BAMBOO asia in FIDI opening this Thursday
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.
41 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104