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Waiahole Poi factory

) #12 of 115 Restaurants in Kaneohe $ , Hawaiian
48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5103
+1 808-239-2222
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“haupia” (7 reviews)
“kalua pig” (10 reviews)
“squid luau” (6 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5103
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place was recommended to us and did not disappoint. We pulled in for lunch after zip lining, placed our order at the window and grabbed a picnic table. Food came out and it was delish! Our group of four ordered the lau lau...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Most of the poi (the taro underground stem, or corm, which has been peeled, thorougly cooked, pounded, mixed with some water, and allowed to ferment (by Lactobacillus) is a day old, mildly sour, and excellent! This was the staple of pre-historic Hawai'i, and made up...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The place had a written menu but for tourists, they should offer visual pictures. We ordered the squid lu'au and laulau. I asked the young asian cashier to describe it and his Hawaiian accent was so hard to understand. Mind you, I have Hawaiian friends...More

Thank NellyvilleBC
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My friends and I happened upon this very local place while checking out the north shore of Oahu. What a treat to swirl a fork full of succulent Kalua pork in poi that was hand pounded just moments before. If you want a real local...More

Thank Tiare A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

During my trip to Oahu I had the pleasure of eating lunch here at the Poi factory. I had never tried poi before or any other Hawaiian food. I had the kalua pig and my sister tried their beef luau. Both were delicious! The food...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This place was hi-lighted & recommended by our tour guy. He said it was the last "original" place where they made POI. Stopped in and I got a sampler plate - Laulau/Kalua Pig. It came with white rice and POI. The flavors of the seaweed...More

Thank BigDawgMAF
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Yes, it's next to the highway and a couple chickens went strolling by. I didn't mind. I had the kalua pig and found it to be very tender and tasty. The staff were friendly and patiently answered all my questions.

Thank 2SleepyCats
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I thought it was a tourist type poi factory but was pleasantly surprised that they serve food here. The chicken long rice was broke da mouth GOOD! Had a can of pog to drink and my daughter enjoyed her meal too. The dessert: haupia ice...More

Thank Gail U
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I was trepidatious when we pulled up to the Waiahole Poi Factory for two reasons. First - I'd never had poi but I'd heard stories about how awful it was. I was game though, I mean you're on the island, it's like a must do!...More

Thank tonelle
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to the poi factory three times now in the last 4 months. The first time was wonderful! We had the Luau Beef stew plate - excellent, and the Sweet Lady of Waiahole - awesome!! The second time our friends got the Kulolo...More

Thank Cattayhi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kaneohe
  • Phone Number: +1 808-239-2222
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