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Kualapu'u Cookhouse

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Highway 470 and Uwao Street, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
+1 808-567-9655
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful late lunch at the cookhouse. Ordered the chicken sandwich with macaroni salad. Love the teriyaki on the chicken. Sat out on the patio. Very casual, but just wanted I needed for lunch. Can't go wrong.

Thank tricia54
Cochrane, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the best meals in Molokai. Not the cheapest by any stretch but definitely worth the extra cash. Service was some of the best on the island. The food was delicious. There was a man playing the ukulele and was just beautiful. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Geebus007
Salt Spring Island
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really extensive menu considering the size of this place. We ate lunch which was tasty and fast and may return for dinner. The mains looked wonderful..even lamb!!!

Thank jothvn
Malta, New York
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is one of the few restaurants on Molokai. The food is good, the atmosphere is very casual. It definitely was worth the visit.

Thank lvmoll
Columbia, MD
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I am very surprised by all of the positive reviews. This is a rundown place where you eat at picnic tables most are under a roof that is open on the sides. When we arrived all the tables had someone sitting at then. Some had just two people so the server went over to a table of two and told... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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316 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My husband and I and a friend had dinner here on a Thursday evening. There are dinner specials Tuesday through Saturday and on Thursday it was prime rib. The prime rib was very good. The portion was large and it was cooked perfectly to order. Dinners come with salad, choice of potato and grilled vegetables. The baked potatoes were huge... More 

Thank Maryann L
San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

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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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 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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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 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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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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?