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Reviewed March 19, 2020

I typed in "poke" to the maps app on my phone, and ended up here. The place was fairly busy but the staff were incredibly efficient. I chose a salmon poke bowl. I made the right choice. One of the best things I ate in...all of Hawaii. I want to go back just so I can try all the other fish. Coming from Sydney, these poke bowls are very different to how they make them here, so so good.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

Super deli for take out of all kinds of local fare, from several kinds of poki, the freshest seaweed salad, kalua pork and lau laus. They also have nice leis in the cooler.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Pono Market is hoppin’ from the time it opens at 6 am. This is the place to go to grab your poke (several varieties) to go, sushi, or anything else that looks good in the deli section. It’s also reasonably priced compared to other places...in the island. You know it’s good when it’s where the locals go. Mahalo!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

After reading all the rave reviews we were very excited about getting a takeout lunch from Pono Market. We both got brown rice with half sesame ahi poke and half spicy poke, plus a bento box. Both poke versions were bland and unexceptional. The first...was fine, but had little flavor. No sesame flavor at all, and very little spiciness to the other version. Chicken in bento box was good, but not exceptional.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

This place is highly recommended and it did not disappoint. They have a great variety of plate lunches. We choose the one item with 2 scoops rice and one side. So reasonable at $7.50. The Kalua pig was excellent, flavorful, juicy, tender and filling. the...Macaroni Potato Noodle salad is seasoned just right with the right amount of creaminess and cooked properly. It goes well with the pork. The two scoops of rice help balance the salty flavor of the pork and soak up the pork juices. The place gets busy and a line forms, but the staff work fast and you out with your food in no time. Their table space is limited, so better to take the food and go to the beach. They take credit cards, big plus for such a reasonably price place. This area of Kapaa is well worth a visit, especially to grab a plate lunch to go. They also sell all their entrees and sides by the pound if you are getting food for a larger group or just need some great food for dinner.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

actually some of the local food markets had more choices and tasty dishes and a larger variety at good prices

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

lined up out the door and we seemed to be the only island visitors! Friendly locals were happy to help us navigate the selection of mostly mysterious choices and options. Takeaway is a good option. Food was interesting, not particularly healthy but it is a...vacation, right? Probably would not eat there regularly but so glad I went and would certainly go again. Great value.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

My families favourite place when we are on vacation at the Pono Kai. If you like authentic Hawaiian food, order the plate lunches. The Lau Lau order the loco moco breakfast plate. The poke bowl is also very good.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

So I come here just for the milkshakes. I'm usually a chocolate kind of girl but the Vanilla milkshakes here are AMAZING. My kids begged to come back to Kauai just so we could get one. Seriously, I would order them by mail if possible....They also have local plate food but be prepared to take your food to go. Not much seating here which I'm guessing is on purpose. They want the line to keep moving! We're headed back in Feb 2020 and this is definitely on our list of stops.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Locals spot. Great deli style Hawaiian home cooking! The coffee at the store is great. We had ice cream with a shot of espresso, kind blown! If you want authentic Hawaiian food this is the spot!

Date of visit: October 2019
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athanasiusp2017
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Marriage certificates at a deli? Sounds like an odd place to carry legal forms. Call them 808 822-4581
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