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It’s Bam-Bou-istic: A Review of Bam-Bou

Bam-Bou is a must-visit for all food lovers in Karachi. The exquisite dishes are made with love and care, and their flavors will leave you wanting more! Plus, the level of service is unbeatable! However, do be aware that the prices are quite high.

Updated Apr 19, 2023

Editor’s Rating


What we don’t like

  • High prices

Well, well, well, look who’s back with another food review! That’s right; a fresh new review for another of Karachi city’s must-try – Bam-Bou. Now, might get weirded out by the name tho, “What the heck is a Bam-Bou?” is it a fancy way of saying “bamboo”? Is it simply an unfortunate typo? I wanna add to the conspiracy that it is a secret code word for the tastiest restaurant in townSo, buckle up and keep reading for the full scoop on my experience at Bam-Bou. Believe me when I say it will be well worth your time!

Taste: Simply Magnifique

With anticipation, I eagerly began with the Shrimp Bam-Bou Hot & Sour Soup – a steaming bowl packed with zesty and fiery broth, along with succulent shrimp and crisp vegetables. From the very first bite, I was hooked. To make it even more satisfying was a side of complimentary Fish Crackers. They were a perfect pairing, adding an extra crunch to the already flavorful soup. Truly an excellent start to what eventually became one full belly’s worth of scrumptiousness!

Afterward, I simply had to try the Dynamite Prawn. And boy, am I glad that I did! They were a real showstopper – coated in a crispy, spicy sauce that gave way to juicy and plump meat inside. Every morsel melted in my mouth – there was no way I could get enough of it! I found myself licking my fingers for every last bit of the sauce.

Following that came the gravies, and my taste buds were already on cloud nine by then. The Kung Pao Chicken was an exquisite dish, with each bite spiced to perfection. Tender chicken and crunchy peanuts combined with flavorful vegetables made for quite the heavenly combination that had me reaching for my Mint Lemonade! Not only did it cool down this spicy delicacy, but it also heightened its flavors even more.

However, the Sweet and Fire Chicken was equally delightful. A sticky, sweet sauce glazed the chicken. It had a harmonious balance of sweetness and spice that left a lingering tingle on my tongue. And their Vegetable Fried Rice was velvety, airy, and perfect. It was like a flavor-filled journey that left my taste buds joyously overwhelmed. The only downside was that I was too full to try everything on the menu, but that just gave me an excuse to come back for more!

Price: High But Worth it

Now, I know you’re probably looking at the prices and thinking, “Yikes!” Bam-Bou is definitely not for those with a tight budget. A quick glance at their menu will show that their dishes are quite costly. 

  • Shrimp Bam-Bou Hot & Sour Soup: PKR 575
  • Dynamite Prawn: PKR 1295
  • Kung Pao Chicken: PKR 1045
  • Sweet and Fire Chicken: PKR 1045
  • Vegetable Fried Rice: PKR 695

Nonetheless, when it comes to it, even at this price point, it provides great value for money. Every plate is worth the investment!

Service: Talk About Lightning Speed

On top of the incredible dishes, I was super impressed with the level of service at Bam-Bou. Their hospitality shone through in every aspect. The servers were more than friendly. They warmly welcomed me with greetings before immediately seating me and taking my order without delay. 

When I asked for a bowl of Fish Crackers to try out while waiting for my food, they quickly brought me one. But when I accidentally dropped it, they immediately replaced it without question. Plus, the food came out so quickly that I almost felt like I was being served at lightning speed! This is coming from a person who isn’t too keen on waiting around.

As an added bonus, Bam-Bou also offers FoodPanda delivery for those of us who prefer to eat in the comfort of our own homes. What’s better than ordering deliciousness and not waiting in line? 

The only issue was during the card payment. The server went to the counter and charged my card himself instead of letting me do it to process the payments. While this may not seem like an issue to some, it can lead to crimes like forged transactions, and I feel more at ease when they are kept transparent.

Ambience: A+ Establishment

The ambience of Bam-Bou is equally enjoyable. It’s certainly got a nice, retro vibe that gives off an inviting and cozy atmosphere – perfect for family dinners or gatherings with friends. The spacious seating area makes it accessible for larger groups. Plus, the valet parking service is always appreciated!

Honorable Mentions: Bam-Bou? More like Bam-BOOM!

If you’re in the mood for something different, I highly recommend the American Chop Suey. It had a comforting and familiar taste that hit all the right spots.

The sauce had a nice balance of sweet and savory notes, and it wasn’t too oily, so you could enjoy it without feeling heavy. The crunchy vegetables and the tender chunks of beef add a nice texture to the dish, while the noodles are soft and al dente. It’s a must-try for anyone who wants to switch things up for a meal.

Final Verdict

When I first heard the name “Bam-Bou,” I thought it was some kind of superhero from an anime. But after trying their food, I realized that the real superheroes are the chefs who create these masterpieces. Every dish was a work of art. If you want to add some zest to your palate, Bam-Bou is the place for you. I guarantee that once you experience this place, your taste buds will be thanking their lucky stars!

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