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Blue Bamboo Restaurant and Wine Bar
Blue Bamboo Restaurant and Wine Bar

Blue Bamboo Restaurant and Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluebamboojacksonville.com
  • Phone: (904) 646-1478
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Available for private bookings on Sundays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Chan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room at Blue Bamboo is the perfect venue for your important event. Audio-visual equipment is available. Our amenities will accommodate any need, For life's most cherished moments, to professional meetings requiring high-impact presentations. We are available for a seated dinner of 10 to a cocktail party of 50.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beach Boulevard
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample Parking
A word from Blue Bamboo Restaurant and Wine Bar
Jacksonville's one and only Blue Bamboo serves the best Hip Asian Comfort Food. Centrally located, our bistro-inspired menu features grilled and wok-tossed specialties including chops, pastas, steaks and seafood, complemented by professional and friendly service. Blue Bamboo offers an extensive wine list, and a wide variety of custom crafted cocktails and specialty martinis are available from our full bar. The main dining room is highlighted by translucent views of the kitchen. A cozy wine lounge awaits you for the perfect pre-dinner cocktail or after-movie dessert. Outside, enjoy our tasty offerings with the backdrop of bamboo rustling in the breeze. Let our creativity impress you and our flavors delight you.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We're back for another round of food truck specials and they did not disappoint! The tandoori chicken wings were great and jumbo size but the cauliflower poppers were over the top! Absolute best cauliflower ANYTHING I've ever had. As usual we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine (and having fun working our way through the varied selections!) and got to relax and really enjoy our meal. A great way to start our weekend! You simply cannot beat the food truck specials and quality/service."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Wonderful owner/chef who cares a great deal about his customers. Have been there numerous times for dinner and have always had the pleasure of the chef personally coming to the table to chat and check on satisfaction. He is terrific."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Blue Bamboo and can't wait to return. The restaurant itself is so warm and inviting and yhe food was fantastic!! We had ceviche and dragon whiskers for appetizers and a filet and salmon for dinner. The service was great and our waiter made excellent drink recommendations and seemed very knowledgable. We didn't have room for dessert so we took a piece of the orange cake home and we are so glad we did- it was the best cake I have had anywhere in town!! Thanks blue bamboo for a great meal!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had another wonderful meal at Blue Bamboo. The food and the service are perfect every time!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Ambiance is great, very clean and friendly staff. However, after being seated quickly and receiving menus, the wait staff did not seem to know we were there (even though 4 of them walked past our table multiple times). Finally, a waiter showed up and seemed rather flustered and nervous. Further, he did not seem very informed about the menu (ditto for another associate I asked). The appetizer "sampler" had a couple of items that were cold in the middle; a little greasy, too. The entree (Kung Pao Tofu) was quite good and the portion was plentiful. My friend's Red Curry Chicken was also very good a was a huge portion! We both took home leftovers. Drink menu was quite interesting and we intend to go back for a Happy Hour very soon."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I love their changing menu and their food is always delicious........it is a small place, but intimate. There is a small bar in the back if you need to wait for a table, but I have always done a reservation on Open Table beforehand. There is a big selection of items and their appetizers are wonderful!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My wife and I found this restaurant on urban spoon and the reviews were very good so we gave it a try, We went for an early evening mid week dinner and the place was not crowded at all. We were quickly seated and promptly served by an attentive waiter. Everything we ordered was very well prepared and tasty but something was lacking the entire evening. The wait staff tend to bunch up behind the central bar area and chat, this was distracting and unprofessional. In synopsis, food good, service ok, probably will not repeat."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We went back to see what food truck treats they were offering this week and were not disappointed! The mac & cheese spring rolls are like the best of everything all rolled into one! The chicken banh mi was fantastic as well. We had a sushi roll (Fridays only) as well and were well satisfied! We love that we don't always have to have a full meal to feel satiated!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The ambience was great, the service was exceptional, and the food was excellent, as always."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I'm never disappointed when I eat at Blue Bamboo, Chef Dennis cooks with love and passion."