The Big Bamboo is patterned after a bar in the Pacific Ocean during WWII. The place was constructed of bamboo, corrugated tin, palm fronds and whatever else they were able to get their hands on. Food and liquor were brought in weekly on cargo planes by people that an ex-fighter pilot knew who were still serving the air force. The menu featured foods from various regions of the United States – food that soldiers desired most while being so far from home. The Big Bamboo became a place where people could get away from the rigors and worries of the real world and it was not uncommon for pilots to complain of engine problems near Tarawa just as an excuse to visit the place. And, on any given night, the sound of Big Band music spirited conversation carried by warm tropical breezes could be heard across the tiny island.
Welcome to our version of the Big Bamboo located in Coligny Plaza. It was constructed as closely as possible to the configurations of the original. They still feature great food from across the United States. The conversation still flows as freely as the drinks. And the lively sound of Big Band music can be heard on any given night. Show them your Preferred Guest Discount Card and receive 15% off of your bill!