Aloha alive and well at Bamboo Grove
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I'll never forget my first trip to Bamboo Grove. I was living in Salem in 2004 and missing some authentic Hawaiian grinds. A co-worker mentioned it to me so the wife and I took a trip. We were seated immediately and put at a table close to a Hawaiian man with a twinkle in his eye and an ukulele in his lap. His name is Francis and what a talented guy, full to the brim with Aloha and a tremendous singing voice. We already felt 'it' after being there for only a few minutes. Those of you that have felt 'it' know exactly what I mean and those haven't....I can only hope for you that it happens soon because it is the best feeling in the world, the feeling of Aloha. I requested a Brothers Cazimero song as my Loco Moco arrived as well as the wife's Ahi sashimi. The song was great and our meals unbelieveble. We both almost teared up as we sat in this beautiful atmosphere and realized that we had found a connection to our 'home' that we miss so dearly. I think we stayed for 3 hours that night, listeneing to the music, loosening our belts (mine at least) and talking story with one of the owners that came over to introduce himself.\r Needless to say, we have been frequent guests to the restaurant even though we have an hour drive to get there. It is well worth it. We have brought friends and co-workers there and everyone just immediately falls in love with it and it's not uncommon to see them there on the nights we are lucky enough to roll in.\r So if Hawaii is your home, or if you have only visited once or if you havent but still love great food and atmosphere - Bamboo Grove is the door to walk into. \r \r Bamboo Grove No Ka Oi !! (the best)\r \r Aloha!