trying to figure out what sauce goes with what protein while standing in a food line is too overwhelming IMO, and though the online menu lists specials of "prematched" items, I saw no listing of specials in the actual restaurant. I liked my Vietnamese bowl with tofu, veggies, and a smidge of peanut sauce, but with menus this complicated I think I'd rather sit down and order from a waiter after having time to think. And the menus need to be mounted UP HIGH, where people can see them from anywhere they're standing.

      Bamboo Asia
      41 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104

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      1. re: DeborahL
        Ruth Lafler Aug 12, 2011 09:18 PM

        Maybe they need little order slips where you can check off what you want in each category.

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