Maunaloa Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Maunaloa

April 14, 2018 Alida England

Maunaloa or Mauna Loa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaiʻi, United States, in the western part of the island of Molokai. The population was 376 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Maunaloa

1. Kamoi Snack-n-Go

28 Kamoi Street, Suite 600, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards American Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 +1 808-553-3742
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Kamoi Snack-n-Go

Molokai's version of the local, neighborhood ice cream parlor featuring 32+ premium flavors of "Made in Hawaii" Dave's Hawaiian Ice Cream with Kona coffee, macadamia nut, Hawaiian mud pie, chocolate macadamia nut, green tea, coconut-macadamia, cotton candy, cookies-n-cream, lychee sherbet, ube (made from Molokai purple sweet potatoes), haupia, and many others. Please ask for a free sample of one of the flavors on display. On hot days, enjoy triple banana splits, handmade waffle cones, milkshakes, sundaes, "Oreo frosties," handmade chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches, and popular Icee floats served by customer-service-oriented employees wearing their signature red polo shirts and nametags! Or, if you cannot decide on a second flavor, take a pint or two home! There is FREE WI-FI service both inside and outside the store, available 24-7. Open 363 days per year (closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas).

Reviewed By Soniyae R - Homer, Alaska

Their ice cream selection is awesome. With 3 large displays of colorful choice ice cream there is something for everyone. The staff were friendly and happy to give you tastes of any and all the ice cream you desire. From traditional flavors, to Hawaiian twists,...MoreMahalo for your review, Soniyae R! We hope that our selection of 48 flavors will appeal to adults and kids alike. We also have one non-dairy flavor--mango sorbet--for our lactose intolerant friends. Happy New Year 2018!

2. Kualapuu Cookhouse

102 Farrington Avenue, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Polynesian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 808-567-9655
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 338 reviews

Kualapuu Cookhouse

Reviewed By tom r - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We have visited Molokai twice and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of eating at Kualapu'u Cookhouse. It exemplifies the atmosphere of Molokai...laid back with good home style cooking. Robin provided great service. They do not serve alcohol, but encourage you to bring your own. We actually bought a bottle of wine next door at Kualapu'u Market and brought it in. They are very accommodating and provided wine glasses and an opener.

3. Kanemitsu Bakery

79 Ala Malama Street, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Hawaiian Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 309 reviews

Kanemitsu Bakery

Well known bakery on Moloka'i island, Hawaii

Reviewed By Tom B - Salida, Colorado

A great stop for some fresh donuts and very nice breakfast. I really enjoyed their Loco Moco served with Macaroni salad. Service was good and friendly. Prices are comparable to other nearby locations. A very enjoyable experience.

4. Coffees of Hawaii

1630 Farrington Ave, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI Outdoor Seating, Seating Cafe
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 192 reviews

Coffees of Hawaii

Reviewed By johnny1012017 - San Jose, California

the store is alright but as we were sitting outside and it seemed as if work just got out but the boss( heard someone call her boss) by the name of pua had no courtesy for customers she argued and scolded the workers in front us and they all looked like they had a long day she should have done it behind closed doors or at least not by customers she did a good job making us feel uncomfortable even the look she gave us just made us feel unwanted she should learn to treat the workers better they are what makes or breaks a company i would avoid this place not worth being made uncomfortable

5. Molokai Burger

20 Kamehameha V Hwy, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 808-553-3533
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 270 reviews

Molokai Burger

Reviewed By johndentonca - Carlsbad, California

I enjoy a good burger and this place didn't disappoint. Inside is clean and comfortable (with almost an In-n-Out motif) and the burger was really fantastic; they are thin style patties cooked on a flattop (like In-n-Out) and dare I say just as good. My...Morejohndentonca, Thank you for your great Molokai Burger review. I appreciate your positive observations and your business. Rod Felt

6. Coffee Espresso Bar Molokai

1630 Farrington Avenue, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757 Seating, Takeout Cafe Breakfast +1 808-567-6830
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Reviewed By MelissaW1 - Normal, Illinois

I stopped in several times while we were on the island. The staff is super friendly and more than happy to help you. I would hands down recommend there coffee/espresso drinks over the coffee/espresso drinks at the Coffees of Hawaii. They are friendlier, the coffee is better and it there is actually room to wait for your drink. Get yourself some Aloha here!

7. Molokai Pizza Cafe

15 Kaunakakai Pl, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 808-553-3288
Excellent
28%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 324 reviews

Molokai Pizza Cafe

Reviewed By Yippie-Yi-O - Ennis, Texas

This place was merely okay. The pizza was edible but it's nothing exceptional. I couldn't even tell you what kind of pizza I ordered it just so lackluster. Still, it's a nice change of pace to get out and have a pizza if we're going to stay for several days.

8. Paddlers Restaurant and Bar

10 Mohala Street, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748 Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 38 +1 808-553-3300
Excellent
26%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 371 reviews

Paddlers Restaurant and Bar

Molokai is a uniquely wonderful Hawaiian island and Paddlers Restaurant is a part of that beauty. A favorite local hangout and a favorite of those visiting the island. The food is absolutely great, there is a full bar including specialty drinks, a large selection of beer and various wines. Live entertainment is provided with no cover charge most nights. There service is outstanding and every effort is made to make sure our guests are happy and satisfied.

Reviewed By Kelly H

We had the steak quesadilla and a burger. Both were good. We thought there would be music but there is only live music on the weekends. If you are on Molokai for an extended time definitely a place to try.

9. Ono Fish & Shrimp Food Truck

53 Ala Malama Ave, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fast Food Lunch +1 808-553-8187
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Ono Fish & Shrimp Food Truck

Reviewed By IPM - Needham

Believe it or not it is extremely difficult to find fish (or chicken) to take back to your place to cook/grill?? Go figure! But some incredible fish is available at this little food truck right in the middle of town. Fish of the day was seared MahiMahi - cooked perfectly! A drink comes with the meal. Everything runs around $13-15 and they do accept credit cards. Seating behind the food truck on picnic tables. A spritzer type set of tubes around the perimeter keeps the place cool.

10. Hiro's Ohana Grill

1300 Kamehameha V Hwy, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748-4021 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Hawaiian, Seafood Dinner, Lunch +1 808-660-3400
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Hiro's Ohana Grill

Reviewed By MJH161 - Denver

We ate here three times during our recent visit to Molokai, wishing we could find someplace better but we could not find a more compelling alternative.The view is fabulous, especially on a clear night. It is a romantic setting with live music. The servers are trying to do a good job, although the service tends to be slow. What’s not to love? The food is mediocre, in the two star range.
Food that we enjoyed: sashimi
Mediocre to poor food: Saiman soup, salad with tempura shrimp, Panko crusted calamari.
The single fish offering was a marlin. It seemed odd that there was not any other fish available in this oceanfront restaurant.
While the music is good, apparently there are some volume restrictions and it is very difficult to actually hear the musicians. We tried some cocktails but found them poorly made. There is a wine list and beer list, both just OK. On the nights we were there, they did not bother to turn on more than three or four of the dozen torch lights that were on the premises, which would have added to the atmosphere.
Despite the negatives, this is probably the best restaurant on the island and a place that you should try at least one time.

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