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Moku Kitchen, Honolulu, HI

Moku Kitchen

4.5
4.5
2914 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in the heart of the Kaka'ako art district, Moku Kitchen is a chef-driven concept that brings Hawaii's rich upcountry farming and ranching heritage to downtown Honolulu's urban lifestyle. Our award winning cocktail program is ever-evolving, highlighted by the Monkeypod Mai Tai. We offer a wide variety of local craft beer and wines from small independent producers. Moku Kitchen is a counter service restaurant with open seating. While we do offer reservations, we are primarily walk-in based. Please go to mokukitchen.com for up to date menus and our daily live music calendar. 

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 591-6658

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Merriman / Hannah Miller

  • Private party contact

    Dominic@mokukitchen.com: (808) 591-6658

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Keawe St.

  • Parking details

    Guest parking can be found in the SALT parking structure parking on Keawe Street and in front of the restaurant along Ala Moana Boulevard. Additionally, street parking is available in the surrounding area.

  • Entertainment

    We feature live entertainment twice daily during Happy Hour and again during Dinner. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,914 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii

    Hot Spot

  • Hawaii

    Contemporary American

  • Oahu

    Hot Spot

  • Oahu

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Didn’t know it was an order at counter and find your own table type of place. Very few tables available even with a reservation. Server never came back to refill over priced bougie sodas.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A+++ Excellent athmosphere! Outstanding service Delicious food
  3. AL

    ALLE

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Overpriced and underwhelming! Also, a very unnecessary process of initially ordering drinks a a counter, taking a number then a waiter will continue to be your server later. Makes no sense. You’d think you would get fries with a $20 burger…I guess I was the fool for ordering a $20 burger in the first place; and not a good burger at that. Could they find a smaller bun? Thing fell apart. 3 small fish tacos for $23 dollars and not even chips or salsa. Lamb ragu “special” gnocchi…you could count the number of gnocchi on 1 hand. I guess the lack of one of the main ingredients made it special. We live on island and don’t think Moku is geared for local folks. Shame on you Merriman! Your lack of generosity and value is pitiful!
  4. NC

    NicardiC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious Thanksgiving food, wish I had a bigger spoonful of the sides.
  5. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Service is excellent!! Menu selection good. Ambiance good.
  6. K

    Kehauo

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great! Wished there may have been a couple more dishes to choose from (Thanksgiving menu) but we were able to enjoy what was on the menu.
  7. A

    Annie

    Milwaukee

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great cocktails
  8. D

    Deee

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The new "system" (where you order at front, then go find yourself an open table) is not happening...but I understand because of covid. Service was scarce and few and far between. Had to ask for a refill of my drink.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious! Sechuan string beans, pizzas, garden salad with roasted beets, chevre and smoked bacon a wow. Banana cream pie a winner. Go during happy hour and enjoy the savings, too!
  10. CW

    CW55

    Anchorage

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the happy hour. Prices have gone up, but it has everywhere. noise levels little better outside.
  11. DB

    DBelatti

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service!
  12. RN

    RobinN

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It’s inconvenient that you have to go up and order food and drinks when there are waiters.
  13. JM

    JonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, very delicious food and excellent service. Great for business lunch meetings!
  14. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a business or casual meal w/convenient parking options.
  15. SR

    ShawnaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I came here a lot before the pandemic and their new post-pandemic ordering system is horrible. The service is terrible and inattentive. I might as well be eating at McDonald's.
  16. A

    Alekona

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I love Moku's but I don't like the concept of ordering at the counter. It has been awhile since I've last attended Moku's due to the pandemic. It was an embarrassment to bring my VP from California and my top account to a restaurant that we had to place our order at the counter. I was expecting a server to take our order at the table.
  17. D

    Didee

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We loved the food at this place, we ordered a whole variety of dishes and shared and all were delicious. The place looks great and honestly the only thing I probably was not a fan of was the partial table service, not sure why they don't just do table service, the staff pretty much do it after your initial order anyway and probably takes them more time to explain everything than it would to just take your order.
  18. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    It was a great restaurant overall. The service was awesome. A little odd how they start orders but nothing inconvenient. We had the monkey pod Mai Thais which were great and we got the duck tacos. They were over-priced for the amount of food you got and my husband and I were hungry afterwards. I don’t think we will be visiting again simply because we ate and were still hungry after.
  19. D

