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“One word...fantastic!”
Review of Bamboo Blu

Bamboo Blu
Ranked #5 of 112 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: FREE Wi-Fi Available. Also, please note Bamboo Blu is not a public beach, reservations are required at our restaurant to access beach facilities. 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.
Ontario
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“One word...fantastic!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed at The Jewel, which has great food, but after reading reviews I knew we had to try this place. I am so glad we did! We went twice in a week. The first night we had, of course, Lobster and it was perfect. We chose mashed sweet potato and you also got a little salad on the side. The second night we went was Valentine's night and they had a preset menu, that again, was great. We had pumpkin soup, a lovely salad and lobster/steak. We had no room for dessert. Both nights there was a most talented man with his guitar. He was so good. Sometimes you get live entertainment and you can't have a conversation with whoever you are with, which is annoying sometimes. We were able to sit back and enjoy his warm voice as we dined. The staff really needs to be addressed. Everyone had smiles, they were so nice and made us feel so welcome. Well done Bamboo Blu, we will definitely return.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank czechmate1ca
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Kalpana H, Public Relations Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out to visit us and leaving a review!

Next time , be sure to try our dessert!

We look forward to serving you again.
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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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“Sitting on the beach with a Red Stripe”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed in a private villa near Bamboo Blu and visited every day of our trip. The staff are exceptionally accomodating. We have food allergies and they did all they could to make our meals safe for us to eat. Everything is wonderful. They took the time to learn our names and made us feel like family. Sometimes we would hang out at the bar and sometimes we would enjoy a lounge by the ocean. They always took care of everything to make us comfortable. No one was constantly trying to sell us trinkets or anything. We were able to just sit down, relax and enjoy. Can not wait until we get to go back and visit our friends again.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Shawna N
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Kalpana H, Public Relations Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Hi Shawna!

Thanks for leaving us a review! We try our hardest to accommodate our guests as much as possible & I'm happy to hear we succeeded in making your visit a pleasant one!

We look forward to serving you again on your next visit!
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colesburg, ia.
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“Dissapointed from Iowa”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

In the reviews I read it said you were able to pick your lobster from a tank. We did not! There were 4 of us eating lobster, we all had what was suppose to be the large. We got three small tails without much flavor and some french fries. My bill with 2 beers was $57 not a bargain for what I got. We all went back to the resort and ate at the buffet afterwards, still hungry!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank tom f
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Kalpana H, Public Relations Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Sir,

We are terribly sorry that your visit to Bamboo Blu was unsatisfactory.

If you are still in Jamaica please do stop by again so may fix what went wrong on your last visit.
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ontario
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“Excellent service, beautiful location”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We just returned from a week long stay at the Riu, and had read a few reviews about Bamboo Blu, so we wandered over to check it out.
First, the location is excellent. It is located right on the beach, and they have sun beds, palapas, restroom facilities and showers. We always sat on the deck and enjoyed the ocean view.
The service was wonderful! Our server was Kim and we returned 2 more times to see her while we were there, if you go ask for Kim :) The other servers were also friendly and always checking on you. Kim, Christina and Nell were always smiling and happy to see us.
The food was excellent. We had lobster dinners one day, and they were perfectly cooked and the freshest ever. We had appetizers ( crab wontons and fried breadfruit) and drinks another time and these, as well, were perfectly prepared.
Bamboo Blu is a great place for nice meal on the beach, or just to relax and have drinks with friends. We plan on returning next year :)

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank boyzmom33
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Kalpana H, Public Relations Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your review! You have described our property & services provided wonderfully with your kind words.

We look forward to serving you next year again on your visit!
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Westbrook, Maine
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“worth the visit”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Loved this place. Next door to the Riu(where we stayed). We ate there twice. Open deck on the beach or undercover. One night it was a full moon and everyone there was invited to gather around the bonfire on the beach and howl at the moon! Service was great and so was the food. We had crab app, red snapper, jerk chicken, shrimp... it was all good. Very casual dress. A very pleasant experience both times and definetly would return.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank maryellen19
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Kalpana H, Public Relations Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review!

We're glad to hear you had a pleasant experience at Bamboo Blu!

Looking forward to seeing you again =)
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