Ahh.. Waiahole Poi Factory. One of my go-to’s for Hawaiian food!!
The look and feel of the place is traditional, humble and warm.
Literally within view of the ocean as well as Chinaman’s Hat, an iconic tourist attraction, you can see the glorious mountains just on the other side, behind the restaurant. This place can’t be in a more perfect spot.
Located on the side of the road, and with it’s big and simple sign, Waiahole Poi Factory is hard to miss.
There isn’t a real parking space, so you’ll either have to park on the side of the road, or find a space in the residential area once you turn into the side street. If you do park in the residential area, please use common sense and courtesy and turn down the music and park appropriately in allowed areas.
Personally, I like to just take everything to go, and drive over to Chinaman’s Hat, or in front of the beach and grind in my car. (AC, nice view, ‘ono food, the best way to eat!)
My go-to plate is the Kalua Pig Plate: comes with kalua pig, your choice of freshly hand pounded (on-site) poi (pounded cooked taro root) or white rice, lomi salmon (like a salsa with salmon pieces), and haupia (coconut) pie. Oh, and of course, the Sweet Lady of Waiahole!!