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • " "A top rated opentable restaurant"The server matt was excellant.The food was so bland that it had no taste,the spare ribs were underdone,so tough you couldn't chew or cut it,the asian slaw had no seasoning,warm,just chopped up cabbage,the frys were cold and no taste at all.people who previously rated this place must have no experience other tan MRE's"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I'll start by saying that the short rib tacos are absolutely to die for. It might be worth checking out this place just to try the tacos. Otherwise though I was pretty underwhelmed. We had the dragon whiskers and short rib tacos for starters. As I said, the short ribs were great. The dragon whiskers were decent. Nothing mind blowing but a nice alternative to french fries. For entree I got the soft shell crab with grit cakes in a cream sauce and my husband got the duck. While we were both really excited try these dishes, both were oily and bland. Maybe we picked wrong but of the 4 things we ordered 1 was outstanding, one was meh and 2 were edible but that's about it. We probably won't be going back but as I said...short rib tacos are awesome"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went for the Five Course Anniversary Dinner! It was scrumptious, delectable and superb! The staff is always welcoming and attentive.Congratulations Blue Bamboo for 9 amazing years! Thanks Chef Dennis for your creative mind! You have a loyal customer for life!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A group of friends decided to have dinner together before a night out dancing, and we picked Blue Bamboo! As always, the service was superb (the server was able to recommend wines as well as specific menu items), the wine list was extensive, and the food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Chef Dennis and his staff are outstanding hosts that go the extra mile to make your dining experience at Blue Bamboo Special and Memorable. A perfect spot for any sort of occasion, from a business luncheon or dinner, to a romantic anniversary or birthday celebration treat. The appetizer lunch and dinner options are all unique, created by Chef Dennis himself, a culinary artist of the highest degree ! You will be overjoyed at the attention to detail and service provided as your dining experience unfolds, but staff is also understanding by remaining unobtrusive if the occasion warrants. food is great; a friend on business in Jax from Detroit for a number of weeks announced that this was the best meal he has ever had here"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "food great, service great, really nice I would return and recommend. Very nice"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my first time at Blue Bamboo and I can tell you that I thought the food was excellent. An interesting fusion of Asian and Italian as we shared the fried calamari and I had the General's Chili Chicken which was very interesting and, more importantly, so good! I am an Italian who grew up in NYC and while I am not a food snob I do know what I like -- and I can say honestly I liked what I had at Blue Bamboo and I will be back! I can hardly wait to try one of the other creations on the menu. A perfect place for a business lunch or a fun night out for dinner. I have not found many places that I can say this about since moving to Jacksonville."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We went back to sample this week's food truck inspired dishes and were not disappointed. The Korean beef/short rib quesadilla was fantastic and the P & J in the P&J fries were delectable --spicy berry and smooth & sweet peanut. It was so good it's all I needed/ordered. It is so fun to go in each time and sample a new (surprising) dish!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We returned after a short hiatus to find something exciting and new on the menu--2 "food truck" dishes featured weekly. We tried both-the ramen noodle crusted chicken tenders (awesome) and red bean and cinnamon donuts with dipping sauce (sweet ending) and both were FANTASTIC. They also added one of my favorite featured specials to the menu which is super exciting as I can order it whenever I want now! This is what is great about Blue Bamboo--you can always count on great surprises!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Blue Bamboo's Chef Dennis is so creative!!!They are doing Food Truck Eats for the summer. Each week there are two new items. Last week, we had the Crunchy Ramen Chicken Tenders that was delicious and Korean Red Bean and Cinnamon Donuts that just melt in your mouth! Cannot wait to go this week! The regular food is always amazing and the service is impeccable! Don't miss out!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food is EXCELLENT. However, this restaurant could really benefit from better front of house management. The service is lacking. For example, our appetizer plates stayed at our table well after we'd finished and right before the main entrée was served. The busboy had so much to carry that he spilled my husband's full glass of red wine all over and splashed on his NEW shirt I got him (grrrrr). The mgt did offer dry cleaning and a free desert but ironically we had to ask that the wine be replaced since it was spilled. Also, we pushed back the table cloth to avoid the red wine but feel like a restaurant where you are paying $125 for 2 people to eat should have cleared out the table for us and replaced the table cloth."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Recently relocated from NJ and finding this spot was another plus on why we moved here. Only 5 mins from were we live, food was great service was on point. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I've never been disappointed in a visit to Blue Bamboo. I try to order something new to me each time. The menu and preparation are full of variety and open to dietary "tweaks." The food is beautifully plated, spiced and delicious, fun to eat! and the service is tops. It's a happy dining adventure that makes you want to return more often."