Is a shame the store close for good!
Full of the nicest people around! And how about that phone booth!
Nice stop after a day on the beach
If you need it, they have it.
The best store on island
Exactly what we needed for a quick dash from our vacation rental. After a long day in the sun or the car or both who wants to make a 30 minute round trip down to Foodland when a 5 minute trip to the Puako General Store gets you what you need. A decent bottle of wine and a most excellent pint of Tropical Dreams ice cream. They had some tasty looking poke and nice looking papayas too but being on vacation mode solid food can wait till tomorrow. The employee who rang us up was cheerful too. Mahalo! More...
Always like to go to Puako and stop at the store.
Conviently located 5miles from any other retailers, stay hydrated, warm part of island, freindlyiss staff...TLR
Fun little hole in the wall. Great if you're staying in the area.
Rachel Royer Denzer
Really nice shop to grab day to day essentials and plenty of carry out foods. We went there to grab a poke bowl but they only have those on the weekends so keep that in mind if your going there to grab a bite to eat. Overall, super tiny and cute place
One of the hidden treasures of the Kohala coast!
Very friendly people!
Has all the basics and surprisingly reasonable.
Only stop in Puako, but a great one. Friendly staff, lots of choices.
Friendly staff and good selection of items.
Best customer service ppl here are respectful
Very cute country style store
If you forget something when you get to the beach. Visit Puako General Store.
Good selection of whatever you might need. The rash guards are pretty sweet too
Ok. If your coming from the mainland and you're not frequent to the islands you may think the prices are high. BUT... it's a neat little store and we felt the prices, for Hawaii, were not crazy. They have beer and wine and small bottle of booze. They make sandwiches and salads fresh daily and have all sorts of stuff you'll need on vacation. Every employee was nice , except one, who went out of her way to basically demonstrate we were not locals. But ignore that. Stop by if your at the locals beach for sunset or snorkeling. More...
Such a stylin’ little neighborhood convenience shop!
Nice place to shop. Friendly employees.
Always feels like a true visit when we stop in for a few essentials
What a delightful spot! We have visited this area many times but never checked out the community of Puako. So very worth the effort. The General Store is a great spot with basic groceries for same or better price than similar small stores in the steak resorts. Also a nice assortment of tourist goodies - AND a prominent display of reef-friendly sun lotion. More...
Whenever we go to Beach 69, we usually make a stop at the Puako General Store. They have a diverse selection of ready to eat items like sandwiches, wraps, salads and delicious poke every Friday. They also offer daily specials that are prepared by a local chef. If you are looking for a convenient one-stop-shop near the beach, this charming store has everything, as well as excellent customer service ... nice ladies with lots of aloha spirit! :-) More...
What a delightful little store in the heart of Puako. There is something for every need: a quick snack, maps, beach gear, ice, cold drinks. The lady that helped me was friendly and helpful when I had questions about some of the wine selections. More...
Yah, others have stated the same thing but it is true...Two of the friendliest ladies ever! Fantastic selection of food for a foodie. And reasonable prices.
Really good homemade chicken pot pie.
Ono 4 local
I write this review as hurricane Lane heads towards us. The Puako General store was open, and ready for business with a smile. Plenty of food on the shelves, Absolut vodka on sale, and two lovely ladies making the best out of a serious situation.Aside from the food reviews, just come for the Aloha. Grab a snack and head towards the beach access. This is a gem. More...
Nice little place. Very friendly people there. Good selection for a small store
great local little general store
Stayed down the road from the store. Friendly staff. I got sea green t-shirt. Lady said I looked good in that color
I didn't go here but Google said I did so 5 stars
Staff is great!!!....Much Aloha in dea!!!...Sandwichs is da Bomb!!!!...✔'m Out
Warm people, convenient location nice variety
This is a lovely store. Excellent deli and menu. Nice owners.
Great store with all kinds of things you might need. Great prices. Reminds me of the little stores of long ago.
Was absolutely beautiful
Cute little general store with stuff for everyone!
