Moku Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Reservations: https://www.mokukitchen.com/visit

Moku Kitchen is a chef-driven concept that brings Hawaii’s rich upcountry farming and ranching heritage to downtown Honolulu’s urban lifestyle. The upcountry way of life echoes a simpler time where food was locally-sourced and cooked over an open fire on the ranch. At Moku, we like to keep things simple and will serve Chef Peter Merriman’s twist on upcountry specials from our lively rotisserie oven.

Named after the Hawaiian word for “island”, Moku will be a gathering spot where anyone from elite foodies, families, or people seeking an authentic taste of Hawaii can swap stories and relax with an ice-cold draft beer, a carafe of wine, and an amazing meal. Everyone will feel a sense of home at Moku Kitchen.
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LL
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter B was great!
Food always prepared fresh and yummy.

L
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients, flavorably prepared. Too spicy for a few in our group; need to improve kim chee recipe (side to Bahn Mi).

F
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday party for adults with 10 people was serviced by Hoku. She was attentive and catered to our group. What a great experience. Food was awesome as well as quality drinks. Seared ahi dinner for breakfast was amazing.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Ordered the ravioli appetizer which was really good. Hubby ordered the fish tacos which was okay. Also ordered the duck tacos which was not that great in my opinion. There were some hard pieces of fat that I had to spit out. Would not order that again. Son had the kids pizza which he enjoyed. I had a piece and thought it was pretty good. Liked that they had a pretty decent kids menu.

MC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. My only complaint was that we probably had to wait between 15 to 20 minutes after our reservation time. Other than that, service was and food was delicious. We will definitely coming back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Returned after two years and was disappointed at the quality of food. Everything was over salted, even the salads. We had eaten here twice before on a previous vacation. Service was still attentive, and it’s a fun atmosphere, but up to the usual quality of a Merriman restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a mom & son date night. Food and service were both excellent. Save room for the strawberry pie.

G
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My first time with a group of friends. We’re in the 50-60 age bracket. The food was Awesome and service excellent!! Very comfortable. Restaurant paid for parking—how cool is that??!!!’n. We’ll return!!

r
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I always enjoy eating here, but the noise level is too high inside for pleasant conversation. Outside tables are better if you want to be able to hear/talk with your companions.

SL
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great casual restaurant with something for everyone to eat. Our family of five enjoyed our dinner here after touring Pearl Harbor. Moku is a lively place with great food choices. Would recommend!

C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food & Service was EXCELLENT! Loved it.

s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine in don’t do take out they mess up all the time.

VW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

No complaints; great food, good service, good ambience.

m
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Julius, was excellent. I liked the green beans with mac nuts. The bacon burger was excellent. Our group had a great lunch!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was unremarkable. We had the brussel sprouts, corn chowder, fish taco, duck taco, and kahlua pork pizza. The taco dishes were lacking something on the plate-small salad or veggies? The pizza was dry and overcooked. I could not recognize the few pineapple pieces on the pizza they were so burnt. I would recommend Pieology for pizza. The chowder was watery. Don't waste your money at this overpriced restaurant.

T
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delish!

T
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. I did put a special request to be seated indoors (on the OpenTable app), but they still sat us outside. Fortunately, the weather wasn’t too chilly or windy so I didn’t mind.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! Props to Cason Tolentino for the delicious food! Will dine here for sure again! Highly recommended

b
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julia and the Host team was very accommodating even though we were very late for our reservation due to traffic...and it was valentine's day! Once seated we were attentively and graciously served by Hoku. We had the green beans, truffle fries, and No Ka Oi cocktail to start which were all awesome! I could have gone home happy right there. We followed that with the scallop special (the polenta was dreamy good), and the duck (very tender) entrees, which were also deeeelicious. Food and drinks timing was on point!!!Unfortunately we could not stay for dessert as we were headed to the opera, but the pies I saw others eating sure looked ono. We will definitely will return.

KH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal and experience at Moku! The happy hour appetizer and drink selection was amazing! The curated menu for Valentines Day was outstanding, but we couldn't resist splitting the Filet Mignon either. The pie IS TO DIE FOR! As is the Kona Coffee ice cream. Thank you, again, Moku!

VK
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was great for valentines lunch, however, the noice level was a bit too high.

R
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! Glad we make Open Table reservations because the restaurant got busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience, as always, highlighted by delicious prime rib and excellent service.

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great gathering place when friends come to visit. The only negative is that no matter if you sit inside or outside, the noise level/music level is always way too loud. You basically have to yell across the table to your guest.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Visited Moku on a vacation night out. Food was fresh, delicious and not your typical fare. I really enjoyed the decadence of the buttery roasted squash ravioli. The atmosphere was stylish and lively, and the place was full of happy diners. Service was slow at times, but they were very busy and very apologetic. The team work and support among the staff was good to see.

C
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, inventive menu and hip atmosphere. Very fresh ingredients and imaginative cocktails. Would come back again.

KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined early. Got seated immediately which is always nice.
Server was just great. They train their staff well.
We’re usually really thirsty and hungry and to have the staff serve us promptly is a plus.

LD
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening at Mokulua Kitchen! Loved the variety of the menu, different flavor combinations, food presentation and great service! Our server Kelsey was delightful! We had such a great evening. The only downside was the noise level! VERY noisy.

c
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Reunion with classmate

KN
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My wife and I have a 3 year old, so we rarely get a date night. We went to Moku's Kitchen because we figure if it's a Merriman restaurant, it has to be good. Moku's has a very vibrant crowd, so if you're looking for a relaxed, quiet place, this isn't it.

Good selection of microbrew beer an da decent amount of other cocktails. My wife had a No Ka Oi cocktail and she really enjoyed it. We started with Shrimp Deviled Eggs and Pork Pot Stickers. Both appetizers were plated nicely and were very delicious.

Fo our entrees, my wife had the Ginger Glazed Roasted Duck and I had the Prime Rib. The roast duck was decent, but it was a little overdone and dry. The prime rib was juicy, tender, and done very well.

We will definitely be back to try some of the other dishes on the menu.

H
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Great food I've been there at least 15 times it never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter went above and beyond to make this a memorable experience. Good knowledge of menu (drinks and food) and helped us tailor our meal to our exact tastes. Will definitely be back!

OT
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was our first visit to MK. I am a retiree. I took my mom and her friend. I would recommend MK to the young people in our family, but not to my own friends.

OT
1 review