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

Blue Bamboo Restaurant and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
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Good for a Date (6)
Authentic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Casual (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Really good

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed going to Blue Bamboo. The food was delicious and unusual.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good. The ambiance left something to be desired. Lights were very bright and should be dimmed somewhat during dinner. They were short handed with wait staff that night so it was a little challenging to get extra service or attention. Will try again soon to see if any changes.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for Valentine's day dinner. Food was delicious. We were put is a second room that was decorated for the evening and much more quiet than the main room, which was nice. Service was ok. Our waitress was great and really nice but was the only server in the second room so was responsible for 9 tables initially and 15 by the time we left by herself. Overall was a great evening and will definitely be back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 13, 2018

It was much better than last time and the food was amazing once again

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I've been coming to Blue Bamboo since they first opened and have never been dissatisfied. Over the years, Dennis has created birthday feasts, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, and girls' night out occasions for me.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful dinner again! Salmon is my all time favorite. Such nice people.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good food. Server was like 16 years old and very awkward. Very nice simple decor. Nice ambiance and well healed clientele of regulars.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

good food and friendly service. good wine list. comfortable seating with open modern atmosphere. would recommend for lunches and unusal dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food was unique and delicious. All four of us had different dishes and we each enjoyed our meal. The owner and chef came out to our table to ask about the food. We will definitely go back.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My colleague and I each ordered a custom bowl and were very pleased with our choices. The iced tea with tea cubes is always a favorite of mine. Blue Bamboo is a great place to go for a relaxing lunch in a relatively quiet setting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Jacksonville hands down. Very accommodating and delicious foods.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Almost didn't park because we arrived at 7pm and there were only two cars in the parking lot so we were little weary. We went in anyway and we weren't disappointed. Service was good and the food was as good as the ratings claimed. The portions were much larger than I anticipated which was a very pleasant surprise. Overall there was nothing to complain about and we would recommend anyone giving them a try for a nice quiet date night.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome time tonight at Blue Bamboo. Food was outstanding and our server Jacob was not only on the ball and quickly attentive to us, but had a great personality and provided excellent service!!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food presentation was special.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always great!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had a marvelous time for our Book Club Christmas Celebration at the Blue Bamboo. The food was excellent and the place was serene and calming. Dennis always makes us feel welcome and special. You need to try this place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was prepared with all fresh ingredients and was delicious. The chef came out and spoke with several patrons.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Scenic View, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful dinner - customized to our desire!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great meal as always.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 31, 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 28, 2017

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

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 (Jacksonville)·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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 (Jacksonville)·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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 12, 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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vip
 (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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