Blue Bamboo Hip Asian Kitchen

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777 Reviews
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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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DaveS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal, the food and service were outstanding as always!

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vipMrNYC
Jacksonville
118 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always.

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JaxDiner
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stellar service and inviting ambiance for a casual lunch. The peanut panang was a tad under-seasoned and the lo mein noodles were a smidge too salty, but these were personal palate preferences. Five Dumpling Sampler was delicious and is recommended. We’ll be back!

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DrLarryF
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Most of the food was excellent. We had duck crisps, lettuce wraps and 5-dumpling sampler, all really good. We shared 4 entrees - pan fried noodles, sweet and sour chicken, fried rice with sausage and one other. All really good except sweet and sour chicken - the chicken was very dry (overcooked) and lacked flavor even when drenched in sauce.
Service was suboptimal - waitress was inattentive and kept forgetting things we asked for.
Overall the food was good and we’d return.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day so special menu for that particular day.

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MSTEE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We had a party of 12 and it was our first time going to the Blue Bamboo. And I will just leave it at we will not return. Although the bowl of shrimp fried rice was delicious

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vipMelanieW
Jacksonville
110 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unless we happen to be traveling, we always celebrate Valentine's day at Blue Bamboo and there is always a special menu--this year was the best yet! Every course was fantastic (I shared with the hubs so I could also order some ala carte items he wouldn't want) but the love letters pasta was a stand out! And dessert---OMG so many choices it was impossible deciding so we took almost everything home in a to go pack which we've been enjoying since. SO SO glad we did not miss it this year!

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ErinD
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was pricey. A lot of the menu was farmed seafood or $40+ steak entrees. We went on Valentines Day, service was slow. Ended up with Kung Pao tofu and sweet and sour chicken, 2 drinks, and zucchini straws. Bill with tip was $80.

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vipDanb
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Valentine’s Day menu was disappointing. We enjoy Blue Bamboo for its general menu and the special menu was too limited and it strayed from the normal and best offerings of the Blue Bamboo. Noisy, slow service. Atypical for this restaurant. We love this restaurant but will avoid on Valentine’s Day.

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MaxH
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food is good, but overpriced. Service was sub par. Appetizers were better than the entrees, we got egg rolls and crab rangoons for apps, and ahi tuna and general shrimp for mains. Portions were not big enough for the high prices. Overall just average in my opinion.

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MiaT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was clearly overpriced for the holiday (Valentines day). Really not that great. My plate size was super small and the rice was under cooked in both meals we ordered. $11 for zucchini straws? Not great probably won’t be back

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Sadlydisappointed
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day!!!!

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LisaW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

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vipJulieM
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food! Noise level was a bit much, so not the best if you’re wanting a quiet dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Very very disappointing experience. Blue Bamboo was very noisy, no ambiance whatsoever and the service was incredibly slow. Once the food finally arrived, it was average at best.

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vipMelanieW
Jacksonville
110 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never let's us down! Fantastic food (with occasional menu surprises!) and beverage options, great service and fun atmosphere. This is our one standard in a changing sea of dining in Jacksonville...

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JawsJax
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jacksonville's hidden gem. Super food, easy in and out, great service.

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BJRobb
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed my jankin pork chop immensely, but my husband found his fried rice less. We had the red and white wine flights, which were very good. Topped it off with Thai tea creme brûlée, which was yummy. Excellent evening overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The guests were loud and rudely encumbered our space as they visited friends at another table. This overshadowed a fine dinner and caused us to leave with a quickness.

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vipCaroleB
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love it. Always get the Salmon dinner. Delish!

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vipMelanieW
Jacksonville
110 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went in specifically to enjoy the special Chinese New Year menu. I wanted the Walnut Shrimp (and I'm allergic to walnuts) but did not order it for obvious reasons; my husband did in part so I could just taste it. SO GOOD! I had the pot stickers (equally delicious) and had a fantastic dessert drink--it was wonderful! We love Blue Bamboo any day of the week but when they do special menus it is beyond special!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was average and overpriced!!!!! Service is good though...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was outstanding. Kitchen was accommodating. Everyone enjoyed the meal.

