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Kualapu'u Cookhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
+1 808-567-9655
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked several residents of Molokai recommendations for restaurants. Molokai Cookhouse was always mentioned first. The restaurant is a small family run establishment with good food and generous portions. We went on Thursday which is prime rib night. The prime rib lived up to its reputation. BYOB is the policy. There is a small store across the street selling beer... More 

Thank MJR4
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, nice atmosphere, right out of the airport. Stopped in had a good burger and fries and my husband had a tasty steak lunch. Very nice atmosphere and a convenient market right across the street. Friendly people.

Thank meredithg72
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would never guess that such great food would be served at such a simple looking place. Molokai does not have many restaurants, but this place could easily hold its own in Honolulu or any other big city. If you have one meal to eat on Molokai, eat it at the Cookhouse!

Thank salfamily5
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch was nothing to write home about. Decent garden burger and Mahi burger on paper plates, with meek salad. The menu had some serious looking dinner items, for the carnivore. Molokai is not a gourmet kind of place, so this is an average eatery popular with locals. Sadly the location is within wind drift of Monsanto killing fields.

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seattle, washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken teriyaki was great, very low key, bring your own beer and relax. Big portions if you "kanaka" it.

Thank wash18
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Legitimate local cuisine. We had to split a plate lunch… A little bit of local Moco loco. So big that the two of us could not even finish it. Waitress was fun and a tenor. Overall, definitely a destination spot if you're on the island.

Thank Tracy B
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is pure Hawaiian....friendly but no need to rush. Food is good with an interesting mix though many with the ubiquitous rice and macaroni salad. Grilled mahi-mahi was very good as was the tonkatsu though maybe somewhat overdone. Overall, an Hawaiian experience...laid back and all.

Thank Paul L
central cove
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great menu, everything freshly prepared, local atmosphere, very welcoming and pleasant staff. The food was great, the chopped steak and onions was remarkable. Worth several visits.

Thank spudcatCentralCove
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had a wonderful late lunch at the cookhouse. Ordered the chicken sandwich with macaroni salad. Love the teriyaki on the chicken. Sat out on the patio. Very casual, but just wanted I needed for lunch. Can't go wrong.

Thank tricia54
Cochrane, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely one of the best meals in Molokai. Not the cheapest by any stretch but definitely worth the extra cash. Service was some of the best on the island. The food was delicious. There was a man playing the ukulele and was just beautiful. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Geebus007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Molokai  >  Kualapuu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-567-9655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?