My experience at Bamboo has always been pleasurable. As Chinese restaurants go, the atmosphere is cool, quiet, and pleasing. The bar is a little small, but most people have their cocktails at their tables. The chinese art is fun to look at; the aquarium a pleasant distraction while one waits to eat, and the waiters and waitresses are very accomodating. I have only one honest complaint about the restaurant. The management's insistence on having valet parking. I find it ridiculous to valet a car when the parking lot for the establishment is only twenty feet away. Other than that, I say Bamboo is clearly one of the better chinese restaurants in Los Angeles.