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Kakaako Kitchen

1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 135, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-5205 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
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Ranked #378 of 1,923 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
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Kensington, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 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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7 reviews 7 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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St Ives, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This place is as good as ever i had shoyu chicken beef stew plate it was excellent the staff are friendly and helpfull as always will always go back here.

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

When finding ourselves in the Ala Moana area, my husband and I quickly referred to our Frommer's Hawaii guidebook for an inexpensive lunch option. We were enticed by the description of Kaka'ako Kitchen's gourmet plate lunches and were not disappointed. The menu has a wide range of options including tempura catfish, five-spice shoyu chicken, beef stew, kalua pork sandwich, loco... More

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