Great sandwiches, $10 lil pricey
Sweet general store on Puako Beach Drive. They have every thing you need.
Very nice general store.
Love this cute store, very friendly staff, convenient
Awesome old store
Neat little general store on the ocean side of this cute little town. Prices were not outrageous for a Hawaiian store and certainly not for one in a vacation location. They had just what we were looking for that day and at a reasonable price. More...
Great little store with all the necessities plus good selection of wines and beach things. They even have gluten free products (not the usual cardboard variety) and dairy free gelato/coconut cream sandwiches. Great resource for this part of the Big Island. More...
Passing through and stopped here. We each had a sandwich and they were great. Sandwiches were so good wated to try their pizza. We ordered 1 slice to try. Sorry to say the pizza was not so good. But If I am up that way again I would go there again to get a sandwich. More...
The waihine behind the counter was cool
Super friendly people. They carry my go-to Kona coffee at a good price, and a bunch of quirky local goodies. Plus useful hardware and flip-flops and things.
Great store ! Has a little of everything !
I love everything about this place! A great place to grab a drink and snack for the beach! They have a little bit of everything.
I love that they had a wide variety of items. Some food some souvenirs. Easy to find things and great selection of items. Reasonably priced considering the area.
I ordered some food from chef Noah and was absolutely happy to pick-up such a big amount of tasty food. The smoked salmon was to die for! Our guests were happy and full)
Great little store to grab a burger and local products...
Came from out of town based on the great Poké reviews. Bought some local organic greens and microwave-ready coconut rice to go with it. Poke was awesome- very fresh! Ended up buying a lot of locally- made foods and other random things I didn't know I needed. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for! More...
Ordered the poke nachos, was surprised they came on shrimp chips. Was scared, then elated. These poke nachos are a dream. I wanted to cry when they were over. Probably going to grab them for dinner too ! More...
Good little store. Has everything you would need to a extent. Pretty good
Has a little bit of everything, snorkel gear for adults and children, souvenirs, and a variety of food and drink. Friendly workers.
Amzing poke. Great service. Clean store.
Very nice little store.
Small selection of good quality groceries, reasonable prices, very friendly!
Great little store with pretty much everything you need if you are in the area. You can drive right over the Old Puako Road from Hapuna Beach without getting on the highway, which is nice. Friendly staff and decent variety, from ready-made sandwiches to beach gear and beer and wine. More...
Ryan R. Davis
A nice little store with a little bit of everything.
I love this place! The owners and staff are really nice!
Very convenient. GREAT selection of truly local products
Quaint well stocked local general store...of course all the Aloha spirit to go along with it
Super sweet staff, great selection, and very chill. They help point you in the right direction and make sure you have all the food and gear you need. Visit!
Convenient local grocery with surprisingly good offerings.
Chef Noah mixes fabulous flavors together that are just scrumptious and work. I hired him for several days of catered lunches and the brisket was moist and so tasty and the Cob salad with chicken was so yummy everyone raved. Love the fact he uses local meat and vegetables. Hurray for Chef Noah. A real gem for Big Island! More...
Best poke we had on any island and we had quite a bit of poke. Seriously, the depth of flavors was unsurpassed by anything we had anywhere during our vacation including Umeke's in Kona. We had the chef's choice and told him that we both like spicy. The first poke had habanero in it, had a sweet upfront taste but with a little bit of heat coming in the end giving it and nice contrast and perfect balance between sweat, salty, and spicy. The second poke we had was a Serrano poke which was a little hotter up front but had a cool finish with the seaweed salad taking a little of the pepper's edge off. I give both poke's extremely high marks. We bought a couple bottles of wine and a macadamia nut tart to complete the meal. The wine price was decent relative to other options in the area. We ate the tart for a breakfast on another day which was perfect as we were so full from poke (we ate the leftovers for breakfast the next day and it was still delicious). The tart was buttery and sweet and made for a scrumptious treat for the two of us to share. We also got some pimento cheese and chips for an appetizer. We couldn't finish it, but it too was delicious. I can't recommend this place highly enough especially for their poke. The ordering system is a little strange, there is no counter or designated poke place...just order it with the cashier. I would go out of my way to stop there, but considering I stayed at the Mauna Kea (and likely will always only stay there since it is so gorgeous) it was essentially on the way to the resort. It's a secret hidden gem, but honestly it should be a destination spot for the poke alone. More...
