We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pono Market

Certificate of Excellence
Hawaiian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
(808) 822-4581
Today
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 264 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 180
    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
go for lunch...a must experience on kauai

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
DonPix
,
Kapaa, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kapaa, Hawaii
Level Contributor
34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kapaa, Hawaii
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
La Quinta, California
Level Contributor
122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Level Contributor
345 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Drove from Princeville to grab Poke to go and eat on the beach,only to arrive and see they closed early. They need to update their times or not close early. We did make lemonade out of lemons and found a nice taco place with a Hawaiian sounding name thanks to TA and enjoyed it instead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My review of the food is quite simply that it was all fresh and delicious. What struck me the most about this place was the wonderful family who ran the business. My wife and I wondered in hoping to try the famed 'plate-lunch' without a clue what we were asking for based on the vast selection available. Even with a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I make it a point to eat here at least twice a week when we are in Kauai, but if I had my way I would eat here every day! The Lau Lau is wonderful as is the potato mac, and the poke. There are a few tables outside where you can sit on the sidewalk and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Noosa Heads, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband loves his coffee and can be quite critical in that regard... And not only did we get a service with a smile but were served a good decent coffee, Australian standards! You can tell Ken takes pride in his work and art. You can find freshly made sandwiches, sushis etc, and it is really affordable compared to other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kapaa, Hawaii
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Been going here for 15 years and the family is amazing! Great food and great people! You have to make a visit to Pono Market!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pono Market also viewed

 

Been to Pono Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pono Market and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Pono Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?