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Moku Kitchen, Honolulu, HI

Moku Kitchen

4.4
4.4
2823 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

19:00


Booked 26 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

  • Area

    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

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 2,823 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Hawaii

    Hot Spot

  • Oahu

    Hot Spot

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  1. CR

    CraigR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, superb flavours. Service staff provided good guidance on food options. Quick service. Nice setting. Tad on the pricey side but excellent food so all good.
  2. S

    Subaroo

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the duck tacos, pot stickers, mushroom and margarita pizzas, plus the poke. ALL, very delicious !!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding!!!! Everything!
  4. L

    Local

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and fun vibe. Happy hour is great!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Nothing to say food outstanding , service not good.
  6. HJ

    HughJ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I made a reservation a week in advance and when I arrived was told to go find an open table if there was one. The noise level was so loud me and my three dinner guests had to yell at one another to carry on any conversation. I'm all for having background music but it should be just that--background music. Even without music the ambient noise at Moku's is extremely loud.
  7. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good and served quickly but the process of ordering and seating is odd and designed to get you in and out fast. You need to order at the counter and then run around and find your own seat. It is loud and added amplified live music makes the noise even worse. The feel overall is nice but rushed.
  8. M

    Miwako

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Made reservations in advance, checked in on time. I was told it's open seating regardless of having reservations, find my my own open table. Order your food and drinks at the bar. No avail tables for 5, hostess gave us a 5 top table that had reservation tag on. I learned theres no point making reservations here if u have to find your own table and order your own food at the bar. Menu was much smaller compared to pre covid. Large group near us very loud, we could barely hear ourselves.
  9. SK

    SiennaK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    It's been a while since I've been here. They no longer take food orders at your table. You have to order at a counter and get a number which wasn't the best experience especially in relatively nicer establishment. It's not fast food. Plus there is no good way to make a line to order so it blocks walking areas. Its also pretty loud in there and we had some trouble having a conversation over the noise. Food was mediocre at best but lacks flavor and is pretty expensive for what it is.
  10. AM

    AshleyM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    EXCELLENT food! Get the chowder and taro ravioli - to die for! My only complaint is that I don't love the counter/table service combo (pick one!). Otherwise, a great place with delish food!
  11. JP

    JP5O

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding establishment, great food, great service, great prices, and great atmosphere. I make it a point to go here every time I’m in town.
  12. T

    Terry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! What a nice place. Had a nice lunch with my granddaughter before she leaves for school. Perfect. Thank you.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and really good service!
  14. S

    Sunny

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic food and service. This place never disappoints.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! We tried a variety of dishes and each was well balanced in flavor. Best farm to table restaurant we tried during our vacation. Monkey pod Mai Tais are amazing!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the enthusiasm from the server and food was on point!
  17. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Super cool vibe. Excellent service. It can get very busy and really noisy in a warehouse style situation.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friends and I went to Moku Kitchen for dinner on a Thursday night. When we arrived, they told us that because we arrived earlier than our reservation time, they needed to confirm our reservation. We waited for about 10 minutes before we received a text and were able to be seated. Aside from that hiccup, when we went in, the ambiance was very lively. When we placed our order, the girl at the register was very kind in giving us time to pick our items. We were able to choose where we wanted to sit down at, so that was nice, since there are plenty of options to sit down inside or outside. Promptly after we sat down, we got our drinks, and met our waiter who would take additional orders from us. He was super attentive and came to check on our table often. The food came out quickly from the kitchen and everything was tasty and still warm. Everyone at the table cleared their plates. I personally ordered the steak tacos, and I would highly recommend those to anyone who isn’t sure about what to get there.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch at Moku's, our first time there, we'll be sure to return. The service was outstanding, they went above and beyond which we were very impressed with and really appreciative of. The food was delicious and the cheesecake pie was to die for! The ambience and live music were lovely too. I definitely recommend this place.
  20. JM

    JoniM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Moku's pre-pandemic was pretty good. I haven't been there since. However, when I went back there yesterday, alot has changed. There seemed to be alot of staff walking around, but the service our party received was bad. The hostess was very unhelpful when asked to accommodate a request for our party of 10. Keep in mind that we had reservations too. The hostess also didn't explain very well how there seating works - they take walk-ins and tables with the reserved sign is for larger parties. We had a large party, but was told to find a table on our own. We now have to go up to the bar and place our first order and thereafter, the server will take orders from the table. That makes no sense. The service is very slow. Everything seemed so unorganized.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always good service.
  22. VM

    VickiM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Airy and friendly, good food and cheerful, efficient service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Service was awful.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We had a reservation and showed up a few minutes early (15 minutes). We were told that they didn’t have room for us but they would text us when a table was ready. My husband then watched (and listened) as they sat multiple walk up parties with no reservations. He confronted them but got a ton of push back. We got seated at our reservation time and everyone acted like we were an annoyance. Really unfortunate… Let’s talk food and drinks— food is good but almost the same menu as monkeypod. The Mai tai was tasty and our other drinks were tasty too but I will say the Paloma was a little flat. Green beans are tasty but super salty. Fries left something to be desired. Definitely order the pizzas- very tasty! We paid for parking and had terrible service which almost ruined the whole experience. Thankfully, the drinks are good!!! We won’t be back…
  25. A

