Great food but a bit pricy for just lunch. We'll definitely be back just not frequent because it is a bit pricy. Probably couple times per month. This was our first visit and the food is great and worth it but for lunch there were no specials to speak of
We had attended one of Chef Dennis' great cooking classes but had not been to the restaurant, so we went to celebrate my wife's birthday. We thought the food was very good, although the fish dish I had was a tad bland. We had an appetizer assortment and agreed all five of them were very tasty! I had a great salad as sell. We'll definitely be back.
Definitely in the modern Asian bistro mode. Food choices include traditional and innovative, quality ingredients, very good preparation and presentation. Our server was very attentive and personable.
The food we have been served each time we eat at The Blue Bamboo has been outstanding.
Great time with the family for Mother’s Day! Complimentary guava or mango mimosa for the Mothers, excellent food, outstanding service and a surprise gift certificate for a future visit!!
The best non-chain, top-shelf Asian cuisine, Blue Bamboo, specializing in Pan-Asian cuisine. While growing up as a Jacksonville, FK, native, Chef Dennis Chan was always surrounded by the food-centric culture of his family. Chef Dennis Chan’s passion for cooking began when he was a small child standing on a step stool watching his grandfather prepare traditional Chinese dishes with a Chan family twist. Watching his grandfather mix modern American flavors with traditional Chinese ingredients sparked an interest in Dennis that would stay with him for years. Dennis began mastering his skills in the kitchen as he worked on combining traditional Chinese dishes with modern flavors. After learning the basics from his grandfather, Dennis followed his passion to the University of Florida and then to the Culinary Institute of America. Now, decades later, and after classic training as a chef, Chan is proud to bring his Asian roots back to the neighborhood that inspired him to cook so many years ago with Hip Asian Comfort Food at Blue Bamboo.
Very good food. A little pricey compared to most Thai/Asian restaurants but the atmosphere is much better.
They remodeled the restaurant! Menu updated, food was excellent
Three couples gathered for dinner on a Monday night. We had reservations and were greeted at the door by the owner and were seated immediately. The menu was explained by our cordial server and our orders taken in a timely, unrushed manner. Three different appetizers and three different entrees were ordered. All were delicious.
Dennis never fails to have the best, his menu and staff are the best.
The food and service are always exceptional!
A true gem. Went with a friend who had recommended it. Didn’t know what to expect The printed menu had a variety of Asian inspired dishes, all of which looked great. My friend loved the salmon dish. I couldn’t decide so I took advantage of the option to design my own. The base was rice noodles and coconut milk sauce. Added shrimp and peppers and mushrooms. Exquisite.
It’s a place to go back to.
Blue Bamboo is one of my favorite restaurants.... Food, service... somehow it always feels like Family when I'm there. Mostly... the flavors are always awesome!! And everyone knows and loves Chef Dennis. He comes out to every table to make sure everything is good.
Love the food, especially the Miso Salmon. Service is al and friendly. Chef Dennis is awesome .
We have come here for years and love Blue Bamboo. Fir the first time ever food came out cold and actually sent back. They were very apologetic and gave husband a free drink but I was surprised.
We all have an off night so I will chalk it up to that. My food was perfect.
We always ask for Mika and she was wonderful as always.
This restaurant is beautiful and the food is always fresh and yummy
Awesome food, great environment and all around a great spot!
Outstanding food and service. We will certainly be going back.
Always the best experience. The food is so good and the chef greets the table. Don’t miss the great tuna.
Our dining experience, as always, was superb! Dennis always outdoes himself to present a fun and interesting menu, which makes the evening so enjoyable. We went for Taco Tuesday and were delighted with our choices. Could not recommend Blue Bamboo more highly.
Our "norm" is Friday night but this time we took a friend and went for taco night--what a treat! A lower commitment night expense wise and everything is delicious and creative on the taco menu! It was perfect for a week night bite with friends after work! Highly recommend trying it when taco night is available again but anytime is a GREAT time to try Blue Bamboo!
Thoroughly enjoyed going to Blue Bamboo. The food was delicious and unusual.
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.
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.
It was much better than last time and the food was amazing once again
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.
Wonderful dinner again! Salmon is my all time favorite. Such nice people.
Very good food. Server was like 16 years old and very awkward. Very nice simple decor. Nice ambiance and well healed clientele of regulars.
good food and friendly service. good wine list. comfortable seating with open modern atmosphere. would recommend for lunches and unusal dining.
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.
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.
One of the best restaurants in Jacksonville hands down. Very accommodating and delicious foods.
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.
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!!
Food presentation was special.
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!
The food was prepared with all fresh ingredients and was delicious. The chef came out and spoke with several patrons.
Wonderful dinner - customized to our desire!