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Moku Kitchen, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a chef-driven concept that beautifully captures the essence of Hawaii’s upcountry farming and ranching heritage. This restaurant combines downtown Honolulu’s urban lifestyle with the rich flavors and handcrafted goodness of locally sourced ingredients. Founded by Peter Merriman, one of the co-founders of Hawai’i Regional Cuisine, Moku Kitchen showcases a menu that reflects the diverse and vibrant culinary scene of the island. With a focus on creating an inviting atmosphere and offering delicious dishes, Moku Kitchen has become a popular spot for locals and tourists seeking a taste of Hawaii’s culinary delights.

The food offers a delightful culinary experience that reflects the island’s rich upcountry farming and ranching heritage. The Kuala Pork and Pineapple pizza is a medley of Hawaiian ingredients. There are three different tacos: ribeye steak, duck, fresh caught fish, and flavorful sandwiches like the Fresh Islands Fish Sandwich. There is also Mahi Mahi Fish n Chips. A standout dish and fan favorite is the Hamakua Mushroom Pizza, featuring a medley of local mushrooms and truffle oil with a white cream sauce for an authentic taste of the island. With a commitment to using fresh, high-quality ingredients and showcasing the diverse flavors of Hawaii, Moku Kitchen ensures that every bite is an unforgettable experience.

Moku Kitchen offers an impressive drink selection that perfectly complements its delectable dishes. From craft beers and signature cocktails to a thoughtfully curated wine list, the restaurant caters to all preferences. The most popular drinks include the Monkeypod Mai Tai, a refreshing and tropical concoction of kula organic silver and dark rums, mac nut orgeat, curacao, lime and honey-lilikoi foam and the Mule It Over, a modern twist on the classic Moscow Mule with choice of vodka, whiskey, tequila, or gin; house-made cayenne ginger beer and lime. Additionally, guests can choose from an extensive selection of local and international beers and a variety of wines to suit every palate. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, a wine connoisseur, or a cocktail aficionado, Moku Kitchen has the perfect libation to enhance your dining experience. Cheers to that!

The entertainment and atmosphere are as vibrant as the Hawaiian countryside that inspires it. The restaurant exudes a lively and festive ambiance, creating a welcoming and engaging dining environment. Live music adds a dynamic element to the dining experience, enhancing the atmosphere with toe-tapping tunes that complement the lively surroundings. The captivating artwork by renowned artist Kamea Hadar further enriches the ambiance, infusing the space with creativity and visual intrigue. Whether you’re enjoying a meal with friends, family, or colleagues, the entertainment and atmosphere at Moku Kitchen promise an immersive and memorable dining experience that captures the spirit of Hawaii’s upcountry and downtown vibes.

There is a delightful happy hour experience daily from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., featuring various delectable dishes and discounted drinks. During happy hour, guests can indulge in 50% off small-plate appetizers, $12 pizzas, and discounted cocktails, wine, and beer, creating an excellent value for money. Some highlighted dishes include Bulgogi Pork Sliders, Taro Ravioli, Pork Pot Stickers, and Hāmākua Wild Mushroom Pizza, all praised for their quality and flavor. This allows patrons to savor the chef-driven concept’s culinary offerings in a vibrant and culturally rich setting, complemented by live music and a sense of community.

Moku Kitchen in Honolulu, HI, offers a vibrant and culturally rich dining experience. With a delightful selection of dishes inspired by the Hawaiian countryside, including favorites like the Hamakua wild mushroom pizza, the restaurant promises a culinary journey like no other. The wide variety of curated drinks, lively ambiance, live music, and captivating artwork by Kamea Hadar all contribute to a complete sensory experience for guests. Moku Kitchen embodies Hawaii’s spirit, offering delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a lively atmosphere for all to enjoy.

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  • Kush Crown
    Kush Crown
    2 months ago

    Amazing place for lunch. Came by here before dropping off friends to the airport. To start this off I would say the most must order item here will be the CORNBREAD! Damn best cornbread I’ve ever had. Almost tasted like a dessert. I was very impressed. The other items I got are the pizza, green beans, garlic fries and their kale salad. All amazing tasting. Service is wonderful and atmosphere is amazing. Big restaurant with lots of friendly staff. Will for sure come by again.

  • Coco Melon
    Coco Melon
    a month ago

    TIME OF MY LIFE!! I recently went to Moko kitchen with a group of ladies. A girls night out if you will, we had such an amazing time. The food at Moku was really really good. I did, however not so much like the potstickers. I guess they’re made with a specific type of pork that wasn’t for me. However, the mushroom pizza and the pumpkin ravioli were really great. The cocktails we had a bit on the expensive side, but they were really good and also very pretty. The restaurants atmosphere is awesome. It is a little loud like the music was really loud. Maybe it was just that particular night. The overall price of the restaurant is a little on the expensive side, but not overpriced. Overall, the experience was wonderful. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you had the time.

  • Raisa Melendez
    Raisa Melendez
    4 weeks ago

    We came here last night for a date night for hubby's bday. The place has live music going and aesthetically this is a beautiful modern venue. There were a lot of people so we did have to wait a bit for seating. I gave my name and cell # to the host inside the restaurant and it took less than 20 minutes to get seated. I received a text message to confirm I was on the wait list and another text when my table was ready. Once we sat down the manger, who was helping with all of the duties out on the restaurant floor greeted us and poured out our waters. Our waitress Briana came and introduced herself and asked if we needed more time. During our entire time Briana was patient and attentive. She was kind and super responsive. She answered our questions and made a delightful recommendation for dessert. When our drinks took a while to arrive she checked on them for us and later the manager was kind enough to comp us because we waited longer than 25 minutes for them to arrive. We got the truffle fries which were delicious. The pork sliders were flavorful and also delicious. The saimin noodles had a salty broth but everything else was good. We also had the strawberry cream pie and that had a thin buttery crust. It was yummy. I highly recommend coming here and enjoying the live music, the ambience and the food. We had such a great time.

  • Ice Station Zebra
    Ice Station Zebra
    3 months ago

    Had a great lunch with a Local Brew [2 people]. Food was fantastic but the menu is very limited. Pizza, taco, burger fries. Main focus is on drinks and great list of Wines and Brews. Local beers and IPAs. Fast friendly service and great location that comes at an increased price. Also a great place to relax with friends and enjoying a few drinks

  • Nina V
    Nina V
    3 weeks ago

    Came here on a weekday for lunch. There are many choices for beers (and local makers) which is nice when you are a visitor to the islands. We ordered 2 beers, 2 small plates and halved a sandwich, and shared a dessert. The small plates (spicy green beans, Caesar salad) were tasty but given the size not great value for money. The ono fish sandwich was a good choice and would recommend it. (4 stars) The Kauai Strawberry pie featured possibly a single strawberry layered thinly on creamy pie filling and thin crispy crust. Service was friendly and the team of servers were welcoming and worked well together. The outdoor seating area was large, wrapping around the building and the sunbrellas provided the desired shade. Indoor seating looked very nice.

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