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Ai Pono

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Coconut Grove Marketplace, Downstairs From Jack's Diving Locker, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-331-1122
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good11%
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  • Poor11%
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Feb 6, 2017
“Great food! A must visit”
Feb 5, 2017
“Best Vegan cuisine in Kona!”
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$$ - $$$
Coconut Grove Marketplace, Downstairs From Jack's Diving Locker, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

I am not a vegan but it was recommended to us by a local surf instructor. He was telling us about a cashew queso and jack fruit nachos. INCREDIBLE!!! it is a must. Great local feel and everyone was very friendly. They also have a...More

Thank Brandy M
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Ai Pono is a gem in the heart of downtown Kona. For anyone who is a vegan or at least curious about vegan cuisine, this place is a must visit! Their hours are limited, I think they are open Thursday through Sunday from 4 to...More

Thank RaeHGeorge
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

As a vegan this was a breath of fresh air. I didn't really have to think about what I ordered. I got the burger and it was awesome. I wish they were open more often because I would eat there every day.

Thank SusanE1800
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Loved the tofu teriyaki. Fresh tasting vegetables and a wonderful tasting brown rice. Super nice staff! The only drawback is they are only open Thursday thru Sunday.

Thank Liveforvacations59
Reviewed July 12, 2016

I am a plant based vegan dietitian who was so excited to read about the plant based Ai Pono cafe at the Coconut Grove Marketplace. I teach sustainable eating (plant based diet) and mindfulness at Arizona State University, and I literally wrote the book on...More

Thank counselinglisa
Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a vegan but I enjoy eating healthy for the most part & it's refreshing to see places like this popping up on the big island. These guys are 100% vegan & it's done very elegantly. Quality ingredients. I love that. I had the...More

Thank IslandGirl420
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

I had the zoodles alfredo which are zucchini noodles with cashiew sauce, so delicious and a huge serving. Service is awesome. It's a bit hard to find but make sure you do, it's right behind the pizza place.

Thank Dee M
Reviewed February 22, 2016

Only open a few evenings a week, but worth seeking out. Highly recommend the burger, BBQ and Reuben.

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had dinner three times at this cafe when we were in the big island. We will come back for more if we stay longer! All the meals are made with love and good organic ingredients. Very healthy vegan food, and so satisfying. Vegan cheesecake...More

Thank Teruminz
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  • Address: Coconut Grove Marketplace, Downstairs From Jack's Diving Locker, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-331-1122
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