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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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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go hungry! We went twice, even though it's a nit out of the way. And yes, the cab driver who took us from the airport was family, but so's everyone on Molokai! We had fish, pork, chicken and all were good. Breakfast here is outstanding, too. Fine dining disguised as a really basic place. ;-)

Thank Keaneye
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great for a late lunch, was brought to the table quickly and was excellent value for money. In a pretty spot on the main road, it is neither haute cuisine nor hole in the wall. Just honest food. Give it a try. Staff are lovely and helpful.

Thank GDayMateAustralia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 1st night in Molokai everyone recommend the "Cook House" it was very low key, very casual dinning, and very good. My husband had the Katsua Chicken which he enjoyed and I had the local Ono white fish in a Lilli Koi (passion fruit) reduction sauce, Awesome! Wanted to lick the plate! Fish was so fresh, tender and delicate, no... More 

Thank Cheryl F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank gulliver55555
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171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 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 bubbles 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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank SFR15
Wilton, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?