The Bamboo Restaurant, 55 Ariadne Rd. in Dedham, is known for fine Asian cuisine and a large sushi bar.
When you enter the restaurant through large glass doors you are greeted by a tranquil waterfall covering one whole wall.
A perfect place to watch a game is at their bar or grab a seat at the Sushi bar, and watch the Chef prepare your rolls and sushi.
Patch sat down with George Leung, manager of Bamboo, to find out what makes this restaurant different.
Patch: How long have you been in business?
Leung: We opened our Dedham location in 2004.
Patch: How many locations are there?
Leung: We have a Bamboo Restaurant in Bedford and another one in Westford. Our sister company is Mandarin and there are three locations in Reading, Westboro and Danvers.
Patch: What are your menu specialties?
Leung: We have a selection of exquisite flavors from Chinese and Japanese cuisine.
Patch: Are there any dishes in particular that seem to be the most popular?
Leung: Those would be from our Chinese menu. Yuen-Yang Spicy Beef which is in a hot pepper sauce on a bed of string beans. The Mermaid Shrimp which are crispy shrimp covered in sesame seeds, finely ground roasted peanuts, spices and a hint of sweet and sour. General Gau's Chcken is another customer favorite but each restaurant makes it different. Ours is very special!
On our Japanese menu a favorite is the Celtic Maki which is spicy king crab, lobster, mango, asparagus, tempura crumb and flying fish roe rolled in soy paper.
Patch: Do you offer catering or special banquet dining service?
Leung: Yes we do offer catering and banquet services to parties of ten or more. It's prepared in authentic Chinese tradition and suits every occasion and taste.
Patch: What makes Bamboo different from other Asian restaurants?
Leung: Part of our mission at Bamboo Fine Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar is to support local organizations that have an impact on our community. The primary way that we can accomplish this is through our “Bamboo Benefit Night” event that is held on Tuesdays at our restaurant. On the Benefit Nights, 20% of the evenings proceeds will be donated to a designated local organization. We contact our local schools to see who would like to participate and sign up to be our designated Benefit Night Organization.
We started these fund raiser events about one year ago and have helped many of the Schools and the Early Childhood Education Center in Dedham.
For more information on Bamboo contact (781)251-2566 or go to bamboogourmet.com