Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Choose-your-own-ingredients style fast food restaurant with Indian, Vietnamese, and Japanese menu sections: all three have vegan options marked. Include bowls, wraps, banh mi, and sushi. Vegan items are clearly labelled. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:30pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by VeganScientist


Points +53

13 Oct 2022


This place sounds amazing here I was so excited to try it but when I arrived at 11am on a Thursday, they were closed. Very disappointed

Cons: Not open, hours on the door said they should be


14 Oct 2022

Hi, it looks like they might be temporarily closed according to their website.



Points +17321

11 Jan 2022

Bamboo Asia

This place may be temporarily closed, so please call before making a trip to this restaurant. Added my review from 1/4/2017 below:

I was not impressed enough to ever think about come back. I was enamored by the fact that you could stop into Bamboo Asia and have your pick between Vietnamese, Indian, and Japanese food (all foods that I love dearly) but the product really missed the mark on flavor and authenticity. I tried the Vietnamese rice bowl offering (made vegan) and didn't like my meal enough to eat half of it. It didn't even seem like the employees cared about or put any effort into the food/product either. Huge bummer because this place is super convenient to work and is pretty quick but definitely not worth the time, money, and effort to eat here.


Points +153

10 Dec 2019

build your own

clearly marked vegan, dairy, gluten, etc. build your own tons of choices. tasty.


Points +847

18 Oct 2018

Decent when you're downtown and hungry

Update: they renovated the space and it's really nice! Most of the same menu items are available like tofu and edamame.

I go to this place after the gym when I'm hungry and in a rush because it's one of the only things open after 6pm downtown with vegan options. All of the three stations have vegan protein options (tofu or chickpeas) veggies, salad, or rice. Lots of options and everything is clearly marked. Friendly staff. Very affordable and filling.

Pros: Lots of options, Clearly labels what's vegan, Friendly staff

Cons: Serves meat


Points +681

22 May 2018

My default lunch place!

I go there a lot since it's only 1 block from my work. There's great variety when you mix and match your sauces and toppings. My faves are the Indian bowl with cauliflower, mango and pickles, the banh mi with mango and carrot (similar to Dinosaurs but more ingredient options). The Japanese bowl is pretty nice too, although you'll have to get double tofu as they have no other vegan protein, and I don't recommend the mushrooms.

Portions are pretty large. I can never finish the bowls so I split them over two lunches.

Pros: pick your own ingredients, all stations have vegan options, large bowls

Cons: only 1 vegan protein @ Japanese, no interesting drinks, no desserts

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