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Places on Oahu: The Waiahole Poi Factory

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Waiahole Poi Factory

Narrative

My family and I have driven up and down the Windward Coast of Oahu more times than we could ever possibly remember.  Along the way we would always see the old building housing the Waiahole Poi Factory right along Highway 83:

On a recent weekend trip to Kualoa Beach Park we finally decided it was time to stop and check out the factory.  We pulled off of the Kamehameha Highway and found some parking along the side of the old building.  The front of the building has the menu posted where we noticed that the only thing served here is Hawaiian food.  This was fine with us because we like Hawaiian food especially kalua pork which is what all of us ordered with a can of Hawaiian Sun drink:

Waiahole Poi Factory Kalua Pork

In my opinion the kalua pork here is some of the best that you will find on Oahu.  It is not quite as good as another favorite Hawaiian food restaurant of mine, the Highway Inn in Honolulu, but still tasty.  Considering this is a poi factory I have to say that the poi is some of the best I have tasted.  Keep in mind though that poi is not for everyone and is an acquired taste, but for people who have developed a taste for poi the Waiahole Poi Factory is a must stop location:

Hawaiian Poi

Conclusion

Another positive about the Waiahole Poi Factory is that their prices are very reasonable with a plate costing $9.50 and a mini-plate for my kids each costing $7.50.  Really the only negative of the place is that it sits along the busy Kamehameha Highway which makes it annoying to sit outside and listen to cars buzz by.  Besides that though we had a great lunch and will definitely stop by again some time.

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