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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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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Try the tropical pancakes with a side order of Portuguese sausage, enough for two people. And really really good.

Thank S O
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Straight from the airport my husband brings us to Ono for shaved ice. I think he forgot that we really did not have a real meal yet and I was starving. So we ended up eating at Ono Family restaurant before getting shave ice. Walking in it reminded me of walking into a relative's house in the islands. Fairly casual... More 

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West Olive, Michigan
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44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Comparison shopped and this place had the best prices for shaved ice---$3.50 for a large! The eating area, a parking lot, wasn't the best so we ended up eating it in the air conditioned car.

Thank flyer4fun
Surprise, Arizona
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Best shaved ice with so many flavors and combinations. I enjoyed the young man and woman that served me they were quite entertaining.

Thank TravelalotDes
Georgetown, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Ate breakfast here and although the wait for a table wasn't long it took over 40 minutes to get our food and the staff seemed totally indifferent. Food was fine - just routine breakfast fare and prices not bad. We'll find somewhere else for breakfast next time.

Thank Sherron C
Springfield, Missouri
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We got the "American's aren't welcome here" vibe at this restaurant during lunch. Great salad but the food seems a bit overpriced for what you get. I think it was $9 or $10 for a simple tuna melt and that was one of the cheaper options. In a good location with other options for food. Probably wouldn't come here again... More 

Thank Kyla93
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299 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Kauai is known for shaved ice and we would recommend trying it. This location in Kapaa is convenient and the flavors are good but not great. The sizes are enormous , so share one as they give you four flavors.

Thank martin k
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2 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

For a taste of AUTHENTIC local grinds Ono is No Ka Oi (Da Best) for Breakfast or Lunch and they really do have the best shave ice, they all say they do. THIS one really is the most ONO.

Thank Don G
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Huge serving sizes and a bit less syrupy taste than the 3 others we tried made for an excellent stop after the beach.

Thank D H
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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318 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We tried shave ice at multiple places during our 11 days on Kauai, and this place was our favorite. Didn't think we'd find much difference between places, but we did. One local told us that some places use all natural flavorings (no corn syrup). Staff was friendly and seemed to fill orders faster than some other places.

Thank Dawn W

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?