Both A Restaurant And Art Gallery, Hawaii’s Bamboo Restaurant Is An Underrated Day Trip Destination
Delicious food can be found throughout the Aloha State, but sometimes we want more than just a great meal. What sometimes makes a meal even better is the experience we get with it. Whether it’s the unique ambiance that comes with eating in a historic building, an activity like dancing, or local art adorning the walls, all these and more can be found at Bamboo Restaurant and Gallery on the Island of Hawaii.
Bamboo Restaurant and Gallery is located in a restored plantation building in Hawi. It was originally built as a hotel in the early 1900s before it became a dry goods and grocery store for 65 years under new ownership. Eventually, it was restored and opened as a restaurant in 1993.
The ambiance of this restaurant is both charming and eclectic and it's easy to see why. The colorful art and decor that adorn just about every square inch of the historic building it resides in makes this a fascinating place to dine.
Aside from the atmosphere, Bamboo Restaurant serves incredible classic Hawaiian food using local produce, grass-fed meats, free-range chicken, locally-caught fish, and also has plenty of vegetarian options.
You'll enjoy local island flavors with fresh ingredients in everything from the pupus and salads to the entrees and sandwiches.
Although art is featured throughout the restaurant, the main gallery is located upstairs on the second floor. This space features art from local artists and one-of-a-kind gifts from around Kohala and the Pacific Rim region.
Browse the gallery space for unique art and craft pieces, handmade koa furniture, decor, handcrafted jewelry, silk leis, and more. It will be hard to walk away empty-handed!
When you come to Bamboo Restaurant, you may be lucky enough to see the staff hula and learn how to hula yourself! This an incredibly fun and captivating place to be.
Doesn’t Bamboo Restaurant and Gallery sound like a perfect destination to spend some time? If you’ve been here before, feel free to tell us about it in the comments.
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