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Kakaako Kitchen

#376 of 1,972 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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    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
Unique Choices

Good variety of selection on menu: salads, deli sandwiches and wraps, local plate lunches, other entrees, a keiki menu, desserts and "chef's pick". Service was prompt and friendly. The portions are huge in the local plate lunches: with one large scoop of rice, great tasting macaroni salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
NateaBar
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Palm City, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Located in Ward Center. Granted the menu selection has eye appeal, but lacks in the delivery. Ordered the beef stew. I'm sure a can of Dinty Moore stew might out cut their stew. Had a few pieces of fat chunk, which should have been removed. Can't say much for the others items. Try another spot.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Good variety of selection on menu: salads, deli sandwiches and wraps, local plate lunches, other entrees, a keiki menu, desserts and "chef's pick". Service was prompt and friendly. The portions are huge in the local plate lunches: with one large scoop of rice, great tasting macaroni salad (choice of salad) and stew and chicken. The stew was slightly salty, but... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 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
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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 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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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?