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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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  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Random stop ... Good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2014
jpsunshine99
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Bridgeport
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English first
West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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12 reviews 12 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
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35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
144 reviews 144 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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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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