I love good Hawaiian food from time to time, I obviously love Hula’s in Monterey and Santa Cruz, and there was another favorite of mine, Aloha in Santa Cruz, on East Cliff. Well I have been told that one of the owners there, split, and opened another restaurant near downtown Santa Cruz. I went in to investigate.
Pono is an order at the counter restaurant, that is built into a bar. With a full bar and plenty on tap, you canget your great Hawaiian food and drink all you want. I ordered a spicy Poke bowl, and it was WAY to hot. Still the place has good food, not so great atmosphere, and plenty to drink…check it out for sure, the price point is right.