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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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San Jose, California
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217 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Kirkland, WA
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Carson City, Nevada
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank J R W
Rochester, MN
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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281 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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!

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?