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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VW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delish!

T
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
21 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

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
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and vibes were awesome

J
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricey for what it served. I order a kale salad add on ahi, a very small piece of ahi, came out to $27. Over price.

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and better service!

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

NM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lowest wine pour I have ever seen!

A
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was awesome and food tasted great

JP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was not very attentive, and the bar was not busy (we sat at the bar).
The food was good - some flavors a bit overwhelming but all in all tasty.
Pricy but not anymore than anywhere else in the area, the food was fresh and interesting so made it worth it.
We had the Ahi, jalapeño potatoes, fish tacos, Cesar salad and pot stickers. All good.

The restaurant is very cool inside, the decor awesome and bar is unique. The bathrooms are nice too!

Good beers on tap, lots of good wines, and craft cocktails. They also
Have a variety of non alcoholic drinks!

Good find.

SB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place will definitely go back

JA
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was outstanding. Our server was on top of her game and took care awesome care of us. We eat here at least twice a month and it gets better every time. Almost forgot to mention that the pies are delicious and very filling!

MB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, I think his name was Nick, was outstanding. So friendly and patient. The food (small plates - green beans, wings, ravioli) was delicious. We sat outside and could hear the live music - which was also awesome by the way. Wish we knew who it was. We will definitely go back!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Perfect!

TG
Charleston
98 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Actually we never made it to the food... drink order was messed up twice, totally wrong, decided then and there this wasn’t the place for us. Also was fairly limited and it was a little too family friendly and noisy.

b
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything was really good especially the service! However the stench outside coming in was truly horrific. I am glad it didnt smell like that inside. But I would strongly recommend against eating outside of
the main building

JA
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great visit had some friends in from Oregon, and they loved everything about the place

OT
1 review