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Pono Market

4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1656
+1 808-822-4581
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Asian
4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1656
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know a place is good when all of the locals are lined up here at lunch time. Secret, go early as if you go after 12:30-1:00 PM, will likely be out of many things.

Thank CajunQuest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little place- It serves excellent local style food relatively (for Kauai) cheaply. For most humans over the age of 40 a rice bowl with one hot dish is sufficient. Kalua Pork, Katsu chicken and Poke are excellent. They sell out of...More

Thank AZtarheelTucson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Hawaiian food on the island! Great service too! Searched the island for two days looking for some pig and potato mac and finally this place did not disappoint.

Thank Katrina G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were referred to this place by a local and were happy we went. At least my husband was. I don't really care for seafood, but my husband loves it. He said the poke here is "really, really good" and insisted that we go back...More

Thank ESS_lover
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I think Pono Market has the best take out plate lunch on the island. They also have delicious sushi and other items for take out. The poke is excellent! You can get coffee and ice cream there as well. For vegetarians there is veggie sushi,...More

Thank Alohatraveler19
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after reading about in guide book and glad we did! The Kalua Pig would win any BBQ competition, hands down, and the various Poke we tried were light and fresh tasting. My girls were all 'too full' to finish their pork, but they...More

Thank MelissasHusband
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I had a poke bowl with spicy ahi poke. The prices for all of their plate lunches seemed very reasonable, especially for Kauai. The poke bowl was under $7. The fish was fresh and the poke had just the right amount of spice for me....More

Thank kimcheeboy
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This joint can't get much more local. Sushi, poke, and other native fare. Also it's a REAL coffee shop with espresso, latte, and cappuccino. Great place to start your day.

Thank lyle7692
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop for food once reaching hawaii. It was a bit overwhelming as it is quite a busy little stop but the staff were friendly and patient and we eventually decided on kalua pork and laulau cabbage. Both were pretty good though...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was an anniversary trip, so had to visit the place we got our marriage license all those years ago. Smaller shop now, but same great food and friendly folks.

Thank Ron308
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Asian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-4581
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