Moku Kitchen

4.5
1795 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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K
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Oversalted food, decent service

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GA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All was super as always! Our waiter was especially good. We sat outside-nice weather, less noise.

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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's nice to have vegetarian options that are more than a boring salad and pasta! We went on a Friday night and it's usually quite noisy when sitting inside but it wasn't bad, we were able to hear one another and have nice conversation. The wine list is good, the food has always been good to great and the atmosphere is clean, nice and comfortable. The staff are friendly and the parking is super easy and convenient. My only wish is that they had more of a variety of desserts, I have a second gut for dessert and I'm not a pie gal so I always feel that my meal is a bit incomplete! But overall this is still our "go to" place when we make it a night out any day of the week.

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RT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and the service was great as usual!

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OT
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Mokus used to check off all the boxes - extensive menu, great service/location, open table points, happy hour specials, etc. I’m disappointed how much the menu has shrunk in the way of food options plus the elimination of open table points. Especially when there are other hot spots in the area, Mokus’ original “package” and appeal had set it apart from the rest - not so much now.

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Moku was ok, nothing special. Decent diner, but the food could have a bit more taste.

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PK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Will come back again

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MI
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Way too loud inside, can barely hear my date sitting across the table at times.

Too expensive- $21 for a couple tablespoons of poke, really?

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KN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the Seared Ahi salad and it was delicious. Not too much dressing on the salad.

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AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy Moku's dedication to staying connected with the land. Using local produce enhances the quality of the whole dining experience & I know I'm supporting the right kind of business. I would also like to thank my server, John. This young local man was very kind & knowledgeable & he made the night that much more pleasant. I hope more businesses follow in the footsteps of Moku Kitchen thus establishing a better connection with our local farmers, taking pride in the quality of their work & creating more opportunities for our local workers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! My date was late to our reservation, but they were very accommodating (lol).

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L
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Thank you

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m
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & excellent service :)

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BP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moku is such a great place for local eats! The seasonal sweet potato haupia pie is amazing! Get it before it’s gone!

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t
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We miss the bulgogi tacos!! Please bring it back.

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Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service from B.

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SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great food and drinks. A local friend told us about the restaurant and glad we made it there on our visit to Honolulu. Would highly recommend and definitely go again.

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JG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real food, epic service and local vibe + farm to table makes this spot a treasure

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SS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

店員さんが自由でオーダーしにくかった

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! Definitely recommend!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for happy hour and it is a great spot with awesome service and the happy hour appetizers/drinks are perfect for a night out. Topped it of with a delicious pie

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EO
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What happen to open table

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SI
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was great but expensive- unless you go during Happy Hour which I believe ends at 5:30. Service was good.

Didn’t feel very “local.”

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BP
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Moku’s happy hour menu. Great deals and delicious food. Their seasonal cream pie was Okinawan sweet potato haupia. You HAVE to try it! Hopefully they will make it a menu staple. If not, get it before it’s gone!

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L
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Noise Level extremely high - cannot have a conversation without screeming
Food - good but nothing exceptional.
Value - None. Pricey for what you get.
Instead of ordering entrees we shared appetizers among 4 people - only 2 got a drink and it was $40 pp which is high for apps.
Not sure if I will go back or recommend.

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OB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fresh, beautifully prepared and an imaginative combo of tastes and textures. Service is friendly without being obsequious. However, the relentless bass-heavy music will task your ears and lungs as you strive to have conversation with dinner. Turn the music off!! It’s abusive.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely divine. Will DEFINITELY be going back for more.

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. A bit noisy. Happy Hour provides good value. I will be back!

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Amazing food and great service. Local, fresh food in great atmosphere! Highly recommend
Mai Tai, Butternut Squash Ravioli and Veggie Pizza!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would review 5/5 stars if only there were more vegan options! Otherwise I love this place.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and will be back to enjoy another
Great meal!

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RS
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I thought that the process of making the reservation was cool. However, it would have been nice to have the option of indoor or outdoor seating. I wanted to sit inside but was seated outside. It was loud outside so it was hard to have a conversation with my friend and the lighting was terrible, I had a hard time reading the menu. The rice was gross. It was very mushy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

料理は全体的に普通、という印象です。雰囲気はガヤガヤしていて、お酒を飲みに行く場所としてはいいのかもしれません。食事を取りに行く場所としては、場所なども含めて2度目はないかなと思いました。

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Asked for very crispy fries and got very soggy fries. Other than that excellent !!

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DB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food! Would definitely visit again sometime soon!

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JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite restaurant! Awesome food, awesome service, awesome ambiance! Perfect dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good and empty at lunch time.

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C
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary.

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