Hawaii is no stranger to food trucks. There are some that are good, and there are ones that stand out! The Ono Fish & Shrimp Truck in Kaunakakai truly stands out. If you are looking for a delicious restaurant-level seafood meal with a whole lot of aloha, check it out. They named this local gem on wheels perfectly. Ono translates as delicious in Hawaiian and that is exactly what you are going to experience! Delicious!
This little trailer-style food truck that is parked in a lot on Ala Malama Avenue nearby Molokai Harbor serves up the freshest most delicious fish and shrimp dishes. Seafood is their specialty, but no worries. The menu includes vegetarian options, chicken, and steak, which are also dynamite. Ask any local where you should eat in this neck of the woods and no doubt their answer will be Ono Fish & Shrimp Truck.
It can’t get any fresher than it does here. The ingredients used in their specialty dishes are sourced locally and the fish is caught daily right next door. Enjoy fresh fish and shrimp creations that are cooked perfectly with the most mouthwatering complementary sides. Make sure you order the house mango salsa. It will brighten up anything you order. The homemade tarter sauce is extraordinary, especially paired with the fish and chips. Most dishes include a side salad, white or Spanish-style rice, and salsas. Drinks are on the house as every menu item includes a refreshing soda.
The menu is posted on the board right next to the window where you order. It usually includes a photo of the dish, perfect for visual customers. It changes from time to time based on the catch of the day and what ingredients are in season. If they have Kimchee when you visit, order a side. It’s spectacular.
A few of Ono Fish & Shrimp Truck’s menu favorites are:
Ono Seared Fish Plate
This house specialty is always front and center. Fresh Ono or Mahi Mahi is expertly seared in butter garlic sauce and served with fresh crispy greens, your choice of Spanish or white rice, and a soda
Famous fish tacos are made with Whitefish (Ono) fillets are perfectly cooked and then served with warmed corn tortilla, fresh mango salsa, fresh crispy greens, and a house-made cream sauce with your choice of Spanish or white rice and a soda
Steak & Shrimp
A perfect combo of land and sea. Tender top sirloin cooked to perfection and jumbo shrimp in a garlic butter sauce served with fresh crispy greens and your choice of Spanish or white rice and a soda
You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the big bright orange and yellow open flag flying high right next to the blue surfboard surrounded by palm trees swaying in the breeze. Come as you are because this little gem is as casual and comfortable as can be. No frills, just fabulous tasting food served in a wonderful outdoor atmosphere. There is a covered seating area with picnic tables for you to enjoy your meal with stunning views in the background…the perfect setting for staying a while or grabbing a quick bite on the go. Order at the window, and if you decide to stay, friendly servers will bring your meal right to your table.
Craving something sweet? Leave room for their melt-in-your-mouth mini cinnamon and sugar donuts or get them to go and enjoy later…you’ll be glad you did!
Ono Fish and Shrimp Truck only offers outdoor picnic seating in a covered area that is wheelchair accessible. The casual come-as-you-are family-friendly atmosphere offers plenty of parking. There are several pet-friendly picnic tables.