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Pono Market

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Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Seafood
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4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-822-4581
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 06:00 - 16:00
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Kauai, Hawaii
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hot lunch plates are great for trying local food at a reasonable price. You can tell the locals go here so you know it's authentic. The poke was ok but previously frozen as noted on the card that day. I had the spicy poke and the sesame poke. The spicy was ok but I didn't care for the creaminess... More 

Thank zwebb17
Solon, Ohio
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are watching the spending while on your trip in Kauai, then this hidden gem is for you. They had the most delicious, authentic Hawaiian food on the entire island. My favorite was the poi made in Hanalei Bay. The prices were *very* reasonable, too. Please stop here for lunch ... you will not regret it!

Thank LoveNeverDies
Glendora, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want poke this is your spot. Potato-mac salad, prepared sushi rolls, and fried chicken were all very good, too. They open at 6 so get their early because they do run out of prepared food. They also have beverages, including beer, and ice. I received a beautiful lei from a lovely woman and I certainly felt that aloha... More 

Thank Yvonne G
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorites: Hawaiian Plate - generous portion of hot food (pulled pork, pork stew, etc), choice of poke side (ahi tuna chunks, etc), and salmon salad = $13. Rice balls and fried chicken (at the counter) are deliciously addictive (and sell out early)!

Thank Bret D
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Pono Market so ono. Lomi Salmon, mac salad, kalua pig, fried chicken, Lau Lau; order anything on the menu and your belly will be satisfied. First, if you want kalua pig you need to go Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Second, if you want to get anything you need to get there pretty early. If you get there past noon you... More 

Thank Matty M
Bellevue, Wa
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Many choices of poke available. Sesame poke is excellent. Poke bowls, some plate lunches available. Musubi, manju also available.

Thank kenkat1230
Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Enjoyed lunch with sushi, several varieties of poke and Kalua pork with rice. The market is a fun place with easy ordering of take-out food. Walk over to the beach and enjoy. They even have an icer cream bar.

Thank George P
East Lansing, Michigan
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293 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Lydgate Park. We got there about 2PM, just after they'd closed the hot lunch down, but we were able to get poke bowls, and it was the poke I was after anyway! Someone kindly explained the different options - there were lots of them! - and we ordered the two best sellers, the... More 

Thank seecrane
Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What a cool market. The pike was very good, though my salmon wasn't deboned and thus stuck me a few times. Flavor was on point! Even the wrapped sushi was delicious. Grab some! Then sit in he beach behind and enjoy lunch with crashing waves and sunshine.

Thank lostontheway
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

When visiting family on Kauai, a stop at Pono Market is always on our to-do list. Their manju is one of my favorites: a Japanese pastry filled with either sweetened azuki beans or apple filling. This tends to sell out quickly so I'm always thrilled to buy a tray or two. My husband loves their salty boiled peanuts, another favorite... More 

Thank D-KfromMAUI

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-4581

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?