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Pono Market

4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
(808) 822-4581
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Ranked #5 of 103 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Visiting the east and north sides of Kauai and wanted to get local, fresh cooked Kalua Pig. So where does one get the recommendation -- from local residents. I asked several locals I saw at various beaches and every one of them recommended Pono Market in Kapaa. Went into the market and explained I wanted a pound or so of... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Kalua Pig was delicious! This place is very convenient for box lunches and the food taste great!

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for lomi lomi, seaweed salad, and various pokés, you've come to the right spot. The food is fresh and tasty, and very reasonably priced. Get there before 5 or you may find a few of the items have run out. Service is friendly as well. Makes a great spot to grab lunch for later.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

WOW! You have to eat here to understand. Truly local food with the best flavors and pretty much everyone I know loves this place.

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Tokyo
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is a deli shop of local fish, meat, and veggie with slight Korean taste. We went there twice for lunch. That show they have excellent foods. We had rolls of Ahi, shrimp with hot sauce, meat loaf, and Kimchi. The shop is always full of customers waiting in line. But, do not be afraid, the personnels are very efficient... More

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elk grove, ca
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

They have several kinds of poke available and many lunch plate options. All are affordable. We didn't have problems parking, even though it was all street parking. We parked across the street in front of a cemetery. Poke was definitely flavorful and each tasted different. I tried the tako (octopus) poke because I've had lots of ahi poke already. Yummy!... More

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Richland, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great food and very friendly staff. Coffee takes a bit longer to make but with every sip, you can taste the care that went into making it. Loved the boiled peanuts...could not get enough of them! Get there before noon for the best selections of food.

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Plymouth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband went here for lunch with a group of friends and raved about the poki and laulau. He could not stop talking about this place throughout our 2 week Hawaiian vacation.

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Fort Worth, TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was our 4th summer returning to the island, and I'm not sure why we had not found this place sooner! We went almost everyday of our 15 day visit. They had a daily lunch special, their pork laulau was AMAZING. The staff was very friendly, and the food (Musubi, poke, Mac salad) was delicious. My son really enjoyed the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good tasty food, well worth the visit, make fresh food daily. They have a neat Milkshake machine which sort of allows you to make your own milkshake for a reasonable price $4.50, tasty milkshakes in a cup. There are a couple of shave ice places as well in the area.

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