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Blue Bamboo

3820 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4640
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Ranked #81 of 1,743 restaurants in Jacksonville
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Price range: $11 - $18
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Beach Boulevard
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56 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite restaurants. We eat here almost every time we visit and it is ALWAYS delicious. Great presentation, service, and is worth the money. I also recommend picking up Dennis's cookbook when you visit. YUM! Try the dragon whiskers and the orange cake!

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is not your traditional Chinese restaurant, and does not pretend to be. Chef Dennis blends in marvelous ways his Chinese and US Southern background. The Blue Bamboo was recommended to us by the owner/chefs of other Jacksonville restaurant. There are correct: Chef Dennis brings a fresh interpretation to each dish beginning with the opening appetizer: Fried Dragon Whiskers. The... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I really wanted to enjoy this restaurant, even though there were some negative reviews, and had high hopes based on overall good reviews and press. Unfortunately, the visit was a real disappointment. We ordered a appetizers, entrees, family sides, and desserts and not a single dish impressed us on the merits of food quality, taste, or ingenuity. Adding insult to... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Dennis Chan's take on Asian-inspired comfort food is a marvel. The decor and menu speak class and fine dining while the amazing service speaks comfort and warmth. Chef Dennis is an incredible host who makes a personal visit to each table and he will not let you leave until you are completely satisfied. The food is such a wonderful take... More

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River Forest, Illoinois
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145 reviews 145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Blue Bamboo is a pan-asian restaurant. Often that means bland pseudo-Asian food tailored to perceived American tastes. While I am not sure the cuisine is genuinely authentic to any one Asian country, it is not only stylistically Asian but, more importantly, it is very very good. The Chicken in Lettuce Wrap appetizer, with a hoisin flavor that is slightly tangy... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Went there for lunch and had an excellent wrap that was different from anything we had had. The owner came out and talked with us and we had an excellent waitress

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Jacksonville, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were here 02/18 for dinner. Unfortunately my experience here is not so great. The main courses are not even close to anything I have had in any high end restaurant in Asia. I got the most expensive dish, which was the Lamb @ almost $40 and it was just blah okay. I was kind of expecting a bit more... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Blue Bamboo is one of the best restaurants in Jacksonville! The food is amazing and the service is exceptional! I recommend for lunch the LA Short Rib Tacos :-) or the Thai Shrimp Wrap and for dinner the Honey Soy Ahi Tuna (wow... so delicious) or the Green Curry Shrimp and Salmon! The flavors in these dishes are amazing (as... More

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Sapphire, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Business colleague and I chose Blue Bamboo because he likes fish and I like Asian ... we were both happy ... he had a Vietnamese fish and I had duck .. nice meal, the waitress provided great service, and the bill was about right ... I will go back sometime soon.

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Niceville, Florida
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220 reviews 220 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We chose to "graze" for dinner by sharing 3 appetizers and 2 desserts. The duck crisps $10.50, dragon whiskers $9.50, and tuna ceviche $13.50 were very good. Service was excellent. The chef/owner and waiters appeared to know almost all the customers that night (restaurant about 1/4 full). Repeat business is a good sign. The value was average with drink and... More

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