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The Blue Bamboo has wonderful owner/chef, Dennis who has put together and interesting menu and wine list and he has great staff employees. Happy I did. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food is excellent. The service is impeccable. Chef Dennis goes out of his way to make sure that every meal is a dining experience. I love the edamame spread and homemade flaxseed crackers served before your meal. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This was our first time and was a great place for a quiet dinner before the symphony!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Just a great place tonight expertly prepared unique dishes. Chef Dennis is one of Jacksonville's treasures. I could eat here everyday and never get bored. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I took a party of 6 for a Mother's Day meal and was pleasantly surprised at the little touches the Blue Bamboo added to our dining experience. I had the duck and it was perfect as was the rosemary pork. One of our party was allergic to chocolate and they replaced her cheese cake with out a word of complaint. The mandarin orange cake was a perfect finish to my meal. My glass was never empty. The staff was attentive and friendly. They even made fresh squeezed lemonade for our son. Chef Dennis asked us how our meal was and each mother at the table was given a box of freshly baked white chocolate macadamia cookies. I highly and happily recommend the Blue Bamboo to all."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Menu provides dishes with an eclectic, exciting fusion of Southern and Asian flavor: superb service and excellent food."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Lets just say i like to go and eat Asian Fusion food quite alot and this is my Number 1 restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious and the service is excellent. The staff is always warm and friendly. This place is highly recommended :)) "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Yes, we dine here frequently. We had been out of town and wanted to get back to our Friday night reward after a long week. Once again, we tried a unique and delicious wine (Dennis is always diversifying the list) and had a stupendous surprise dessert--it truly was a fitting reward after a long work week! Food is always reliably excellent and staff is actually glad to see you and have you there (quite different from some our recent Chicago experiences)!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is a true gem. It is modern and has a very comfortable feel to it. The staff is excellent, very efficient and friendly. The menu offers a good variety of dishes.Their passion and dedication is remarkable and this is shown in their commitment to serving mouthwatering dishes that will satisfy your palate and leave you with a smile of satisfaction. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We had been away for a bit and pleasant surprises awaited us on our return. We tried a new wine which was quote good and each of us enjoyed a fish entree prepared expertly along with a stand out dessert. It was back to our winning Friday night formula--Blue Bamboo for dinner!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were delighted to arrive and find they had a wonderful special that night so the hubs tried it. Striped bass--prepared perfectly with equally sublime bok choy and rice and a nice bottle of wine (the selection is always great). Also tried a fabulous new cocktail with honey vodka and basil. The whole night was a total yum!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Can't get enough of this place! We love the amazing food, tasty cocktails, excellent service and cool atmosphere at Blue Bamboo. I have to come once a week to get my fix with friends and family!! A must try!!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We had been out if town. followed by a week of being under the weather and returning was just the antidote after a long, tough week! Always look forward to the beginning of the month to see what the featured dish will be.We had a very nice bottle of wine and enjoyed some sushi and shared the tuna entree. A perfect close to the work week!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I always love lunch or dinner at one of Jacksonville's best independent restaurants. It is so wonderful to get away from restaurants that have 300 other locations and eat at a hometown gem!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is a Hidden Gem! It is located off the beaten path! The food is always outstanding, the service is alway amazing! I love the Short Rib Tacos and the Ahi Tuna Ceviche appetizers. I love the Velvet Yu Kew Tilipia that melts in your mouth! I am addicted to the fresh garlic spinach! The wine list is extensive and the specialty cocktails rocks! You have to eat here!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Appetizer was very good we had the sampler all was good (tomato) was the best I had seared chicken with red curry very good, my wife had the tuna she was not happy with the sauce way too sweet but tuna a cooked perfect. but over all was good"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had been at this restaurant before and liked it, so invited some friends to join us as they'd never dined there. Not a good choice for a first timer. Fortunately, the food is very good. The service was horrible beginning with a flat bottle of tonic, no water being served to the rest of the table and then the server trying to refill a glass of tonic water with tap water - placing her hands all over the glass. Waited forever for appetizers: by the time they were served the dinner had arrived, followed immediately by my salad. There was a good sized group in the room. Perhaps that was the problem. The restaurant was clearly overwhelmed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014