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ONO Hawaiian Foods

726 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1133 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
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Ranked #51 of 1,920 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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415 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Ogden, Utah
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Use to come here when I was in college and I am so glad it hasn't changed any. Especially the food, this is a place I would recommend to people that wish to experience real Hawaiian food. Bring cash cause they don't take credit cards. The only down side to the place is finding parking. But trust me the food... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the place if you like to try Hawaiian culture food at serve best! It made me a seafood lover out of my first bowl. Very fresh ingredients, and made on the day for lunch and afterwards dinner. Differently a must try!!!

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Arcadia, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went here to try the authentic hawaiian food, and we were not dissapointed. The owner is very nice and helpful. Not only go for profit but really to give information and introduce hawaiian food. We tried the combination plate and more than enough for 2 person Price reasonable The best authentic Hawaiian food we have tried so far.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Now I know why both the Travel Channel and the Food Network people have all gone there...Appearances can absolutely be deceiving as you would never think this place would be special by the way it looks from the street...but it absolutely is! Grab a bus and head over for a late lunch...you won't be sorry you did.

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Highland Lake County, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Heard about this restaurant from a local and had to give it a go. Really glad we did. Just a small family restaurant and the food was absolutely delicious. Step away from the fancy places right down in Waikiki - just a bit of a walk away- and enjoy,

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Seattle, Washington
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161 reviews 161 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a quirky restaurant, little bit further away from Waikiki area. However, the food is very authentic and the staff (who are family) are very friendly and will help you through interesting food that you have not heard of before. Consult the wait staff when you order food.

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Malibu, California
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230 reviews 230 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I understand the reviews...Ono is way tasty with a Hawaiian vibe. Standard Hawaiian foods, served in a casual atmosphere. Usually a line but it moves quickly. Food servers will explain the foods and how to eat. Really cool Mx of locals and tourists. Not cheap but well worth it--figure $20 per. Easy walking distance from anywhere on the Waikiki strip.... More

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stooped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised to have been seated so quickly (party of 7). The food was excellent and the staff courteous and helpful.

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Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Enjoyed eating here. I loved the opportunity to try some proper traditional Hawaiin food. We allowed the manager to choose our food and we tried a lot of different dishes which was great. The food overall was good, some I liked more than others. Its very reasonably priced. The dessert was great.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Ono Hawaiian foods is one of the few places in Honolulu town that has authentic Hawaiian food. We took our friends from Japan to try it and they found the luau leaves in the laulau quite interesting. The safe dish to order is the kalua pig, which is smoked and shredded pork. Must try the poi, pipikaula (beef), and round... More

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