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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: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 18
    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 lunch spot

Stopped here to pick up a quick bite. Had the poke rice bowl and fried chicken lunch plate for our family. Sat outside in the rain. Very simple but great food. Would eat here again and might just be back tomorrow.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
karinep
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Daly City, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Daly City, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped here to pick up a quick bite. Had the poke rice bowl and fried chicken lunch plate for our family. Sat outside in the rain. Very simple but great food. Would eat here again and might just be back tomorrow.

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Mazatlan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pono Market sell Hawaiian Plate lunces, very good for plate lunces, but not fine dining. Lots of choices of Poke , pork, and chicken, and potatoe macaronit salad. Ther are only 4 or 5 chairs inside where there is a/c and some on the street where it is very hot

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were wandering around Kapaa and heard that lunch at Pono Market was good deal. True! line was long, service was fast, staff was nice, we had our first local hawaiian food of rice, cabbage, pork wrapped in taro leaf, poke while sitting on log at the beach near town. Memorable picnic!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 69 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Pacifica
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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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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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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?