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Black Bamboo

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844 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
11:00 am - 10:00 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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great variety of Chinese vegetarian dishes and decent prices. Mostly take out. They cook to order so you get what you want.

Thank Helen S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Sonny is the owner and you'll find him there most nights. Once he meets you, he never forgets your name and personally greets you every time he sees you. When we are in the mood for Chinese food, this is the place to go. Very clean (restaurant and food), so delicious. The chicken teriyaki appetizer is a fave. We have... More 

Thank Sarah D
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We always get take-out. I eat their once and it was outstanding. Since we live 5 minutes away, I order and drive there. Hot and sour soup, spring rolls, General Tso and lo mein. We fight over the leftovers, it is soon good Round 1 and the next day after. We also like any of the chicken and..... dishes. Their... More 

Thank AOFDawg
New York City, New York
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185 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Hartford, Connecticut
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126 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jerandnanc
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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249 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Denise C
Norwich, Connecticut
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Just G
West Hartford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Helen S
Van Wert, Ohio
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139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Seta M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 844 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: 8602368888

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