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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
6:00 pm - 10:00 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great find while driving to the end of the road. Service was prompt & has nice local decor. Food was very good. The owner is very present and on top of everything. We asked for cup of tea, but it must have been forgotten. The owner apologized & had someone bring it right over. She came back to find out... More 

Thank immabimmab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the drive to reach Havi and this great restaurant. Had the catch of the day. Dont be afraid to double up the portion as you will want more. The pot stickers are like none other youve had. Very casual and inexpensive for what you get.

Thank Jacquie L
Minnesota USA
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Up for a little island adventure? Try driving the Kohala Mountain Road (Hwy 250) from Waimea to Hawi and take in the breathtaking scenery of the ocean coast from 3,500ft elevation...Beautiful! Then, at the end of your mountain drive, stop for an authentic island inspired lunch at Bamboo Restaurant. The passion fruit ice tea and pineapple BBQ ribs are to... More 

Thank CHO22
Soda Springs, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little town. Nice change from the busy Kona area. Good food and friendly staff. We had great locally sourced lunch after a morning hike at the end of the road

Thank Linda C
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for brunch on a rainy Sunday driving on the North Kohala Coast. This is a 100+ year old building and it's somewhat musty on a rainy day. We both had the omelette special and it was average at best. That said, there is some interesting history to the building itself and an art gallery upstairs. The gift shop... More 

Thank daina99
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review

Well, yuh know, when yuh order an omlette, yuh're not ordering an innovative, inspired meal. Omlettes are on the brunch menu for people who don't want a surprise. Yuh coulda ordered something more interesting. And yuh both ordered the same thing so yuh didn't get out of the box. So, I hope yuh do find better food elsewhere. More 

Menlo Park, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super cute cafe in Hawi with a fun shop and gallery and good food. The Vietnamese salad with fresh fish was delicious for lunch. Staff was attentive and prices are reasonable. Everyone was drinking the passion tea too.

Thank Territhetripp
El Paso, Texas
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had pot stickers and noodle plate. The ambience great the food not so much. Salad with Mahi was good

Thank Judy915
Bellingham, Washington
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281 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here because my brother said I had to. Friendly staff and great lunch choices. Strip calimari was ok but the Thai salad was great with wonderful flavors complimenting the fresh fish of mahi mahi that we added. The best of bamboo had nice tasters of their appetizers, between the three we were stuffed. Fair pricing for what we received.

Thank Donald J
Eagle River, Alaska
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bamboo had such a wonderful menu that it took me a whole to decide on what I wanted for lunch 😃 Great food, wonderful atmosphere!

Thank Mike R
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually stay in the southern part of the big island but decided to venture up to Hawi on this trip. We are so happy we did! Not only was the food amazing, but it was priced reasonably! That is difficult to find in Hawaii. They also had a local band playing which our whole family really enjoyed. No one... More 

Thank Melturns

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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, Seafood, 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
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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