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Poi by the Pound

430 Kele St, Kahului, HI 96732, USA
| +1 808-283-9381
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 Poi by the Pound  Kahului Hawaii United States

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Sun 10am - 9pm
Mon, Thur 10am - 10pm
Fri, Sat 10am - 11pm

Poi by the Pound

As its name suggests, this strip mall gem near Kahului Airport celebrates all things poi, a Polynesian staple made by steaming and mashing the cooked stem of a kalo (taro) plant. Come here for takeout or be prepared to wait a bit—the rib-sticking fare is quite popular with locals. Must-try dishes include ramen garnished with green onions, kimchi fried rice, and the lau lau plate featuring pork wrapped in taro leaves and slow steamed to perfection. Most menu items come with poi, but you can also opt to try it in a poke bowl or on its own as a side dish. The setting here may be modest, but nothing beats it for an authentic Hawaiian meal.