One of the best

Venice Boulevard in West Los Angeles has become home to several small restaurants from many different countries. Bamboo doesn’t claim any particular country; it serves Latin-fusion dishes from the Caribbean.

In business now for 25 years, it is a neighborhood restaurant with a full bar dressed with bamboo that looks like it came right out of the Caribbean. Wear your shorts or dress up as you please. The mojitos are great on a hot day or any day.

Corn chowder is not to be missed. Instead of the chowders you’re used to, it’s a very thin broth flavored with tarragon. It was brought to Bamboo by the Chef of The Ivy. It’s very different, and a great start for a meal, given how light it is. If you don’t want one of the soups, there are also plenty of salads.

Chicken, steak, seafood, and pasta dishes make up the menu; so there’s something for everyone. The mango curry chicken is the most popular dish and it’s what I would recommend to a first-timer.  The sweet flavors of mango and pineapple work magic with grilled chicken breasts.

Most of the entrees come with rice, black beans, and plantains so you won’t leave hungry.

My only complaint on my last visit was that I parked in the back and didn’t see the banner stating that their famous soft shell crabs were back.

What to Eat
Bamboo, Mango Curry Chicken
Mango Curry Chicken
Mango curry chicken: a must-have for your first Caribbean meal at Bamboo
Bamboo, Corn Chowder
Corn Chowder
A lite bowl of Corn Chowder to start your meal
Bamboo, Seafood Paella
Seafood Paella
Paella: shellfish and assorted fish in a saffron flavored rice
Bamboo, Chicken Milanese
Chicken Milanese
Chicken Milanese
Bamboo, Crab Cake Sandwich
Crab Cake Sandwich
Crab Cake Sandwich
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday11am - 12am
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 12am
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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