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Ono Family Restaurant and Shave Ice

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4-1292 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1659
808-822-1710
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Dessert

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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 203
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for breakfast

Large breakfast menu with a family-run atmosphere. Decor is dated but who cares - it's breakfast (for us at least). Good quality food with decent portions and well priced. Breakfast $10 - $15 USD per person + beverage. I would recommend it certainly. On the Shave Ice side, this place is without a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Ryan K
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Large breakfast menu with a family-run atmosphere. Decor is dated but who cares - it's breakfast (for us at least). Good quality food with decent portions and well priced. Breakfast $10 - $15 USD per person + beverage. I would recommend it certainly. On the Shave Ice side, this place is without a doubt the best place to order Shave... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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137 reviews 137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is where we go for our first breakfast every year. We should probably have lunch there, but we just love the breakfast selection. Try the French toast with sweet bread. Solid food and great value

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Ellensburg, Washington, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Breakfast here for our first meal in Kauai. What a great place! Very busy, but well worth the wait. Great food and excellent service. Kenny, the owner, talked to us for a while and gave great information about Kauai. We will be back.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

It's been years since last visiting this eating establishment. It's been around for a long time which probably explains the so so attention when you walk in. On my last visit to Kauai, I ate here almost daily and became one of the locals. I remember the fish being amazing. This time around, I only ate here twice. On the... More 

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Oak View, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here for breakfast every time we are In Kapaa for the last twelve years. My very favorite item is the Tropical Pancakes. Their homemade Coconut syrup served warm is so amazing. I decided to finally try something different, so yesterday I had the Lindsey special. Now we will have to go there at least two times... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Service not very friendly and slow. Burger & fries average. Shaved ice great but backs up quick with only one server.

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Crowsnest Pass, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can just tell some of these little dinners are the classic establishments that you just have to try. The interior is nothing special but the service is quick and the food is good. They snap to it when you want something. It's busy all the time but we didn't had to wait for a table either time we went.

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Poquoson, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was one of the many highlights of our recent trip to the Hawaiian islands. We asked some of the locals for the best place to eat. This place had the best food. I got the beef and chicken. Yummm. I would highly recommend this as a must visit.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I assume many people who rate this are basing on the shaved ice. It is ice with flavor on it anyone can do that. But the food on the inside was terrible. The place did not look clean we almost didnt even stay to order. The fish was tasteless. bland. The drink were not any better. Would not eat here... More 

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Kansas City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

On our trip to Kauai we tried 5 different highly rated shave ice places and Ono Ono was one of them. The portions were very generous and it tasted good but they short changed me on flavoring. I had ice without any flavoring only 1/2 inch into my cone. The flavoring I did have was great though along with the... More 

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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