Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery
55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway, Hawi, HI, USA
Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery Hawi Reviews
Bamboo Restaurant ~ Hawi, Hawaii Nov 16, 2007
I listed this as moderate priced but it's such a unique restaurant it is well worth the additional expense to try some of their unusual dishes. Many things on the menu were moderately priced.
The restaurant was created in 1911 during sugar cane era. It was a hotel and later a brothel, then a residence and store. When the sugar cane plantations closed over 20 years ago, Hawi and Kapaau practically became ghost towns. Children had to leave their families to find work elsewhere. The Bamboo restaurant opened in November, 1993. Hawi's only other business was an appliance store. The other buildings were empty. Slowly the towns picked up business' and things were repaired and rebuilt. The local farmers and fisherman supply many of the fruits, vegetable, and fish served at the restaurant. Bamboo has a saying "Everyone should leave the building smiling"
Dinner was amazing! Linda had kalua pork quesadilla. It was smoked pork and jalapeno cheese with tropical salsa and sour cream in a neat pattern on the outside. I had macadamia nut caesar salad: It was wonderful and unusual. David had seafood alfredo special of the night. It had garlic and herbs in a bowl of Fettucini with cream sauce. I was not at the table when it was served and was only able to photograph Linda and my food. I did get pictures of the restaurant.
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