[Honolulu Happy Hour Review] Moku Kitchen Happy Hour

On our trip to Honolulu, I knew we had to check out Moku Kitchen for happy hour!


This sentiment was echoed by our Uber driver. He 1000% recommended the Moku Kitchen Monkeypod Mai Tai with the Lilikoi (passionfruit) foam.

I decided that I would live my happiest passionfruit and guava-filled life during my trip, so I was definitely excited to try that Mai Tai.

Since it was happy hour, the appetizers (pupus) were half price and the pizzas and drinks were discounted. The cocktails are $8 and wine and beer are $2 off.
I was SO happy this was my first mai tai on our trip. This was easily the best mai tai of the entire trip. I would wholeheartedly recommend that if you have only one mai tai on your trip, that you make it this one. The flavor profile was so complex.

The honey lilikoi foam on top is supposed to look like a rose when it comes out, which is super cute and special. Full disclosure, mine didn't and I only know what it looks like usually because I was doing some research for this post on Instagram.

The flavor is sweet, but yet somewhat tart with a nice hint of citrus from the lime. Then, you get hit with the rum flavor.
These are the food options we went with.

1. Szechuan Green Beans with Macadamia Nuts
2. Oven Roasted Wings
3. Kalua Pork Pizza
This was my mom's favorite food choice of the Szechuan Stir Fried Green Beans with Macadamia Nuts.

In my opinion, these had a slight spice, but I could really taste the mellow nuttiness of the macadamia nuts and the great garlic taste. The green beans were super fresh and still had a nice crunch to them.
The Oven Roasted Wings were probably my favorite food we had that night. They were spicy, but still had complex flavors.

Honestly, I wasn't expecting them to taste spicy since the menu only mentioned "chili". But, word from me who can typically handle spice. I could definitely taste it and it was a satisfying mouth burn. I also really liked the hint of rosemary and, of course, the garlic.

The chicken was nice and juicy and the flavor was great. I wish we would have gotten another order.

We also went for the Kalua Pork Pizza. It is topped with Kalua pork. macadamia nut pesto, jalapeno, and pineapple (controversial, I know).

Controversy aside, this was a very unique and flavorful pizza, in a good way! Even though I'm not a pork person (my stomach is weak - I'm sure you may have noticed I rarely review pork options), I really enjoyed the few small pieces I had. The pork was nice and tender and really flavorful! The pineapple was actually super nice and acidic and tasted great with the mellow and slightly nutty macadamia nut flavor. The jalapenos were nice and fresh and added a nice bite/kick to each bite.


Our waitress was super nice. It was the day before my birthday. Typically at Moku Kitchen they give you a slice of pie for your birthday, but she allowed me to get a second drink rather than pie for my birthday treat.

This beautiful drink is the "East of Eden". It is made with pineapple plantation rum, house-made vanilla coriander syrup, pineapple, lime, and a Ron Diplomatico Reserva float. It had a very unique flavor and I am happy I gave it a go!

Happy hour is every day from 3-5:30PM and from 10-11PM. Happy hour is available throughout the restaurant, not just at the bar.








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