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Poi by the Pound


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Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner

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Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at this place. We ordered Pork luau, Chicken rice long, Squid and Lau Lau. Overall, the quality of the food was average. Especially, the Chicken Rice Long was very very salty. The price is average. The service was good except they lost...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Pricilla C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place based on a recommendation however I thought the food was terrible. Meat was under cooked, flavors were very bland and did not taste good at all. I would pass and try something different. Upside, server was friendly

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a couple of dishes that were great, but the people sitting next to us ordered the Hawaiian plate and everything on it looked amazing. I would recommend that if you go there.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank bigisland-rob
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Got the garlic shrimp and the Hawaii platter. Garlic shrimp tasted more like butter than shrimp and expected a bit more from the portion size... Hawaii platter was solid. But if you’re traveling to Maui, I wouldn’t suggest this place to get “amazing” Hawaiian food....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ofrizzzle
Reviewed September 20, 2019

If you're looking for local Hawaiian food, this is it! Amazing flavors! Their pork and teriyaki chicken is delicious!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank joanalyssa
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

Everything we ordered was tasty. The best was the squid luau. Also had garlic shrimp and poke. Service was excellent. On Friday night got seated immediately, service staff came by often and the food came out quickly.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank myinhilo
Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by some locals and it was good! I had the KimChee fried rice and it was spicy but good. You could probably split any meal here with someone. Our service was a little slow but overall we were satisfied.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Lori B
Reviewed August 28, 2019

I am not how to rate this place that came highly recommended. I think Hawaiian cuisine as perhaps it is a taste that is acquired. We have the lau lau as everyone was raving about it. It is steamed pulled pork in leaves (taro?). It...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank MaximumVelocity
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Good local flavours at a reasonable price. The kahula pork, chicken long rice(noodle soup) Lau, and taro sundae are particularly good.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank cilliatedd
Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Poi By The Pound is a clean and well maintained restaurant that serves great food. We had the Kalbi Steak and the Kalua Pork with Cabbage.... both had great taste. Their poi was as good as we have ever had.... not too sour, almost sweet...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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July 13, 2019|
Response from Luis M | Reviewed this property |
My family and I had a great experience when going with our grand kids. We did not experienced any problems. What we did was to order the food for the kids at first right away before any adult in our group.
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