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All 108 Kapaa Restaurants

Pono Market

4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
(808) 822-4581
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Ranked #7 of 108 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
  • Italian first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

While on the island of Kauai I was craving tuna poke. I asked my friends where I could find some GOOD tuna poke. This was the only place they suggested. Pono Market looks like it is family run and is pretty much a take out kind of place. There is limited seating inside and outside. The tuna was fresh and... More 

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We go here whenever we are on island for the sesame ahi poke. They also have an excellent seaweed salad. It is pretty much just takeout although they have a few tables out front. Grab some poke and drive down the street to the beach and enjoy.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I found the food tasteless. Tried poke. Got much more rice than fish. Blunt taste. Poke is much better in food mart. Don't go unless you have no other choice.

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Glendale, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went there for lunch around 1:00 and all the plate lunches were gone! They had already stopped service. The only thing left was some poke. We did order a couple of poke bowls but the poke was just okay. Had better. Wish we had the chance to try the plate lunches. Hope to be able to review the food... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our concierge recommended this place for some authentic 'Hawaiian food' and we were not disappointed. Don't be fooled by the dull, rundown look of this place. The interior is not much better, but wow the food was super good. We ordered a selection of different tastings... some sushi for my daughter, also tried the spicy Ahi Poke, since this is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The shop looks unassuming, but has great take out food. Great for taking to the beach. People there are nice and helpful. Prices are fair. We loved their chicken and masubi Lots of things imported from Japan.

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Vancouver, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Order the Spicy Ahi Poke. Best poke on the island. Best meal on the island. We even came back to ask questions of their ingredients and they were very forthcoming. In fact I tried their ingredients out last night on my own. Mine was good, but not like Pono Market.

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The whole place is maybe 10-15 feet deep with an aisle in the middle. A separate coffee counter is on the right and the food is on the left. No inside seating and hardly any outside seating. Eat standing up or take it to you car or something. We must have gotten there late as the food selection was sparse.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Yum yum. Had the pork lau lau. So delicious. It melts in your mouth and is ridiculously juicy and tender.

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Rowland Heights, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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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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