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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
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Ogden, Utah
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152 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Came here for breakfast and was not disappointed. Love the atmosphere, still has the old time Kapaa feel to it. Wood booths with cloth covered benches, takes me back to the day. The food is excellent. Can't beat the fried rice with the steak and eggs. There is enough of a variety to the menu that it will take more... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Note: I am rating the shave ice; I have not been to their restaurant. We stopped here during our bike rental day for a refreshing treat. It is pretty typical of Hawaiian shave ice. Lots of flavors to choose from. Takes a while to get your order because they are so busy/popular. I wish they had more shade for people... More 

Thank Beckasdream
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

As the title says, we did not care for the shave ice, possibly because we just prefer gelato , but we very much enjoyed the breakfast there. Lots of choices of local staples with some twist. For instance, their loco moco comes with mango jam, and it just makes such a huge difference by contemplating the saltiness of spam or... More 

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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I'm going to be honest, I did not have the shaved ice here. I know, big sign out front saying shaved ice, o well. We saw the taro ice cream and we had to try it. Best decision ever. I've had taro ice cream from several different places, and this place has the best taro ice cream I've ever had.... More 

Thank Brian Y
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We had shave ice at 5 locations while on Kauai and this was by far the best. Always a line but it moves fast and it was not only the largest shave ice we had but the best priced shave ice we had! Went twice and tried different flavor combinations with different kinds of ice cream on the bottom---yum.

Thank albuquerquebigdog
Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Got a genreal recommendation of flavors. Syrup was good. Went very well with macadamia nut ice cream at the bottom. The staff were nice but not much place to sit and eat.

Thank Daniel V
Santa Clara, California
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We ate breakfast almost daily, convenient as located just outside the resort. Good food, we tried different menus. We also tried one dinner.

Thank maynette
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

I had the ahi dinner plate. I wish they'd ask how I'd like my ahi, I would prefer it rare and it was served well and I thought it was a little dry. The salad and veggies served with the dinner plate were fantastic. They were so fresh and the dressing was homemade and flavorful. I got a kick out... More 

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Torrance, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This stand is right next to the Pono Kai resort. They have several sizes and flavors. This is a popular place and can get crowed, so be patient. It may take a while to get your order. Hey, you're in Hawaii. Just relax and go with it.

Thank mdowd111
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We ate here early one morning on our way through Kapaa to the canyon. Arrived as their first guests for breakfast. The staff were all very attentive and welcoming and we loved the homey, historic feel of the restaurant. My daughters enjoyed the strawberry pancakes with hot coconut syrup. The 2 stack is HUGE, so if you order a side... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?