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Black Bamboo

844 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
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Ranked #65 of 158 Restaurants in West Hartford
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
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- Aug 29, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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English first
Bloomfield CT. USA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW 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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11 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Hartford, Connecticut
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38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have visited several times. It's locate in a small strip mall on Farmington Ave. Parking is tight on a busy night. On street available. Service was OK, though one time we needed to wait even though our food was ready for pick-up. This is a "to go" place. They have some seats and tables but people rarely are seated,... More

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Hartford, CT
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
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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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