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Ono Family Restaurant and Shave Ice

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Ice Cream, Hawaiian
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4-1292 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1659
808-822-1710
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The winner is--best shave ice on Kauai

We had shave ice at 5 locations while on Kauai and this was by far the best. Always a line but it moves fast and it was not only the largest shave ice we had but the best priced shave ice we had! Went twice and tried different flavor combinations with different kinds of ice cream on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
albuquerquebigdog
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Albuquerque
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Albuquerque
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had shave ice at 5 locations while on Kauai and this was by far the best. Always a line but it moves fast and it was not only the largest shave ice we had but the best priced shave ice we had! Went twice and tried different flavor combinations with different kinds of ice cream on the bottom---yum.

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Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Got a genreal recommendation of flavors. Syrup was good. Went very well with macadamia nut ice cream at the bottom. The staff were nice but not much place to sit and eat.

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Santa Clara, California
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We ate breakfast almost daily, convenient as located just outside the resort. Good food, we tried different menus. We also tried one dinner.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I had the ahi dinner plate. I wish they'd ask how I'd like my ahi, I would prefer it rare and it was served well and I thought it was a little dry. The salad and veggies served with the dinner plate were fantastic. They were so fresh and the dressing was homemade and flavorful. I got a kick out... More 

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Torrance, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This stand is right next to the Pono Kai resort. They have several sizes and flavors. This is a popular place and can get crowed, so be patient. It may take a while to get your order. Hey, you're in Hawaii. Just relax and go with it.

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virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We ate here early one morning on our way through Kapaa to the canyon. Arrived as their first guests for breakfast. The staff were all very attentive and welcoming and we loved the homey, historic feel of the restaurant. My daughters enjoyed the strawberry pancakes with hot coconut syrup. The 2 stack is HUGE, so if you order a side... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Yes, there are many options for shaved ice on Kauai -- but this one is special. Yes, there is always a line waiting and yes, there is limited seating in the shade -- but the pluses far outweigh the negatives here. Reasonable price, syrups are not overly sweet like some, portions are huge. A myriad of flavor options some of... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One of the bigger and tastier shaved ice treats we had during our stay. You cannot go wrong! Definitely get the snow cap.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Really good food for the family! We pulled in one morning and sat down to a fantastic breakfast! The pancakes are good, and the coffee is good too. The fruit bowl is massive and all fresh! Totally worth a try. You will come back for more!

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Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

This place has excellent fare and if I walked away stuffed, you will too! As far as the shave ice is concerned, be warned..... they are huge! There are many flavors including a bunch that are sour which is awesome and different than other places on the island. Did I mention that they are huge? They are!

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Address: 4-1292 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1659
Phone Number: 808-822-1710
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Ice Cream, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1292 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1659
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808-822-1710

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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