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Oct 5, 2006 04:22 PM

Ono Hawaiian Grill, HMB - Closed?

Anyone know if Ono Hawaiian Grill in Half Moon Bay is still open? The number on the website is disconnected and a friend reported it was dead empty at normal business hours on a recent drive-by.

We were planning to visit after pumpkin patching. If it is closed, can anyone recommend another good, casual, kid-friendly stop for lunch in that general area? Barbara's Fish Trap or Ketch JoAnn, maybe?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I noticed it was closed (out of business) on a recent drive along HWY 1.

    1. Try the Flying Fish Grill. It is right on the main drag at 99 San Mateo Rd. My neighbor stops there whenever they are out that way and they like it a lot. Casual with good fish and chips.

      1. Hmmmm. . . An "Ono Grill" just opened on 3rd Ave. in downtown San Mateo. Small place, former storefront property, just a block fron another Hawaiian BBQ, L & H, I think. (Why are there so many Hawaiian BBQs with 2-letter names?) I wonder if this is the same as your Ono?

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        1. re: pilinut

          > Why are there so many Hawaiian BBQs with 2-letter names?

          The Hawaiian language has many, many long words. Is the State fish still the humuhumunukunukuapua'a? Perhaps casual restaurants have short names because otherwise it would take so long to talk about where to have lunch that it would already be too late to eat. ;-)

        2. Barb's is very kid friendly. I love Barbara's..but the take out window only where you sit on the picnic benches. The restaurant is too crowded. Across the street is the HMB Brew co.
          Either one of those places are good with kids. The Brew Co has it's own parking lot.