At last there is an Indo-Chinese restaurant in Arizona!!!! For expatriate Indians there is nothing like a restaurant that sells Indo-Chinese food. Indo-Chinese or Indian Chinese cuisine is an adaptation of Chinese cooking techniques and seasonings for Indian tastes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Chinese_cuisine It is spicier than American Chinese that is the food you get in your neighborhood Chinese mom and pop restaurants. Bamboo Garden restaurant is part of a chain that has restaurants in Atlanta, California, Seattle, and Dallas etc. The Scottsdale location named Inchin’s Bamboo Garden is located at the junction of Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road.
The décor is upscale with ambience lighting, Chinese figurines and water features. Reminds one of P F Chang (only the horse is missing). The place is good sized with many tables. On a Saturday night when we went for dinner at 9PM, it was teeming with people. I have never seen any Indian restaurant in Phoenix where you have a half an hour wait time to enter the restaurant at 9PM. The service is a little slow since there are so many diners. But the servers do a pretty good job trying to get everyone’s orders and serving the food.
We ordered chicken sweet corn soup, chicken 65 as appetizer, and chili chicken, four treasure fried rice and Hakka noodles (mixed) as entrees. I tasted chicken sweet corn soup for the first time in 15 years outside India. I must say Inchin’s do a good job with their version. It did need a little seasoning with soy and chili sauces but was good never the less. The chicken 65 was the star of the show. It was seasoned just right and had the right spice level (medium spiced as ordered). It reminded me of chili chicken dry back home. The chili chicken was good but more reminiscent of chili garlic chicken. The hakka noodles were superb with loads of shrimp, lamb and eggs. The fried rice was a little under seasoned but went well with the spicy chicken dishes. Inchin’s Bamboo garden also has loads of vegetarian options like paneer chili, cauliflower manchurian, crispy eggplant etc. It is as much a vegetarian paradise as a place for meat lovers. You can peruse the menu at http://www.bamboo-gardens.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/menu_Phoenix-Sc...
Inchin Bamboo garden scores on most fronts with its Indo-Chinese food. The prices of entrees range from $12-15 dollars with soups and appetizers in the $8-10 range. However, both the quality of food and portion size does ample justice to the cost. This place is always full on weekends so prior reservation is highly recommended. I would also recommend it for the food. Service is a little slow during rush hours. Overall, a great place to dine with family and friends.
Inchin’s Bamboo Garden
10050 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253