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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent authentic Chinese food

My stepson's home is near this restaurant and we eat at least one meal from there every visit. There are three tables, but it is really a take out place. They have all the expected Chinese dishes but also a good selection of healthier dishes. Since I am a diabetic this is of great importance to me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Phillip M
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Winter Harbor, Maine
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Winter Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My stepson's home is near this restaurant and we eat at least one meal from there every visit. There are three tables, but it is really a take out place. They have all the expected Chinese dishes but also a good selection of healthier dishes. Since I am a diabetic this is of great importance to me. All the dishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Their food is great, and you will have up to 75 minute waits for food because they are so busy. This is a family owned restaurant with great food and reasonably priced

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Pennington, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I have had food from Black Bamboo at least a dozen times. Some days the food is among the best I have ever had and other days, it completely lacks seasoning, and can be overcooked. I wish this restaurant were more consistent. I'll chance it occasionally for convenience, but cannot always count on their kitchen to prepare food well every... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have had take-out many times, and General Tso's chicken is always good. Other dishes disappoint because the sauce is not good, such as black bean sauce which was sweet and lacked a garlicky, ginger, salty flavor. I believe the vegetables and meats are fresh so that's a plus, but Shrimp in Lobster Sauce had frozen carrots and peas and... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I frequent Black Bamboo simply because the quality of the food is unmatched. It tastes delicious and is always fresh. Black Bamboo is also the healthiest Chinese takeout I have found. The food isn't nearly as oily or fried as other takeout places are, and there is no MSG in the food to make your tastebuds dance. Your tastebuds dance... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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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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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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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
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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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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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Additional Information about Black Bamboo

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

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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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