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Pono Market

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4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
(808) 822-4581
Today
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great east shore market for traditinoal Hawaiin

We first tried to go on Sunday. Closed. Dammit. After a morning of tubing, we drove up the road. Several of the locals recommended this place for traditional Hawaiin food. What a great place. The ladies behind the counters were so patient with us and helped us select what to eat. In the end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
benHusa
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We first tried to go on Sunday. Closed. Dammit. After a morning of tubing, we drove up the road. Several of the locals recommended this place for traditional Hawaiin food. What a great place. The ladies behind the counters were so patient with us and helped us select what to eat. In the end, we got the pork laulau plate... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When I walked into Pono Market in Kapa'a, it was 60 seconds before the lunch crowd came pouring in, then it was packed with people leading out the door. Very small market but nice people behind the counter taking our orders. I ordered their Plate Lunch Special with Fried Chicken, Onion Poke, Potato/Mac Salad and Rice. The double starches are... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

OMG Styro boxed MACADAMIAN Crusted YUUUUUUUMMMMM This is what your tongue was made for. ALso fresh fresh fresh catch to cook at home. Just eat

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My go-to place during my stay in Kauai. The food and service were great but most importantly the price was right! I had the pork lau lau, chicken lau lau and poke. All were so good! Next time I'm back, I will definitely try the teri meatloaf. Their sandwiches looked amazing too. If you're heading out to the beach, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Food and service offered with Aloha & @ great pricing for daily made quality foods. The bestest place to get your daily beach food along with solid selection for all meaks that is just real great food real made by real people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had the lau-lau bowl which was very good but it was more rice than lau-lau. I take points away for places that sub more rice for less good food. There is also no seating but I think this is just a take out place..This place earns points for the service. The person at the counter was the best. He... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Best place on Kauai to experience the Kauai lunch.......very cool local experience....gotta go and pick you lunch from the daily menu options. I eat there 3 times a week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

One word... Delicious!!! You must try the spicy ahi poke, cheap and delicious! I have that every day I could!!! Other pokes are great too... Go early as it close at 4PM

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pono Market is probably THE best place to get a take-out lunch in Kapaa. Their poke is famous - justifiably. By appointment, you can also get a marriage license here. Since it is a small place, the lines can get rather long, so persons ordering for a group might want to call in orders in advance.

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's wild! I went at lunch time yesterday. Circled the block 3 times and no parking. I let it go. This morning I went at 6 a.m. and got a poke bowl to die for. I was going to just put it in the refrigerator because who eats a Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl at 6:30? I did. Breakfast of champions... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: (808) 822-4581

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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