Dining here is a trip, literally and figuratively. A half-hour from the nearest resort, Bamboo adds an element of time travel, with vintage decor behind the screen doors of its pale-blue, plantation-era building; an art gallery and quirky gift shop provide great browsing if you have to wait for a table. The food is well worth the wait, from local lunch faves like barbecued baby-back ribs to a veggie stir-fry of soba noodles or grilled chicken with a kicky Thai-style coconut sauce. Dinner adds more fresh-catch preparations, including a grilled filet with a tangy passionfruit mustard sauce balanced by crispy goat cheese polenta. Friday and Saturday night often have live music.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
Hawaii (The Big Island)› Restaurant
55-3415 Akoni Pule Hwy. (Hwy. 270, just west of Hwy. 250/Hawi Rd.)
Our Rating Neighborhood North Kohala Hours Tues–Sat 11:30am–2:30pm and 6–8pm; Sun brunch 11:30am–2:30pm. Happy hour Tues–Thurs 4 to 6pm. Phone 808/889-5555 Prices Main courses $10–$20 lunch, $15–$35 dinner (full- and half-size portions available at dinner). Cuisine Type Pacific Rim Web site Bamboo Other Dinner reservations recommended.
Map55-3415 Akoni Pule Hwy. Hawaii (The Big Island)
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