After leaving Hanauma Bay and traveling north west around the island, this was a welcome find. They either have or had a food truck with the same name, but this review is for the brick and mortar spot.

Small with several tables both inside and out for diners, it’s a casual environment where you order at the counter and wait to have your number called to pick up the food. They make it clear that this isn’t fast food — there’s even a sign that says so — so be patient and relax because it’ll take a while. But, it’s worth the wait.

Perfectly seasoned and moist, the kalua pork was the best I had during my stay with the steamed white rice a welcome addition, as always. The garlic shrimp proved to be better than what we had the other day at a food truck but the accompanying steak was a letdown due to its tough texture and chewiness. Pancakes here were huge and fluffy. Too much, even for a hungry kid to eat alone. Served with a side of eggs and bacon, the portions here, with this dish and the other, highlighted how generous they are with their portions.

Ono Steaks may not be as popular with the tourists and other spots around the island, but the quality and quantity made it one of the better meals we had during our stay.

4 Stars

41-830 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waimanalo, HI 96795
(808) 259-0808

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