We love Hawaiian food, so we decided to give Pono a try. You place your order at the counter, then find a seat, either indoors (casual couches & tables), at the bar, or on the outdoor patio (which we chose). The sweet potato fries were EXCELLENT: nice & hot & crispy, with a nice spicy BBQ dipping sauce. The poke appetizer was good, but a bit skimpy (next time, I'll try the bowl). The Kahlua pork was tender, but could have used some sauce on it. The prawns plate was OK, although somewhat bland. The plates feature the traditional "two scoops rice, 1 scoop macaroni salad", plus slaw. They have Longboard lager on tap, plus a full bar. It was good enough to make me want to go back to try their rice bowls, and saimin. If those are good, then I'll up the rating. Hula Grill remains the top choice, but Pono's is a contender.
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