We ate at Bambusa on Friday night and were pleasantly surprised considering we went with rather low expectations. Italians do Italian food very well - there are plenty of restaurants outside the gate that prove this. Considering that we have so few choices for non-Italian cooking (let alone a classic American menu) in this area, we were just hoping for something close and not perfection.
There was a bit of a wait (which we expected), so we used that time to peruse the menu and make our selections before we were even seated. When we were seated, our waiter spoke excellent English and was happy to immediately take our full order. Our drinks came quickly, and since we ordered Diet Cokes, we each received a can - this provided a refill for the small glass that other posts have already mentioned. We did not have to wait very long for our order to arrive (less than 20 minutes) and it was exactly as we had requested. The portions were large (my wife and I split the burrito platter and could not finish it) and were quite tasty. I thought the prices were reasonable and walked out with only a $45 bill for an appetizer, two entrees, three sodas, a water and a beer. (I am used to paying about 50 euro for the same out in town).
Was it loud? Yes, but that's to be expected since family restaurants in the US are loud, too. Carpeting would help to dampen the sound, but is impractical from a cleaning standpoint. This definitely isn't the spot for a romantic evening, but is great for those times when you just don't feel like cooking and want something other than pizza, pasta, the bowling alley or the food court. It also gives us another alternative for late in the evening after the food court has closed for the day.
My bottom line assessment is that it is an alternative menu of decent food at a price comparable to our other choices. Could it improve? Yes - and it can if we offer the management constructive criticism and comments.