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“Bamboo Blu was just awesome...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bamboo Blu

Bamboo Blu
Mammee Bay Estate, Mammee Bay | Next to Riu Hotel, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
+1 876-974-9983
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Ranked #1 of 84 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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 2015 - 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.
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“Bamboo Blu was just awesome...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Eating @ the Bamboo Blu is a must especially if you are staying next door at the RIU. Despite our pleasant stay at the RIU we wanted to get a away for 2 or 3 evening meals. First up...Bamboo Blu as recommended by TA.

The location on the beach is spot on beautiful. I had walked over the day before to make reservations @ 7 for a table on the outside deck. When my family of 4 arrived we were seated close to the beach...which set the tone for a terrific evening.

Drinks and food were excellent. The service was outstanding thanks to Olivia. Pleasant attitude...brilliant smile and she adorned the kids. We left with a new friend.

As the week passed we were looking to head to Scotchies, but it presented a few challenges for my small children...so we headed back to Bamboo Blu. Olivia was a main part of our decision to head back...in fact she was suppose to leave at 7 but the restaurant was super busy and she stayed to wait on us.

Again, another fantastic meal. Ribs very tasty as well as the festival. Key Lime Pie is highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 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, July 7, 2013
We're so glad to hear you had two lovely experiences at Bamboo Blu!

We strive for excellence so each and every guest has a memorable visit like you and your family!

Thank you for your amazing review, we look forward to serving you again in the future.
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Kingston, Jamaica
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Place Once We Found You”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Bamboo Blu is Great Spot
But we had a very hard time finding you. Luckily we had heard about you on trip advisor. Even a small sign on the main road would help!

The Bammy Bruschetta was wonderful , so were the breadfruit chips. We also had snapper steamed in coconut milk. Evening on the "boardwalk" looking out to sea as the sun set with soft guitar music was magical. The bonfire was lit at about 8 pm---- wonderful all round.
We shall return!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for the lovely compliemnts.

We're working on getting a sign on the road, our apologies for any difficulties you had finding us.

Jah Happystone always add a great touch to a wonderful night by us, glad you experienced it!

Looking forward to seeing you again =)
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I went here with my wife to get away from the Riu resort, we were extremely impressed by the food and scenary. It was our best night there. You have to pay for the food and beer of course but to us it was worth it to be alone on the deck, next to the beach. Just a beautiful night between us.

Visited June 2013
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
We're thrilled to hear your experience at Bamboo Blu was the best during your vacation!

Thanks for leaving us a review and we hope you come again =)
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Canada
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“Bamboo Blu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The best Ribs ever! And order a Bamboo drink....served in a fresh bamboo!
Appitizer's are great too especially the crab won tons!
Out door restaurant right on the beach!

  • Visited March 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 29, 2013
Hey there!

Our Bamboo Cups are made locally by our very own team members!

Glad to hear you enjoyed your Ribs and the location!

Come again =)
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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Loved every moment spent at the Restaurant the food was awesome the Servers Polite and friendly the environment secure was not approached by anyone to purchase anything. This Restaurant is on the beach beside the RIU Hotel its situated in the Mammee Bay Estate we felt very safe and relaxed. Wonderful place its must visit again location.........When you go there just ask for Bunny he is the Manager a wonderful person.

one love yeah mon

  • Visited October 2012
    • 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 27, 2013
Hi there!

It is our main objective to provide a harrassment free environment so our guests have a stress-free visit.

I will surely give kudos to Bunny for the exceptional service he provided.

We hope to see you all very soon again!
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