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Bardo Edibles Plus Elixirs

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Asian, Tapas, Vegetarian
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430 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-2115
757-622-7362
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food punctuated with poor service.

We have visited Bardo many times over the years and generally always had very good food but the service on our recent visit was a new low. The pretty waitress brought two incorrect dishes, forgot a third, and then misplaced our credit card (which was later found). The restaurant was not very busy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Barry H
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Norfolk, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Norfolk, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have visited Bardo many times over the years and generally always had very good food but the service on our recent visit was a new low. The pretty waitress brought two incorrect dishes, forgot a third, and then misplaced our credit card (which was later found). The restaurant was not very busy. There is convenient parking behind the restaurant.... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Wanted to try something new and found this tapas restaurant near downtown Norfolk. We were very happy that we did, the food, drinks, and service were fantastic. We ordered duck tacos, duck lumpia, warm spiced thai crab dip, beef short rib lettuce wraps, and the bacon wrapped beef skewers! Everything tasted delicious...for dessert we tried the flourless chocolate brownie which... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went for a business happy hour, but they don't actually have a "happy hour." The cocktail and wine list is extensive. The cocktails were inventive, beautiful and delicious. We ordered a few appetizers to share, but they were quite small. We had the crab dip, which was spicy and flavorful. The calamari were perfectly cooked and delicious! The fondue... More 

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New York City
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I loved this place. The food is essentially Asian inspired tapas, but everything has its own "twist" and creativity. If you like good food and unusual dishes which you cannot get at home - no matter where you are from - this is a really good place. It is inexpensive, has a great selection of beer and wine. The servers... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The menu is a trip. You work your way thru "levels" or courses, and the food is inventive and fun. Be sure to consult with your companions to enjoy the ultimate sharing experience. Leave room for dessert, too. I so enjoyed this experience!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Walked in about 7:30pm Tuesday w/o a res and was immediately seated. Ordered hot sake and was told they only had cold sake. Shades of "Five Easy Pieces". Appetizers were well presented. Fish was fresh. Service was very good. Dessert excellent.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place tries so hard to be hip! Would you like some Yin bread and yang oil? Or perhaps soup of the moment? It would be better if they invested some of that effort into the quality of their food. The one good dish we had was the eggplant fries. We also had the crab-stuffed tempura avocado. YUCK! The crab... More 

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chesapeake, virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Hands down, one of my favorite restaurants. Small, intimate seating. Tapas plates and extensive menu. Wine selection is good and drink menu is varied. Be sure to go with friends, be open to trying different items, and share. That is the best way to experience this place. Be sure to sit at the kitchen bar if you are a foodie.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We love coming here on special occasions! My wife loves the banana & rum drink(Her favorite drink ever) And I love the variety. We always get the kobe beef carpacio, its delicious!

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green4859
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We found this place when we were looking for a late-night spot after missing our dinner reservation for our anniversary dinner. And boy am I glad we found it! We didn't get there until after 11pm after the "snag" we had. When we got in, we were the only one who requested to sit at a table while everyone else... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 430 W 21st St, Norfolk, VA 23517-2115
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-622-7362

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Tapas, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?