Blue Bamboo Hip Asian Kitchen

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Asian
Fourth generation Jacksonville restaurateur Dennis Chan is the proprietor of Blue Bamboo Hip Asian Kitchen 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 Hip Asian Kitchen 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.
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SM
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jacob is a great server at BB. Food and ambiance great too. Always a very positive dining experience.

WU
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always outstanding, the food is consistently excellent, the service (our server Jacob) always outstanding, these are
the reasons we try to get there every several weeks. I must mention there is plenty of parking, even when they have larger groups
in their party rooms!

VP
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual. Always worth the drive from Orange Park.

B
Jacksonville
45 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Mika as our server, she is always wonderful and very friendly. Some new menu items.

OT
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Delicious, fresh made Asian cuisine, Chef Dennis is a wonderful Chef and Host.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dennis is the best!

BV
Jacksonville
27 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! Food is always great here. Service was good. Strong place!

RG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with 5 of my friends. Chef Dennis and his staff made the evening unforgettable. Food was outstanding, great service in a private dining room. Wonderful evening!

JD
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals that I have had in a restaurant! Will be back.

MF
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal with the duck and also enjoyed our shrimp appetizer. Portions were large so both my husband and I each took half our duck home. Would definitely go again.

WU
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has become one of our favorite dining spots, their menu is diverse enough so we can try something different
every time we visit. Their salads are very good as well as their appetizers. Their specialty drinks are also a “must try!”
We shall return!!

BH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

You are met at the door. Asked how are you doing. Do you have a reservation? You are escorted to your seat and your waiter/waitress asked for your drink selection. Very good food, big portions with quick but not rushed service! Highly recommend!

MG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Jacksonville. The food is always delicious and amazing! The service is top notch! Beautiful cocktails and vast wine list! Do not miss out!

OT
Jacksonville
103 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We deviated from our normal Friday night (long story) and went Saturday to celebrate the hubs birthday. It was active but not overly noisy and Chef Dennis made the hubs favorite rendition of fried rice and made a special request for me as well (both dinner & dessert!) It was perfect! Was the final official observation of his birthday and the best possible conclusion!

SD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Sarah as our waitress. Everything she recommended was amazing and our drinks were filled without having to ask. Food was amazing.

MK
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great environment

EB
Jacksonville
586 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Three of us from the Jacksonville Women’s Network Met for a monthly lunch. We like Blue Bamboo because of its central location, relatively quiet atmosphere, and excellent food. All of us were very pleased with our food selections and I love the iced teas with “tea cubes”. Service was friendly although a bit slow at times. But overall, we were pleased with our decision to meet at Blue Bamboo.

B
Jacksonville
46 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Blue Bamboo a few times a month and are never disappointed.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've gone four times in the past two years and it's always good. I get the Vietnamese tra fish and it's fantastic. Two at our table got the szechuan stir fry and said it was delicious.

Crab rangoon and the lettuce wraps are the perfect appetizer.

I recommend for the desert their orange cake.

We'll definitely go back again.

MN
Jacksonville
111 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always, great spot for a business lunch.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, nice atmosphere, appetizers were great, main dishes were good.

MR
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was looking forward to dining here. We were a party of 2. We ordered 2 cocktails and my husband told server we were not in a hurry. However, she kept asking for our order. ( 4 or 5 times in 4 minutes of us sitting). We ordered Sampler app & Ribs & Shrimp Fried Rice. App was good. Ribs were served Luke warm at best & tough...Rice had no flavor .
Because of the cost I would not give it another try. I don't like low end food for high cost.

TW
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed it once again! Party of six, all were happy with food and service.

AC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were there for Mothers Day. The chicken pot pie was pretty to look at, but white sauce had no taste and veggies were undercooked. The tuna was good. Prices were too expensive for what we got.

F
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome. Chef Dennis Chan is so creative.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for mother’s day brunch and the special orange cake they have and we were blown away all of our meals were great my mother had the chicken & waffles my fiancé had the Bro tans chicken stir fry and I had the honey seared ahi tuna all of our dishes were extremely delicious. For dessert we shared a slice of the famous orange cake and it definitely lived up to the hype. The cake was so good that we bought a whole one to take to go.

Our server Heather was friendly knowledgeable of the menu and was an excellent server especially since we had never been to the Blue Bamboo before.

10/10 would recommend and we can wait to go back!

m
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dumpling sampler was killer, the rangoon and the fried dumpling.... I had the spare ribs and my lady had the sweet and sour chicken both excellent, first time in and I will definitely be back too many items to try. Thank you Chef Dennis!

DW
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always at the top of their game, Blue Bamboo Hip Asian Kitchen.

RP
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We found Blue Bamboo recently on a whim. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Wife wanted to return on Saturday evening and we made reservations.
Ordered appetizer of Crab Rangoon’s ( I believe they make these on site) which we had previously and found it to be the best we ever had, this time around we believe they forgot the crab as it tasted like cream cheese and a touch of onion.
Ordered Curry Soup- neither of us liked it found to to be void of flavor.
We then ordered the sample platters that had shu mai, pork dumplings, Pablo tomatoe etc.... Dumpling and shu mai we still frozen.

I had general tsos chicken and it was fine
Wife had the red curry stir fry she had so enjoyed previously only to find it not close to the same as she enjoyed previously.

We will probably return as I believe all restaurants have off nights on occasion. I just wonder why the two times we’ve gone it’s not as busy as I would expect it to be.

g
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

was recommended here, hadn't been in many years. menu looked good but pricy online. pleasant greeting quick seating, spartan monochrome ambiance. tasty edamame spread, my S/O not a fan. fried red tomatoes, good S/O said best in town!! she had the red curry shrimp with grit cakes, velvety sauce crunchy hot cakes and good simple shrimp with peppers and onions. I had the beef Szechwan the spice level increased the more I ate, very nice. Frank suggested to orange cake, as it had won an award in the past 5 months. Christmas time I thought? was it a major award? is it fra-gil-e? reference lost or unappreciated. We had it. phyllo dough layered in the cake topped with candy almond brittle topping. it was good. will we go back? Might be a while, $85 no booze...ymmv

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. Dennis Chan is a great chef and a wonderful host

TW
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ingredients and super preparation and presentation. Everyone in our group was impressed and wants to come back to try other items on the menu.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Our first time here. They were extremely busy and short on staff. Our server Holly did a good job. We will be back.

BH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Asian cuisine and very helpful staff. Chef Dennis has created a great place to relax and enjoy the food!

K
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious and friendly attentive service! As always!

F
Salt Lake City
43 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Not our best dining experience - restaurant was having problems with electrical system (which staff advised us of when we arrived but we chose to stay) so a/c was cutting on & off (they still had lights, refrigeration & cooking capabilities) but there was a constant beeping when power would go off which was annoying & restaurant seemed very noisy. Restaurant staff were extremely apologetic & provided good service & delicious food. Electricians were arriving when we left so hopefully they were able to fix the problem.

KM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy all around with this restaurant. They were accommodating to our expanding reservation, the waitstaff was very flexible with our chatty group. The food...oh my god the food...everything was so fresh and vibrant in taste. Not a single dish we tasted disappointed. I'll pass on the recommendation to try the dragon whiskers...amazing!

B
Jacksonville
46 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place for always good food. Mika is my favorite server. She always greats us with a smile and knows our drink orders! Dennis (owner & chef) comes out to greet patrons which is nice and is super friendly. Love this place.

RH
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding meal !!

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