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Pono Kitchen + Bar West Hollywood - Permanently Closed, West Hollywood, CA

Pono Kitchen + Bar West Hollywood - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Burgers
Pono is Hawaiian for "doing things the right way," a philosophy Pono founder Chef Makani learned growing up on the Big Island. We take pride in serving a menu filled with locally-sourced, fresh, organic dishes, including grass fed, certified organic beef burgers from Eel River Ranch, as well as vegan and vegetarian options made from produce sourced from the farmers themselves. We also serve Wild California King Salmon, Poke, Eel River Ranch Steak Diane, and a wide array of local brews and craft cocktails.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burgers, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am

  • Phone number

    (424) 666-0845

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party contact

    Ryan Deist: (424) 666-0845

  • Neighborhood

    West Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Larrabee

  • Parking details

    FREE Parking lot entrance is off of Larrabee just behind the Chase bank at the corner of Sunset and Larrabee. We validate for 90 minute free parking!

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not even open.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    THE PLACE IS CLOSED
  3. JV

    JVPfromLA

    London

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Note: This restaurant very recently changed owners, and there is new temporary signage: “Coco’s.” It is no longer called Pono, so don’t be confused if the signage says “Coco’s,” — you are at the right place. Good option for pre-theatre at the Wallis in Beverly Hills or UCLA or Geffen Playhouse in Westwood — just 15 minutes drive, and a better value than most restaurants in those neighborhoods. Free 90-minutes parking in the Chase Bank lot behind the restaurant. We all had the hamburgers, and all agreed they were very good — quality, flavorful meat cooked as requested. We also shared a generous side order of sweet potato fries which were a bit soggy but not overly greasy. Full bar but a long wait for cocktails, even though there was only one other occupied table. Open Table profile says the restaurant has a “view,” but that view looks out on to the jammed traffic on Sunset.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This is a different restaurant now
  5. s

    shoepershopper

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, but it’s not called Pono anymore. It’s an Italian restaurant, which is still very good. The pizzas were fresh and the avocado toast was great.
  6. RS

    RobinS

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was looking for a fun restaurant to celebrate a birthday but had to accommodate a vegetarian, and those who eat gluten-free and dairy-free...not an easy task! Pono was able to accommodate all of us. The food was delicious, the service excellent. A bit pricey but worth it...every bite was wonderful!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best solo dinners I’ve had in a longtime. The service was great. The food was awesome. Would definitely come back again.
  8. MM

    MarisolM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very nice vibe and place! The operating owner gives and excellent experience; he makes sure everybody is having a great experience and that people will go back. I am def going back and recommend this place!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The food was very over seasoned... couldn’t even eat my meal because of it. Our party of 4, everyone had the same issue.
  10. E

    Elizabeth

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Love it, the food was great. Service was ok, We had to call on another tables waiter to get some sauce we needed it was a full house, they ran out of steak and some ingredients so I had to choose another entree but hey the food was tasty😋
  11. M

    Mike

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I made a reservation for a dozen friends at Pono for a Saturday night around 7:30PM. We had a great area on the outdoor patio. The restaurant was busy but not noisy, so we were able to enjoy a large group conversation. We enjoyed a variety of cocktails, and our food came out pretty quickly. Definitely a great casual atmosphere that won't break the bank!
  12. r

    rickys

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food had hair on it and they had the audacity to charge us for the food. Disgusting restaurant.
  13. l

    livytee

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to grab a burger on the Sunset Strip. They also have fantastic veggie options. Cocktails were great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first experience of Pono was wonderful. We absolutely loved our meal and a special shout out to our superb waiter Ryan, who elevated our experience and is an asset to your service team - thank you.
  15. K

    Kaylie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pono offered more variety than just burgers. Despite the menu changes, we ordered several appetizers and entrees which includes a little bit of everything range from burgers, seafood, and chicken. The burger didn't quite have an impression on us but the Scallop Risottos were definitely our favorite along with the ceviche. The place is perfect for night outdoor dinning and casually meet up with friends.
  16. BH

