We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Highway Inn

$$
American, Diner, Hawaiian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
+1 808-677-4345
Website
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Original Highway Inn, founded in 1947, Family Owned and Operated for 3...
The Original Highway Inn, founded in 1947, Family Owned and Operated for 3 generations. Serving Local, Hawaiian and American Foods 7 days a week.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 50 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Homestyle

Highway Inn doesn't disappoint. Tried the onion and salt. Simple, yet good. The Kailua sliders were really good on sweet bread. Try a mixed plate with Lau Lau ..always real good, and you get haupia dessert!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
5150rocks
,
San Carlos, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Carlos, California
Level Contributor
61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Highway Inn doesn't disappoint. Tried the onion and salt. Simple, yet good. The Kailua sliders were really good on sweet bread. Try a mixed plate with Lau Lau ..always real good, and you get haupia dessert!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

An adventure in authentic Hawaiian food. A wide menu and very helpful staff. If you're in the area, definitely stop by. It's also (we didn't know this when we stopped in) a Triple D featured restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
183 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Simple Hawaiian fair at it's best! Best Haupia I have had all over the islands. Great service and you always know you are doing something right when it is filled with locals. Loved our experience here!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
252 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Based on reviews, we stopped by for lunch when shopping at the outlet mall. Had the fried shrimp platter, loco moco, and pork/sweet potato quesadilla. All of it was outstanding. The quesadilla was completely unique to us and out of this world. What a great find! Highly recommend!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have been reluctant to write about this place, since it is already busy, but there is good reason for its popularity. It has also received other acknowledgements for its food (Hawaiian but also very local dishes) so the word is out. It is a family run place with a very neighborhood feeling. This is not a tourist spot and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pearl City, Hawaii
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want Hawaiian Food, there is no better place to go than Highway Inn in Waipahu. Only on Fridays, they make a delicious beef and watercress soup. They often run out so it is better to go for lunch if you want this soup. Or, they told me that if I call ahead, they will save it for me.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Highway Inn is an institution. As long as I can remember working in Waipahu there was Highway Inn. The location is in a somewhat "sketchy" area. There are low-mod rental apartments behind the strip mall that HI is located in. Therefore, the clientele may be off-putting. But sometimes, you find something good around something less desirable. With Hawaiian food, pricing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We asked a local where the best place was to get Hawaiian food. She recommended the Highway Inn. We went there for lunch two days in a row. It was wonderful and different. There was a 45 minute wait but it was worth it. We also bought poke at their fish deli for dinner back at our hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waipahu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you ever wanted to try real Hawaiian and local foods. This is one of the best places to come too. Everything on the menu is delicious. Order the plates and add on everything else you wanna try alacarte. You come to Hawaii definitely gotta try this place out... You won't be disappointed...

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
107 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Having first come to Honolulu in the late 60's this was one of the best restaurants serving local/Hawaiian food. We were a family of 8 and we all agreed this was a great place, servers were on top of everything and provided great service, food was outstanding, Squid Luau best I've ever had. They have two locations now and easy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Highway Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Highway Inn

Address: 94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
Phone Number: +1 808-677-4345
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
Cuisine: American, Diner, Hawaiian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-677-4345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

The Original Highway Inn, founded in 1947, Family Owned and Operated for 3 generations. Serving Local, Hawaiian and American Foods 7 days a week.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Highway Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?