Bamboo on 2nd

2212 2nd Ave N, Birmingham
(205) 703-0551

Recent Reviews

Anthony Caputo

Decent Japanese food. The poke bowel was excellent! I was a little disappointed with the roll as the rice looked and tasted like it came out of a machine. I prefer hand made rolls as the rice tastes much better. Very good sashimi selection and excellent sake selection. Reasonable place to go for Japanese food in Birmingham.

Kay Kitty

We had such a lovely time! Food and atmosphere was 12/10 Taylor is such a great bartender and I didn’t get the name of the wonderful woman who also helped us but she’s an amazing bartender! The zen garden is the perfect cocktail for a refreshing touch to your night! We will be making it our regular date night hot spot!

Steve Derrick

Great atmosphere, clean, very friendly, great food, good prices, parking lot half block away.I don't do much fish and I'm allergic to shellfish, so I was a little apprehensive in going. Even with my seafood-avoidance nature, I was able to find a few items to choose from.The Thai salad with grilled chicken was awesome. I don't do hot (a little us ok) and the waitress said it was hot to some people and not too hot to others. I found it about perfect...a little tingly, but not hot. Daughter said sushi was very good...8/10.Wife said noodle bowl was pretty good/ok flavor.Appetizers: Momos pork dumpling was very good, (a little spicy) and the pork skewer was awesome. Table next to us got the fried green beans and they looked awesome (waitress said they were too)..


Food wuality good. However below avg service and long wait for food. Drink was not what i ordered. Waiter blamed on bartender but never uttered any apology. Waited 45 min and asked for update on food timing. Was told couldn’t tell how much longer but we were 2nd ticket in line but again no acknowledgment that any apology needed. After challenging waiter on that, his attitude got worse for rest of night.

Lisa Crymes

Never disappoints! Magic City Roll is my favorite but there’s so many other yummy options. Special mention for the Momos too!!

J S.

Brought my fiancé to Birmingham on a birthday trip to see JoKoy live. This was our first dinner spot and let me tell you, I will never go anywhere else. We got to watch the sushi be made right in front of us. Great flavor, great texture, drinks were great, highly recommended.

Stephen M.

It's always packed and always good. We didn't have to wait on a Monday night at 7pm.

Kendra A.

My husband and I had our date night at this restaurant and the food and service was excellent! They were pretty busy as it was a Saturday night. We almost left as we were very hungry and it was a 35 minute wait. So happy that we waited as it was worth the wait! I have eaten at many sushi restaurants in and around Birmingham and hands down this is the best one! The only downside is that it is a very small restaurant and the seating is very close to others. We sat at the bar, and it was ent bad. I will definitely return!

Alex S.

Can't go wrong with anything on the menu! Best sushi in town! Thanks Bamboo family- we will see you again soon

Bobby Windham

My wife and I went to bamboo on 2nd for the first time today, but I can say (with a full belly) that it won't be the last time.Just a few minutes away from the BJCC, and all of that jazz in North Birmingham lies an unsuspecting jewel, nestled comfortably on Second Ave N. The gigantic orange front door leads you into simple place full of awe, wonder and amazing food.We started things off with an order of pork momos, a Nepalese dumpling, which were devine; I could have easily made a meal out of a whole stack of those bad boys. We both opted for the Ramen bowl as well. My wife added chicken to hers, and I went with the pork belly. The presentation of the ramen was what you might expect (two soft boiled egg halves, and meat nested on the top). The carrots, scallions and cilantro were scattered on top of the amazing broth and wheat noodles. The serving size of the ramen seemed close to a half-gallon so you're really getting your money's worth if you go that route. The soup was amazing, the noodles were perfect and the pork belly in my dish was delectable.We also ordered a couple of rolls; the "Crunchy California" and "Wham B'Ham." The Crunchy California was a bit of a twist on a typical California roll, but may be the best one I've ever had. There's nothing out of the ordinary about it, other than the crab and cream cheese were mixed together and the outside was speckled with bits of tempura batter. It was amazing though. The Wham B'ham was similar, but instead of crab, there was a fried shrimp tucked into the roll and a piece of seared salmon on top, drizzled with eel sauce and a spot of Wasabi. It was also delicious.Our server was nice, and kept us well-stocked on drinks, sauces and everything you'd expect. A well-groomed, mustachioed gentlemen visited my wife and I on more than one occasion and served as a kind of sherpa on our Asian-infused journey up their food mountain; offering some advice for the next time we visited.All-in-all, this trip was more than I expected it to be, and the experience was far better than some others I've had at other Birmingham restaurants. You should definitely stop by.

The Greenough W.

Our party waited over an hour and a half to eat here. Got told we had a table then was removed because they needed to seat another party that showed up 1 hour AFTER us. Had us leave our table. The management was terrible and rude. Never been treated like this by a restaurant. AWFUL service. Do not recommend. Go anywhere else in Birmingham - plenty of other great options!

Zsavoir H.

Absolutely AMAZING food. Won't lie, I wasn't expecting to find cuisine like this in Alabama. I had the Wham B'ham roll as well at the pork belly skewers. I will definitely be coming back again soon to try their ramen as well! My only wish is that they allow to go orders again soon bc I'm a bit of an introvert but either way I'll chow down!

Madalyn J.

We came here at 530 on a friday and there was luckily no wait. We know they get super busy and planned to put our name down and grab a drink at the bar across the street, but we're seated right away. The interior is super cute, with a nice sized bar. The service was great, and all of the food was amazing. The geisha roll was by far our favorite! The Umai was also great, and we loved the chicken and shrimp skewers! The apps were all great- we got the spicy ground pork Momos and calamari. They were both great, just spicy. The sauce for the Momos was a little hot, as was the sauce for the calamari. There were Lots of good drink options with vodka, gin, whiskey, and sake. I went with the sake 75 and had 2 because it was so good! Can't wait to go back!

Carol Pittman

Hands down, the best Asian dining in Birmingham. Friendly and knowledgeable servers in a tastefully appointed and energetic atmosphere. We've tried multiple items from an extensive menu and all were fantastic. Definitely a family favorite!


Went in on a Saturday night with a group of 4, was told there was a 2 hour wait. No problem, however, the Host told us we were OK to eat at the bar but there were only 3 seats available. We were willing to share. Once seated the bartender took 15 minutes to take our drink order then refused to serve us because there were 4 of us and 3 seats. We tried to explain that the host offered this option to us, and after an argument between the two of them she came back to us and just said “go ahead” and stared at us. I don’t know if the food is good or not, just an absolute terrible experience on a beautiful night with a babysitter and a few hours.

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