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Kauai ONO 560

5-5086 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
(808) 634-3244
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Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Laguna Beach, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It can be hard to get reservations since the "pop up" only exists 2 nights a week but it's worth it. The food is both excellent and educational (local fish, salads and desserts). Anne and Justin are great walking you through the local delicacies. How often do you get to know your fellow diners? We have met many great friends... More

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Portsmouth, NH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took advantage of a cancellation and ended up eating here. The portions were smallish but the food was very good. We don't eat pork and so called ahead to confirm it wasn't on the menu that evening. Service was great, price was right, and this was a fun change after so many restaurants in a row.

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Santa Monica, CA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I'm not a stranger to "farm to table" and respect it a great deal. This meal was kind of an odd experience. First, I had assumed that cool tent in the picture would be on a farm or at least at some pretty site. Silly me - it's on the side of the road with a view of all the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a great restaurant experience to try in Kauai - my husband and I loved it. It was nice to seat and chat with the other guests and the food was delicious. I especially loved the pork belly with a delicious purple sweet potato. Our only complaint was the bugs- we were both eaten alive. I think the restaurant... More

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Vancouver, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have been twice and enjoy eating outside with communal tables. We always meet interesting people. I wish the food was better. It is very good. Not wonderful. The courses tend to be the same things served again. The night we were there we had both pulled goat and pulled beef. The butterfish was good not great. The salad was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our family ate here in July 2014 and were seated with another family at our table. I thought it would be a stretch to bring my two teenage daughters but apparently they like kale. It was a roll of the dice but it worked brilliantly. Courses were kale, then a poke style fish, another salad, pork rib and pulled pork,... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My wife and I decided a year ago to get married in Poipu during July 2014. Looking around for a gourmet food truck to serve 85 guests on the beach after our wedding ceremony, we discovered Kauai Ono. We let Justin pick the menu based on what was local and fresh and were not disappointed. The food was incredible!!! Our... More

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We enjoyed this unique opportunity to taste the local flavors of Kauai prepared by an expert chef. The favorite of our group was the butterfish, beautifully prepared with a rich and unique flavor that was highlighted by the preparation. The Mo-chi desert was a bit of a disappointment after reading the rave reviews of the chocolate lava cake, but that... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We dined at Kauai Ono in early July during a week in Hanalei. Be sure to make reservations at least a few weeks ahead of your stay, either via Yelp or Open Table, since the max seating under the tent is 32 and Kauai Ono is only 'open' two nights a week. Location is in an open field just east... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Kauai Ono is a different dinig experience. The gourmet food is prepared in a Food Truck setting, actually a custom made stainless trailer. Meals are only twice a week, and reservations go fill fast, so keep an eye on the internet to be sure you get in. It was a 5 course gournet meal, using only local ingrediants fwithin a... More

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