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Bamboo Restaurant

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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
Closed now
All 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
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Echo, Oregon
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff were attentive and nice and the food was very good with large portions. The history of the place was written on the menus and there was local art displayed upstairs and in the store.

Thank rucherrio
Newport Beach, California
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have be coming to the Big Island for 20 years. We recently tried Bamboo from a recommendation from a friend. It is cute local Hawaiian place with amazing food. Our service was good and we loved the food and cocktails

Thank Kathy L
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is everywhere in Hawaii. Sometimes the reason for being is sense of place. Hawi used to be planted in sugar cane. This was the hotel where newly arrived immigrants spent their last night before being sorted to the proper camp. Go upstairs and look into the tiny rooms. These weren't singles you know. Imagine the hustle-and-bustle the walls have... More 

Thank KulaBob
Esbjerg, Denmark
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good lunch - thai salad with fresh local tuna and bamboo burger - great taste and good service - this place can absolute recomended

Thank Jens H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a nice place to eat and we're happily surprised. The food was locally grown fresh ingredients. Great recipes even down to the Caesar salad. Love Monica and the girls they are awesome! You will not be disappointed. Very generous portions. Either leave room for dessert or take desert to go, it is so good too!

Thank Barbara W
Los Angeles, California
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Havi is a very attractive, small hippie style town. Bamboo is a combination restaurant/art gallery/gift shop. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. If you go for brunch I recommend the Kalua pig hash with Lillikoi (passion fruit) Hollandaise ...OMG, so good. I can't wait to go back and try something else here.

Thank mayalavender
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while in town. Ordered the pot stickers since they were so popular and loved them. There were 4 so just enough for us all. I recommend these. We ordered their sliders and thought the BBQ pork was the best. The two other orders were pulled pork and cabbage... He enjoyed it but said it was too salty... More 

Thank PeeDeeR
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is a quaint old place in a quaint little village. People say it all feels like old Hawaii. The food was excellent - we had the appetizer sampler. My husband especially liked the delicious liliou (passion fruit) ice tea, and the passion fruit cheesecake sampler size. Very friendly staff and fun place to be.

Thank HoopoePhiladelphia
Greer, South Carolina
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We at lunch at this very refreshing restaurant that appears to do a large business in a very small location. The food is more than adequate and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Cameronrose39
Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We stopped in for lunch today and it was delicious! We had the slider sampler and the pot stickers---the hamburger slider was one of the best ever and the pot stickers were great. Save room for dessert because the chocolate torte thing is terrific! Lovely and attentive service and cute gift shop with friendly staff there too!

Thank kbshee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
American, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?