Kakaako’s thriving culinary scene just got a whole lot tastier with the opening of Moku Kitchen at SALT at Our Kakaako. Developed by the same team that created the popular Monkeypod Kitchen hotspots in Ko Olina and Wailea, Moku Kitchen fuses Hawaii’s rich farming and ranching heritage with Honolulu’s urban lifestyle.
Named after the Hawaiian word for island, “Moku” promises an authentic taste of Hawaii and sources ingredients from local farmers as far as upcountry and all the way down to the ocean shores. Sure to become a Kakaako staple, the restaurant features a keawe wood burning pizza oven, an expo rotisserie roaster, a variety of sustainable wines and 36 craft beers on tap. Fun fact: it’s also home to one of the first keg wine systems in the state of Hawaii!
One glance at the menu and you’ll be hard pressed to find something you don’t want to try. My personal favorites are the waipoli farm mixed greens, the szechuan stir-fry green beans with mac nuts, the bulgogi tacos, and the hamakua wild mushroom pizza. For dessert, the banana cream pie will be the perfect ending to memorable meal.
Moku Kitchen is open daily 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and happy hour is served daily from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For more information and to view the full menu, visit www.mokukitchen.com.