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Rainbow Drive-In

3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808-737-0177
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Ranked #208 of 1,921 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wanted to try this place so I made sure I went there. You can take bus 13 and it will take you here or just walk like I did. They only except cash. I ordered the beef plate with the gravy on the side, fries instead of rice and macaroni salad. I wish I would have ordered the rice and... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We ate here 3-4 times on my stay in Waikiki. I was on a loco moco mission while on my trip on Oahu and Rainbow would rank 2nd on my list. On my few trips to Rainbow Drive-In I got to try the corned beef hash, loco moco, roast pork and gravy, and the chili dog plate. All of them... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Another institution in Honolulu. From waikiki hotels and beach you can walk here (past the zoo going inland). Maybe better walking coz finding a parking spot is a challenge. I always go with the mahi mahi lunch plate. Best ever! No decor, some tables by the parking lot.. local style.

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Orange County, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food at the Rainbow Drive-In is so good, it is worth the long wait that is usually required, especially around lunch time. Everything on the menu comes in large portions and tastes fantastic. The proces are low compared to everything else on Oahu and the staff is super friendly. We visited multiple times during our 10 day vacation.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Got there early and still a line. But not too bad of a line. Pretty good Hawaiian fare. The husband loves this place and its large portions. The saimin was good. Loco moco, if you like it, will make you very happy. The local kids here are very cute to watch. They smother their breakfasts with ketchup. We tried it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We were on Oahu recently and went to rainbow drive-in. We were there several years ago and thought that it was a good value. On our most recent visit, we concluded that the food is still as good as we remembered and that the prices did not increase much. If you like local food and good value for your money,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were told this was the place to go by the rental car attendant at the airport. It's a local place that serves comfort foods. I thought it was worth a try since Guy Fieri visited the restaurant on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. I didn't see the episode so I don't know why Guy thought....but I won't be going back... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were in Hawaii for vacation. Just in time to witness 2 Hurricanes split the island. While there, I visited with a man watching his grandson fish. He was a local and new alot about the economy. I was telling him about all the great places to eat and discussing the over priced menus. He then pointed me to the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place was featured one the Travel channel food shows, nice local food at very good price, try their beef stew and the Mahi Mahi

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Woodburn, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you're looking for a great meal, that won't break the bank then Rainbow is it. If local food is what you want then stop by Rainbow Drive Inn on Kapahulu, you won't be disappointed.

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