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Kakaako Kitchen

Ala Moana - Kakaako
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1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 135, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-5205
+1 808-596-7488
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Wanted an authentic plate lunch, pretty close...

Was recommended by a local so we went. Very busy and ++ locals there so tried it. Excellent food, hot and made to order. Will return

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended by a local so we went. Very busy and ++ locals there so tried it. Excellent food, hot and made to order. Will return

Thank Webaroni
Honolulu, Hawaii
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Study the menu before you go or you'll be standing looking up at the menu board too long trying to decide what to order at the cash register. One of our favorites is the tempura catfish. It stays delicious even as takeout to eat at home.

Thank Alohandra
Honolulu, Hawaii
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186 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is a popular place with locals and always has something on the menu which satisfies or is healthy. Prices are very reasonable and the setting extremely casual (in and outside).

Thank singabob
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Heard this was the place to get plate lunch in Honolulu and it is. Great Sweet Chili Chicken with rice and mac salad. Can't wait to get back!!

Thank DuckMagee
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

On the 4th Sunday every month, Kakaako Kitchen hosts a "Picnic on the Lanai" themed event. Previous themes includes the cuisine of China, Spain, Northwest and Northeast. On our visit it was the cuisine of... Hawaii. Meals are served family style with paper plates and plastic utensils and you are allowed to BYOB - they provide plastic Govino stemless wine... More 

Thank GochisoGourmet
Pearl City, Hawaii
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The restaurant is owned by Russell Siu, owner/chef of 3660 On The Rise. He is Chinese, his wife is Okinawan so he features lots of Chinese and Okinawan dishes, as well as the classic local dishes. I had Okinawan shoyu pork bau, with Nalo greens and my girl friend had beef stew with brown rice and green beans. When Okinawan... More 

Thank hawaii50flyer
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My wife and I tried this restaurant after just happening upon it in the Ward's Center. She had the chicken curry katsu, and I had the furikake tempura catfish. My wife would not tell me that furikake was seaweed. Regardless I ordered it. The seaweed was just sprinkled into the tempura batter. It was the best catfish I have ever... More 

1 Thank Ward H
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Kakaako Kitchen is our go to restaurant! Conveniently located and usual local prices. When we just canʻt decide after work or on the weekend what we might like to eat, we head here! The quality is always good and it is a quick and comfortable place to eat. When we have guests visiting and people canʻt decide, we head here... More 

Thank Cheryl B
Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is fresh, flavorful, and well-portioned. The desserts look tantalizing in the case, and after eating one of the lemon bars, I can say that looks are not deceiving. It's a tad pricey (but you are in Honolulu, after all), but not outrageously so.

Thank AnneGG_901
Oahu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I usually come here with my son after a visit to the Children's Discovery Center. It's nearby and convenient. They have a patio dining area and it's actually quite pleasant, only thing is there are a lot of birds. I have a one year-old son who always drops food on the ground, so the birds tend to flock to him.... More 

Thank Channy-Lyn

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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 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?