Moku Kitchen

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2259 Reviews
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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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mabelletheresa
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John our host & B our server were just superb. With the timing of everything, the restaurant was quiet and the quality of service and the high quality of food went so well hand in hand even with a last minute reservation. So thankful :)

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vipAmber808
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! She was really helpful with my food sensitivities and made it happen. Great children’s selection and happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsie was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Every bite and sip were better than the next.

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JoyK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve been to Mokus several times and the food is good. My lunch date and I both ate the ahi salad. It was good....the ahi was a bit chunky and the salad was tossed with dressing and a bit heavy for me.

The atmosphere is pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made reservations through OpenTable (for their first seating, it was our first time at this restaurant) and were seated in a booth away from most of the others who appeared to mainly be 'walk-ins'. While menu seems limited, we all thoroughly enjoyed our food ~ very tasty! We'll be back for sure! (Parking currently costs $3 at the pre-pay kiosk).

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SteveW
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner as usual.
Lucked out and got Kelsie as our server. She the best!
Friendly, upbeat and truly service oriented. A real keeper

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Mainlanders
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was super noisy inside so we sat outside, even though it was a bit drizzly. No regrets. Great night! Uniqu and delicious mai tai!

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Mark808
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish Tacos and Haupia pie exceptional!
Our waiter John was very attentive and made great recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Our waiter was funny & helpful. We appreciate that he labeled our leftover containers & placed foil under the food to prevent the container bottoms from getting soggy. Both of our dishes were a bit on the salty side, even the starches, but a side order of delicious cornbread helped offset that. As always, love the strawberry pie and the coconut lemonade was worth returning for.

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CamilleC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at Moku!

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vipAmber808
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Our waiter was pleasant but I find it’s definitely hard for either the waiter or the kitchen to get a gluten free order right. After ordering a salad gluten and dairy free it showed up with bread on it. I’m also not sure if the kitchen can truly do gluten free even though the waiter says ok.

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MACNUT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Moku kitchen is a casual and fun place to meet with friends. Their happy hour (half price small plates, $10 pizzas and $2 off many drinks) is yummy and a great value. Their regular prices are on the high side. Service is quite slow. It is very loud in their. Some more soft items in the restaurant would help to absorb the noise, but it’s bearable. We will definitely return for happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We came in at our reserved time but our table was not ready. We were seated outside while it was drizzling when we could have seated inside.

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DavidG
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great evening at Moku Kichen. Recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We wish our server informed us about adding fries for $2.00 to our sandwiches that we ordered instead of having us purchase a side order of fries.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

the worst food we’ve ever had. the worst ambiance. don’t go!!!! so loud! staff was nice but doesn’t make up for the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great consistent Merriman quality and a decent selection of wines. Prices are similar to Merriman’s or Monkeypod, but it’s nice to see some different items on the menu compared to the other two restaurants.

Service was great and food came out quickly despite the place being packed. Noise level was on the high side, so much so that you could not hear the background music at all. If you want a quieter dining experience, try outside seating.

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vipLettyL
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Leah
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipEmil
Salt Lake City
52 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall food was good. Chicken wings were not hot and pretty chewy. Fries were awesome. We have been two or three times before and food was better.

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Foodiefan1
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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MarielaC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Gomules
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
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!!

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reviewer67
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.

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SLO5
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!

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

Food & Service was EXCELLENT! Loved it.

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vipshanw
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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mab76
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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 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-sma