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vipMark
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The staff was great- the food was average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a delightful, personal experience!

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vipFMfriends
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob is our favorite person. Very attentive and professional.

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PoliceandNurse
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end the service was exceptional, Love having my date nights there they always aim to please and the servers are very knowledgeable about whats on the menu.

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vipTiffanyS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have eaten at Blue Bamboo many times in the past and have always had a lovely experience. The most recent time prior to this was approximately a year ago. I am so saddened to say that this experience was not good. We had a reservation for a Friday night and were promptly seated when we arrived. The wait staff were pleasant and friendly. Three of our diners ordered sodas. It was obvious from the first sip that the syrup/ carbonation mixture was off. Not a super big deal, but we mentioned it to our server and there was no initiative to fix it or take them off the bill. Next, we ordered a Five Dumpling Sampler and Fried Calamari. When I bit into a dumpling it was icy in the middle. When our entrees arrived, the Basil-Miso Salmon was burned and dry, the noodle and beef entree that my son and daughter ordered a had zero flavor. The one bright spot was the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, that my mother-in-law (the birthday girl) ordered. She said it was delicious. When eating out I prefer to support locally owned restaurants; I was very disappointed in the quality of food this time.

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vipRick
Atlanta
199 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always a special experience dining at Blue Bamboo. This was no exception. Our server, Jacob, really made the evening great.

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vipSherriM
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and fresh food.

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champ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went on NYE - limited menu...didn't know that prior. Will give it another shot when they are offering the full menu. Nice of them to give us a discount card on our next meal - good overall service level from the staff. Food was just ok - expected more.

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AlejandraG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening could not have been anymore perfect! From the friendly and attentive service to the incredibly delicious appetizers (we indulged in the tomatoes, dragon whiskers, jack fruit, and lettuce wraps), all of our meals, our delicious wine, and the show stopper—-dessert!!!! Chocolate brownie, tea creme brûlée, dulce de leche, and the famous orange cake!

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vipKevinH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Nothing like you would expect. Execution is 10/10

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vipCT19
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

overall very happy with experience. Service was good. The restaurant was very pretty. They were able to accommodate for gluten free needs.

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vipgorduno
Jacksonville
37 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both first rate. We will definitely be back.

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vipMelanieW
Jacksonville
110 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During football(travel) season we miss alot of opportunities to dine at Blue Bamboo but we always return and with good reason--delicious food, excellent and friendly service and an overall consistently enjoyable dining experience. We are back on our Blue Bamboo rotation now and so happy to be!

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vipBruceF
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most fabulous place! We are from Palm Beach and are the owners/operators of the new BLINK Fitness gyms coming soon to Jacksonville. So i recommend to visit Blue Bamboo, it's authentic cuisine and then head to Blink and work it off!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Asian food in Jacksonville. Inventive, fresh, creative and delicious!

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vipWinnie
Jacksonville
39 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time back since last spring, and a mixed experience. Service was highly attentive - a plus. Our appetizers were a plus and a minus - plus to the La Shortrib Tacos, a great hint of heat and very flavorful; a minus to the Fried Calamari - these were tender, but the coating was soggy and too salty. For entrées, two of our group had the Half Canton Roast Duck, which is a generous portion, and very delicious judging from the cleaned plates. The General's Chicken was less impressive. While flavorful, it was basically fried chicken pieces and not very imaginative, given the price point. Another had a crispy noodle dish and said it was very good. I had the Basil Salmon, and that was also very good, cooked exactly as ordered. For dessert, we shared the Thai Tea Creme Brulée, which was excellent. The beignets were tasty, but served with just sweetened, condensed milk as a dipping sauce seemed a bit down market and unimaginative for the prices that Blue Bamboo charges.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating here. After you think you found your favorite dish, you branch out and try something new! Another favorite!!!

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