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Ono Family Restaurant and Shave Ice

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4-1292 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1659
+1 808-822-1710
07:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in for breakfast on our day in Kauai, not a bad choice! Service was pretty good, and our breakfasts were well done.

Thank Reese Y
Cleveland, Ohio
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great local restaurant, good breakfast & love the shaved ice. Be sure to get the topping poured over the ice!

Thank immabimmab
Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has local atmosphere and a diverse menu of great food! We all loved it -- try the tropical pancakes or Da Boss Scrambled. Super coffee. Friendly, efficient service.

Thank terencekyoung
Sunrise, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would give this restaurant about 2.5 stars. The service was very slow and we barely even saw our server the whole time. I had macadamia nut pancakes which were pretty good. They were fresh and tasty but not the greatest pancakes I have ever had. I also had a side of corn beef hash which I have never had... More 

Thank Adam W
Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was absolutely one of our favorite meals during our Hawaiian vacation. Just a little diner off the side of the road in the small town of Kappa, Ono's Family Restaurant definitely had an authentic, local feel to it! The server was extremely friendly, and the breakfast was delicious! I can't even remember what I ordered, to be perfectly honest... More 

Thank Tim Z
Kauai, Hawaii
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I were reviewing the shave ice stand theyʻd get at least 4 stars, but breakfast at the restaurant drops them down to 2. The banana pancakes were tough and tasteless. The coconut syrup was thing and mostly tasteless. Service was OK. Good coffee.

Thank pzp
Kauai, Hawaii
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went here for breakfast and I had read reviews that service was bad but it was really bad. Upon arriving there was another couple standing at the hostess stand waiting to be seated. Took the hostess 5 minutes to appear from the back and we were seated. We were not brought menus and eventually requested them... More 

Thank zwebb17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 5 miles for this and it was well worth it. They had too many flavor a to list them all. The shaved ice was huge and a good deal for $3.50. You can choose up to 4 flavors. The perfect size for our family of three.

Thank OnTheGo64082
Sarasota, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

husband and i began our monthlong stay in kauai (yeah!!!) and although we usually have our 1st breakfast at the kountry kitchen, this time i suggested we try ono family restaurant. what a mistake. we had read the previous reviews and acknowledged that many stated that cleanliness could be a problem, so we were ready for that, but we felt... More 

Thank tml1230
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was long but after seeing the old ladies in the kitchen doing the cooking it was kinda neat to see at least best guess 70-80 year old ladies doing all of the cooking. There was limited servers & other staff but food was good. Very authentic dishes from Hawaii & Japanese cuisine. No air conditioning. Breakfast times were... More 

Thank Patti K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1292 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1659
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-1710

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?