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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "food great, service great, really nice I would return and recommend. Very nice"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 an incredible meal at the Blue Bamboo....one of our more memorable dining experiences. We were there shortly after Valentine's Day, and they were still offering the Valentine's Day tasting menu if desired. My husband and I are not big eaters, so we shared the four courses. Three of the four courses were divided for us in the kitchen--always nice. The fish because of its presentation came on one plate which we easily divided ourselves. We opted for the wine pairing, and got an extra pairing since there were two of us. Neither of us liked the first or last wine, but perhaps that is just us. The food was outstanding, and we have been telling others about it. Hope to return the next time we're in Jacksonville."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have been to Blue Bamboo a few times before, and thought it so-so. Last week we went with friends. Three of us ordered 1/2 crispy duck. It was crispy all right, and the few bites of meat on the very small portion were dry. The 2 pieces I got were both leg and thigh, an unusual half. One of our party orered from the Southern menu a chicken pot pie. The chicken was deep fried served with rice. Not exactly a southern or even a U. S. recipe. The vegetables were fresh and good. Although the ambience and location were ok, if the food is bad the other doesn't matter. We will never return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food is always delicious and fresh! The service is always outstanding! This is my go to place with family and friends! A must try place!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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
  • "The food was outstanding, and the cocktails were interesting and delicious."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "One of the best things about Blue Bamboo is how they go all out for special occasions and holidays--and Valentine's day was no exception! They created a special ambience (including uniform modifications!) but more notably put together a special menu with wine pairings which we always look forward to. It was just fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentine's Day Dinner - the menu choices were very limited. Surprised that the wine list was very minimal being that it advertised as a wine bar. The food that we ordered was very professionally prepared and presented properly. Not much wow factor. My wife and I were trying to describe the atmosphere and we both came up empty. In the end this might of been better for a large group where you could kind of share bites like a Tapas place. This is a one visit restaurant for us,."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I will give it to them that we went on valentines day but I feel our server should have been more on top of things. Throughout most of the meal we were thirsty, he only came to check on us when we appeared to be done at the end of our meal. I have a feeling he ignored us to pay more attention to the older customers because he figured since we were young and not drinking wine, we wouldn't tip well. This was unfortunate thinking on his part because the service he gave us reflected the tip he got. Normally I'm a wonderful tipper because I know how hard servers have to work for their money but I didn't feel he deserved it this time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time there and we loved it, the food was delicious and even though its very pricy we did not walk away disappointed. Also the tai tea crene brulee was amazing"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A Mid-week delight! Enjoyed business conversation with delicious food in an atmosphere comparable with some of the finest restaurants. Having the chef visit tables, made it extra special. We all enjoyed our meals and look forward to our return visit soon."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We had such a good time for Chinese New Year we went back the following Friday and again had a wonderful evening. It was a little more subdued than the previous Friday but lively nonetheless. We enjoyed some sake this time (the selection is best in city I've found) and sushi (only available on Friday) and just a great evening in general. By Friday we really look forward to a nice meal, nice wine and a chance to unwind from the week and we are always rewarded at Blue Bamboo."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends celebrating the New Year. Along with the regular menu choices there were additional choices created especially for the Chinese New Year. We ordered potstickers and spring rolls as starters. Both were delicious! Then we shared the lobster Cantonese and pan fried noodles with chicken. The lobster sauce was excellent; it was a little messy to eat but oh so good! the noodles had great flavor. As usual we had a wonderful evening at our very favorite restaurant. Check it out if you have not already done so. Chef Chan's monthly Dim Sum Sundays are awesome along with his cooking classes!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This particular evening they were offering special dishes in honor of the Chinese New Year and it was fantastic. The interior was decorated for the occasion and there were a couple of good sized groups that made it a party atmosphere. Very fun and delicious!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had the short ribs tacos, the calamari and the appetizer sampler- all were very good!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014