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All 105 Kapaa Restaurants

Pono Market

4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
(808) 822-4581
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Ranked #6 of 105 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Rowland Heights, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A great local place that serves lunch boxes with Hawaiian, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Japanese food. We found this place while shopping in Kapaa. The staff was friendly and the food was real good. You can even sit on the sidewalk to enjoy your lunch. Highly recommended.

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Aloha
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Small market cafe with great coffee, yummy pupu pastries, LauLau and chorizo sushi. We like to sit outside and have a snack with our coffee. Several lunch items ready to take to the beach or to work. Pastry tray had 4 type flakey pastry - red bean, coconut, purple yam, apple - all good. We've been here for breakfast &... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

stopped for lunch for Poke and rice. Good selection, friendly service. Woman behind counter was very helpful, took the time time to point out the specials. Definitely recommend this place

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newark, delaware
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104 reviews 104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on our way from the Lihue airport to Princeville. We ordered Ahi Sesame Poke and LauLau and sat at a little table in front of the market. There is very little seating there, but the path along the beach is just down the street, and you could take your meal there and find a table and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Very simple cafeteria, the food is great, really authentic hawaiian foods, deserts and coffee, reasonably priced, friendly service

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Princeville, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Places come and go but this place is an institution! Every time I'm in town around lunch time thats the place to go. Only problem is that everyone else seems to be there to. Take out only!

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Garland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is family owned and probably the best place to eat!! Some poke's were ok and some good, but the real hidden gem is the lau lau pork!! They serve the pork around 10am until sold out so get there around 9-10am to get ya some!! By the way, you must try the coffee there! I have to say... More 

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The World
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373 reviews 373 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Pono Market, 4-1300 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, HI 96746, tel. 808-822-4581. (owned by Bob and Lynn Kubota). We brought Kalau Pig Plate to take home. It was delicious and enough for the two of us. We also bought some of their poke and rice pudding. The poke was very good but the rice pudding didn’t meet Dimitri’s standards. We spent $17.48.... More 

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Grab some musubi and manju (okinawan potato) before heading to the beach!!! Yummy!!!! Store isn't open on Sunday's and close early!

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California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Some locals recommended Pono market for good spam musubi. But we ended up getting laulau as well which was good, the only problem is they don't have seating area so you have to take it to go. Overall we enjoyed it.

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Additional Information about Pono Market

Address: 4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: (808) 822-4581
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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