Cafe Bamboo

New Orleans, Louisiana

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a vegetarian place which should please the nonvegetarian friends (we were one of each). Pokoras starter: lightly enough breaded to taste the veggies fully, accompanied by a superb dipping sauce--could make a whole lunch off these. We tried two rice bowls, Creole and Mafe, which were full platters, big meals. The peanut sauce on the Mafe is the best peanut sauce I have had anywhere. Attentive service. Small dining area with nice atmosphere. Good variety of drinks. Beautiful courtyard. Will definitely return to Bamboo.


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Recently traveled to NOLA and found this place. Henceforth when I now think of the Big Easy, I'll think of Cafe Bamboo. Walked there on a typical Nawlins day, one minute crazy hot & humid, then next a downpour of rain. Found this on the seedy edge of the French Quarter, and from the outside, it looks like a drive bar that has seen much better days. I opened the door and while it retained its dive bar mystique, inside it felt funky, cool & homey all at once. DJ turntable spinning, eclectic art on the wall, diverse crowd, etc. Now to the important stuff - the food was incredibly delicious -- the Sol "Chik'n" Po'Boy dressed & served on French Bread served with sweet potato fries was totally yummy. The Collard Green Rolls were also tasty. Although I had mineral water to drink, it was comforting to have a full bar only steps away from table. The staff were helpful and added a down home feel. My only complaint was the funky cushions on the chairs and benchs have seen better days.


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Service was very good. Food was excellent. I ate the Caribbean Tofu Wrap, side salad, and mango juice (naked). The waitress suggested the wrap. It had a brilliant coconut flavor in addition complex spices. Price was excellent ($14 for the entire meal).


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At long last, a New Orleans veggie restaurant. Great funky atmosphere and amiable staff. Our selections were mostly excellent. The garlic mashed potatoes was a little overpowering in its raw state, but I'm being picky here as everything else we had was skillfully prepared. Visiting veggies will find this a must, and a truly authentic French Quarter experience.

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