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844 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Deserves its rep!

Black Bamboo serves up great Chinese food. As a vegan I love it's tasty vegetarian options. My favorites are the Szechuan eggplant and the General Tso's tofu. Service is always prompt and friendly. For good reasons they do a box office take out business as well as serving in house.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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West Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Black Bamboo serves up great Chinese food. As a vegan I love it's tasty vegetarian options. My favorites are the Szechuan eggplant and the General Tso's tofu. Service is always prompt and friendly. For good reasons they do a box office take out business as well as serving in house.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Came here three times a couple years ago and was very disappointed. I thought I'd give it another shot since I keep reading good reviews. Still not good... Not much taste and mushy noodles. Hate to say anything negative about the work of hard working people, but it wouldn't take much to make good Chinese food.... Even I can do... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a great place for Chinese food. Go there on a Friday night though and be prepared to wait about 45 minutes for a take out order. I put an hour before we went to pick it up and I was still waiting there for about 10 more minutes. When we left they did forget one order that we... More 

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is mainly a take out restaurant but there is limited seating for eating in. The food was very well prepared and flavorful, some of the best Chinese food we have had. We ate in and the service was very attentive and pleasant. We experienced a large volume of take out customers who did not appear to have to wait... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a take out place, and it's the best Chinese around. Portion sizes are generous, and they don't skimp on the meat/fish. Everything seems fresh. Prices are good. You get what you've ordered. One caution: you may have to wait for up to an hour for your order because this place is so popular!

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Bridgeport
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108 reviews 108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Got off the highway in search of Chinese food with the kids. The ordering was efficient and food came out fast . The ambience was different ... Reggae music playing the entire time we sat and ate. And we thought the portions were small but the food was tasty and we enjoyed it.

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Newington, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stopped in around 5:30 on a Wednesday evening and was very happy with my experience. The employees were all very courteous and friendly. There was a steady stream of pick up order customers and it seemed they all knew the staff and were regulars, so I figured that was a good sign, that the food was good enough to come... More 

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Bloomfield CT. USA
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

If it weren't for the fresh vegetables I would have given a poor rating. Not a comfortable place to sit and eat, so think of it as take-out only. Items like General Tso's chicken tend to steam in the take out container and lose their crispness, but that's no excuse for shrimp that is mealy. An adequate Chinese take-out restaurant,... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Family run takeout place that is consistently excellent! The ingredients are fresh, the dishes are tasty and hot even after you get home. Sonny and his crew provide the goods day in and day out The pork dumplings are handmade by his dad and mom is always there to give a helping hand. Go once, you won't be disappointed!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've experienced Black bamboo twice.....once dining in, having biked from home with wine and just this evening for takeout. Neither times have we been wowed despite the hype about BB around town. Venue is small, clean and parking can be tough. Biking over and eating at the bar top facing Farmington Ave to people watch seemed like a great idea.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 844 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?