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Tuesday - Friday
11:00 am - 12:15pm
(808) 934-2591
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Aloha Travelers!

We are visiting Japan for this week's Special Country Menu, and continuing to offer our Asia Touring Menu. This week we are serving Tuesday through Thursday.

Our Students' Honolulu Field Trip comes on Friday and Saturday. We're all excited. We have a full couple of days of culinary exploration: large food brokers, equipment suppliers(shopping!) Hotel and kitchen visits, and the Honolulu fish auction among the highlights.

Next week we will serve from Tuesday through Friday, our last week of production for the semester, and we will come home to Hawaii with our broadened techniques and palates.

Our menu will feature Hawaii Regional Cuisine: favorites revisited and reimagined.

We hope to see you all this week and next. Thank you all for your patronage, suggestions, critiques, and smiles. Our students have enjoyed serving you.


Chef Sandy Barr and Chef Brian Hirata
Culinary Arts Program
Hawaii Community College

About The Bamboo Hale

The Bamboo Hale (formerly Gourmet Dining Room) is located on the Mauna Kea side of Building 382, which houses the Culinary Arts program, in the heart of the Hawaii Community College Campus. The Bamboo Hale specializes in international cuisines and is currently providing culinary service with "Around the World" menus during the spring semester.

Recent menus have focused on creative selections from: France, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Sweden, New England, Mexico, and Brazil.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am for first reservations to last reservation at 12:15 pm on most weeks of the semester, with time off for the Annual Hilo Classic Food Show and Competition on April 13th, and Spring Break. Detailed information is included in the Semester Itinerary.

We have new phone numbers across our campus. Our new Bamboo Hale Reservations number is 934-2591. For questions, group reservations, or comments please call 934-2562.

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Contact Information:

Hawaii Community College
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Reservations: (808) 934-2591
All other inquiries: (808) 934-2562