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Kakaako Kitchen

#374 of 1,967 Restaurants in Honolulu
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Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 135, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-5205
+1 808-596-7488
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
GOOD FOOD

The line was long but moved very quickly, we had a take out order, did not take long. Nice place, good value for $$$$.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Stuart808
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Honolulu, Hawaii
credit card Amex Card Member Review
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The line was long but moved very quickly, we had a take out order, did not take long. Nice place, good value for $$$$.

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Pearl City, Hawaii
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Their food is local and fresh. They have the best salad (Cobb Salad)!! They are known for the fish plates, but definitely recommend to try their salads.

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Kensington, Maryland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Kaka'ako Kitchen was the perfect solution — we needed a place with fairly fast service to grab lunch between sightseeing. There were eight people in our group including two teenagers, and everyone found something tasty. I had the Shoyu chicken, which was cooked in spices until it fell off the bone. Rice and macaroni salad rounded out the meal. Seating... More 

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Oakland, California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We wanted a quick bite and this place filled the bill! Shared a Kalua pork moco. It hit the spot! This restaurant is located at the Ward Warehouse

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sometimes when everyone you're with can't decide on a place to get food, just start wandering. We ended up in here. The restaurant is smaller than I imagined it to be, then again Famous Footwear is just behind of them. Since I wasn't familiar with their menu items, I just decided to order their beef stew (had a craving and... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Located in the Ward's Warehouse Mall this restaurant is an extension of Russell Siu's On the Rise restaurant. Instead of the more haute cuisine of the On the Rise, the Kitchen's food is not as fancy and plated like a traditional plate lunch (I.e. Scoops of rice, ubiquitousness macaroni salad, etc.). The food though is a cut above the normal... More 

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Some creative and tasty local options at this semi-local joint, with indoor and outdoor seating. I was here years ago and had fond memories, but the food did not seem as delicious this time around. Still, it's a nice plate-lunch option close by shopping, fairly affordable, and generally clean and friendly.

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Claremont, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I've eaten here, whenever I'm on Oahu, for eight or nine years, since soon after it first opened. When I first visited, it truly was a "gourmet plate lunch" place, fresh and delicious. Sadly, as other posts have pointed out, the quality has gone downhill. It's still OK, and a good, affordable option, but it's hardly gourmet anymore. Tips: Avoid... More 

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McKinney, Texas
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

During our recent Honolulu visit, we found this great spot in Ward Center and had lunch several times. The pork chops over Portuguese sausage dressing with onion gravy was outstanding and the furikake tempura catfish with ponzu sauce won my wife's raves. They have daily specials as well as an extensive fixed menu. Dining is mostly outside - watch out... More 

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is an excellent choice for local food with some healthy options (ie. brown rice instead of white). Both the shoyu chicken and the mahi were excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 135, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-5205
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-596-7488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?