    Alohilani

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The live music was excellent! The waiter let me know that the Tikka Masala pizza will only be on the menu for a short while longer, and it is definitely worth ordering.
  26. L

    Loke808

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks! Bartender was not shy with the liquor. Ribeye tacos were recommended but they were just okay. Tried the duck tacos and they were awesome!
  27. GP

    GuyP

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Monkeypod favorites and fresh ideas, all at a reasonable price. Relaxed environment.
  28. LS

    LisaS

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We arrived early and were not allow to get drinks at the bar or any empty table - red flag - ordering was not clear at first -person who seated us just didn’t care . Finally someone told Us we had to order at counter. We Ordered / one party member didn’t get drink till Food came even after we mentioned to three servers - food was meh at best . Go someplace that wants your business honestly

    Moku KitchenResponded on 12 September 2022Aloha, Lisa! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are so sorry for the several miscommunications we had with you and your party while you were with us. Clear communication on our part is a key component in assuring our guests like you enjoy your time. With the intention of creating a comfortable and positive experience for you, we would like to offer you a $50 dining credit to enjoy during your next visit. Please present this message to any manager to redeem. Mahalo, again!

  29. HQ

    HeatherQ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    If you make a reservation it is only to get into the restaurant not a table. It is open seating and very noisy. More like a bar than a restaurant!
  30. LA

    LACoolJ

    Hawaii

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been here in awhile and the food was delicious. Great food and drinks. Love the mai tai.
  31. MN

    MattN

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A solid place that we enjoy. Always appreciative of the challenges for restaurants in the pandemic environment. The staff is cheerful, helpful, and friendly. The services a little short and it may be due to staffing but overall not a problem. The food is always good and worth the price. It is not so good that it creates memories of special meals. If you’re indoors they play piped in music pretty loudly so conversation can be difficult. However I think most of the customers come from a pretty trendy environment where they enjoy the music and the ambience. Overall we have been there several times and will continue to go back
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Made a reservation for lunch yesterday for 12:45 pm. When my sister got there, they told her they don’t take reservations. When o arrived I told them we had a reservation and they said oh ok. Didn’t ruin anything but better communication with staff about reservations should happen. Our food was great as always. Curious as to why we have to go to the bar to order food. But once we order we can add on anything. Server was attentive.
  33. A

    Alohilani

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the live music at Moku Kitchen! There is good sound throughout the large seating areas. The special pizzas are always worth a try.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    My Ahi was good but my girlfriends Steak was mediocre. Weird seating experience - we made a reservation and had to order at the counter while we watched all the good seats being snatched up behind us
  35. BS

    BillieSz

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious Mai Tai!!!! Pork snd pineapple pizza very good! Green beans too salty. Pot stickers okay. Chicken tikka massla tasty.
  36. k

    kaimukimom

    Hawaii

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Happy hour is great at moku. A round of drinks or two and a full meal for a reasonable price. Can get any better with friends for an evening!

    Moku KitchenResponded on 26 August 2022Aloha! Thank you so much for your thoughts! We share your enthusiasm, as we are always aiming to celebrate the craft of merrymaking with our guests. In hopes of doing so, we would love to offer you a credit for two small plates during your next visit. Please present this message to your server or any manager to redeem. Mahalo nui!

  37. MM

    MMahalo

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I do not like having to find open seating even with a reservation. It is off-putting. The food was pretty good. I especially enjoyed the szechuan green beans.

    Moku KitchenResponded on 26 August 2022Aloha! Thank you for sharing your experience. We apologize for falling short of your expectations, as our goal is to provide our guests with an open, welcoming experience. We are also very appreciative of your kind words and will definitely relay the message to our awesome kitchen staff. As a token of our appreciation, we would love to offer you two small plates the next time you join us. Please present this message to your server to redeem. Mahalo!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve seen many complain about the sound level, it’s really not terrible, but it’s not a place for a quiet evening for sure, just know you’re going somewhere with live music. The ordering at the bar at first is truly not a big deal, it’s easy, and from then on you can order anything additional with your server. Service was great, our server checked on us often even though they were pretty busy and we were 4 ladies very slowly enjoying our time away from our small children. Food is amazing, but don’t get the tacos, they are ok, but their pizzas are better and other dishes such as the taro ravioli, green beans, and the seared tuna oh my my that sauce, mwah! Don’t forget to save room for pie!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Came for a bday dinner. Awesome ambiance. They have an order at the counter and seat yourself method now. We all agreed that the special was definitely not worth the price, everything else was fresh and tasty but would probably just come for happy hour next time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was great! At our table of 6 we tried a variety of things and they were all delicious. Check-in is a little weird, but everything else was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised 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 4.4 stars by 2823 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 26 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.

  • Area

    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

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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