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Cafe' Ono

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19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Diego
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Learned about them on TripAdvisor and delighted we did! Without a GPS map we would still be looking for them. A house converted to restaurant and gallery, with some open-air outbuildings, in a garden / park, that is also an art gallery and museum. Peaceful and beautiful. On a rainy day the house was warm and inviting. Owner Ira Ono... More 

Thank dewitthouse
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Ono is wonderful option just outside the national park. Very satisfying, full meal including unique soup, salad, bread and tasty vegetarian / vegan entrees. Don't go if you crave meat. We can vouch for the lasagna, panini and Mexican casserole. All without breaking the bank, plus it was open for lunch when others were closed. Gallery on property offers... More 

Thank Italianlover
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid chain restaurants when in Hawaii! Eat a places like this! You eat in the garden amongst beautiful scenery. The meals are fresh and they prepare specials daily that were amazing. My husband's favorite was a mushroom seaweed soup. He said it was his favorite meal of our 2 week vacation! You can shop a little while you wait and... More 

Thank Rachel M
Norman, United States
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a vegan restaurant. My husband is a giant meat eater. He didn't mind eating here at all. They given you really big portions, you will not leave hungry. Free refills on soup. You can't go wrong. They close at 3 pm.

1 Thank Trudy C
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We went a few times to cafe Ono for a morning coffee and slice of cake. The food is organic and quite tasty. We had a nice time talking with cafe owners and local customers.

Thank Amélie L
Mount Royal, New Jersey
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I loved Cafe Ono. It's only open for lunch. When you pull into the parking lot it's not immediately clear where to go but we found it! Everything on the menu is vegetarian. We got the lasagna and Mexican casserole. Both were delicious and both came with hearty homemade soups, salads and purple sweet potato chips (so... More 

Thank Jess_n_Chris
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

What a delicious and nutritious place!!! My husband and I are still talking about how wonderful this restaurant/ art gallery/ garden was. The food was so fresh and an amazing value. I loved the balsamic vinaigrette so much that they gave me the recipe! This was the best reasonably-priced meal that we had on our entire vacation.

Thank traveladventures15
Corte Madera, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Had lunch in this tiny cafe adjacent to the nice (and tiny) art center/shop. There isn't much choice in food around the Volcano area and this was my favorite meal. Vegetarian/vegan -- simple salads, soups and a tasty lasagne. All fresh.

Thank DianeDB83
San Jose, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The food was very tasty, and probably the healthiest thing we ate in the islands. The only thing to be aware of is that the "Ono" in the cafe's name is the owner's name, NOT the main course. Everything is fresh, kosher, and vegetarian. The owner and people who work there are super nice, and will tell you about some... More 

Thank Polina S
Westmont, New Jersey
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Stopped by for lunch based on other TripAdvisor reviews. Organic restaurant set in an art gallery/art store. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Met the owner, Ira Ono.. quite a character. A definite stop if you're in Volcano.

Thank Barbara V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $15
Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soups
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
  • Phone Number: 18089858979
Café Ono is a vibrant, ecologically sound, dining experience in an old Hawaiian garden estate. We feature: •Hearty soups•Fresh organic salads•Savory sandwiches•High tea•Gourmet desserts•Locally grown coffee & teaCatering is available. We can also host your meetings and special events.Come by for a delicious meal or pick up a picnic lunch to go!Lunch 11:00 am–3:00 pmCoffee · Tea · Desserts 10:00 am–4:00 pm

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