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“Great food, drinks, and location=complete package” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bamboo Blu

Bamboo Blu
30 Beach Road, Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
+1 876-974-9983
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Ranked #1 of 80 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Price range: $4 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: FREE Wi-Fi Available. Be Brave - drink a BIG BAMBOO in your very own to keep Bamboo Chalice. Be a Star - Howl at the Moon around our nightly bonfire. Be Liz Taylor. Be Martin Luther King. Be Frank Sinatra - they created this historic jetsetters hideaway! Be Mellow - pre Reggae tunes of Mento & Ska air when local Rastafarian guitarist Jah Happystone takes a snooze. Be Hungry - eat new original for 2013 - Jerky's Popcorn Pork Festival Bites. Be Happy. .......... Also, please note Bamboo Blu is not a public beach, reservations are required at our restaurant to access beach facilities.
Milwaukee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great food, drinks, and location=complete package”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I loved this restaurant!! This was definitely one of the highlights of our vacation. Our reservation was at 7:00, I would suggest making a reservation a little earlier so that you can enjoy the sunset. The sun was setting just as we were arriving. I ordered wine and my husband ordered a pina colada. The wine was good and the pina colada was the best we have ever had. The food was delicious. We tried the garlic shrimp and the chicken wings for appetizers. For our entrees, we had the ribs and lobster. The ribs were a bit spicy for me but they were good. The lobster was amazing. They also had a guy playing the guitar and singing while we dined. It was very romantic. I will warn you there is a 16.5% tax and 10% service charge added to the bill. Everything was so great, we didn't mind paying this. As others have said you cannot beat the ambiance and food at this restaurant. We will definitely be back

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Hi there!

Thanks a lot for stopping by our little paradise! We do recommend reservations as well, it helps us give efficient service. Our "bonfire" and "Jah Happystone" (guitarist) are a couple of our main
highlights, and I'm happy you experienced them :)

We hope to serve you soon again!
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Texas City, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“This a great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The ambiance was great. The restaurant was right on the beach. The food was excellent. The owner is very innovative. The wait staff are equipped with iPads to take your order. Wow! Way to go.

Visited May 2013
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for the compliments! We are at quite an advantage to be located on the located on a beach, our guests certainly love it!

We look forward to serving you soon again =)
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Texarkana, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was outstanding. We sat on the patio right on the beach. The service was excellent. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thanks for your review Kevin!

I'm glad to hear you and your wife had an enjoyable evening with us! We look forward to serving you both again :)
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic food fab setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Shame it's next to a monster hotel that is all inclusive as this restaurant deserves to b full to bursting every night. Staff are wonderful and very accommodating ... My daughter affectionately called " fussy lady " by the waitress Olivia was catered for without any hesitation. The crab and lobster was fantastic. The setting is right on the beach a bonfire is lit during the evening and a cool Jamaica vibe is complete with a rasta crooner who was brilliant. Perfect setting great ambience quite pricey but worth it

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thanks for the lovely compliments. Being next to RIU allows our guests to get a change of scene once in a while!

We look forward to serving you again!
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Great change of pace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I stayed at Riu Ocho Rios and visited this place one night. GREAT change of pace. We had Crazy Christina as our server. She was awesome. The atmosphere was amazing. Quaint and romantic. The guitar player was nice too with the live music. The food was pretty good. I was more interested in the atmosphere and service which can't be beat!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
We're glad you discovered our little Paradise while staying at RIU!

Thanks for the lovely compliments & we hope to see you again soon!
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