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Waiahole Poi factory

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48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
(808) 239-2222
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting experience with local food

Our guide took us to this place to sample poi and some local foods. We enjoyed sitting outside and watching the other diners (most of whom seemed to be locals). The window counter service was friendly and the atmosphere was very laid back. We tried poi which is pretty tasteless on its own but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TravelFan48105
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide took us to this place to sample poi and some local foods. We enjoyed sitting outside and watching the other diners (most of whom seemed to be locals). The window counter service was friendly and the atmosphere was very laid back. We tried poi which is pretty tasteless on its own but good with accompanying salmon. The kulolo... More 

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Thank TravelFan48105
Anaheim, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped to try some hawaiian food and I highly recommend this place. Located on the beautiful east side of the island, it did not disappoint! Staff even brought out a squid dish ( Luau) for us to try!

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Thank Derrpo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say it was amazing. Sounded good, but poi isn't to my liking. Service was very friendly and sitting outside was nice. A few things swayed my review down a bit, other than not liking most of the food, or the small portions, we had: Prices were not cheap, and there was an "art gallery" attached, so I think this... More 

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Thank jcaulum
Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stopped by this place after a hike on the Kaneohe side. Seems to be a family owned place that has been there for years. Food: Excellent Kalua Pork Mini Plate. Comes with the side of rice and lomi samon. Mini plate will fill one person up and a standard plate lunch would be enough for two,... More 

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Thank SorianoSharp
Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Oahu, Cousin suggested we drive out to Kahalu to eat Hawaiian food. Right choice. I had beef lu'au and kalua pig plate. nice size portions, very friendly service, even my 97 yr old mother in law loved it. Will come back next time on Oahu.

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Thank Uncle G
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We tried a little bit of everything and it was fresh and delicious. The beef lu'au was excellent. The beef jerky was awesome. The poi was fresh as well.

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Thank Ingrid A
Auckland, NZ
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

One of those places, worth stopping at for a taste of well priced, authentic and tasty hawaiian food. Try the lime - ade...its divine, fresh made and just the right blend of sweet / sour. Had the mini plate of kailua pork, and it was really tasty and plenty for me ! Staff friendly and helpful. If you eat outside,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

If you want to try real Hawaiian food and are open to new things you have to go here. Nice place to have a quick lunch, friendly staff, lots to try. Definitely recommend!

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San Jose, California
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Found another locals spot for excellent Hawaiian food, and they specialize in POI if that is your favorite, highly recommended to stop for lunch here!

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is definitely no L&L :) Everything we tried was great: kalua pork, lau lau, lomi, poi, and the piece de resistance: haupia ice cream! Staff was very warm and friendly. I would definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
  • Phone Number: (808) 239-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?