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Kualapu'u Cookhouse

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Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't dress up and don't expect anything fancy. Seating is outdoors under a tent at picnic tables with a worn plastic cover that can't be called a tablecloth. You can byo beer or wine if you can find the place. It operates out of a house in a cluster of other houses. There is clearly a cult following for this... More 

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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This plantation hale and it's chameleon kitchen do fine dining Molokai Style. That means just about anything goes. Prices vary all over the map depending what you order. It's a BYOB joint so match your own bottle of wine. And just to add another element they do carry-out for the condo crowd.

Thank KulaBob
Haiku, Hawaii
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best bone in pork chops! Smothered in mushroom green onion gravy breaded lightly. The place looks unassuming with picnic tables but don't let that stop you! We also ate there for breakfast eggs perfectly cooked and yummy just right crispy bacon, my husband had the corn beef hash and he smashed the whole plate! Potatoes crispy with bell peppers and... More 

Thank hleah808
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food at the Cook House! The roast pork is great, and loco moco for breakfast is the best!

Thank Kim C
Renton, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Tender prime rib, fresh sauted veges, moist baked potato, fresh salad and bring your own alcoholic beverage with no corking fee. Ate here 4 times during our stay. Fresh local fish was amazing. Local Hawaiian teriyaki pork also. This and Hotel Molokai are the best restaurants on Molokai.

Thank CamillaSh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great spot not far from town center...a nice ride as well. We sat at picnic table, they bring the food right out - portions were very large and it was good home style comfort food. I ordered the Loco Moco and could only get through half...it was a great meal after a long hike (eat after you hike, not before... More 

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Wilton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We ate there 3 times twice for dinner and once for breakfast and if we weren't staying so far away it would have been more great food and service. You have to bring your own alcohol to drink but they are more than happy to bring out glasses. The portions are large so you shouldn't leave hungry. Great food.

1 Thank GTODavid
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a whim as there are limited choices. Shared a picnic table with a local couple which was fun. BYOB which they direct you to pick up at market across the street. Food was a little pricey but worth every penny! Fish was fresh, sauces tasty, vegetables roasted. Overall a great experience.

1 Thank drmlmom
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Great coffees! We loved the Muleskinner & Toasted Coconut & had to buy some to enjoy back home! Worthwhile stop on Molokai!

Thank Taryn O
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

No nonsense decor and great food. Thursday night is Prime Rib!! Come hungry because the portions are huge. You will not be disappointed,

1 Thank ElTigre W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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

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