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“Huge portions”

Ono Family Restaurant and Shave Ice
Ranked #29 of 137 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I saw this place mentioned in a guide book and it is famous for its huge portions. The wife loves breakfast, so off we went.

The restaurant is sort of an old house, nothing fancy. We arrived at 7am, opening time, which for our body time was noon so we were hungry.

The waitress was not too friendly at first, maybe miffed that we arrived so early, but she warmed up a bit later.

The wife got the tropical stack of 3 pancakes. She said they were excellent, so moist and flavorful that syrup was not needed. She also got fresh eggs on the side and they were cooked perfectly. Too much food! She ended up taking half the portion home.

I ordered the MCA omelete--cheese, mushrooms, and avocado. The omelet was huge--stuffed with mushrooms. The avocado had a lot of bad spots that were not edible so that was a turnoff. Not sure why anyone thought it was a good idea to serve it. The hash browns were ok. English muffin was a bit burnt but ok.

We were overcharged a little--the prices were different from the menu, but I did not say anything. I guess because we are tourists. Maybe an honest mistake. I am not sure.

Our consensus was that the food was good but not great. I am glad we tried this icon on Kauai .

Thank russkwtx
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We had heard about this place prior to coming to Kauai, and decided we must check it out. On our second day we stopped in just after lunchtime and there was a seemingly large crowd when we arrived. The line moved quickly and we were ready to order in no time. The prices were reasonable and honestly better than most places on the mainland. We enjoyed these shaved ices so much the we went back the next day and may even go back tomorrow before we head home.

Thank James I
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This is a local place, only open for breakfast and lunch. The food is fantastic- lots of choices including local specialties. Pancakes and sweet bread french toast are great- even with fresh coconut syrup. Portions are very generous- we always have enough for another full meal. Quick refills on coffee.
We will be back!

Thank Barbara F
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We are a lot of shave ice and all agreed this was our favorite on the island. Great selection of flavors!

Thank 319mrsh
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We loved the banana pancakes and the corned beef hash and eggs so much that we dined there twice. They open at 7:00 am and will have a line to sit down by 8:00 am weekdays.

Thank James Travers E
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