Red Bamboo

Manhattan, New York City

4.2 / 28 votes

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A vegetarian soul food/asian fusion restaurant

Red Bamboo is owned and operated by the folks a few doors down at Vegetarian Paradise 2. While VP2 is more of your typical asian fake meat type place, Red Bamboo takes a more soul food approach while still keeping a bit of asian influence. Appetizers include Spiced Jerk Chicken and the Cajun Fried Shrimp. Entrees include items like Grilled Bourbon the Citrus Beef, and "Dante's Cuisine." They also offer a selection of vegan desserts including cheesecake, shakes, and ice cream.

They serve a small selection of red and white wines (about half are organic), about a dozen beers (3-5 organic ones), lots of juices and real cherry cokes.

Most of the menu is vegan but a few items have dairy.

Added by Nomad on Jun 24 03 (last updated Sep 18 11)

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This is another place I visit every time I'm in New York. The "buffalo wings" are amazing and a pretty good deal. I'm also a fan of the mufaletta sandwich and the "chicken" parmesan sandwich. The butterfly soy chops are their signature dish and worth ordering, but not my favorite dish. One time my friend got the "half chicken" and it wasn't worth the money at all. The mashed potatoes are kind of bland, but the fries are amazing! I've also ordered the "calamari" dish several times and the teriyaki chicken salad a few as well. Everything has been good except for one time I got a mock lobster salad (a new addition to the menu) and it was so bad I couldn't even finish it, which is rare for me.

This place also carries Vegan Treats desserts, particularly the cheezecakes. They almost always carry an "oreo" cheezecake and a few other varieties. They also have amazing milkshakes, the thought of which is making me want one right now.

Definitely worth a visit--it will probably end up being one of your favorites.

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I had my first mock meat here as a new vegetarian, and it was a great first impression. I had the grilled chicken salad, and I remember being slightly freaked out at how convincing the taste was to real chicken.

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Between 6th Ave. and Macdougal Street.



$$ - average


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  • Cajun
  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Japanese
  • Eclectic (Fusion)


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12:30pm - midnight
noon - midnight

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