    BevHillsDiner

    Los Angeles

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Met my sis here at Pono Kitchen on Sunset. It's across from what was formerly Tower Records and a few doors from Book Soup. This place is small, glass wood and steel, with a nice outdoor patio with greenery, ceiling fan and the indoor is mostly a bar area with a couple of TVs. It was 90 degrees hot out, had limited time so we sat up the bar and ordered: a couple of iced organic green tea, the skewered chargrilled octopus and papaya, the Pono burger, the Paniolo burger, chicken bites and the Russet cut french fries. The skewer chargrilled octopus and papaya were surprisingly really good; the sweet smoky ocean sea and tropical fruit with edible flowers were perfect. We shared burgers, but I preferred the Pono over Paniolo. The Pono was more classic burger with organic beef and aged cheddar with the works: lettuce, tomato, pickles, avocado on a brioche bun...all very good. The Paniolo burger had the BBQ sauce, bacon and tower of onion rings, also very good but I prefer having more greens. Again, most items were made with organic ingredients and that made feel better about eating a burger. The French fries were disappointing as they were not crispy. The chicken bites were also underwhelming, probably should be for the kids. Disappointed that: burger with marinated fig sauce, ahi burger, and sweet potato fries were not offered in the summer 2017 menu, we wanted to try them. Service from the female bartender Kelsy was professional friendly and nice. She made our lunch hour more pleasant. The menu had some other interesting items: wild salmon, wild ahi, scallops, but this place got their notoriety with Hawaiian style burgers, we thought we give those a try. We did order more than we can eat for lunch so we boxed them to go. I might want to try upon my return visit. Would recommend .
  17. JR

    JRN90048

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was my second time there and did not disappoint. The food was fabulous, the space relaxed. Love this place!
  18. E

    Ellen

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Cool outdoor setting. Food was good, though not memorable. a bit pricey for burgers
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing. Prices were just right.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great local, and fun. Love the menu and Hawaiian flavours. Great burgers Great for an easy and low key dinner, with some mellow vibes
  21. S

    Sue68

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent, caring service with top-notch food. The fried chicken entree and the wood-grilled wild salmon were outstanding - fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Will be back!
  22. m

    mindaluv

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Super cute joint for burgers with a Hawaiian flair. The tempura green beans are slightly spicy and delicious. The corn dog was the most tender batter ever. We went during Pau Hana (quitting time)/happy hour so the bargain was amazing. Burgers weren't medium as requested, and were closer to well. But it was fun, yummy and service was cheerful and attentive.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The burgers at PONO are delicious. The fries were also tasty. I would definitely go back again.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and great food Will and denis were very nice
  26. H

    Howie

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love getting my Pono fix - chill atmosphere, great food and friendly staff make it a no lose situation!
  27. C

    Carfreeinla

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We went to Pono because it was suggested by a number of gluten free sites and it was perfectly located between meetings. The burger was fine- though undercooked but I didn't send it back. But for a place that caters to people on a gluten free diet, while I was appreciative that they were GF aware, so many of the offerings were not gluten free. Overall, just ok and I probably wouldn't go back for the food. I did like the outdoor setting and the service was lovely.
  28. AH

    AllyandHarry

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really great drinks and fun beer selection. We loved the slider burgers
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dennis was a great bartender! Gave excellent recommendations & made delicious drinks
  30. R

    Rosie

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Burgers were OK, but the fried chicken was OUTSTANDING, as was the green beans app
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried the Sunset location for the first time. It has a nice vibe for the area, open & airy. The burgers are great and the fries are perfect. The prices are reasonable considering eveything is local/organic/small farm. We like things spicy so we tried the Kuawa Crunch burgers, awesome time.
  32. OS

    OzgurS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Compared to other premier burger joint, their meat wasn't very tasty or special
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED the food! Great staff and food was soooooo good.
  35. H

    Howie

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pono is the perfect chill neighborhood place to grab a burger and drinks with friends. Great food, great atmosphere, great everything!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great entrees, solid wine selection and best turkey burger I've ever had!
  37. L

    Lkja

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went in on Saturday night for the first time. The atmosphere was so much fun. The wait staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. They had great recommendations for us as we had not been there before. I was brought the wrong burger, and they could not have been more quick on their feet to fix the order and the manager came out to apologize. We would go back again in a heartbeat. Oh....and they found my phone that I had left, and found me down the street to get it back to me!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu, food is delicious!!
  39. DK

    DanielleK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. The manager is very friendly. Yummy cocktails!
  40. MS

    MelaneyS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The aged cheddar is my favorite thing in the world. The classic burger with aged cheddar is the best burger in Los Angeles.

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Pono Kitchen + Bar West Hollywood - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Larrabee

  • Neighborhood

    West Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am

  • Cuisines

    Burgers, Hawaiian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    FREE Parking lot entrance is off of Larrabee just behind the Chase bank at the corner of Sunset and Larrabee. We validate for 90 minute free parking!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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