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Kualapu'u Cookhouse

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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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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Totally huge meals! Very tasty! Lot's of Aloha in this food. Loco Moco for breakfast will mean you don't have to eat the rest of the day!

Thank wa9zug
Molokai, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Every thursday, this small restaurant serves prime rib. My wife and I really enjoy it, and usually get it to go so we can eat at home. It's one of just a handful of restaurants on island that serves a decent meal. As a retired chef and food blogger here on Molokai, I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank James T
Salem, Oregon
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621 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on prime rib Thursday. A gentleman was playing ukulele while we ate. We arrived early before there was any crowd, though the place filled up later before we left. The restaurant itself is pretty outdated and funky. It could use a good scrubbing down. The two of us shared one order of prime rib, and that was plenty... More 

Thank pkrissel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for an early dinner and ate off the lunch menu. Sadly the only things on the menu that were not available were the things we wanted - the Ahi burger! Ordered the teriyaki beef plate and it was a very generous portion, delivered quickly by a very personable woman but the food itself was nothing special. Molokai... More 

Thank Rob B
Basalt, CO
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite spot to eat (sometimes take out) for Prime Rib Thursdays. You can hear music by Bruser.

Thank Joanne R
Kaunakakai, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For Molokai Kualapuu Cookhouse is pretty good. It has good local dishes. They give a lot for the serving, BUT they are very overpriced and sometimes the food can be oily.

Thank Riley D
Vancouver BC
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experiences on Molokai can be wildly variable, but the Cookhouse, uniquely, is consistently terrific. Seared tuna with wasabi mayo, an extra wasabi mayo, and a side salad with the papaya vinaigrette is my definitive dinner. Great people in a positive energy, authentic environment. Bring Your Own alcoholic beverages (with no corkage fee)! Tuesday mornings, grab breakfast then pop right down... More 

Thank TravelingCouple77
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best shrimp ever, and considering some of the great shrimp we had on this trip, that's saying something! Yes, it takes a little while, but relax, you're on Molokai! We were there for dinner. When we were ordering, we were informed that they didn't serve alcohol, but had no objection if we wanted to bring anything from across the street... More 

Thank Jilara
Kirkland, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

It looks like the owner and a cook is the extent of the staff, so if the tables fill up it can get really slow. 45 minutes to get a hamburger and fries today. There are a lot of "real" Hawaiian dishes, plate lunches of all styles. It is sort of "old" Hawaii. It is also not too expensive, so... More 

Thank BobbieMac421
Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have visited the Kaulapuu Cookhouse for years. We usually go with friends on Thursday nights as that is their prime rib special night, and also the night they have a local entertainer (now it's Bruiser) sing and play the ukulele. The food is always good no matter what we order - and as usual, plenty of it. The restaurant... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?