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Bamboo Restaurant

) #2 of 8 Restaurants in Hawi $$ - $$$ 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%
Travellers talk about
“pot stickers” (86 reviews)
“lilikoi” (71 reviews)
“kalua pork” (29 reviews)
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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

We have dined here twice. Its a great place to stop for food. The first time we ate here it was on a Sunday and they did a brunch. The french toast was really good. They also had Hawaiian dances going on during the brunch....More

Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would guess that such a delicious restaurant would be found in a little town at the top of the island? We had a group of 5 that all tried different things, from fish tacos to some type of seafood. Different than what I would...More

Thank dsioux
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick summary: a good stop for lunch or dinner, with salads, sandwiches and main dish plates. Full bar and interesting cocktails. Friendly, professional service, Fun tropical atmosphere. Not cheap, but fair prices for Hawaii. Th menu is pretty broad with Hawaiian and Pacific influences. Many...More

Thank Mme_X
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very disappointed in in my lunch meal. We started with fried calamari that was very dark and tasted over cooked. I've had it before and it is usually good. The rest of our meal was average. The ambiance is quaint and, the servers...More

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

Oh good heavens Lady Kona - I sure hope you said something! We would certainly have re-done your calamari strips. I don't know what else you had, so I'm not sure what was below par about it. I am so sorry. Please, please, please TELL...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great stop on a trip to Hawi. Different, cute, lots of atmosphere and you will feel like you are in "Hawaii". We shared The Big Bamboozer and a salad for lunch. The pot stickers were excellent and everything else was good, too. Service was good...More

Thank Lois908
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a throw back to the 1950's. The food is somewhat different but a delight to try. There may be a wait for a table but it's worth it.

Thank Bigmama621
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our sightseeing trip on Big Island, stopped at Bamboo Restaurant for lunch. Large selection on Menu had a great Kalaua pork sandwich. Friendly and fast service. Would recommend if in the area for lunch.

Thank Coconut88888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed ourselves. Service was great as soon as we walked in the door to when we left. Food was good. Had a real Hawaiian feel with live band and all. Definitely recommend.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Bamboo restaurant three years ago and enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the adjoining gift shop and gallery of so many things Hawaiian. Our waitress was attentive and the manager as well asking how our meal was. There are a number...More

Thank JCCCLC86
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Meandering along the coast driving north on the Big Island of Hawaii you can’t help but find yourself in Hawi. The hub of a now defunct sugar industry, Hawi is a great place to lounge sightsee and even better - eat. We parked, walked into...More

Thank Mark D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are children welcome & is there a children's menu?
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
Does Bamboo do a Sunday brunch?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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