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Bamboo Restaurant

Old Takata Store, Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
808-889-5555
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Ranked #4 of 14 restaurants in Hawi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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!
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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I am so glad we found Bamboo at the very top of the Big Island, well worth stopping for a yummy lunch with the most friendly and personable service we had on the island. Decor is tropical kitsch and it just works. The menu is broad covering many of the basics but not so broad it is unfocused and specialises... More

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Boulder CO
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We have been to the Big Island 7 times and have dined at Bamboo Restaurant 7 times. It's one of the excursions I look forward to so very much while in Hawaii. We always start our experience with a Mai Tai or sometimes my husband tries some other delightful beverage. I have tried so many of the menu items and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Good food, simple and nice restaurante with polite staff. You have a feel that is Hawaiian home made food.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

From the outside it looked like a closed rundown Chinese restaurant but once inside it has a casual hip Hawaiian feel with a lovely gift shop attached. It is not a Chinese restaurant, but Hawaiian fare. The food was fresh and tasty. The owners were helpful and so nice. Don't miss hidden treasure.

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Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had just come from hiking down the Pololu valley lookout and was right around lunch time. We stopped here to shop the area and decided on lunch, not knowing its known for pulled pork! The best pulled pork sandwich I had the whole week. All 3 of us had it and my daughter got the dumplings with a sauce... More

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Billings, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I loved the mahi mahi encrusted in cocomut and deep fried, crispy tender, and not the least bit greasy. Salad was excellent with papaya seed dressing. The restaurant itself was a little too warm but they brought a fan over and sat it right next to me. Wonderful! The atmosphere was old time Hawaiian without being too commercial and you... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Been up to Hawi too many times to mention, but have always just stopped for coffee and/or ice cream, this time we decided to have lunch. Based on Tripadvisor reviews, we chose this establishment. We were quite happy with our choice. The place has real charm, as it is a old building that has been restored. Food was quite good...... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very interesting place with great history. The staff was extremely friendly and provided outstanding service. The food was ok but did not match the dynamics of the wait staff. Looking for a unique Hawaiian meal and had the Polenta and Fish. Fish was slightly overcooked and thought the the Polenta was as well. Daughter had pasta and also thought the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a good group lunch after a morning of hiking. The drinks were mediocre, but the pot stickers, kalua pork lunch (tremendous portion size) and the deserts were wonderful! Charming dance entertainment, charming location and decor.

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The fresh catch was great. We had a salad with grilled ono for lunch. It was so good we went back for dinner even though we were staying at the Mauni Lani. The lime slushie is fantastic. If they have it, get it. All the servers were very attentive and friendly. Truly a small town atmosphere.

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