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Pono Market

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4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
(808) 822-4581
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    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
Delicious!

We stopped by this market a couple of times. The staff was very friendly and patient with explaining what the items were. I had the pork and cabbage plate lunch and it was very tender and flavorful. I came back the next day and bought a spam musubi for later. My friend loved the lobster poke... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Tucson, AZ
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really was looking forward to trying the Poke at Pono Market. I waited in a long line and when I got up to the counter to order, I discovered that all of their Poke was made with previously frozen Tuna. What a disappointment!

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Tucson, AZ
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by this market a couple of times. The staff was very friendly and patient with explaining what the items were. I had the pork and cabbage plate lunch and it was very tender and flavorful. I came back the next day and bought a spam musubi for later. My friend loved the lobster poke. I believe they will... More 

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Thank txn
banjarin
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Poke at Pono market is amazingly good. They have 7 or 8 different types along with other Hawaiian food. Their service is very friendly, to both locals and tourists alike. And they work really fast, and are not stingy on the portions. They also explain any unfamiliar food to you patiently and suggest items if you need help. Their... More 

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San Jose, CA
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166 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place opens @ 6am, so we stopped by early to pick up food for our hike at Waimea canyon. We got different kinds of musubi and snacks; the teriyaki chicken was our favorite. We even got our breakfast & coffee to go. Located in Kapaa town, street parking can be hard to find (depending if you are there during... More 

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Thank TravelTea
Altadena CA
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This place is located right in "downtown: Kapaa, and everyone is super nice. The Teriyaki Meat Loaf plate lunch is great, and eating it at the tables outside is even better. Only available on Wednesday and Saturday, but worth the wait. We stayed for 3 weeks and ate here often. Rich

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Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We came a bit late, after 2 and some of the poke was already sold out so don't know what I missed. The service was friendly. Had fried chicken, sesame ahi poke, kim chee, and rice. The kim chee was mild spicy and yummy, and chicken was good but not great. The only disappointment was the amount of poke was... More 

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Thank VancouverBCGal
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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180 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in to get a couple lattes before heading out for the day. There is a counter for espresso drinks and they have plenty of options for flavors, milk, etc. I got the white chocolate mocha and my husband got the chai: both delish! The workers were very friendly. There was very limited seating..maybe two tables?... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Absolutely go here and order some kalua pig or taro pig accompanied by some poke. The market's staff are friendly. There are tables outside to sit down to eat or you can take it to dine elsewhere. It may not look like much, but the food is excellent.

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Thank Patrice518
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

You must stop here if you are visiting Kauai. This is a local market and coffee shop. The owners and staff are the best. They will know that you are visitors and welcome you with open arms. While in Hawaii do as the Hawaiin's.

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Thank Nick B
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I tried everything on the menu!! Loved it all but my favorite was the fried chicken. Went back for a whole pound.

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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: Asian, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?