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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 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped at Bamboo for lunch on our way to the lookout. We were greeted by a very kind older man. All of the staff was great! Very attentive and friendly. The history of this place (which is written about on their menu) is amazing! I love their front windows, which appear to be original, or at... More 

Thank Pam H
White Pigeon, Michigan
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a scorching morning and early afternoon in a nearby sate park we decided to go to Bamboo. We were greeted by very friendly wait staff and seated very quickly. We ordered drinks and three in our party declared their Mai Tai to be the best they had ever had. We ordered Hawaiian barbecue pork sandwiches, a Cuban Hawaiian and... More 

Thank Oldtrackcoach41
Charlevoix, Michigan
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155 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here before in years past and it does not disappoint this time either. Great cocktails and fresh catch. A real plus is the tiny dessert portions they offer so you can get a taste without a giant dessert you don't want to eat. Nice gallery to browse while you wait.

Thank Kim K
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the bamboo restaurant on the 8th day we were in Hawaii. We experienced friendly and professional customer services everywhere other than the Bamboo. We ordered drinks and appetizers when we arrived. We received our drinks fairly quickly but waited an outrageous amount of time for our food as we watched other customers that were seated after us get... More 

Thank dlewis406
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review

On the day Mr or Ms Lewis was here, we served 213 lunches in 3 hours. (That is what? a meal every 45 seconds?) It was our busiest day all year. The way a restaurant works, food is made in order, but some food comes faster, like sandwiches that are not cooked individually. The Lewis' sure never said anything to... More 

Kapaau, Hawaii
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old and s†ale. This place needs a good cleaning and some updating to the atmosphere and menu. Wait staff is lacking personality.

Thank sandylg05
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review

OOOOOOO... Sandy is a local gal who lives in our small town. I find it interesting when someone cannot come to us and say what they think needs changing, but wants to stand behind a tree and take pot shots at her neighbors. Good thing for Sandy: They just put in a quick stop convenience store on the corner that... More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch there and it was amazing. Very friendly staff, make you feel at home. Very unique place with a cool history. Check it out in Hawi, Hawaii Island

Thank dennispcoltrane
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237 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing service, wonderful menu with locally sourced fresh ingredients and interesting history. Although quite busy at lunch, we didn't feel rush and enjoyed perusing the memorabilia.

Thank wwglobetrotr
Tacoma, Washington, USA
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been Big Island visitors for over 30 years, but had never made Here for dinner. It is an'Island Local' Classic. The atmosphere is old Hawaii. The service was friendly, Efficient and knowledgeable. The menu was diverse with local Flavor and the food was spectacular. Seriously, the best dinner we've ever had in Hawaii. Two nightly settings, so take... More 

Thank CAD99
Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The town is small but Hawaii has good food so we thought we would give this quaint place a try. We enjoyed the Vietnamese Salad and the BBQ beef sandwich. Good service, clean, open feel.

Thank dorazd
Naples, Florida
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151 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch one day as we were touring the Island. It was right after the holidays so it was a slow time on the island. The restaurant is somewhat of a landmark being in business for 25 years. It has somewhat of an island dive appearance when you walk in-actually not on the beach but in a... More 

Thank not2woryluv
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this review

Well, phooey again. I wonder what 'not worrying luv' had to eat? He or she gives BY FAR mostly 5 star reviews so I feel like we really blew this one. :-( Darn.... worth a stop for barely acceptable, average food? :-( Oh well, it sets the bar really low, I guess. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?