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Named after a popular bodysurfing beach in nearby Laiema, Pounders is a casual, mid-range restaurant that offers a menu with broad appeal for a wide range of appetites. They use farm-fresh, locally grown produce, with daily specials as well as Hawaii-raised beef and fresh-catch fish.

The chef’s customized lunch and dinner menu features scintillating steak, ham, chicken and lamb entrées; seafood specialties, including Hawaiian-style poke or raw fish dishes; kalua pork quesadilla, seared beef poke, house-made BBQ taro chips, crab cakes and hand-made fresh pasta dishes. The show-stealing wood-fired brick oven imported from Napoli can generate eight different artisan pizzas. They also offer beautiful salads, great sandwiches, kicked-up fried rice and more.

There’s a kids menu, and beverages include coffee, tea, herbal tea, espresso, cappuccino and soft drinks. Order sumptuous desserts from the menu, or Aunty Emily’s Bakery, which is located in the same building. Enjoy air-conditioned dining inside, or relax on the covered, open-air lanai.


Mon–Sat, 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays


55-370 Kamehameha Hwy
La'ie, HI 96762


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