Mama T's Ital Kitchen - Umeke Market

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 7 reviews )

1001 Bishop St Ste 110, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 96813

As of Mar 2017 Mama T's has moved into Umeke Market. Offers a plant-based menu with breakfast and lunch food. Open Mon-Fri 10:30am-2:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fusion, Hawaiian

7 Reviews

First Review by myra975

Now, All Vegan!!! - Edit

So pleased to see that Umeke Market is now all vegan! And, so delicious! I had brown rice, kalo curry, Korean “chikken”, and collard greens. So Ono! Earlier in the day, we got a cinnamon roll to share - yum!

Pros: All-vegan menu!

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Delicious - with a Hawaiian accent - Edit

Generous portions, very low fat lunches with some local flavor. Kalo (taro) curry, black bean enchiladas, 'pono' chili (a bit on the sweet side), pasta with a full bodied 'meat'sauce, and some really tasty deserts. The plate lunch includes two scoops of brown rice and two entrees for $10, one entree for 8.50. Very cheerful and helpful service.

Although the street address is 1001 Bishop Street, you'll find it on Hotel Street, between Alakea and Bishop Street.

Updated from previous review on 2017-12-01

Pros: large variety, generous portions, mostly fat free

Cons: Can be hard to find - at first

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Good Food - Good Service - Edit

If you work downtown, the location is good too. They are on the Hotel St side of Bishop Square/Tamarind Park. Supposedly they are known for their Pono Chili. But I really love their Crispy Burrito!! The people there are really friendly and helpful, especially when I first went there and had all kinds of questions about their menu and their "punchcard" reward program. They recently added a kalo burger, waiting to see if they will offer a CHILI BURGER option. Now dat sounds ONO!! :)

Pros: Good Food, Good Service, Reward Program

Cons: Always the same-Maybe add one "SPECIAL of the day"

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Boiled food? Good dessert. - Edit

Stopped here while in Honolulu because of reviews. Was not very impressed. Though my lunch items were healthy, they were boiled to the point they were kind of gross and without flavor. Collard greens were good. The redeeming feature was some of the best vegan cinnamon rolls I have ever had!

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Highlight of my trip to Honolulu - Edit

I spent a week in Hawaii and tried to get down as much vegan food as possible, and was pleasantly surprised by the food scene in the state as a whole. One thing that would have been under my radar was Mama T's, when a friend had taken me there I didn't know what to expect.

Chalkboard menu, family owned place, everything was fresh made daily and when they were out they were out.

Kept balance by having raw tacos that I was a bit skeptical of at first, moving from Austin Texas I have high standards of tacos and wasn't sure about raw... one bite later I was sold.

Also had a veggie burrito that was delicious, and this is coming from a guy living in a 90% Latino neighborhood in South Central Texas.

Mama T and her crew were working and super kind, her daughter was a very upbeat child who was having fun with us with her video making app.

I'm very excited to move back to Honolulu and eat her food again... like 3 days a week for the next decade.

"The Ital is Vital"

Pros: Made fresh by the people on site, Healthy, Absolutely delicious

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Mama T's Ital Kitchen in 'Umeke Market - Edit

Mama T's Ital Kitchen (no longer a pop-up) is now permanently located inside 'Umeke Market in downtown Honolulu offering breakfast, lunch, and grab-n-go foods. They are serving up Ital, organic, locally sourced 'Aina foods and are focused on Kalo. You can find kalo in their cinnamon buns, kalo- tofu scramble, Aina Stew, kalo curry, kalo casserole, kalo musubi, kalo poke, and kalo-collard wraps.

Hours: 7:00 am-3:00pm / Monday-Friday

Parking: Located across the street from "Umeke Market at Ali'i Place - 1099 Alakea Street. 75 cents per 30 minutes (up to 2 hours) - Cash only parking garage.

Restroom: There are no restrooms available onsite. I was told the nearest restrooms are located across the street at Walmart. The Walmart restrooms are up the escalators, right and then left.

Dining Experience: The staff was very kind and eager to review the menu and food entrees with us. I love that they make it their mission to source & serve up delectable local (when possible) organic ingredients & featuring many Hawaiian staple foods. The establishment was clean and inviting. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Food: Our lunch entrees (comes with rice or pasta and 1 side) were packed with flavor and the portions were just right. 1 Entree ($9.25), 2 Entrees ($11.25), 3 Entrees ($13.25), add a side ($2.00). We returned the following day for breakfast and everything was as we had hoped it would be. The Tofu Burrito ($10.00), Kalo Tofu scramble w/side ($5.00), Roasted Potatoes ($2.00 side), Chiabatta ($7.00), Kalo Musubi ($5.00), and the Kalo Cinnabuns ($6.50) were so 'ono!

We are looking forward to returning and trying their smoothies ($10.00), other breakfast, and lunch.

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-13

Pros: Excellent Food, Great Value, Friendly Staff

Cons: No restrooms

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The bomb!!!! - Edit

Wherever you are in Oahu on a Friday you must get over to Mama T's Ital Kitchen! Everything on the menu is delicious and made with lots of love. This spot is a must!!! You will not be disappointed with this decision. Mama T is very sweet, her daughter is adorable and Alex is extremely kind. I will be back again and again.

Pros: Amazing food! , Good vibes, Love Mama T

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