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“Best fish we've had on the island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kauai ONO 560

Kauai ONO 560
5-5086 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
(808) 634-3244
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Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best fish we've had on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We've been in Kauai for 4 days. So far, we have eaten at 3 high-end places for dinner (~$60/person) and have tried a few other trucks and BBQ places for lunch. Kauai Ono had the best fish (butterfish tacos) we've had so far.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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“Yum, yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Stopped here on our way out of Hanalei; a decision based on Trip Advisor reviews. A little pricey ($10 for 2 tacos, $5 for a lemonade), but the fish taco with the asian sauce was DELICIOUS! The spicy pork taco had a nice touch of crumbled feta, which made it interesting and set it apart from other pork tacos. Not sure what the hours are, but we drove by several times on multiple days and only caught them open this once. Seems typical of sleepy little Hanalei, though.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Some of the best food in Hawaii!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is terrific stuff...
We went to Kauai Ono twice last week and both times it was fantastic. We tried the Opah Wrap and tacos, as well as the Japanese Ahi. The wraps were simple and delicious. WIth plenty of fish, they also comes with brown rice, cabbage and a terrific sauce. Just perfect. So much better than an overpriced meal of macadamia encrusted something or other with pineapple-mango salsa. This is the real thing. My only criticism is the $5 lemonade. Seems a bit pricey (better to get a lemonade from Wishing Well Shave Ice next door if it's open). But overall I could eat there every day of the week. Absolutely delicious, and really nice guys too.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, CA
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“Awesome Food Cart!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

Butterfish tacos and pulled pork tacos were amazing. Very fresh! No beer but go grab a 6pack at Hanalei liquor store a couple of doors down. Nick, the chef, was very friendly. 3rd time to Hanalei and this is the best new addition.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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Portland Oregon
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“Suprising Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Happened upon Hawaii Ono when we were looking for Tropical Taco in Hanalei. Enjoyed a wonderful Butterfish wrap and my daughter-in-law raved about the pulled pork tacos. Very friendly guys and a nice covered spot to enjoy our lunch. We've had several good seafood meals on this trip at expensive restaurants and this fish by far is our favorite. We highly recommend stopping here for lunch on your way to the beach.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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