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Highway Inn

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American, Diner, Hawaiian
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94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
+1 808-677-4345
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10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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.
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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    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
Very good

This place is very good and very easy to get to. Plenty of local flavors and do not have anything to complain about. The seating was fast and the service was excellent. The food came out fast and the food was very tasty. The restaurant is very clean and would recommend for anyone in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
NFlu
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very good and very easy to get to. Plenty of local flavors and do not have anything to complain about. The seating was fast and the service was excellent. The food came out fast and the food was very tasty. The restaurant is very clean and would recommend for anyone in the area.

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Thank NFlu
Silverton, Oregon
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Many plate lunch times. Some more unusual fish presentation. No vegetarian options. In a kind of run down, sketchy neighborhood outside of Honolulu several miles

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Thank Dawn F
Kailua-kona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I love the food here, it's just these past two times, I've been let down... First time let down was when they ran out of the large poke bowls. They only had the small, but I got charged for the large, which he said he was going to try and pack it in, but it wasn't the same, second time... More 

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Thank Shakeum
West Point, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Highway Inn is a local favorite! While stationed there we'd get the look from the locals - but the food was great, the staff wonderful and the owner just a gem! Made us feel at home everytime and gave us GREAT HAWAIIAN food! Miss it so much!

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Thank yugtac
Wahiawa, Hawaii
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180 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

My sis and I stopped in here because of the positive reviews. There's a free parking lot outside. We went during mid-afternoon, and it was counter service time. There is plenty of seating inside. We ordered (my sis got pork and cabbage plate, and I got the sweet potato/kalua pork quesadilla). The quesadilla came with a pineapple slaw, and it... More 

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Thank Hannahchristine575
Ripon, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Was very hungry after a long hike in the heat. Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this gem. The restaurant was very clean and the staff was friendly. Ordered the Teri Beef plate and an A La Carte Chicken Ling Rice side. It really the spot. The flavor was great, tender and excellent. The Chicken Long Rice was much better... More 

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Thank Golda42
Killeen, Texas, United States
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Highway Inn has become a "must stop and eat " location every time we come visit Oahu. We love the little restaurants especially ones with some much story behind them. You walk in and immediately are greeted by someone, never waited more than 2 minutes to sit down for breakfast! The menu offers so many options it's definitely hard to... More 

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Thank Joan S
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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141 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I've eaten here on numerous occasions and I can say that I am not a fan of Highway Inn. If I am not a fan of this place, why did I keep coming back you say? Because other people would want to come here and I just came along. IMHO you don't get your money's worth here. The portions here... More 

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Thank Lopaka M
Russell R, Owner at Highway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and your patronage and we're sorry you left disappointed. We often find it is so much better all around, for you and for us, if you could address your concerns in person to our staff, and we can avoid possibly inaccurate information being published on Social Media sites. In your specific example, it sounds like... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I saw the reviews for this place online and decided to give it a try. As mentioned by others, it offers good, traditional Hawaiian fare. I got a combo with kalua pork/cabbage, rice, and a mac/potato salad mix. Everything was tasty, but none of these items were spectacular. However, the real winner was the kalua pig/okinawan sweet potato quesadilla; that... More 

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Thank kitkat242
Redwood City, California
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

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!

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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

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