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Kualapu'u Cookhouse

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$$ - $$$
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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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Rochester, MN
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great breakfast here with Tina as a server. Mac nut pancakes were good! Stopped again for a lunch and the other server was not very friendly compared to outgoing Tina. Had teriyaki chicken plate that was pretty good.

Thank BHLovesTravel
Bloomington, Minnesota
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I stopped here first after landing in Molokai. I sat out on the patio and the waitress, darn I can't remember her name...Tina? was fantastic. I ate the french toast and were I spending more than one day on the island I would have come here every day.

1 Thank Laura Lynne T
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Great food. Tina came out personally to make sure everything was good. Very local feel. Music on Thursday night. Cash only.

Thank Roy J
Mercer Island, Washington
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

There are not a lot of places to eat on Molokai - but this one came highly recommended and was definitely satisfying. The place is rustic and charming and very "real" and the staff and local customers clearly enjoy being there. We were welcomed, the food was quite good, and the prices very reasonable. Two things to note: The only... More 

Thank Andrew W
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great local hole in the wall restaurant. Great place to hang out if you are in no hurry whatsoever and sample the local fare and lifestyle. Probably what Hawaii was like 50 years ago. Don't miss this when you are in Molokai.

1 Thank Doug D
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212 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The day we ate here they were out of at least half the items on the menu. The waitress was, shall we say, having a bad day. What we did order did not come as ordered and the food was, at best, average. No one should go to Moloka'i for the restaurant scene but there are better places than this.

2 Thank frauduck
Louisville, Kentucky
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467 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner are served at this local favorite. Closed a couple of days/nights a week. Building is a little on the worn side, but the food and hospitality (of most) are good. Tina, owner is very nice. NOTE: Cash only. Enjoy!

Thank TrishA4
Death Valley National Park, California
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191 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were told to go up here for some loco moco by one local, best loco moco I have had in years! Burger cooked just right, eggs just right, little bit of cheese and tomato and chopped green onion on top! Yumm or as they say on the island Ono grinds. We didn't have any drinks, but 2 loco moco... More 

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Park City, Utah, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were so excited to go here. I was raised in Hawaii and we have come to various Islands and places at least ten vacations. We were told by many to come here, particularly for breakfast, so we did. The food was great...expensive for breakfast but understandable for Molokai. I had the stuffed French toast which was super. However, the... More 

Thank Karrie J
Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?