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Black Bamboo

844 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
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Ranked #64 of 158 restaurants in West Hartford
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Apr 25, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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English first
Hartford, CT
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Living in town, I had heard a lot about this restaurant and its excellent food. Tried it tonight and was so surprised. Yes, the food was fresh, but it was completely tasteless. We are not picky, but we will not be saving our leftovers to eat later. Maybe we ordered the wrong thing. Going back to our usual chinese restaurant... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Great food and they use organic vegis. Not too oily as chineese food.They only got few chairs. If you are alone or a group of 2, you'll be all right but basicly it's a take out place.

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CT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I eat at a lot of Chinese restaurants, and one of my favorites is right across the street from Black Bamboo, so I felt guilty going in. I was actually expecting not to like the food, but when I took the first bite I was in heaven!! The food is so tasty! The shrimp fried rice was amazing, and the... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This little hole in the wall packs a big punch. I recommend that you order to be delivered or to tae out, as the seating is very limited. The food is always fresh and flavorful and I don't think you can beat their barbecued tofu and sesame tofu. My husband loves the scallion pancakes which are crispy and not too... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The owner Sunny I found increadably rude and the food was worse - I don't know what is up with these reviews - shrimp was milly and food had no flazor

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West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

All of the meals here are made with crisp, fresh veggies. Also, there are lunch and dinner specials well under 10$, and there is always enough for leftovers. Not too much seating but great option for pickup. Certainly blows Butterfly across the street out of the water on every level.

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had been looking for a good Chinese restaurant in town for a few years. Then Black Bamboo opened in our neighborhood. Although this place doesn't have too much seating and is mostly a take-out restaurant, the food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. The dinner specials come with an egg roll and rice (fried or white). The... More

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San Francisco, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had take away from this place and I was excited to see that alongside all of the traditional meat dishes. In addition to many tofu dishes, they have the "wheat meat" dishes that I often find in larger cities or exclusively vegetarian Chinese restaurants. I would have preferred more spice -- next time I will ask for more heat.... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

OK Chinese food, better than some. They seem to stay busy, I go there because its convienent. As anywhere some dishes are better than others

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

I came here a few months ago because the reviews were so good, and I could not have been more disappointed.I gave it another shot by getting takeout and again i was disappointed. Being open minded, I gave it 1 more try tonight. the egg drop soup and the shrimp egg foo yung were pretty tasteless, and now, after 3... More

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