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Waiahole Poi factory

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Polynesian, Hawaiian
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48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
(808) 239-2222
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We happened to come across this place on our way to the zip lining. Since I had never had poi we decided to stop. So for about $2 you can get a small sampling. It's just enough if you've never tried it. They have other menu items. It's a whole in the wall but there were customers. The women who... More 

Thank ClaireSDCA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly people, they let as sample everything before we ordered. We loved the food and the atmosphere. The food is different than most of what we experienced elsewhere and reminded partially Parisian dishes.

Thank Amos O
Corvallis, Oregon
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at this local joint after reading rave reviews. Had a combo plate with Laulau and squid luau which were to die for. I am not a fan of squid luau, but had to try this local specialty again. It was smooth, had tender large pieces of squid, and was so good that I couldn't put it down. The fresh... More 

Thank Alan C
Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch; got 2 mini plates with sodas for less than $20. The squid lu'au and beef lu'au were tasty and came with a scoop of rice, plus a small container of lomi lomi salmon. Skip the chain food restaurants and eat local.

Thank Scott M
Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While traveling up the coast between Kailua and the North Shore, you will come to this great little valley called Whole. On the mauka (mountain) side of the road is the Poi Factory. By all means stop. Order a mixed plate. My favorite is Squid Luau and Kahlua pig. Comes with extras. Get poi. The you get your plate, take... More 

Thank V V
San Diego, California
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Thought the range of food on plates is good, as others have said, but dang, that fresh milled poi is so good! Usually spooning the thin-ish, sourish poi you often will get served around the islands is ok with a meal. But this fresh milled poi makes me want to grab a spoon and eat it straight. Would you do... More 

Thank KayClifton
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

My friend took me here and we ate lunch. I ate kalua pork and lomi salmon. It was very good! I should order bigger size plate.

Thank ayukonoya
Crescent Ctiy, CA
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

After a long grueling hike on the Nakoa Trail, we were starving for something to eat. There is very limited places to choose from and we knew we could find the real deal on the North Shore. This place was exactly what we were looking for. We arrived just before closing and were welcomed with friendly staff that allowed us... More 

Thank frogfan63
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant! The Kalua pig and salmon lomilomi are my favorites! Also gotta try the limeade - It is very addicting in a good way!

Thank Julie W
San Diego
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Real people that love what they do. The woman that took our order went way out of her way for us. I asked her what is their best She tells be everything and she says you do not know Hawaiian food and leaves and I am thinking OK. Then she comes back with a tray of little portions or just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
  • Phone Number: (808) 239-2222

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