Decided to take our boys out for dinner to celebrate their 4th birthday. This is one of our favourite restaurants and we wanted to see how they would do. Headed early so as not to annoy any fellow diners.
Waitress accommodating as always. Ordered salmon and wasabi pot stickers, hit or a miss if you could taste the wasabi, one of the boys certainly could, as immediately downed half his water bottle! Unfortunately our favourite, steamed buns, are now deep fried, still have the yummy satay chicken inside, but we definitely preferred the previous version. Also ordered shredded chicken salad, which was delicious and their take on nasi goreing which seemed to taste better the more we delved into it. Didn't look at the wine list, just ordered some tap beer [ erindager] sorry please excuse spelling and good old lindauer for mummy.
$77 with the entertainment card, so good value and we will definitely be heading back.
Agree with others that the service was definitely the best attribute of this place. Waitress was helpful, attentive and accommodating.
Food shared with a friend - had prawn toast served with an avocado dip - was quite strange, cream cheese dumplings - again not that impressed, fish in lemon sauce (very sickly), coconut rice and a minced lamb dish - which was by far the best dish of the evening. Enough food for the 2 of us to share, finished with an awesome cocktail.
Am glad I tried Bamboozle as have been wanting to go for a while, unfortunately it wasn't worth the trip out to Sumner.
We enjoyed our meal here very much. The waitress was excellent; very helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere was fun. Her wine recommendations were spot on. For an entree she recommended the cream cheese and salmon dumplings which we weren't convinced by, a little cloying and left me with a hankering for a good old fashioned pork dumpling. However, the Mongolian lamb was excellent and the duck leg was cooked to perfection- falling off the bone, fantastic! My only complaint was that the 'mango salad' did not consist of any actual mango. There was certainly a mango dressing, but I think the menu needs to be changed to clarify this as it is a bit misleading, and therefore disappointing. I mentioned this to the waitress and she agreed and said other customers had also pointed this out. All in all though we were happy and would certainly return.
After checking out the DineOut site before going we had high expectations of Bamboozle but apart from the friendly and attentive staff it was all a bit of a let down.
We started with the pulled pork wantons which were very good. M’s market fried fish looked spectacular and was “okay” but my prawn stew was too oily and too much of a struggle for me to finish.
Then there was the chunk of stone that I had the pleasure of crunching my teeth on. I wasn’t angling for any freebies but the statement from the kitchen: “That’s because they dry the black beans on the road side in China” didn’t really cut the mustard.
$99.50 for 2 beers ($11.50 each!), 1 entre, and 2 small mains was too much for the quality of the food to have us considering a return visit.
Headed here for dinner with our Aussie friends.
Love this place.
Had the chicken satay buns to start, yum!
Shared pork belly, marinated fish [ to die for] and smoked duck dish which our friends felt was a bit over powered with the smoking, although we quite enjoyed.
The waitress forgot about us, so hence the low score for service. Although it is normally good.
Desserts were good.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thanks again!
We used Ent Book. Dined there 3 weeks ago on a Tues evening and had made a booking. We were excited to check out Bamboozle but left feeling very disppointed & a bit hungry.
The service was sooooooo slow! and NO APOLOGY - that would've gone a long way! We had 4 starters and 4 mains. With us arriving at 6.40pm and leaving at 9.10pm - that is a long time when just 4 of us dining.
The food itself was nice but I think it is overpriced and portions could be a little more generous.
Potstickers, Duck & Blue Cheese dumplings, lamb in mongolian spices were soe of the dishes we had and were very very tasty.
I wouldn't go back.
What a delicious time on a wet Thursday! I love this place it has all the combinations of what we like to eat - little tastes of everything presented in such a way you feel a bit guilty of eating it, we got over that pretty quickly! I love the prawn toast and their pot stickers with salmon and cream cheese. The pork was so tender and the prawns had just the right amount of heat we found that one bowl of rice was sufficent between the two of us. We made a late reservation and had to have a seat in the bar area as the restaurant was full, we found this surprisingly cosy, service is always upbeat, friendly and efficient. I have eaten here a few times now, the first for my husband and he was well impressed, needless to say we will be back.