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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
8.3
6.7
$35
Thai
Casual restaurant

Hours
Mon–Thu 11:00am–3:00pm
Mon–Thu 5:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 11:00am–3:00pm
Fri 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sat noon–11:00pm

Features Date-friendly, kid-friendly, outdoor dining
Bar BYO
Credit cards Visa, MC
Reservations Accepted

www.bambuasiancuisine.com

Richardson
1930 N. Coit Rd.
Richardson, TX
(972) 480-8880
Bambu Asian Cuisine
Thai with food better than its back-tier strip-mall setting suggests

C’mon Dallas, we all know that Thai food isn’t limited to pad Thai and spring rolls. Okay, fine, those are good here...but the true reward is in trying the dishes you don’t see on every Thai-American menu.

What else is there, you might ask? Well, try the basil mussels, gently steamed in a savory broth of lemongrass, garlic, fish sauce, and basil. Grilled calamari arrives with a delicious flavor imparted by the cooking, and a great dipping sauce. We‘ve flipped for the yum pra duk fu, the twice-fried catfish with mango, ginger, cilantro, mint, and peanuts. Another winner is the grilled Isan sausage with sticky rice, whose slightly sour flavor complements the flavor of the grill.

If you already have some Isan favorites, feel free to call ahead and request special dishes. With enough lead time to procure ingredients, they are happy to make specials not found on the menu.

The modern and inviting décor makes the space nice for a date, and the $9–$12 range for most dishes makes for an inexpensive and delicious night out. Though it currently has no liquor license, you are welcome to BYO without a corkage fee.

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