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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 good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lau lau” (42 reviews)
“fried chicken” (45 reviews)
“laulau” (37 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 18:00 Hours
Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1656
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived here after reading all the great reviews. We were disappointed that the spicy ahi was “previously frozen”’and not fresh. The Poke bowls come with rice and a side of you choose (macaroni salad, seaweed salad, kimchee). There are no toppings to add to the...More

Thank PhxMermaid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little dive. Several locals told us they had the best Lau Lau and awesome poki. The locals know what they are talking about. The Lau Lau was in-freaking-credible. Pork was my favorite. The poki was fresh and very tasty. Because everything is freshly made...More

Thank Simi_Murphy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We asked where the locals go and Pono Market was what we heard over and over again. Their Deli is small but mighty. The poke is AMAZING! You MUST go early as they start running out of dishes by noon. A definite must if you...More

Thank thefreddys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was a great, authentic local lunch spot with really good food but our experience was marred by the attitude of one employee who wanted to pretend we didn't have a choice when ordering a combo plate, was impatient as we took a moment...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Pono Market has great Hawaiian food to take out, including many kinds of poke, salads, BBQ, as well as a coffee shop. So just stop and take your poke bowl or other meal out to the tables in front or to the beach. Nice...More

1  Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 30 January 2018

A great Hawaiian meal at a great price. Forget the fancy $35 plus per meal places if you want real Hawaiian. THIS is the real deal. Pork, chicken, poke, poi. Great tastes of old Hawaii.

Thank john P
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have heard a lot of good things about this place, but I don't really care for it. I don't eat Poke and I don't care for deep fried food. These seem to be the two things this place has to offer. I have tried...More

Thank 122,267
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is where many locals go to grab and take a real hearty lunch. I had the cabbage with kulua pork, tako (octopus) poke, rice and macaroni salad, it was filling and very good. It is all in deli case and you pick and choose...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to grab some authentic Hawaiian or Polynesian food to take on the go. There is very little space to eat in the tiny restaurant or on the sidewalk right outside. I tried the lobster poke bowl, with a side of...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This was a hidden little family deli. The poke was fresh and they had a wide variety of both hot and cold offerings. There are many things to choose from and a quick moving line of locals, be ready to order. They also had plate...More

Thank tedact
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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