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Waiahole Poi factory

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Polynesian, Hawaiian
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48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5103
(808) 239-2222
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Disappointed in the squid luau ..too much coconut milk and no flavor. Laulau didn't have enough taro leaves. Lomi salmon average. Too bad a local facility cannot produce delicious food. Maybe visitors might not know the difference.

Thank Hula22
Stuart, Florida
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192 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

My wife found this during our circumnavigation trip from Waikiki to the North Shore. Right on the main road. Great authentic Hawaiian food. Very fresh. Courteous staff. Outdoor tables. The Laulau / Kahlua Pig Combo with Poi was awesome. Highly recommended to target this place for lunch on drive-about.

Thank Steve P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

The originality factory is unparalleled to any of the other places at the hotel strip in Waikiki beach. We drove by and our friend who lives in the island recommend we have lunch here to experience the food. I was hesitant at first as I did not check this place out prior to my arrival. I think is best described... More 

Thank Daniel M
Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Low key and legit on offering true Hawaiian Lau Lau. Unpretentious, friendly and delivers the goods. If you want authentic Hawaiian, stop here.

Thank Code3pro
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 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
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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 96744-5103
  • 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?