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Hula Shores

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American, Asian, Continental, Hawaiian
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Kamehameha V Hwy, at the Hotel Molokai, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
808 553 5347
Today
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My opinion

Was great until kitchen fire caused closure, has been closed over a year, still has a bar. The views and oceanfront location are exceptional.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2014
elpees
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Honolulu
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Didn't eat at the restaurant because it burnt down. The outdoor bar was still open. Go for the Friday night jam session. Get there early for a seat. You will see Hawaiian performers who are Not doing a "show" to entertain tourists like on the other islands. There may also be some vendors selling some nice shell jewelry and other... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Go on Friday night for the Jam session. Lots of people, great local musicians and hula dancers. Hula punch is dangerously good and the bartender makes a nice Mai Tai (aka strong).

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Newport Wa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The restaurant will be under construction soon, due to a Kitchen fire. Once the restaurant reopens, it should be excellent again. The bar is open and has wonderful Hawaiian music for FREE every Friday night from 4:00 to 6:00. Great music &lotsof fun.

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Honolulu
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Was great until kitchen fire caused closure, has been closed over a year, still has a bar. The views and oceanfront location are exceptional.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

To start with the good, the location is stunning! Great ocean view and music early in the evenings on Fridays. The menu is very limited, which would be ok if they hadn't run out of over half their nine menu offerings (including rice, hamburgers, and mahi mahi). When my chicken arrived, it was completely RAW and the waitress was very... More 

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Anchorage
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

...how could this be such a highly rated restaurant. They now offer food that is cooked on the grille - mahi mahi, chicken, hamburgers, & a deluxe hot dog - sandwiches or a dinner plate. Limited fare, obviously, but tasty and good quantity.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We went to the Hotel Molokai for Aloha Friday. It's THE place to be Friday, from 4 to 6. We each had a blended lillikoi margarita ($10.50). I had the grilled chicken and my wife had the grilled mahi sandwiches. They came with onion, tomato, lettuce, pickle spear and a bag of chips. They were good but not exceptional. The... More 

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GMHotelMolokai, General Manager at Hula Shores, responded to this review

I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the music and the view during your dinner with us! Thank you for posting your review, I appreciate it. Aloha Friday is extremely popular (as you stated it is THE place to be on Fridays!) and we recognize that the complimentary parking can be a challenge during this time period. Spaces do become... More 

Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is obviously THE place to be on Friday at 330-4 pm. Parking lot was packed. You walk in the front of the Hotel Molokai, a little ways east of the main town. In the courtyard, local ladies have tables set up selling locally-made soaps or jewelry- preview for the Farmers Market on Saturday, it seems. Some nice things, but... More 

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New York
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I was recently here without knowing I was here! I mean: Since the restaurant had been closed for a long time, which I'd known in advance, I was thinking I was just enjoying the bar and Friday evening Music gathering with Lono and Kūpuna at Hotel Moloka'i. And I was in fact 'here'! Now what can I add to reviews... More 

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parisf
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a must if you are on Molokai on a Friday afternoon as the Aloha Friday spirit is definitely here. They have entertainment by the group, Na Kapuna which consists around 10 members who play the slack guitar and/or ukulele and there is a lead singer who sings to many familiar Hawaiian and American tunes. He dedicates songs to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kamehameha V Hwy, at the Hotel Molokai, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Molokai  >  Kaunakakai
  • Phone Number: 808 553 5347

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Continental, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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