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Bamboo Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, Asian,
55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 270, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5555
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 270, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Seems to be the major restaurant in this small end-of-the-road type village. Was looking for the traditional “Hawaiian plate lunch”, but they didn’t have it. Got the closest thing, shredded pork, cabbage and sticky rice. Was ok, nothing to write home about. Service ok, pretty...More

Thank Neil L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The liberal political “humor” next to the rest rooms was over the top and disrespectful to customers. The owner obviously doesn’t think very highly of at least 50% of those who care to visit. You have your opinion and so do I. The food and...More

Thank Alan C
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ooooo... there's that "no sense of humor among conservatives" thing again. Is that true? I don't mind being honest and having a joke about a "Trump Sandwich" if you're wondering, folks. And it's not 50% - he lost the popular vote, remember? There are a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to wait 10 min. for a table at 2pm, can't imagine what it was like at noon. Really enjoyed the pot stickers and mango tea. Service was great, ambience quirky, and prices reasonable.

Thank jads8627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, food was delicious. Coconut crusted fish was excellent, ribs were finger licking good. Service was very timely.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Hilo and we love to take our mainland guests here when we head up for the Pololu hike. We enjoy this restaurant for the friendliness of the wait staff and the atmosphere. The local Kapuna have danced Hula twice while we were...More

Thank PikesPeakCaroll
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh gosh ... that was meant as a joke. Sorry folks. It was such a small and easy request, I thought you would see the humor in it. You didn't. My apologies.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. Service was prompt and quick, food was outstanding. Interesting flavors and combinations. Fish cooked perfectly. Didn't appreciate some of the political humor posted by the bathrooms but everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Thank Nicholas63
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Tee hee hee.....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pork sandwich and was probably one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I’ve had. Great coleslaw on the side. Passion fruit iced tea was very refreshing on a hot day. Would definitely recommend.

Thank kdanders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and drinks were very good and the service outstanding. Staff friendly and accommodating. When on Hawaii, this is a must do. I could easily become a regular if I lived nearby. The best part of our visit was chatting with the owner about...More

Thank Jon F
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awwww mannnnn... my secret is out. I do ask people not to write about me on the internet because it sets up an expectation that I DO NOT meet other than occasionally. Primarily, I'm grumpy and fussy. Jon was just lucky.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bamboo 13 years ago during our honeymoon and knew we wanted to go back on this visit as it was our favorite restaurant on the island. It did not disappoint! We had the fresh fish I had mine done Thai style and...More

1  Thank Kim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were exploring the island and stopped in this small town just to browse. It happened to be around lunch, so we looked for a place to eat and walked into this local restaurant called Bamboo. What a treat. Servers were excellent and the owner...More

Thank Carole517
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Carole. Gads, I am so curious what my "O'Hara" is?!?!?!? Just FYI, the average restaurant operates on a 3-5% profit. Fast food chains average 6% and really fancy super expensive places can make as much as 15%. We operate on 3%,...More

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Questions & Answers
19 April 2017|
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Response from mangogirlhawi | Property representative |
Yes, we have a children's menu, and we even have a place for crumbmeisters. Kids are welcome... and, yes, of course we appreciate well behaved ones. So do you. :-)
Elaine C
15 March 2015|
Response from mangogirlhawi | Property representative |
Aloha Elaine, Yes we do! We have brunch from 11:30-2:30. It is off the menu, not a buffet. Hope we see you soon and mahalo for thinking of us. aloha, joan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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