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Bamboo Restaurant

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Hawaiian, American
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55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 270, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5555
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Come to Bamboo for a feeling of the "Real Hawaii". Located in a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy in funky location

Excellent service and a wide range of menu items. All food was fresh and nicely presented. Lots of Asian flavors. We appreciated being away from all of the tourist hubbub and enjoyed the local galleries. Lots of interesting art!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
PDXSW2014
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Portland, Oregon
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wyoming
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding food and exceptional service! We decided to drive north to see Hawi and have lunch. Bamboo was recommended. Portions were large and filling and dessert was outstanding! The owner stopped at each table at least once to see if we needed anything - the restaurant was filled to capacity and she still was visible. Even shared her recipe for... More 

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Thank mollydax
Fort Myers, Florida
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch at the Bamboo & were seated in a nice part of the room. The service was the most disappointing part of the entire meal. Our waitress appeared at our table twice - to take our order & then to drop (literally she dropped the cup with the bill in it hard onto the table without saying a... More 

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Thank miffie98
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review

This is HORRIBLE! I have asked for her help in figuring out who her server was, because this is entirely unacceptable. As you see, this is not a normal complaint for Bamboo and trust me, I will get to the bottom of it. I really appreciate this feedback, Miffie. Thank you. More 

Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service and a wide range of menu items. All food was fresh and nicely presented. Lots of Asian flavors. We appreciated being away from all of the tourist hubbub and enjoyed the local galleries. Lots of interesting art!

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Thank PDXSW2014
CT
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's Hah-vee, not How-wee. Not fancy but funky, fun, and quite tasty. Notice how many bamboo designs you see. Save room for the paradisal ice cream across the street.

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Thank LoveToTravel317
Anchorage, Alaska
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of those great rural kitchens with a big heart that serve some local goodies plus outstanding burgers. They're also fairly fast with the service and getting the dishes out, important for getting repeat business. My husband said that his burger there was the best one that he can remember! Bamboo is known throughout the Big Island as one of... More 

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Thank AlfalfaAnchorageAK
Upland, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first trip to the big Island.. And we were having a hard time finding a restaurant with a true Hawaiian vibe, but Bamboo was just what we were looking for. Great for our family, the food was really good, the decor is unique. And the service was excellent. We brought our toddler in sleeping from the car... More 

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Thank Kellogggg
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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221 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice crowd and super staff. Casual dining done well. Parking in the back if the street is full. Browse the shop upstairs too. There is a lil bar area in the back. Plenty of restroom space too. Lots of local ingredients and great fish, fowl and flowers-moo too. Veg. menu and lots to choose from. A bit on the quaint... More 

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Thank Bobb L
medford, oregon
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went,again, with brother who lives in Hawi. Pupus, shrimp, Ono, salads were shared by wife, brother, and myself. Yummy. The staff s much fun and full of Aloha. Owner Joan is a delightful hostess. John Keawe played and his charming wife dances...a real treat to see them. You'll enjoy, especially if you go with the Aloha spirit. Thanks to all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and had the bbq pork sandwich. Delicious! Service was prompt and friendly. The atmosphere is quaint. We will definitely eat here again.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fresh food. I had the Thai salad with tuna. It was superb. The other party had the ribs and enjoyed them as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 270, 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
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, 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
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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