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Kualapu'u Cookhouse

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Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
+1 808-567-9655
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Hawaiian
$$ - $$$
Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had heard from many that this restaurant was great, so were very disappointed with what we were served. I had the Teriyaki beef, which although flavorful was tough. It was served on a bed of cabbage along with the gluiest rice I've ever tried....More

Thank VancouverCyd
Reviewed March 11, 2015

very disappointed in the meal there. They seemed busy so maybe an off night. Had beef jerky type pork that was way overpriced. would never go back to this one

Thank ncamille
Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Waitress Nelma; we tried to order cheeseburgers, she said they're out. Tried to order chicken; nope, they're out. So we're directed to the more expensive items, which we ordered. Got rushed through paying because "she was leaving". We lingered another half

1  Thank toledoohiholytoledo
Reviewed February 25, 2015

My wife and I as well as some of our local friends make it a point to visit the Kualapuu Cookhouse on a few occasions each time we visit Molokai. This year has been no exception. We went up for their Thursday night Prime Rib...More

1  Thank J R W
Reviewed February 23, 2015

Sorry, we were really looking forward to a meal at the Cookhouse since it was supposed to be one of the best on Molokai. Well, it wasn't. The food was almost inedible. The meat was so overcooked you weren't sure what type of animal it...More

Thank Art K
Reviewed February 22, 2015

Limited seating, we had a grouchy server. The only table left had not been cleared from last patrons. So we stood beside it not really knowing what to do and the server came up to us and said "sit down" . Being hungry we obeyed....More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed February 21, 2015

A friend and I were doing Mule ride to Kalaupapa, and stopped at this place for breakfast , unfortunately we were running late , and only had 25 minutes, they made the breakfast in 7 minutes ( great home fries and Portuguese sausage). The cookhouse...More

Thank FukuBonsaiPlant
Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is long established in the community, but both times we had rude locals serving us. So much for it being the friendly isle and we were disappointed with the food too the second time.

Thank Stephanie V
Reviewed February 5, 2015

People say that on Moloka'i the Cookhouse offers the best food that you don't cook yourself, and we wouldn't disagree with that. The grub is tasty and reasonably priced. Nobody, however, would describe the physical plant as elegant. "Rustic" may be more like it. You...More

1  Thank IrvingBrown
Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've eaten here several times on my two visits to Molokai. Some people consider it the best restaurant on the island. All portions are huge, and really average. That's okay. It's better than bad, which is easy to get on the island. My mahi sandwich...More

1  Thank victoriasintention
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Adam A
December 2, 2015|
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Response from Travel-to-you-Drop | Reviewed this property |
I think it's Farrington Road: 102 Farrington Rd, Kualapuu, HI 96757
January 19, 2015|
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Response from the_ateam62 | Reviewed this property |
It is highly unlikely as they are very non-technical. If you want to try for a gift certificate I would try either Paddlers Inn or Molokai Pizza. they are both quite a bit larger and are more tech savvy. Just google them... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 808-567-9655
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