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Bamboo Restaurant

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Bamboo Restaurant Review

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.

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mon. No dinner Sun.
Updated: 01-06-2014

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    Bamboo Restaurant Review

    Greatly enjoyed our dinner at Bamboo Restaurant on a recent first visit to the Big Island. BBQ babyback ribs(one of their specialties),macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi with maui onion mashed potatoes, and homemade vanilla bean ice cream with lilikoi sauce were all delicious. Lively, kitschy atmosphere; warm, attentive service. An art gallery and gift shop on the premises add to the fun.

    by Uma, 1/6/11
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    Great lunches

    Although it's out-of-the-way and in the opposite direction, I always stop here for lunch on my way to the airport for afternoon flights back to the mainland.

    by petershin, 2/11/08
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    Charming and Delicious (Try the Lili'koi Margaritas)

    What a charming place, funky and inviting. We were recommended to this place in tiny Hawi by someone at the airport Hertz counter--and he was right. We had a great dinner--a huge chicken breast stuffed with Kalua pig (a Hawaiian speciality) and a lili'koi glaze, macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi, and panko crusted calamari strips appetizer. All accompanied by their trademark lili'koi (passion fruit) margaritas served in coconut cups. The waitstaff was friendly and engaging. Don't miss the art gallery/shop upstairs. And buy the cookbook ($5) for a souvenir. Note: Bamboo is closed on Mondays.

    by jrz, 10/28/07

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