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Rainbow Drive-In

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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
American, Hawaiian
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3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
808-737-0177
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 236
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    Very good
  • 116
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  • 32
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Breakfast! Great price!

Went here to try a loco moco before heading to Monoa falls. Wanted to try a loco moco but didn't want to eat too much! They had a side order called the Loco Moco Bowl. $4.50. Nice amount of rice, could have used a little more gravy but it hit the spot. Doesn't seem like a tourist trap and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vanity M
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Chicago, Illinois
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Breakfast, lunch or dinner which is very easy on your wallet and not so easy on your waistline. The food is basic but tasty (BBQ Pork, Fish, Chilli fries, Chocolate brownie). Worth a visit to see the other side of Waikiki.

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Thank Katherine B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Where to start, I ordered a Shoyu Chicken plate, my husband ordered a fried chicken plate and chili cheese fries and my son had a cheese burger with fries. My chicken was under cooked and tasted like turkey gone bad, the macaroni salad was hot, tasted off and had way to much mayo in it. The hubs chicken was greasy... More 

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Thank STL3141983
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to try a loco moco before heading to Monoa falls. Wanted to try a loco moco but didn't want to eat too much! They had a side order called the Loco Moco Bowl. $4.50. Nice amount of rice, could have used a little more gravy but it hit the spot. Doesn't seem like a tourist trap and I... More 

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Thank Vanity M
texas
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st visit to oahu / Honolulu, stopped to eat, i had to have the famous Loco moco , good but too much for me

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Thank kawasakijean
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for local kine food like plate lunch, saimin and loco moco... this is it!! Very casual, nothing fancy, good for late night drive in or to go. Good people watching during the day.

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Thank 619SMC
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for one thing and one thing only: the loco moco. I got the bowl instead of plate because I wanted a light meal before hitting Manoa Falls. They opened at 7 and had a few ppl lined up at 645 (including us because we didn't know what time they opened). I could've used more gravy with all of... More 

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Thank Marshall A
Everywhere
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 5th visit to Oahu and we always make sure we go to Rainbow for a cheap plate lunch (under $10). Nice selection and large portions. Parking can be problematic if you go during lunch hours.

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APO, AE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the most visually appealing place in Hawaii, but the food sure rocks. We stopped in here for a good bite and left filling full and satisfied. Would return again next time in town :)

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Montreal
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301 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interestingly enough, the first time I went there was because I read in the Lonely Planet guidebook that Obama eats here. As such, it was only a novelty. I had no expectations. Little did I know that I'd have dinner there 5 nights out of the eight I spent in Waikiki. No other restaurants offer such generous portions of tasty... More 

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Thank Pat5150
Kamloops, Canada
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517 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the really " down home " funky, off the wall, one of a kind places ! And the food. Delish. Had the Mahi Mahi plate, comes with 2 scoops of white rice, a scoop of macaroni salad. $ 8. ( enough for 2 , in my opinion ) . Sit outside, on picnic tables. No, its not fancy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: 808-737-0177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?