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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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Renton, Washington
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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19 reviews
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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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286 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 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
Gastonia, NC
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We ate breakfast here and enjoyed it. The food is cooked to order so it comes out hot and fresh. The server was very nice and offered tips on how to navigate around the island.

1 Thank MomTeresa
Walnut, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Glad we had read the reviews and we grabbed a beer from across the street before we arrived. The seating area outside of picnic benches with attached covers was fun and welcoming. The service was friendly, and for us, relatively quick and the food was great!

1 Thank Kim H
Eugene, Oregon
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I read reviews before going, so I suppose my expectations were a bit high. It fell short for me. The waitress wasn't friendly to start out with. The place was dirty looking. French toast ice cold. Bacon tasted funky so I didn't eat much of it. I did like the home style potatoes, those were my favorite. My husband had... More 

Thank S H
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I can't quite understand why this rates so highly. Went there a few times it was fine - stir fry, burgers, fish. Staff abrupt but that was fine. It was just - fine. Paddlers food is better. And licensed. And their staff are nicer.

Thank Oonagh S

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?