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Pono Market

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.

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Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pono Market was a where the locals frequents and I am glad we have found it. We chose it as our Breakfast and had to go back for more for our last day.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed November 4, 2020

These guys recently opened with great success — it’s a winna! The coffees are delicious and so is everything else (scones, cookies, cinnamon & sticky rolls & much more...) they’re a great addition to Kapaa town.

Date of visit: October 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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May 10, 2019|
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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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Yes, Pono Market offers takeout services.

Yes, Pono Market offers delivery 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