Bamboo House

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2185 Monroe Avenue, Rochester NY, 14618 [Directions]
Hours (as of August 2011)
Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM to 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:30AM to 11:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM to 10:00PM
585 319 3136
Wheelchair Accessible
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Bamboo House is a Chinese restaurant on Monroe Avenue in Brighton. The building previously housed House of Poon until a fire closed the restaurant on Christmas eve 2008. Grand opening is December 2010.


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2011-01-16 12:42:06   Went last night with a small group. All dishes we had were as good as Chen Garden or Flavors of Asia, which to me, are the best Asian restaurants in town. One thing they need to improve upon is the knowledge of the waitstaff. There was one daily special dish and one on the menu that no one in the group ever heard of before. We could not get a good explanation from the waiter. Both dishes we were told had a sweet sauce. That was it. —ScottHendler

2011-02-12 10:47:39   Went to Bamboo House last night and WOW! The renovations are beautiful. The wait staff was very attentive and nice without being fake. The food was amazing, the bar was really nice and cozy with a fireplace. We will definitely be returning. —NewtonNola

2011-08-09 23:25:22   Ate here a couple of months ago, the subgum wonton was really good, and so was everything else. Service was a bit slow but the quality of the food made it worth the wait.

2011-11-21 15:52:20   This is a review I originally posted on Yelp:

First of all, I would have to challenge the previous reviewer's statement about this place having an 'interesting menu'. In fact, it's MOSTLY just the same old lame American-Chinese standards. The difference, though, is that they do them better than most places do. Still, it would be nice to see at least a few non-standard dishes (like Chen's does).

First, we had the beef and coriander soup, which was, frankly, rather bland. The 2 dishes we ordered were sliced fish in brown sauce (which was well made, but the glazing was overly sweet), and twice-cooked pork, which at least had some nice crunchy cabbage and dark tofu included. Still, this dish also had a bit too much sweet glazing.

Perhaps next time I'll ask for the 'Chinese menu', but in the past, I've found this to be an experience fraught with trouble (especially if the Chinese menu is only in Chinese). Short of that, however, I can't see a single reason to go here over Chen's just up the street.