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Cafe' Ono

19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Ranked #3 of 12 restaurants in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Café Ono is a vibrant, ecologically sound, dining experience in an old Hawaiian garden estate. We feature: •Hearty soups•Fresh organic salads•Savory sandwiches•High tea•Gourmet desserts•Locally grown coffee & teaCatering is available. We can also host your meetings and special events.Come by for a delicious meal or pick up a picnic lunch to go!Lunch 11:00 am–3:00 pmCoffee · Tea · Desserts 10:00 am–4:00 pm
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87% Recommend
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English first
Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We met a local friend there for lunch and toured the gardens. Both were wonderful. We had the lasagne, which was very good as were the salads. (My husband is not a fan of olives so could have done with less of those, but I loved it.) We were privileged to meet the owner/artist Ira Ono and he was very... More

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

First - we never got to try the food hence the 'average' rating and I only write this in support of the staff who work there, and to suggest if you want to try this place then either go really early or don't go for Sunday lunch Second - Sunday lunch time must be popular so why only have one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was my first visit to Cafe Ono but it certainly won't be my last. I am not a vegetarian. Although I had heard rave reviews of the cafe, I was a little skeptical. I was completely surprised and pleased by the beautiful, flavorful food! I had the spinach quiche, divine! My daughters had the artichoke and the egg salad... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved the ambiance and the food but the service was a little slow. They were very busy and had a new staff person. She was charming, though! The best vegetarian food - most flavorful and original - ever!

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Hilo, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Café Ono has the freshest food I have tasted. The Egg Salad Sandwich was incredible. It is served open face on very hardy bread that has a wonderful flavor. Their soups and salads are always fresh and home made. My wife had the Sweet Potato Casserole which she absolutely enjoyed. The flavors were mixed to perfection.

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Some great baked goods and desserts, tasty sandwiches great hiking fuel while exploring volcano national park.

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Plano, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stopped here for lunch after a nice lady in the town said it was a delightful place for lunch. For some reason it just had terrible service and that let us down. Bummer. The food was okay.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I'm sorry to say that attitude ruined our meal at this place. We arrived early and sat at one of the tables inside the cute Hawaiian style house. We did love the art gallery connected to the restaurant. The food was average but dang expensive for what we got. All would be fine except the dang server was giving out... More

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VolcanoGardenArts, Owner at Cafe' Ono, responded to this review

We are sorry that this customer did not have a good experience with us. It is interesting to note that this was their second visit to Café Ono and the first review they gave us was not a good one either. We question why they would return to a place that they already perceived as not to their liking. If... More

Orlando, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Popped in for lunch. Beautiful garden, nice covered seating areas and a very diverse and delicious vegetarian / vegan menu. The food is hearty enough for non-veg types too. It was a perfect stopping place right outside the Volcanoes National Park. We opted outside on a perfect day. Inside seating too. Try their amazing carrot cake!

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Silicon Valley, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We got lunch carryout. Everything we ordered was top notch - hummus panini, salad, soup, lasange. This is the perfect place for vegetarians and vegan, and is competitive with the best places in cities like San Francisco. Excellent service.

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