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Bamboo Restaurant

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American, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
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55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 270, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5555
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Burbank, California
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The people who work here are kind and accommodating. The restaurant itself is kind of cute and fun. The food was just ok. Overdressed salads, uninviting plating and the taste was like eating leftovers. It wasn't terrible just not inventive or appetizing. Since there is almost no competition in the tiny town of Hawi- I'm sure it does well. If... More 

Thank Bonnie V
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and atmosphere, popular with locals as well as tourists. I had pork, my wife had fish, both portions were generous and the food was delicious. Service was great and after the meal we enjoyed looking at the art work in the attached gallery.

Thank paul6111
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time here and it was just as good as I remembered. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was fabulous. The staff and owner were fun to talk to. We are here for my dad's 80th birthday and are having a blast. If you are ever in HavI the Bamboo is the place to eat.

Thank kamaholm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night my family had the pleasure of dining at the Bamboo Restaurant in Hawi, I truly cannot say enough positive things about this little treasure nestled in the quaint village of Hawi. The aroma in the restaurant was enticing, the food was incredible, everything was locally grown, the staff was very warm and friendly, and there was even a... More 

Thank LBOH2
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't worth the price...very expensive for bad fast food restaurant... Unfresh food and not well cooked. Huge regret because it's not cheap for the bad quality... Better to avoid.

Thank PomGranny C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very bad experience for our lunch time. We ordered a "bamboo salad with fresh fish" and a "bamboo burger". Such a disappointment! We paid 17us dollars for a small piece of fish, 1 thin slice tomatoe (not even a joke) and 3 micro macadamia nuts...and 98 % of green letuce without any dressing. And the bamboo burger at 14 us... More 

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

Folks, THIS is what makes my work a delight! No, really ... 99.9% of our customers are so delightful and fun, that it's the JERKS who make us laugh. Check out Larry's reviews: every one is either very poor or terrible. He doesn't like ANYPLACE. But, let's go from the bottom up: 1) The ladies bathroom has a window that... More 

Akron, Ohio
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bamboo has a quirky decor which is perfect for the town of Hawi with all its art-sy character. The food was very good and the greeter and the wait staff were very friendly. I had the eggs benedict with ham and it was very good. I'd recommend this as a lunch stop in Hawi. The drive beyond Hawi ends... More 

Thank Bjmoo10
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you. We have encountered mediocre food, uninterested and rude service (including a manager who after we paid a bill brought it back to us and asked for a tip after terrible service) and outrageous prices. You are different. You set the standard, we loved the friendly waitress and staff. Enjoyed the drinks especially the Mai Tai's and the food.... More 

Thank Gary S S
Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are tired of choking on $20 sandwiches at your resort head to Hawi on the north coast of the big island. This is an eclectic town with a funky little vibe and Bamboo is perfect here! Reasonably priced but extra good. This town is a must do and this restaurant is a home run!

Thank bryanine
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164 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled up the coast just to try this restaurant. The food was good but the whole experience was tainted by their soda policy. I ordered a soda and they brought me a glass of soda with about 6 - 8 ounces in it, not even a can of soda worth. I didn't think much about it because I knew... More 

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

Oops. The soda glass is 14 oz and the water glass is 16 oz. Sorry Qcchis, your depth perception is askew. We've found that people who expect free soda refills are: A) probably drinking too much soda and will die sooner than necessary; and B) are used to eating in chain restaurants. We are just a single restaurant so we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
American, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?