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US$4 - US$13
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Contemporary
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Reviewed 10 November 2020

Fantastic food, ambiance and service! The food was excellent and the logistics went smooth - keeping in mind that we were 70 people. The staff was competent, friendly and accommodating.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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PRManage, Marketing at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

Dear marisa_milne7, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Thank you for the feedback which we appreciate. We strive to make each experience as pleasant and memorable as possible and cannot do so without feedback to help us improve. Your business is...More

Reviewed 24 March 2020

We dined in this restaurant multiple times as it was convenient and very good. The menu is limited, but everything is well prepared and imaginative. The chef was very accommodating and very willingly worked around individual eating restrictions.

Date of visit: March 2020
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PRManage, Marketing at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

Dear Morton F, Thank you very much for reviewing us, we appreciate the great score. Best Regards, The Black Bamboo Restaurant Team

Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast from the menu, also good cappuccino. The fresh fruit selection, could improve though. All over not bad.Good service, friendly and well trained staff.

Date of visit: March 2020
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PRManage, Marketing at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

Dear Susan H, Thank you very much for reviewing us, we appreciate the feedback and recommendations. Best Regards, The Black Bamboo Restaurant Team

Reviewed 6 March 2020

Fine dining at very reasonable prices. The service was top-notch, the dishes superb and the wine selection excellent (and reasonably priced). I can definitely recommend the sirloin steak with a Matthew van Heerden Pinot Noir.

Date of visit: March 2020
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PRManage, Marketing at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

Dear Corne de Waal, Thank you very much for reviewing us, we appreciate the great score. Best Regards, The Black Bamboo Restaurant Team

Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

What an incredible experience, incredible cuisine and fabulous service by all. Certainly fine dining at its best and probably Pretoria’s best kept secret

Date of visit: March 2020
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PRManage, Marketing at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

Dear clintr923, Thank you very much for reviewing us, we appreciate the great score. Best Regards, The Black Bamboo Restaurant Team

Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

The service, food and ambiance all surpassed our expectations and the wine list was impressive. We chose from the menu (instead of the tasting menu) and the portions were generous and beautiful. The waiter, Ben, had passion for the restaurant, food and wine, which made...the occasion even more enjoyable. Secure underground parking and easy access to the restaurant via an elevator makes it convenient and gives peace of mind. Thanks to Ryan Graham and his team for offering something we as South African’s can feel proud of. See you soon! RianetteMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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PRManage, Marketing at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

Dear Rianette, Thank you very much for reviewing us, we appreciate the great score. Best Regards, The Black Bamboo Restaurant Team

Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

After waiting so long to actually get space at this restaurant, I am more than disappointed. Ordered 5 mains to taste everything but have to say worse food ever!!! Portions are very small, and food has no taste. Was even served a raw prawn. Would...never go there again. Been there, done that.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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QuinWie, Owner at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2020

Dear Melandé, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is unfortunate that your experience with us wasn't good. We will definitely investigate your comment regarding raw prawn, it is unacceptable. We understand that we cannot satisfy all our customers, as food and...More

Reviewed 17 February 2020

We had dinner at this restaurant for my husband's birthday, and we got so much more than we bargained for! The waiter was amazing and could answer any question we had regarding food and wine pairings. The food is definitely something to experience, at least...for a special occasion. After our dinner we could sit outside and finish our champagne and relax and there was no rush throughout the whole night. Would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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QuinWie, Owner at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2020

Hi Shanice, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Black Bamboo and for celebrating your husband's birthday with us, we appreciate your support and feedback!

Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

Ben is the absolute best waiter ever. He is extremely knowledgeable on the menu and he provides excellent service. The five course tasting menu was above average. The tuna tartare and seared tuna are definitely an acquired taste. The sirloin was just slightly underdone to...my taste. It would have been great to have the option to have it the way an individual likes it. The wine paired with the food was spot on and delicious. The Black Bamboo has a great vibe and the decor is stunning. Perfect for a special occasion. I highly recommend this establishment. I will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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QuinWie, Owner at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2020

Dear Fourie, Thank you so much for the great feedback and your support, we look forward to welcoming you back to The Black Bamboo!

Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Sometimes fine dining is pushed a little too far. You can hide fancy titbits under the veil of gastronomy, but having to visit the local drive through after a dinner, does not make for positive affirmation from international guests. Atmosphere?More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Quintin W, Owner at Black Bamboo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2020

Dear Leon, Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry that you were disappointed with your recent experience at The Black Bamboo. We are also South African and therefore genuinely care about all our client's feedback, we take your comments very seriously and have...More

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Black Bamboo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5