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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 1 week ago

Had dinner here one night while staying in Hawi. The food was good, the service was friendly, but the portions were not very big considering the price. If you are planning to eat one meal in Hawi, I would recommend the Hub Pub - much...More

Thank R B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch in the wonderful small town of Hawi in this 100 plus year old building in this fun restaurant, the service was great and we enjoyed the well prepared food. We had been here many years before and we were not disappointed on...More

Thank Rx-Wayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by the guys at Flumin Kohala. GOOD recommendation!! Cool atmosphere and a nice blend of spices in their courses. The fresh fish of the day was so tender and flavorful I almost swapped dishes with my wife.

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly Staff.....Cool Old Building.....Hawaiian Vibe With A Sense Of Humour....Nice Meal.....Reasonably Priced.......Our Favourite Big Island Meal On This Trip?..........Mahalo

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our lunch- and the owner made the experience a lot of fun. We ended up buying a cookbook. I had the pot stickers with green papaya salad, and my husband had the pulled pork. We arrived early enough (11:30-ish) that...More

Thank barbamills
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gosh, I find this sort of passive-aggressively insulting. The "plate lunch" he was looking for is bland macaroni salad, white rice and some sort of tough, cheap meat. In the old days, it was plantation workers' food. Am I supposed to be sorry that we...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

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 17 April 2018

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 12 April 2018

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 7 April 2018 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 4 April 2018 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 5 April 2018

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.

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Questions & Answers
19 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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