Bamboo Restaurant. This popular restaurant in the heart of Hawi provides a historic setting in which to enjoy a menu brimming with Hawaiian country flair. Creative entrées feature fresh island fish prepared several ways. Try the seafood dish with sesame ginger, chili broth, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, and Asian noodles; it's best accompanied with a passion-fruit margarita or passion-fruit iced tea. Bamboo accents, bold local artwork, and an old unfinished wooden
floor make the restaurant cozy. Sunday brunch includes omelets, pupus, salads, and sandwiches. Local musicians entertain on Friday or Saturday, and drinks and pupus are discounted during Tuesday to Thursday happy hours, from 4 to 6. 55-3415 Akoni Pule Hwy. (Hwy. 270), Hawi, HI, 96719. 808/889–5555. www.bamboorestaurant.info. Closed Mon. No dinner Sun.