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Kualapu'u Cookhouse

Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
808-567-9655
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Ranked #2 of 3 restaurants in Kualapuu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Hamden, Connecticut
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hi All. Remember where you are - back country Molokai - and I reviewed it as such. This is a cookhouse where the locals, the cops and the EMTs eat - hence the name, so leave your credit cards in your wallet - they don't take them. Having said that, they have a nice choice for breakfast and lunch. The... More

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Waianae, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Cookhouse was the first and only place recommended for breakfast as we got off the plane and that is where we headed. The food was decent. Some where above $12 for an omelet was a bit pricy but the portion sizes were large. Note to local rice must-havers one scoop only. I rather enjoy the country decor of a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are looking for the local diner where the food is good and the price is reasonable stop here. Can't say the decor is anything to write home about and the exhaust fans in the kitchen can use some work, but the food was great and the staff is friendly.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have been to the Cookhouse for breakfast on a few occasions and have been served quickly and with very tasty meals. Would recommend a meal or three here. If you don't have a vehicle, the MEO bus stops there.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A trip to molokai wouldn't be complete without a visit here. Don't get too excited, the food isn't as good as some reviewers are saying. Just good ole homestyle teri pork and fried rice but it sure sets the tone and hits the spot.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Came here for dinner after reading other good reviews for this restaurant. My husband and I really enjoyed the food because it was very tasty and the portions were quite big. Nice menu selection. The atmosphere inside felt like in the olden days with the type of decorations, kind of reminded me of like eating in someone's home dining room... More

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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142 reviews 142 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This was one of our best meals in Hawaii and the best in Molokai. Services here is top notch, atmosphere makes you feel like a local, the food and serving is the best part. Huge platters of food await you and don't expect to eat dessert as you'll fill up on your plate. If we had more time, we would... More

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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

They have fabulous PRIME RIB on Thursday nights, also great fish dinners. The best part is YOU can take YOUR own wine or beer with you, it's not the cleanest place, but it's a lot of fun, & great food! Good breakfasts!

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Macomb, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We ate at the cookhouse and it was amazing. First it's cash only. Affordable at $15 for dinner and gave us more food than we could eat. We both had the mixed plate which included 2 meat entrees with two scoops rice and Mac salad. I had the mahi mahi and beef stir fry. Both were absolutely amazing but I... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Had a mahi mahi dinner here. The fish was super fresh, perfectly grilled and was a surprisingly large portion. The accompaniments of macaroni salad and a green lettuce salad were tasty and fresk. In fact, the mac salad may have been the best I ever ate...for mac salad, that is. This restaurant was the most inviting and highly acclaimed eatery... More

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