A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw eggs and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sushi, Asian fusion fare, and specialty drinks at Bambou Asian Tapas & Bar in Greenwich.
Bambou Asian Tapas & Bar’s dinner menu tempts palates with a plethora of sushi rolls and dishes inspired by Thai and Chinese cuisines and Southeast Asian street fare. Crispy seven-spiced calamari comes with a mango salsa and a creamy spicy sauce ($10), and classic sushi rolls ranging from the spicy tuna ($7) to the avocado ($4) give action figures a chance to practice logrolling at the table. More complex offerings include the crispy melt goat cheese roll, which wheels salmon, goat cheese, mango, curry powder, and shredded coconut into a spring-roll casing ($13). A steamed lobster roll redefines decadence by wrapping lobster tail with mango and cucumber ($20) and pairs well with hot or cold house sake ($7).
The eatery's drink menu also boasts an array of specialty cocktails, such as the Bambou martini, a mix of Grey Goose vanilla, Midori, pineapple juice, and fresh lime ($10). Candlelight casts a moody glow over Bambou’s dining room containing sleek booths, wood tables, and a barstool-lined sushi bar. Modern light fixtures framed by geometric metal cages perch from above, and an outdoor patio invites guests to linger over meals with complimentary wind whispers.
Bambou Asian Tapas & Bar
Candles placed upon the bar and tables at Bambou Asian Tapas & Bar cast a flickering glow on dishes that blend the spices of Chinese and Thai cuisine with the cool flavors of Japanese sushi. Behind the bar, chefs tie ribbons of seaweed around ocean-fresh salmon or chomp on morsels of wasabi before searing soy-glazed chicken with their newfound fire-breath. Wines, sakes, dessert liquors, and cocktails complement hot and cold tapas selections, and chopsticks duel for elegantly plated sushi rolls at the dining room’s intimate booths and tables.