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Pono Market

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Japanese, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1656
(808) 822-4581
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Boston, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We're not big fans of shaved ice, so we're always on the lookout for a good ice cream spot. We knew about Pono Market for Poke, and just discovered that they have a very nice ice cream counter too - with good (but, not home made) waffle cones. Mango and coconut ice creams go well together and made a nice... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pono Market is an excellent deli in Kapa'a, preparing delicious ahi poke and other seafood dishes to eat in or to take out. They also serve delicious coffee (espresso, latte, mocha).

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Thank Olivier C
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pono Market was a recommendation of one of our tour guides. Straight after our kayaking tour we headed straight there running into other people from our tour! We all loved the selection of authentic Hawaiian foods and the prices were unbeatable! I got the Hawaiian plate which offered poke, a meat selection, rice and a side for $11.50!! You can't... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stop here at least 2x a month for some fried chicken and sushi ready to go! Simple, tasty and consistent. My 3 year old daughter loves their pork laulau bowl.

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Thank nalani808
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The poke here is great and the staff is friendly. They open at 6 AM, but with a limited selection. They usually have all their items prepared by 9 AM. The poke here is the best we had on the island. They let you sample before you buy.

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New Jersy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Kauai for 7 days and we went to Pono Market almost everyday. Poke there was so fresh and reasonably priced. We also loved the Lau Lau and Nori.

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Thank jersetraveler88
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the people are so nice here and I would reccomend it for any visitor and local coming to the island. Great food, coffee and vibes.

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Thank 16missm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

The owner is very friendly I like all the services they provide a must visit store you will like it I would give them 7 Starr's not 5 stars good all around.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

The owner of this market is super friendly and helpful. My favorites here were the spicy poke, sesame poke, and kalua pig. If you like poke, go to Pono!

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you like Poke this is the place to go. It's a small local restaurant not really a market. It's a place where many locals drop in to grab lunch and go. A few tables outside. The food was real fresh and tasty. Expect to wait a few minutes as the line and get long. Note they close at 4:00... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: (808) 822-4581

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?