Our experience, as island residents, was using the catering service. The proprietor of the Puako General Store, chef Noah Hester, catered our Firewise holiday party for 11 committee members. Noah's creations worked out beautifully with our request of a tasting/hors d'oeuvre menu. Everyone raved over the mini crabcakes and the prime rib crostini. The desserts were equally well received, with a tie on popularity between the mini blueberry basil cupcakes and the macadamia nut bourbon tarts. We were very satisfied with the value received: Noah did all the work himself and left our kitchen even better than when he arrived.We highly recommend working with Noah Hester and Puako Provisions & Catering. More...
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New owners. You're in Paradise everything's a five star
Small but has all your needs
Great little store with a variety of items needed and wanted. Wine at great prices, booze, cheese wrapped Italian meats, fresh local produce (the guacamole we made from all the produce - so good), chips, sunscreen, newspapers and some gluten free baked goods. Water selection was a little scarce, but I think we were there right before a shipment. Stop in for a little snack or beverage to have at your resort. More...
Puako Gen Store has the best food on the island & everyone is wonderfully friendly.
Well worth a stop if you're in the area.This general store really does have a little bit of everything, but the real find here is Wayne, who runs the place.My boyfriend and I came in search of some fresh cut pineapple after a morning of bicycling around the area. We were sad to find that the "aloha bowls" that were pictured in another review weren't available when we visited. But Wayne came to the rescue and told us how amazing the mangoes were that day.2 mangoes, 2 cups of yogurt, and a loaf of homemade passion fruit bread- BEST BREAKFAST EVER!!!!We got plenty of napkins from Wayne and even some wet-naps to clean up after. How nice!The store itself carries alcohol, DVDs, snacks, fresh produce, and some lunch options at reasonable prices (considering that everything around here is expensive.)Go on and grab a snack for your travels and meet one of the nicest guys around. More...
Felt so good to buy things away from the resort at reasonable prices to stock up our mini fridge and fill our cooler! Nice people there and got to listen to the live broadcast of the whales as we shopped. Breath of fresh air and it just felt good putting our money in local hands. More...
A+ people. ♥ you guys!
Nice family run store in Puako. They have a little of everything. Fruit, beer, wine, food, ice cream, coffee, snacks, video rental, pizza, beach supplies, you name it. Basically a perfect small general store for the Kohala coast. We used to stop by everyday when we lived down there. If you are in the area I highly recommend supporting this store. They are the friendliest on the coast. More...
They stayed open a few minutes late on Christmas Eve when we had a sick kid, so that we could get Gatorade and Children's Tylenol. Thank you thank you!
Great spot to pick up a fee snacks for the beach. Super friendly staff!
Great little general store in Puako. Only one actually. They aren't slacker owners though; they carry all the essentials. Want an ice cream sandwich? Come here. Need a pair of cheapy flip flops? Come here. Want to rent a DVD? You got it, come here. Very friendly staff too. Ain't gonna find that at a 7-11. More...
Neran and Umi always have just what you need in this great little store on the Kohala Coast. Groceries, wine, vegetarian foods, soft drinks and candy of all kinds.
This little store is the unofficial capitol of Puako. All the residents of Puako stop in daily to chat with Narand and get the current news. Narand is what makes Puako such a great community and nothing would function right without him and his store. The shop is exactly what you would expect a beachside market to look like. He's got all of the necessities and then some. It's great to stop by and rent a movie or grab some snacks before heading to the beach. You'll never meet a nicer or more helpful person than Narand. More...
Nice general store run by the (unoffical) mayor of Puako.Puako is a great little community and I highly suggest you shop at the general store when in the area.