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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 good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway, Suite 270, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
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Reviewed 5 days ago

They claim to be (on of) the best restaurants on the big island. That is quite bold, as another restaurant a few doors over is far better! Burger was so so, meatloaf was ok. Service was slow, ambiance must be an acquired taste. We were...More

Thank lli_030
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been to Bamboo in years but looked forward to going again after finally getting back to the Big Island. Unfortunately, the food was very bland and a big disappointment. I had chicken teriyaki, which consisted of flattened, dry medallions of chicken, a lump...More

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

Gosh, I'm so sorry that KP didn't talk to us and let us make it right for them. It is entirely possible the kitchen overcooked the chicken. We make mistakes and hope people let us get it right before they make a public pronouncement. They...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been a lunch favorite for many years. Love the food, atmosphere, and service. Go upstairs and take in the art and collectables.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Returned to the island and didn't want to miss our chance to eat at Bamboo. The food is always fresh, healthy and delicious. The Bamboozler plate is a great choice and can be an appetizer or an entree. The fresh catch was excellent. We also...More

Thank jfox55
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch today at the Bamboo for the 3rd or 4th time in as many years. Always friendly folks, always quality food, always a nice time. I had the burger, one of the best(if not the best) on the island. Wife had the fish of...More

Thank Dawb99
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We'd heard great things about Bamboo Restaurant from our local friends (Sunday brunch is apparently something special). However, we were in Hāwī after a gorgeous hike and day spent in Pololū Valley, and arrived too early for dinner - but just in time for Happy...More

Thank KG_Travel_Bug
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We enjoyed our lunch at Bamboo. We each had different choices - and the food was fresh, tasty and creative. The portions could have been a bit larger.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited bamboo on our honeymoon at the suggestion of our concierge. The only issue was that we turned up at 4pm when food didn't fully start until 6pm. It actually turned out OK as we ordered the appetisers which were wonderful. We ordered pot...More

1  Thank lrushworth
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Bamboo on our way to Hilo from Kailua-Kona for lunch. I had the Thai coconut chicken with soba noodles and it was absolutely delicious. Wonderful combination of flavors and just a bit spicy. The passionflower tea was a hit with my husband....More

Thank Kili_Aztec
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch, the staff was so friendly and the food was excellent, all with a real hawaii feel that you won't find at the resorts. The Hawaiian BBQ pork sandwich was amazing, and the rice was so good too. If you are in the...More

1  Thank Billy E
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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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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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