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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 yesterday via mobile

This place is awesome. It is decorated in kitsche Hawaii but don’t let that fool you, this is the real deal. Excellent mai tai to accompany the coconut shrimp which was not your usuall greasy fried shrimp. These were succulent with a great dipping sauce....More

Thank PattiCNS
Reviewed yesterday

Touted as one of the best restaurants on the Big Island for good reasons. Wonderful service, excellent food, and wonderful music on weekends.

Thank charles R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a tour of the Kohala coast and came upon the sweet little town of Hawi! There we found the Bamboo restaurant. Fresh catch of the day was Ahi tuna and it was excellent, prepared properly and oh so tasty. My hubby, who...More

Thank Ilene M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to Bamboo after doing the flumin Kohala tour. Food was great, and diners next to us stated the martinis were killer. Service was great! There was also a gift shop and an upstairs with art work for sale. Thought it was a good find.

Thank patolo2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the Kohala Village Inn to have dinner at Bamboo. We did not have a reservation and were seated after a brief wait. Service was very good. At least three different people took care of us. The decor is old tropical Hawai'i, with...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch in that place Staff is friendly and smiling Food is good My husband had the ribs and loved them I had the Thai chicken satay and it was quite good They have nice desserts such as the crème brûlée and...More

Thank Florence L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess if you want to pay twice as much and half the portions, this is the place for you. My choice salad was below average and my wife’s entree not very good. The service very good and the ambiance was very nice.More

Thank Jerome W
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You know, I don't know what they ate, so it's not too helpful. We serve locally grown, organic, free range, grass fed, etc. food: healthy, fresh, handmade food. Yes, it costs more than Denny's. Jerome, there are so many places with big portions and cheap...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon the recommendation of a Flumin Kohala guide, we decided to try the happy hour drinks and pupus. We were pleasantly surprised. The Mai Tais were great. We especially liked the locally grown pineapple wedges in the drinks. We also tried the edamame appetizer as...More

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here for lunch after a drive from honokaa. We were recommended this restaurant from someone in Kona. The customer service and location was good, but the food was underwhelming. Having said that, we were asked if everything was ok. And...More

Thank laluna31
mangogirlhawi, Owner at Bamboo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is one of those times I wish I were a mind reader. OOOOOOO!! I can read her mind!! She wants more salsa! She ordered a "Light Lunch" (when we do offer a full portion), so yes, it is small. There are 9 calamari strips...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came during happy hour at 5pm assuming we could also eat off the dinner menu but this was not the case. You must sit in the bar area and the happy hour menu is your only selection. I can't say we were disappointed! Everything...More

Thank TravelingJana
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • 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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