I recently flew to Seattle to see my mom who was visiting Seattle. We spent a couple of days there over the weekend. Later on, my mom and brother flew to Las Vegas, while I flew back to Washington D.C.
Priority Pass recently added Bambuza at Seattle International Airport (SEA) or known as SeaTac. As described on the Priority Pass website:
“Bambuza offers fresh, authentic Vietnamese cuisine made with locally-sourced, organic ingredients. Popular dishes include grilled rice and noodle bowls with your choice of meat or tofu, traditional pho soups.”
The restaurant is located at the North Satellite Terminal. The opening hours are 04:30 AM to 11:30 PM daily.
I arrived at the airport early, so I thought I’d visit and review the restaurant. The airport was very busy, even daytime on a weekday. The check-in and security lines were long. If you are a frequent traveler flying out of Seattle often, I’d recommend getting Clear membership as it may be worth the investment.
After I cleared the security, I took the shuttle train between the main and satellite terminal. Keep in mind that SeaTac Airport is connected airside. Meaning you don’t have to exit the terminal and re-clear the security if you need to transfer between terminals. As you get off the train and take an escalator up, you will find the restaurant on the right-hand side.
The restaurant reminds me of casual dining where you can sit down and dine. But you have to pay first before ordering your food.
There is also a sitting area at the bar.
The menu is quite simple. Breakfast options like bagels are also available all day.
I ordered the Grilled Bowl with Vermicelli Noodles and Hoisin Pork Loin. I also ordered Smoked Salmon Avocado Roll for an appetizer. My total check was a little over $30 after tax. Please keep in mind that the price doesn’t include a gratuity. So please be sure to leave a tip.
It didn’t take long for my order to come. I found the staff was very friendly. The grilled bowl and rolls were good but nothing to brag about.
If you have time to spare, I think it’s a solid option to grab a meal before your flight. With a $28 credit per person, you have plenty to spend. The total check amount doesn’t include a gratuity, so please be sure to leave a tip.
Also, keep in mind that Priority Pass issued by American Express no longer covers restaurants. I believe as of this article was written, Priority Pass issued by Citi and Chase are still valid for restaurant credit. You can also bring up to two additional guests and receive a $28 credit per person.