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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: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 65
    Average
  • 26
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  • 16
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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
Great breakfast hot spot

We went to this restaurant twice for breakfast. The food was very good and Kenny (the owner) was a blast to talk to. He helped direct us to many activities during our vacation and pretty much ever one of his recommendations was excellent. Great food (especially the fried rice), great prices and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Mark W
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Mill Creek, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Mill Creek, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant twice for breakfast. The food was very good and Kenny (the owner) was a blast to talk to. He helped direct us to many activities during our vacation and pretty much ever one of his recommendations was excellent. Great food (especially the fried rice), great prices and extremely friendly service. Thanks Kenny for making our... More 

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Seattle, WA
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Every time we drove by this place there was a long line, so when we finally got into that line ourselves, I had high expectations. This turned out to be my favorite shave ice on the island. The flavor syrup choices were vast, there was a choice of vanilla or mac nut ice cream, and a choice between a vanilla... More 

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atlanta
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had shave ice and it was delicious!! We tried several different times and you can't go wrong because they're all good!!!

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Springville, Utah
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We only tried the shave ice here. It was pretty average. They advertised a fresh pineapple whip dessert, but every time we went they weren't serving it. Always the promise of having it the next day. (but they didn't) They close at 6:00 pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Try the tropical pancakes with a side order of Portuguese sausage, enough for two people. And really really good.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Straight from the airport my husband brings us to Ono for shaved ice. I think he forgot that we really did not have a real meal yet and I was starving. So we ended up eating at Ono Family restaurant before getting shave ice. Walking in it reminded me of walking into a relative's house in the islands. Fairly casual... More 

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West Olive, Michigan
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40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Comparison shopped and this place had the best prices for shaved ice---$3.50 for a large! The eating area, a parking lot, wasn't the best so we ended up eating it in the air conditioned car.

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Surprise, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Best shaved ice with so many flavors and combinations. I enjoyed the young man and woman that served me they were quite entertaining.

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Arlington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Ate breakfast here and although the wait for a table wasn't long it took over 40 minutes to get our food and the staff seemed totally indifferent. Food was fine - just routine breakfast fare and prices not bad. We'll find somewhere else for breakfast next time.

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We got the "American's aren't welcome here" vibe at this restaurant during lunch. Great salad but the food seems a bit overpriced for what you get. I think it was $9 or $10 for a simple tuna melt and that was one of the cheaper options. In a good location with other options for food. Probably wouldn't come here again... 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 20
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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