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Kualapu'u Cookhouse

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

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 76
    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
A Welcome Surprise

When you come to Molokai please come with low expectations for fine dining. Then you will be pleasantly surprised with The Cookhouse. We ended up eating here four times, two breakfasts and two dinners. Happy customers every time. Portions are huge! We quickly realized we were better off to order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
pinehollowgirl
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Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a quaint little restaurant. Located on Farrington Ave in Kualapu'u, open for breakfast at 7 most days, serves dinner til 8 pm most days. I had the rib eye steak with bacon wrapped crab and jumbo shrimp. It was excellent! The steak was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. You can choose to sit inside (it's small and... More 

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Wisconsin
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

When you come to Molokai please come with low expectations for fine dining. Then you will be pleasantly surprised with The Cookhouse. We ended up eating here four times, two breakfasts and two dinners. Happy customers every time. Portions are huge! We quickly realized we were better off to order two omelet breakfasts to share between three of us. The... More 

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ma
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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