Pono Market

Deli / Bodega and Restaurant$$$$
Kapa‘a
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  • David H.
    Pork lau lau all day! Also, good teriyaki meat loaf.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaFebruary 15
    Spicy poke bowl all day
  • Sandra C.
    Sandra CifoJuly 12, 2017
    Come here for fresh poke and other goodies! Fair price, family owned, and delicious!
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle A.September 22, 2016
    They have great local food and it's cheap, too!
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 24, 2016
    Get the fried chicken
  • AJ L.
    AJ LMay 19, 2016
    Try the many different kinds of poke and the pork lau lau. YUM!
  • Rob G.
    Rob GreenApril 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite spots on Kauai. Poke bowls, UFOs, plate lunch, chicken & musubi combos, I always come here to eat and am always happy with my food.
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfApril 11, 2016
    Love the combo plates. I combined their fried chicken with some spicy ahi poke. Amazing Hawaiian style street-food.
  • Sandra B.
    Sandra BaezOctober 12, 2015
    Spicy ahi was delicious! Come early for spam musubi.. they sell out quick :(
  • David N.
    David NoëlOctober 2, 2015
    Both the spicy poke and the fried chicken (comes as nuggets) are delicious.
  • Rishik P.
    Rishik PillaiJuly 7, 2015
    Fried chicken and spicy ahi poke!
  • christiane t.
    Spicy ahi tuna... I can eat that daily! Awesome, you must try!
  • Bryce R.
    Bryce RobertsJune 12, 2015
    the spicy poke is fantastic- rich, creamy and tender. fried chicken is served as delicious nuggets with a subtle teriyaki flavor.
  • Rivlin P.
    Rivlin PereiraMay 31, 2015
    Try the kalua pig very delicious
  • Kate M.
    Kate McgillinMay 2, 2015
    Amazing poke, and plate lunch for a great price. Can buy beer here, but can't drink it at the market.
  • Ted G.
    Ted GrubbApril 27, 2015
    2 words. Plate Lunch. 5-hour Pork Lau Lau is available after 9am and goes quick. Also a great selection of the best Poke on Kauai.
  • Benson C.
    Benson ChanJanuary 18, 2015
    One of our favorites for lunch. Family-owned deli-style place with hot and cold traditional every-day Hawaiian food for takeout. Limited seating so you might have to take food to a nearby park to eat.
  • ‎ןıɥd ʍ.
    ‎ןıɥd ʍɐןJanuary 4, 2015
    Awesome Poke, Fried Chicken and the pork (Lau Lau and Kalua). Great people and the uncle bought us a Hawaiian specialty dessert. Mahalo!!!
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WestOctober 21, 2014
    Yum! Poke, lau lau, musubi... Wish I could eat here every day
  • Sandra
    SandraSeptember 24, 2014
    Go for the lunch special and get thw spicy poke bowl.
  • Francine G.
    Francine Grace 🐬🌴🏄🍍🌺December 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Laulau, poke, lomi salmon. Broke the mouth!! :)
  • Allen G.
    Allen GossardSeptember 13, 2013
    We was lucky enough to get are marriage license there and married on baby beach.... Robert is a great there
  • Allen G.
    Allen GossardSeptember 10, 2013
    Got our marriage license here the got a Bentos was in heaven and I still am years later.... Look forward to a bento and a quick word from Robert ALOHA
  • Greg G.
    Greg GerschensonSeptember 5, 2013
    Delicious Hawaiian food. Grab a plate lunch and you won't regret it.
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BlakeJune 7, 2013
    Best Plate lunches, great taste, great price, Beautiful people
  • Holly H.
    Holly HedlingNovember 19, 2012
    I had a rice bowl with half spicy ahi poke and onion ahi poke...was AWESOME! And not too much food perfect amount! People that work here are super friendly too!
  • Jon Z.
    Jon ZSeptember 5, 2012
    Awesome spam musubi
  • Chris H.
    Chris HeuerAugust 22, 2012
    Ahhmazing #KaluaPork locally recommended. Couldn't wait to take photo #YumSorry
  • Jessie
    JessieAugust 22, 2012
    Great Lau Lau!
  • Alice T.
    Alice TJune 17, 2012
    Have to agree that the spicy ahi poke is great!
  • Len D.
    Len DevannaJune 14, 2012
    Grabbed a plate lunch on the way North thanks to Foursquare and Yelp reviews. It was outstanding. Try the pineapple chicken if they have it. Also check out the cool Ukelele store next door when done.
  • Jenny P.
    Jenny PMay 25, 2012
    Excellent poke and plate lunches
  • Jarrett G.
    Jarrett GananMay 9, 2012
    If they have the pork peas and pimentos get it!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BMay 1, 2012
    Spicy ahi poke. Delicious!
  • Aaron F.
    Aaron FieldApril 4, 2012
    Amazing Fried Chicken!!! Awesome in their bento boxes!! To snag a bento, get to Pono early on school days, since a lot of the local kids pick them up before school for lunch
  • Chefcommons F.
    Poke is great here
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GoldsteinFebruary 29, 2012
    This place is fantastic especially the pokes. Sesame ahi was outstanding and so was the spicy. Super nice staff willing to walk tourists through the menu options.
  • Rob G.
    Rob GreenOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The plate lunches here are amazing. A little shop that is easy to miss but once you sample their food you'll never forget it! Read more
  • Ted C.
    Ted ChenJanuary 31, 2011
    Listwn to ari and get the spicy ahi poke!
  • Sandy L.
    Sandy LinJanuary 31, 2011
    Get the pork adobo when they have it. Yum!
  • Ana M.
    Ana MarieOctober 20, 2010
    Lau lau here is the best! Also try the muscle poke. It's delish!
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