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Kualapu'u Cookhouse

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Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
808-567-9655
Today
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Really good food. Mostly outside seating. No credit cards. No alcohol. Friendly service. A bit slow but everything made to order and this is, after all, Molokai.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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ma
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Really good food. Mostly outside seating. No credit cards. No alcohol. Friendly service. A bit slow but everything made to order and this is, after all, Molokai.

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Wendell, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

I got the mahi burger. And my husband got the mahi plate. They were both great and awesome portion sizes. You could share! The fish was great flavor and seemed very fresh! Our favorite place to eat on the island

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Clayton, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had breakfast, and we were surprised by how good the food was. The pancakes were better than any I have had anywhere. The place was clean, and only had a few tables inside - most of the tables were outside. After getting terrible meals at some of the other Molokai restaurants, it was great to get something that was... More 

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Dorothy, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

or the steak, or whatever you choose. It will be excellent! Family owned and operated, couldn't be nicer people.

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had lunch here on our first day. If you are familiar with the Hawaiian plate lunch, this is a very good version of it. The portions are large & tasty. I had boneless fried chicken with gravy & it was so good. I have never had anything like it before & won't soon forget it. My husband had pork... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had an early lunch here on our first full day on Molokai. This restaurant is highly recommended by locals, and lots of locals eat there. We had teriyaki pork, meat was tender, teriyaki not too salty, not too sweet. I would have tried the chicken but no chicken this day. Heard from a local that there prime rib on... More 

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Kealakekua, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

The food here is really good. Big portions with a great selection of food. I can only imagine how good the food would be if the cook was in to their jobs. This mornings (4/22) cook was constantly swearing and muttering, slamming food on the grill in anger.. Hopefully they have a better attitude in the future.

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Grayling, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is located a bit upcountry but is worth the drive. It is very local in style and small in seating. We arrived at 5pm and were the only ones there. They have a large selection of daily specials and all looked wonderful. I had the Ono fish and my husband had ribs. Both were wonderful and gourmet quality.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was one of the only places we would eat at while visiting Molokai for week. The burgers/grilled cheese and salads were good enough to eat and the place was clean/bug free. The wait staff was nice. This is much better option then the Drive Inn or Paddlers.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had dinner here. This is one of the more higher priced places to eat on Molokai, but the food is not the local fast food/plate lunch type either (which I actually prefer.) You can have a hearty American style meat and potatoes type meal here. Can't remember all they offered, just know it was good for meat lovers. Visited Sept.... More 

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Additional Information about Kualapu'u Cookhouse

Address: Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
Phone Number: 808-567-9655
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Molokai  >  Kualapuu
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Molokai  >  Kualapuu
  • Phone Number: 808-567-9655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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