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Pono Market

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Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guy in the bike shop highly recommended the chicken at the Pono Market. So we had to try it. It is great , white meat, juicy and tasty.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got the Chicken Lau Lau. It was good, the chicken was very juicy. The pasta salad was very good. I would love to try other things. We also got gourmet pretzels that were very good.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

Take-away Restaurant: good portions, hawaiian style, one XL is big enough for 2. It could be better if it had tables but it was one of the great restaurantes we tryied in Hawaii.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

Limited hours, but the food was great. Ordered laulau plate and a container of poi - enough for a couple meals for my wife and I (lighter eaters).

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

Great family like atmosphere! The food was delicious. A must visit if you love poke! The location of the place was terrific with plenty of parking to the rear of the business and on the street.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022 via mobile

A somewhat hidden location and only open until 2:00 pm, so you have to plan ahead, but the authentic Hawaiian food is delicious with generous portions and good prices!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

Market is small and a hole in the wall but has such delicious food. We stopped here for some box lunches/plate lunch for our day. They didn't disappoint. The food was great and the prices too. They had many local foods to choose from. We...were there a little early and missed some of food that was just starting to be available. One of our favorite places for food.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

Their coffee was so good and we couldn’t get enough of the pastries. We happen to stumble upon it only to find out later a friends family member owns it. Would definitely go back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 28, 2022 via mobile

Afternoon coffee break…lots of wonderful looking pastries. We ordered a hot chai latte an iced macadamia nut coffee. Delicious

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I were on the hunt for a Hawaiian plate and we stumbled upon Pono Market after getting our children pizza a few doors down. We each got different selections for our entrees and my husband also got some ube square pie. Everything...was fresh and tasty. The plates also come with rice and pasta salad, although it is so much food we were plenty full without eating of the extras. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 14, 2021 via mobile

Amazing poke choices!!! Ocean salad was wonderful as well. Don’t forget to grab some sugar waffles for dessert! Beat poke in town

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2021

When we are in Kauai we always make sure to hit the Pono Market. This little place has great poke, Kahlua pork, musubis etc. You cannot go wrong here if you like fresh tasty food.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

This is a must destination for every visit by my family. Whether it's the lau lau or the poke, this is where the locals go (and I say that as a former local...). And the staff are very helpful. Just be there before noon when...many of the fresh hot dishes are sold out...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 8, 2021

We stopped by this place a few times on our visit to Kauai. Everything we had tasted so good (and at a very reasonable price). The service was friendly and efficient too.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 30, 2021

Every entrée, side dish and poke were very good. Adobo Pork, Spicy Poke and Lomi Lomi all excellent...

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, Pono Market offers takeout services.

Pono Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5