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ONO Hawaiian Foods

726 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1133 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808-737-2275
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Ranked #47 of 1,916 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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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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Malibu, California
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228 reviews 228 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 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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North Las Vegas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had lunch here and ordered the Combination plate. We enjoyed it - except for the pipikaula. It tasted like a soft beef jerky. Avoid the pipikaula next time, for sure. But, we liked everything else that came with the combination plate. I am a local transplanted out of state so, I have an idea of what good Hawaiian Food... More

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Originally from Honolulu, I now call Seattle home. However I get back as often as I can, to visit friends and family. Aside from that, there are 3 establishments that are _required_ visits any time I'm there: Liliha Bakery, Leonards (conveniently just a block away), and Ono's. On this most recent visit, it was the combo for me: Kalua pig,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was the one place I had to hit while on the island, based on reviews I'd seen, and they didn't lead me astray. The restaurant is small and not much to look at, however the woman who served us was amazing!!!! She was an older woman who was so helpful and excited to share with us her authentic Hawaiian... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ono was recommended to us for its authenticity and local flavor and vibe, something we always seek when traveling. We were expecting to be wowed by the flavors and cuisine, but were sorely disappointed. The interior was dingy and did not feel clean, not to mention that the water had questionable random particles in it. We shared one of the... More

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Lebanon, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

When we travel, we prefer local cuisine and 'off the beaten path' -- away from the tourist trap environment. Ono Hawaiian Foods was great! Our hotel host recommended after we told him what we wanted. It is a couple of miles from the beach at Waikiki and I'm really glad we made the effort. The store front is not promising... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you have a big appetite, get the combination! You'll get a taste of lots of different local food. Kevin showed us how to dip the onions in salt and the pork in the sauce he mixed for us at the table. Two of us shared the combination and still had left overs! it was great food at a great... More

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