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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
“lunch” (124 reviews)
“lau lau” (42 reviews)
“fried chicken” (45 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 6:00 pm 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

I really want to love and support this little establishment but I just don't get the hype. To begin, they are not all that friendly. Now I can overlook the bad service if the food is spectacular. Unfortunately, that's not the case here. I tried...More

Thank TravelBug4702
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed between Wailua and Kapa'a while in Kauai. We tried Pono Market because it was recommended to us and we couldn't have been happier about it. The food was absolutely amazing and we couldn't have asked for more authentic food. The service was great...More

Thank saraspaugh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped by here one day to check out the lunch possibilities - but I was a bit early and nothing to see but several flavors of poke. The gentleman behind the counter was very friendly and encouraged me to taste all of the different types....More

Thank Karol H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their Daily Specials are to die for. You need to see their Specials for the week so you do not miss anything. Everyone talks about their food which deserves 5 targets. However, DO NOT MISS the Coffee Shop inside Pono Market. Their Espresso is 8...More

1  Thank Ron F
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Best Lau Laus and Poke on the island. Other dishes are very good also. Their Mac Salad is also tops. Their Hawaiian Fried Chicken is excellent. Friendly folks and very efficient. Get there by 11:30 and the line will be short to moderate, but even...More

Thank zinmanfred
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Food was GREAT! Waiting in line was a good experience because of the friendly locals who helped us decipher the menu so we didn't hold up their lunch. My only caution is that it's a take and go place...no place to sit. Well, there are...More

Thank Bis54
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Came here twice for lunch during our trip. First time we got the Hawaiian plate with poke and Lua Lua pork. It was very good! Get there early to have the best entre selection as they ran out of Lua Lua pork right after us....More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 21 March 2018 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 15 March 2018 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 9 March 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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