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Waiahole Poi factory

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Polynesian, Hawaiian
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48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5103
+1 808-239-2222
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Roseville, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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! The second reason was a bit more ominous - the place looked dirty! Now I'll... More 

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Thank tonelle
Waipahu, Hawaii
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 and loved it. This last visit was a bit disappointing. Ordered the Luau Beef stew... More 

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Thank Cattayhi
Hawaii
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Disappointed in the squid luau ..too much coconut milk and no flavor. Laulau didn't have enough taro leaves. Lomi salmon average. Too bad a local facility cannot produce delicious food. Maybe visitors might not know the difference.

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Thank Hula22
Stuart, Florida
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222 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My wife found this during our circumnavigation trip from Waikiki to the North Shore. Right on the main road. Great authentic Hawaiian food. Very fresh. Courteous staff. Outdoor tables. The Laulau / Kahlua Pig Combo with Poi was awesome. Highly recommended to target this place for lunch on drive-about.

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Thank Steve P
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The originality factory is unparalleled to any of the other places at the hotel strip in Waikiki beach. We drove by and our friend who lives in the island recommend we have lunch here to experience the food. I was hesitant at first as I did not check this place out prior to my arrival. I think is best described... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Peoria, Arizona
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Low key and legit on offering true Hawaiian Lau Lau. Unpretentious, friendly and delivers the goods. If you want authentic Hawaiian, stop here.

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Thank Code3pro
tokyo
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My friend took me here and we ate lunch. I ate kalua pork and lomi salmon. It was very good! I should order bigger size plate.

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Thank ayukonoya
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We happened to come across this place on our way to the zip lining. Since I had never had poi we decided to stop. So for about $2 you can get a small sampling. It's just enough if you've never tried it. They have other menu items. It's a whole in the wall but there were customers. The women who... More 

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Thank ClaireSDCA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very friendly people, they let as sample everything before we ordered. We loved the food and the atmosphere. The food is different than most of what we experienced elsewhere and reminded partially Parisian dishes.

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Thank Amos O
Corvallis, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this local joint after reading rave reviews. Had a combo plate with Laulau and squid luau which were to die for. I am not a fan of squid luau, but had to try this local specialty again. It was smooth, had tender large pieces of squid, and was so good that I couldn't put it down. The fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?