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Bamboozle Oriental Fusion Kitchen & Bar

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6 Wakefield St
Region: Canterbury
Licence: Fully Licensed
Cuisine: Asian

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Phone: 03 326 7878

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Review by: flyingfairy (7) on


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.

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Review by: happyeats (5) on


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.

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Review by: meat'n2veg (57) on


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.

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Review by: doffi (27) on


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!

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Review by: Melza (20) on


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.

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Review by: foodiez (112) on

Child Friendly Not at all

Went last night for an Entertainment Book fund raiser for Phillip and Helen Kraal's daughter India. Open to all it was one of those moments in food love that no one should have missed. The complete experience was exceptional and driven by Phillip and Helen's obvious love for their daughter India (bubbles)and her representation for New Zealand at the 2013 Triathlon World Championships in London.
Fantastic support from local suppliers and especially Holy Smoke Salmon (OMG so good) and Forrest Wines (the GV wine was a standout).
Apologies as I have cheated and cut and pasted menu. Stand outs were all the salmon dishes, all the soups, all the chicken dishes - you get the picture - it was all exceptional.
To celebrate my daughter's achievements as a triathlete, I dedicate this menu to her by serving five 'tri' courses and finishing with a gold medal dessert... (no pressure sweetheart – PK)
'Holy Smoke' Salmon
Warm confit with salted lemon vinaigrette
Marinated in lime and coconut
Smoked with wasabi foam
Served with
Forrest Estate Chardonnay 2010
* * *
Shar Bi Fluffy
Chilli sweetcorn cream
Tomato vodka consommé
* * *
Szechuan spicy salad with black vinegar, peanuts and chilli
Yum yum kip
Creamy liver parfait on ginger brioche
Served with
Grüner Veltliner 2011
* * *
Cream cheese and wasabi pot-stickers
Sweet garlic rou bing
Smoked scallop sui mai
Served with
Tattybogler Pinot Gris 2010
* * *
Rendang in coconut tuille
Mongolian mince with garlic shoots
Sate with Eric's very famous peanut sauce
Served with
St Laurient 2011
* * *
Gold Medal Dessert
Golden kumara pie
Mango caviar
Passionfruit coulis
Durian ice cream
Served with
Forrest Botrytis Riesling 2011

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Review by: debbieelliston (44) on

Child Friendly Yes

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.

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Review by: k&g (3) on

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I was excited to check out Bamboozle but left feeling disppointed.
The service fizzled out and that was a big let down.
The food itself was nice but I think it is overpriced and portions could be a little more generous.
It was just OK, nothing more. I wouldn't go back.

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Review by: 7443 (7) on

Child Friendly Not at all

A group of us decided to check out Bamboozle, we made a booking and mentioned we had children and a toddler which they had no issues with. On our arrival we were seated on bench seats so not the most comfortable but suited the rustic feel of the restaurant. Our service was good very prompt and the waitress did try her best in accommodating us. We asked if there was a children's menu to which there wasn't but they did Taylor a few things to suit, The kids had wontons and a noodle dish which they enjoyed apart from the pickled cucumber and tofu. I had the gingered pork which I have to say having been my first experience at an oriental restaurant was very nice but the portion size was very small with 4 very thin slices of pork. My husband ordered the satay chicken and he did enjoy until he bit into an entire chili thinking it was a bean, we also ordered the dumplings to which we both had mixed opinions on. The flavors were very distinct but portions and pricing was a bit exaggerated as we still left feeling a bit hungry. Our friends enjoyed there meal also having coconut rice, wontons and the star dish for them was a salad to which I am vague on the name. They also would not return due to no children accommodated for and the pricing versus meal was not what was recommended by a friend with previous experience of the restaurant.

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