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Bamboo Restaurant

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55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5555
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Come to Bamboo for a feeling of the "Real Hawaii". Located in a historic...
Come to Bamboo for a feeling of the "Real Hawaii". Located in a historic building, we offer lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch, and we invented the Passion Fruit Margarita and Mojito. Browse the gallery for local art and crafts. Come and find the aloha of the islands!
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 276
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pupus and Passionfruit Margaritas

Our traveling companions knew of Bamboo, so our party went there for lunch. Our passionfruit margaritas were delicious - and sizeable. We shared pupu platters that included pot stickers, coconut shrimp, pork quesadillas and calamari. Everybody was happy with food and drinks. Service was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
CincyCher
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Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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544 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I did not find the food special. Terri chicken and spoonful of rice was nothing to write home about. My wife had Terri noodles which was almost void of vegies. She was not impressed either. We did not go back.

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mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review

Oh, Paul... the only "terri chicken with a scoop of rice" we offer is on the children's menu. Perhaps you'd be happier if you ordered off the adult menu? Again, here is a person that said nothing to us but complains in public. Gotta love these folks. He DID like the bar in Hilo, though, so goodie goodie! More 

Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had lunch here and thought this place was great. I had the grilled mongchong and my husband got the Thai coconut fish. Both were really good and the server was nice. We got dessert too which we almost never do. We got the cheesecake and it was delicious and creamy.

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Casper, Wyoming
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A great place to eat on this end of the island. We've eaten here several times over the years. It is unchanged. The owners are hands on and it shows. Service is always great and so is the food. I only review places that deserve the highest ratings. I've been all over the Big Island and I don't give negative... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I fell in love with this restaurant 15 years ago. Brought my husband to Hawi just to eat here a few days ago and he liked it so much we came back for dinner tonight. Amazing, friendly atmosphere and delicious food. Loved the chicken sate potstickers, the Kohala coconut fish and chicken dishes, the artichoke, lemon, and caper fish, and... More 

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Windsor, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Best food we have eaten at any restaurant in or three trips to the Big Island. Organic an amazingly fresh food. Great atmosphere and amazing drinks. If it wasn't such a far drive we would've eaten there every day.

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Cincinnati
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94 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our traveling companions knew of Bamboo, so our party went there for lunch. Our passionfruit margaritas were delicious - and sizeable. We shared pupu platters that included pot stickers, coconut shrimp, pork quesadillas and calamari. Everybody was happy with food and drinks. Service was good.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have a Brother/Sister in Law that live in Hawi. On our visit it was very cool that the local Art Teacher (for their kids) allowed our Son to attend too! While the kids were in Art Class, we stopped in the Bamboo. We sampled the Kimpchi Edemname which was great, and also had the Coconut Shrimp. They have various... More 

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Excellent menu with local organic food. Selections are prepared with care and delicious. Friendly family atmosphere or nice romantic spot. Desserts are worth saving room for!

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Bronson, FL
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

While a little pricey the setting, food and service make this a must stop on the island. Loved the menu and service. History of the building and area is phenomenal.

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Losangeles
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6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a funky place, lots of old Hawaii atmosphere and excellent Asian food. Specializes in Thai but general Hawaii style Asian.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
  • Phone Number: +1 808-889-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Come to Bamboo for a feeling of the "Real Hawaii". Located in a historic building, we offer lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch, and we invented the Passion Fruit Margarita and Mojito. Browse the gallery for local art and crafts. Come and find the aloha of the islands!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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