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“Marvelous”
Review of Bamboo Blu

Bamboo Blu
Ranked #5 of 114 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
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Restaurant details
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.
2 reviews
“Marvelous”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Simply marvelous!!! The food, service and ambiance is absolutely first class.
So looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Errol S
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
...and we look forward to serving you again :)

Thank you for stopping by!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
291 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“A Prelude to a Kiss”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I found this gem of a restaurant on TA I'm always anxious and willing to try the number 1 restaurant in a city. Without further adieu my husband and I hired a private driver to take us to the Bamboo. It's so quaint and out of the way that even our driver didn't know where it was.. We were greeted by the lovely Shantel who also happened to be our waitress. This cute small devoted to attention to detail place was like you were kissing the sea. The place had about 4 tables sitting on a deck overlooking the ocean. And 1 table sitting directly on the sand. My man ordered a margarita with salt (they are small I'll warn you) but he said they were so fresh and just the way he liked them. I stuck with my usual vodka and sprite. The food took awhile but we didnt mind since we had pretty much the restaurant to ourselves and were being "fed" drinks continiously. We ended up ordering the Coconut Snapper and the Grilled Spiny Lobster. The lobster was like never going back to what your used to. The grill marks were perfect the meat tender and plentiful and the butter-spice that accompanied it we couldn't get enough. Honestly if I would've given the green light to my husband we would've ordered another one that's how good it was. The snapper was equally good but I'm a huge lobster fan especially freshness at its finest. (Being from Vegas) it's not on the menu at most places. Opted out of dessert we were just so full. Plan on staying and relaxing for a bit the staff makes no fuss if you stay after your dinner is done. Very friendly and cheerful a great gesture considering the resort we stayed at. Recommend without a question and enjoy the view and the friendlyness of the staff...

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Stephanie C
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Trip Advisor really does do justice to seasoned travelers like yourself!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to review us. We're glad you had a wonderful experience with us...

Please do come again when you are in town :)
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good Vibe”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a nice small beach bar/restaurant right along the water. We rented a house and used this beach each day. The beach was well take care of. It was clean and offered chairs for a small cost. The food was very good. You can sit under the open roofed in area or out in the sun. They offer a good selection of lunch and dinners. The food was always fresh and prepared well. The service was good and the workers were friendly. The beach offered private parking, clean bathrooms and it was secured.
You can walk down the beach off the property to see beautiful beach scenery. I took amazing pictures.
The vibe was very laid back.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Christina M
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Hi Christina!

Thank you for stopping by, it sounds like you were staying in the Estate...we're glad you found us and had such a lovely time :)

We look forward to serving you again.
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West Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Nothing beats this true Jamaican vibe + GREAT food & drink !”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

My girlfriend and myself visited Bamboo Blu while staying at The RIU. We are two single girls and were looking for something a bit more "local" than the typical all-inclusive hotel. We fell in love with Bamboo Blu at first sight !! The vibe is incredible. It's exactly how one would imagine life on a Caribbean island ! The food was to die for and reasonably priced for the GREAT quality. A nice departure from our all-inclusive buffet meals. The cocktails were made to order, I asked for something "BLUE", and I got it ! The alcohol was also poured generously ! At night, they light a fire pit and on the beach, instead of chairs are these plush beds.. We didn't want to leave and found ourselves back there every day ! There was even a little shop too. We were able to do a glass bottom boat ride & our Captain was awesome. One of the highlights for us, no one tries to sell you anything or pressure you for anything. The staff at Bamboo Blu was beyond professional and extremely friendly ! We'd go back to RIU simply so we could spend the day at Bamboo Blu ! (LOL) - true !!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ChrisMM2
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Yah Mon! We try and make the experience native whilst harassment free for our guests. It's great to just get away and relax and it seems you girls did exactly that!

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to leave us this great review.

We appreciate it :)
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Hickory, North Carolina
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“"Denzel" is the BEST!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Bamboo Blu is the coolest local Restaurant/Bar on the beach in Ocho Rios. Live entertainment, bonfires at night, rum drinks served in authentic Bamboo cups and delicious dishes and seafood. Choose your own fresh lobster. Definitely ask to meet the manager Denzel. He is the most kind and fun person you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. I miss him already!!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Karen L
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Bamboo B, General Manager at Bamboo Blu, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Denzil surely will appreciate your kind words!

Thank you for stopping by and we hope to serve again :)
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