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Cafe' Ono

19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-985-8979
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stopped here two mornings on the way to the Park. They have a limited menu, but the food is excellent, and the prices are very reasonable. They also had a very nice salad and sandwich selection. However, they close at 5:00 during February.

1  Thank 123Beachy
Reviewed March 5, 2015

The food is fine and the service is very good. Plenty of covered outdoor seating. Ernest the goat is interesting to watch. The gardens around the 100 plus year old cafe/gallery are varied and very nice for photos. Mr. Ono is very hospitable and encourages...More

1  Thank Bison2000
Reviewed March 5, 2015

Myself and three friends spent 10 days traveling around the Big Island, including 3 days in Volcano. We ate at Cafe Ono twice (and would have more if we had found it earlier). The food is excellent, with big portions and the service was probably...More

1  Thank John A
Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for lunch after a morning at the Volcanoes National Park. The food was amazing! I had the hummus artichoke sandwich which was served with a big fresh salad and mushroom soup. My husband ordered the egg salad sandwich with...More

1  Thank Cortney S
Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had the pleasure of eating at the Cafe Ono on our way to the Volcano. The food was a pleasant change from the normal fare. We enjoy vegetarian food but are not vegetarians. The outdoor gardens and calming atmosphere was very enjoyable and relaxing....More

Thank Scotty779
Reviewed February 19, 2015

We saw this listed on tripadvisor and decided to give it a go. We knew going in that it was vegetarian. The menu is fairly simple . We ordered the chili and crust less quiche. There was a side accompaniment of salad, garlic toast and...More

Thank onegameatatime
Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch there. Food was fantastic! In fact, the aroma coming from the kitchen was driving me crazy! I found the food to be very tasty, even though I am not a vegetarian. Servers were very friendly. Service was good. The only negative was that...More

1  Thank PokerPsychic
iraono, Owner at Cafe' Ono, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2015

Thank you for the lovely review and for letting us know about the misleading AMX sign which has just been removed.

Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited Cafe Ono after a morning hike in the park. The veggie panini was very good and the chips were the bomb-diggity. Also had the vanilla ice cream with brownie crumbles. Not the best ever but it was satisfactory. It was a beautiful day...More

Thank Heidust
Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a very fresh and tasty meal. The service was great with our serve person being friendly and interactive. The highlight was "Ernest" the goat

Thank pandabear99l
Reviewed February 4, 2015

I love Café Ono! I have been here many times and the food is always delicious, the service sweet and efficient, and the shopping fun and fascinating! The owner, Ira Ono, is an amazing person who obviously sets the tone for his wonderful restaurant and...More

Thank Peggy L
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Response from Theseds | Reviewed this property |
I re-read my review and it don't mention pizza so I'm at a loss to answer.
Ira O
November 4, 2015|
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Response from Ira O | Property representative |
I am sorry, I must have clicked on the wrong review. I get so confused with Tripadvisor sometimes I don't know where to click. It must have been for the one above yours. Thank you for visiting us and hope you come again soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $15
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
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: +1 808-985-8979
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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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