What a great find. We are staying at the Mauna Kea and it's a lovely little 20-ish minute drive up the coast. We went at sunset which was even prettier for the drive. Loved this place from the moment we entered. Everyone from the hostess to the servers is top notch, and super warm and friendly as well.
When in Hawi, make the Bamboo a place to visit! Always have great food and the freshest of fish. The decor is like a visit back in time and their gift shop is a great place to pick up something to take home. We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.Great service and food. Do not miss it!
Hawi is the real Hawaii and this restaurant is really special. The menu has a lot of selections and the flavors are wonderful. The mahi mahi sandwich had the freshest fish right out of the sea. The waffle fries were wonderful and the tartar sauce was super tasty. One must visit while on the north end of the BIg Island.
This was a "stumble upon" find but what a gem. We had no destination the day we found this restaurant. But I will go back in a heartbeat.
My husband and I have been coming to the Big Island for 20 years. We recently tried Bamboo from a recommendation from a friend. It is cute local Hawaiian place with amazing food. Our service was good and we loved the food and cocktails.
“Great Food, Fabulous drinks and best, friendliest service we had in our 10 days on the island
Food is always good and the restaurant is just what you would expect in a small town like Hawi...offers a fun, Ol' Hawaii experience
This restaurant had been around about 25 years and the building had it's own history. Stop by for drinks and fresh local island food.
This charming Restaurant has a 1940's feel to it. The staff are friendly and the food is excellent and even fun! Try the pulled pork. And try the Lilikoi Margarita!
Bamboo adds an element of time travel, with vintage decor behind the screen doors of its plantation-era, pale-blue building; an art gallery and quirky gift shop provide great browsing if you have to wait for a table. And in these parts, the food is well worth the wait, from local lunch faves such as barbecued baby back ribs or kalua pork and cabbage to veggie stir-fry of soba noodles or grilled chicken, shrimp, fish, or tofu with a kicky Thai-style coconut sauce. Dinner adds more fresh-catch preparations, including a grilled filet with a tangy lilikoi mustard sauce balanced by crispy goat cheese polenta. If you’re dining on Friday or Saturday night, you may luck into live music; in case you want to re-create the hang-loose vibe at home, Bamboo’s yummy lilikoi cocktails have inspired its line of drink mixes for sale.
Rachael Ray called Bamboo Restaurant "a relaxed, inviting spot," with its gift shop, nightly entertainment and selections of fresh meat, seafood and Asian specialties. Check out the lineup of small plates, or "pupus." Rachael was all about the Bamboo specialty, Chicken Satay Potstickers.
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 risotto with fresh spinach, kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes and parmesan, topped with seared scallops, prawns and fresh fish drizzled with a garlic and caper aioli. Or fresh fish in an artichoke, lemon cream. They are 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.