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844 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Portland, Maine
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157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Tried it based on Trip Advisor rating. Yikes! This is by far the worst Chinese food I have had anywhere! The veggie dumplings had disgustingly chewy, thick dough, the egg rolls were just filled with bland cabbage, and the order for curry chicken/onions only came with only carrots. The pork fried rice was dead and the chicken curry marginally acceptable.... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant remains consistent with its product. It hasn't changed its quality since the last time I reviewed it a year and a half ago. It is certainly not gourmet though some of its beef products are excellent. The white rice, though, was overcooked. Portion size is very good. Expect a wait as there is normally a line waiting to... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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232 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Everyone is loving this place, but I had a different experience. First of all they said it would be an hour before ready not a problem. My husband arrives fifteen minutes early with the line out the door. He actually waited awhile and then asked how much longer before the order would be ready. He said we are extremely backed... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

A friend , who lives nearby, recommended it. I was passing by on my way home - so, I couldn't resist. Simple menu - very good for GF( gluten-free) folks. Not really suited for dining-in unless you're by yourself and like to people watch. Expedient service. ... Passing by - DEFINITELY - Give it a try!

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Thank Just G
West Hartford, Connecticut
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great vegetarian options with more variety than just vegetables and sauce. Their tofu offerings are good. More take out than eat in.

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Van Wert, Ohio
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Stumbled into this place for lunch. Small, seems to be a lot of carryout, but dining in was good. Very good Chinese. I had the twice cooked pork luncheon special. Nicely spiced. Courteous staff, quick service, comfortable space. If you're in the area for lunch, I dont' believe you can go wrong. Quick service, easy in/out.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We had the General Tso's Chicken and it was very good. Very tender pieces of chicken and not chewy or hard to tell what you are eating. We also ordered the crab Rangoon but it was okay. I think they may have been over cooked. Shrimp with lobster sauce was good too.

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Thank Seta M
West Hartford, Connecticut
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I'm amused by all the glowing reviews and have to wonder if we're talking about the same Chinese take out restaurant. The food is greasy, gross and overpriced even if you get the "lunch special." Don't expect the same dish ingredients as what you find at other Chinese restaurants and don't expect the various veggies and meats to be diced/sliced/prepared... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Black Bamboo is always good, always consistent and always mobbed for dinner. We order from here often and on weekends, holidays and snowy Sundays expect at least two hours for delivery or an hour for pickup - the food is that good. The steamed shrimp & scallops with veggies or chicken with greenbeans are my favorites, but I have never... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I've come to black bamboo MANY times, and I'm always happy with the food and service. Delicious, fresh food. I've done take out, eaten there and catered food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 844 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford

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