    Docdavis4l

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Family Dinner with good to delicious pot stickers, fish and chips, seared ahi, pizza, deviled eggs. Strange to order initially then waited too long for server to return for additional orders. Music by the “large face of woman” painting was too loud; might be tolerable other seating locations. Very fun atmosphere and staff very personable.
  20. s

    shanw

    Phoenix

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I came back because Moku gave me a credit for the last visit so they could redeem themselves. It was a worse experience this time around. The waitress was bad and disappeared, food was cold and not cooked all the way. Took 30 minutes to get a drink. When I told another server about the food being cold she went to tell my original server who just ignored the issue. Asked for a manager and she was great to resolve the issue. But I just wish Moku would get itself together completely.
  21. MP

    MaryP

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music was great! Waitstaff attentive and friendly. Food amazing- had wild mushroom pizza and a fresh beet salad along with a craft beer. It was all perfect !
  22. K

    Keiko808

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Like table service to come back, feels like a take out place now. Really miss the dining experience.
  23. N

    Naya

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food, good service and I would return again.
  24. S

    Sheldon808

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service; everything was great except the dog at the next table that couldn't hold his bladder.
  25. S

    Sonomafig

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone on staff from reception to the servers to the gentleman who helped me buy the right size tee shirts were friendly and engaging. We had a great time with our friends who had just flown in from Sydney en route to SF. I love wearing my MOKU tee shirt.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I like the new system of placing individual orders at the counter even if there’s a lot of waiting in line because we could get separate checks. I think though if we had a server s/he would have informed me that I would be getting taro ravioli, not the ulu ravioli that I wanted. I might’ve decided to order something else if I was told when I placed the order. We requested that the music be turned down to make it easier to converse but it was ignored. Otherwise, the experience was acceptable.
  28. 2

    2018

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The duck tacos are excellent!
  29. s

    shanw

    Phoenix

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Let’s just say Moku has gone down hill. The whole concept of opening a tab is just weird and inconvenient. They were out of food at like 7:00pm on a Friday night. The food was mediocre for the price. I felt the overall atmosphere was just wrong for how it use to be. Don’t waste your money on this place unless they change up the menu or bring down their prices.
  30. DM

    DaleM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Moku has a nice urban ambiance, but the entrés left a lot to be desired. This is the second time we've tried a Merriman owned restaurant (Monkey Pod was the first), as with Monkey Pod Moku's entrés lacked seasoning and were very bland. It's a shame because the menu has a lot of potential and we were excited to try this place out. Sad to say the only bright spots Moku offered were the appetizers (truffle fries, potstickers) and their excellent craft beer selection.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place.
  32. CO

    COvisitor

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    You place your order at the register and then they bring it. While we had an assigned server we saw her after the food was delivered and then when we were finished. One of my fish tacos was still raw and without a server I walked over to the kitchen with my plate to get it cooked so definitely a casual place.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not a fan of the new way they do service. Hard to order additional things after initial order at the bar. Definitely get less food during happy hour but the price is good.
  34. C

    Chan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My family always loves the food here, it tastes very fresh and is something that we crave quite often. Though the servers weren't the nicest that we've had (though still somewhat pleasant), I completely understand that we all go through things and that can easily trickle into our work lives, so I wouldn't at all use this as a reason to stay away (and you shouldn't either). The general atmosphere and food quality is enough for us to want to come back!
  35. CU

    CUE808

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Check in people were not very welcoming. Ordering before being seated makes it feel like a cafeteria, not like a sit-down restaurant. Menu needs updating
  36. TE

    TammyE

    Northern MI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place with great food and drinks! Go for happy hour to save a little money too!
  37. RM

    RickM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fabulous
  38. L

    Lorynlulu

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Worst experience there since their opening. The setup of having to order right off the bat at the host stand is awkward. No time to leisurely ease into your time and pick items as you want them. Waitress was AWFUL. Never checked on us, felt we didn’t have a dedicated server. Food got dropped off by one person - drinks came very late, dropped by a different person, a third person checked on us. Food was decent but not incredible. Best thing was the macadamia nut green beans…but overall experience was subpar— took forever to get the check and ended up tired and left thinking we won’t be back anytime soon.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting, glad we went early as it fills up quickly.
  40. JS

    JonathanS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably tasty, local sourced, enjoyable food! Servers always are happy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Moku Kitchen using the Order Online button. Moku Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 591-6658.

Moku Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 2914 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Moku Kitchen

660 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 145, Honolulu, HI 96813-5400

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Keawe St.

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Guest parking can be found in the SALT parking structure parking on Keawe Street and in front of the restaurant along Ala Moana Boulevard. Additionally, street parking is available in the surrounding area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Merriman / Hannah Miller

  • Entertainment

    We feature live entertainment twice daily during Happy Hour and again during Dinner. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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