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“good/fresh food and great value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pono Market

Pono Market
4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
(808) 822-4581
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Ranked #8 of 114 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Tokyo
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“good/fresh food and great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is a deli shop of local fish, meat, and veggie with slight Korean taste.
We went there twice for lunch. That show they have excellent foods.
We had rolls of Ahi, shrimp with hot sauce, meat loaf, and Kimchi.
The shop is always full of customers waiting in line. But, do not be afraid, the personnels are very efficient to process them.
If you like there are several tables that you can have right after you buy food, or you can stroll to the near beach and find a bench or lawn to enjoy. We did both of them.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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elk grove, ca
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Yummy food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

They have several kinds of poke available and many lunch plate options. All are affordable. We didn't have problems parking, even though it was all street parking. We parked across the street in front of a cemetery. Poke was definitely flavorful and each tasted different. I tried the tako (octopus) poke because I've had lots of ahi poke already. Yummy! I like it to have a little chewiness in it. If I get a chance, I'd like to try the korean spicy one next time. Very nice crew working the place!

Visited July 2014
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Richland, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Get there early if you want the good stuff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great food and very friendly staff. Coffee takes a bit longer to make but with every sip, you can taste the care that went into making it. Loved the boiled peanuts...could not get enough of them! Get there before noon for the best selections of food.

Visited July 2014
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Plymouth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best Poki Around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband went here for lunch with a group of friends and raved about the poki and laulau. He could not stop talking about this place throughout our 2 week Hawaiian vacation.

Visited June 2014
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Fort Worth, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Why didn't I find this place sooner? :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was our 4th summer returning to the island, and I'm not sure why we had not found this place sooner! We went almost everyday of our 15 day visit. They had a daily lunch special, their pork laulau was AMAZING. The staff was very friendly, and the food (Musubi, poke, Mac salad) was delicious. My son really enjoyed the spicy lobster poke bowl. EVERYTHING we had was delicious! We really missed them on Sundays, as they were closed. I took the advice of other reviewers, and we were always sure to visit them early. One day we didn't get a chance to get there until after 1pm, and almost everything was sold out.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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