Another new category in this year’s OnMilwaukee Best of Dining poll brings a new winner to the forefront, as the Tosa-based Hawaiian market, deli and caterer Ono Kine Grindz took the prize for Milwaukee’s best takeout.
Hawaiian food is not a familiar food option here in the dramatically colder northern Midwest, but Ono Kine Grindz and its passionate taste of the Pacific has clearly been converting folks and expanding horizons. The Tosa restaurant’s menu features items ranging from the Kalua pig – traditional Hawaiian pulled pork – to Chinese style barbecued chicken to ahi tuna to saimin – ramen done Hawaiian style – and more.
Shop our market and you’ll find an extensive grocery selection. In addition to all of our favorite island foods, we carry unique mercantile and gift items, inspiring cookbooks, authentic art and music, Kona coffees, festive Aloha shirts, and much more… mahalo!
These many flavored nectars are perfect on their own or in a cocktail. Stop in and pick up a six pack, or get yourself a cold can from the cooler.
— Lilikoi (Passionfruit)
— Passion-Orange-Guava (POG)
— Passion Orange
— & More
Extensively cultivated and exported from Hawaii since the 1920s, the macadamia nut is a delicious and delightful snack on its own, covered in chocolate, or paired with other fruit flavors. We carry a wide variety.
— Salted & Unsalted Macadamia Nuts
— Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts
— Chocolate & Caramel Covered Macadamia Nuts
— & More
— Sizes range from individual servings up to 1 lb. bags!
Our market stocks an impressive variety of Hawaiian and Asian imported simmer sauces, condiments, sea salts, rice & more! Stop by the shop to add a little sweet and savory, or fruity and fiery zip to your next meal!
— Aloha Brand Teriyaki & Soy Sauces
— Jufran Banana Sauce
— Kilauea Fire Hot Sauce
— Hawaiian Sun Fruit Jams
— & More
Our name means “Delicious Specialty Foods”, and inside you’ll find our deli serves a variety of fresh daily offerings, as well as traditional plate lunches for take-out, beverages, and desserts. Check out our menu to learn more.
A traditional luau favorite, Kalua pig is smoked and seasoned with Hawaiian sea salt. Not too hungry? Get a Kalua Pig Bento Box where our delicious pork is served with one scoop of purple sticky rice and a side of your choice. Ravenous? Pick up the Kalua Pig Plate served with two scoops of rice and two sides. You can also order it on its own to go by the lb., or have us serve it at your next event.
Timmy & Violet say, “The food at this small storefront and deli is a little slice of heaven from Hawaii. Never having tried the cuisine before, we were truly surprised at the wonderful flavors. We were not disappointed, and our only regret is not having found Ono Kine Grindz sooner!”
Carol Deptolla says, "Frankly, the food is just too delicious and the place too charming to not take a second, broader look."
Connie H. says, "I don't know if I'll be saying anything that hasn't been said but this place is easily a 5! Who would've thought delicious Hawaiian food would be hiding in Milwaukee, WI?"
Tyheshia S. says, "Five more stars because Yelp doesn't have a 10 Star option!!! This to me has the best atmosphere, ambiance, and you can not help but feel like family after you meet the Owners and their Staff, or I should say Ohana!! Because that is what it is, one big family sharing their love with you thru the awesome dishes they have coming from their kitchen. I can't wait to come back, which I will do if I can bring myself to leave now!"
Louiegee F. says, "One of the most authentic and genuine places to eat. You want amazing Hawaiian noms with super friendly and heartwarming service, then this is the place to go! Also, if you need anything Hawaiian themed you can shop here as well. A must for anybody who can appreciate great food, islander style."
Alexandra G. says, “Super authentic and yummy food. Coming from the west coast, this is one of the best places around Milwaukee to get a taste of home. It’s also a very good amount of delicious food for the price! Plus, like everyone else says, the owners are super friendly.”
Coty H. says, “The plate lunches are ah-mazing! I always come with friends and have a great time! Great place to hang in their lil nook seating areas and luv some island food! Just like home (Hawaii).”
Edible Milwaukee commissioned us to create this edible masterpiece. See what they have to say here.
See what our friends over at Edible Milwaukee had to say about the food at Ono Kine Grindz, then watch the 5 minute video where we teach you how to speak Pidgin English and some useful Hawaiian words!