About Blue Bamboo Restaurant and Wine Bar

Fourth generation Jacksonville restaurateur Dennis Chan is the proprietor of Blue Bamboo serving Chinese Comfort Food with Southern favorites from his childhood in the area. Centrally located, our 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 from our full bar. Outside, enjoy our tasty offerings with the backdrop of bamboo rustling in the breeze. Let our creativity impress you and our flavors delight you.

3820 Southside Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32216
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Asian, Chinese (Canton), Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Available for private bookings on Sundays.

Cross Street:
Beach Boulevard

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 646-1478

Website:
http://www.bluebamboojacksonville.com/

Catering:
Personalized catering available.

Parking Details:
Ample Parking

Executive Chef:
Dennis Chan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for Dinner on Christmas Eve. Serving 5-9 PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for dinner on New Year's Eve. Seating from 5-9PM. Special 4 course meal, paired with 4 wines available for $88 per person, in addition to favorite a la carte items from our regular menu.

Blue Bamboo Restaurant and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
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Business Meals (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Healthy (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, service is excellent! Great atmospher. Upscale casual dining.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Scenic View, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great meal as always.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Fantastic place with delicious food, amazing staff and service, and a special conversation with owner. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Husband got red curry shrimp and grits and mine was General’s chicken. Wowzzer! Absolutely perfect.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Blue Bamboo never disappoints and their newly designed interior is great! We love B.B.!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was ok. Pricey for what you gey. The zdragon whiskers were the best part of the meal. Will not be returning

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Chef Dennis and his team are great at preparing quality food that taste great. If you have been thinking about visiting this place, stop thinking and go. You won’t be disappointed and most likely will return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 31, 2017

This was our first visit to Blue Bamboo and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and great flavors.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Been twice. Duck wonton ha no recognizable meat. Covered with hoisin. Terrible.
Potstickers were obviously frozen. Do yourself a favor, go to PF Changs.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was very good, we'll seasoned and excellent quality
Save room for the cheesecake for dessert. Service was excellent.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The restaurant has a new menu and has been remodeled. It looks very sleek. All the favorites are there but some new additions too.
Mika was our server and we always request her. She is so much fun.
Great cooking classes too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

I will certainly be bringing my wife, family and friends back over and over again!

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Organic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

You can really tell that the Chef cares as much about the service as the food he serves. It still feels like a restaurant that is family owned while also having that higher end feel. I also highly recommend his dim sum sundays.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Beautiful interior decor. Excellent friendly service. Short wait for food. Great food. Very creative comfort food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We went for a birthday dinner. Food was excellent, service was prompt, and they had an elegant and cozy atmosphere. I highly recommend this establishment!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I was disappointed. The food is not as good as the reviews. The Fried Rice was very dry and bland. The endamame spread did not have any flavor. Over all I have had better food at PF Changs.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Return visit, food excellent,service outstanding, good value,pleasant ambience

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We had a post birthday celebration for the hubs and it was great! Chef Dennis made his favorite dish, we enjoyed a nice wine and camaraderie with other guests and the staff. This is our favorite place to "hang" when we want great food, great drinks, good company and to be able to relax! We will never take Blue Bamboo out of our dining rotation!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went to Blue Bamboo for Mother's Day lunch. They had a special menu for Mother's Day. The prices they were charging for the quality and amount of food were outrageously high. Most of the entrees cost over $18-20, which I don't mind paying if the quality is worth the cost and in this case, it was not. Very disappointing experience. We will not return again.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Always enjoy this restaurant. Usually share several appetizers so we can enjoy many flavors and different dishes. Really good service and the orange cake is not to be missed!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Wonderful experience, as always.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Celebrating a birthday with family. Staff was discrete wishing my partner a Happy Birthday. Service was great, attentive but not intrusive. Food was wonderful, fresh ingredients, well prepared and nicely presented. They brought a complimentary slice of their famous mandarin orange cake (YUM) with a candle, and they did not sing (Thankfully). It was a lovely evening. We are looking forward to returning!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 22, 2017

ANAZING food!!! Dennis never disappoints! The food was flavorful , delicious, you get a good amount of food for the price, the appetizers were delicious, and our orange cake was the best!! Thank you for another great experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Chef Dennis Chan is the greatest chef in Jacksonville! What an amazing place and so nice for everything from a special occasion to a large party! You've got to try the secret menu item which is the fried rice! Uh-mazzzzzing

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Always good food with Asian flare. Chef came to table to take order! Recommended as good value

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Jacksonville! The service is first class! The Cucumber Smash Martini is refreshing and a very impressive wine list. We had the Pan Fried Noodle with Shrimp that was amazing! The restaurant had a special that night Cantonese Lobster, the presentation was beautiful and the lobster was succulent and delicious. We are so lucky to have Chef Dennis Chan in Jacksonville. A must go to place if visiting or living here!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Very, very good food. Everyone was pleased with their meal. Highly recommend.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Great ambiance and great food. Very unique cuisine compared to other experiences in Jacksonville.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Going during the week is a different experience than on a Saturday. The crowd is smaller, noise level down, but the food is still OUTSTANDING!!!! Wonderful dining experience for my anniversary, the signature mixed drinks were great! Look forward to dining here again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 3, 2017

This is a wonderful place to eat and the service was excellent!!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Very nice ambiance with friendly, efficient service and delicious food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This restaurant was great - ambiance with white table cloths. The food was outstanding and the wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive .

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The three of us enjoyed our lunch and the superior service we received. Two of us had Thai shrimp wrap and substituted bok Chou instead of fries. The other had one of the Asian salads with grilled chicken. All was very fresh. It is easy to find parking and to carry on a conversation at Blue Bamboo so I often select it for business gatherings.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 28, 2017

My dining experience is always great! Great food. Especially loved the Chinese New Year menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We came to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster and we're received with a very special menu for this event. We loved the lucky coins tomatoes, the prosperity spring rolls and the lucky bamboo curry chicken! The service was very good and at the end of our meal the owner came to greet us. We highly recommended it for a very different and gourmet Chinese food!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Blue Bamboo is still a favorite!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The dining room was a pleasant surprise and the wait staff was attentive , helpful and went beyond making us feel pampered . The food was delicious - our group could not find anything we didn't like

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 7, 2017

It was a very nice evening.. I'd been during lunch for a business lunch and just had to bring my mom for dinner. She loved it and so did I. We were the first to arrive as they just opened for dinner so we did have the restaurant to ourselves but that was okay because the staff was impeccable!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Fun, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 5, 2017

One thing- if you want to take your time and pace your entree - be sure and tell them upfront

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Great service, great food. Very solid dining experience.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Nice evening here. Skeptical because of the reviews but it lived up to all of my expectations. Service was great. (There were only three other tables in the dining room, guess everyone is minding their New Year's Resolutions.) and food was also great, fresh tasting. Dessert was my favorite part. Had a slice of New York Cheesecake! I look forward to going back. I've already picked what I am going to have next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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