With a 80s decor and paper napkin, Le Bambou doesn’t look much. However, it’s a reference among the parisian vietnamese: the place is always packed, people wait on the street and you can smell the subtle mix of spices and lemongrass already outside of the restaurant.
Don’t be scared, but also don’t go there for a long and romantic dinner, there are a lot of people, you’ll be squeezed wherever some space is available and the waiters are masters in the art of freeing the tables, understand that you won’t have time to be hungry that food will already be on the table and that you won’t have to ask for the bill. Go there early, not to wait outside.
But well, the menu has a lot of choices, from the classic vietnamese dishes (bò bún, phở, bánh cuốn, …) to less known specialities but always very good. And here, unlike in other “asian” restaurants, you won’t find chicken bò bún, see, bò bún litterally means pasta with beef. Anyway I usually end up with a phở because there is this little something tasty that I hardly find elsewhere. This night, A* took the grilled beef.
As for the prices, dishes are around 8-12€ and I seldom spend there more than 15€.
70 Rue Baudricourt 75013 Paris – +33 1 73 20 25 19
Every day, 11h30-15h30 and 18h30-22h30