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Rainbow Drive-In

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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
808-737-0177
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 202
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Plate Lunch Heaven !

Good food , Good price & good enough for me. It's simple food and that's not a bad thing. Had the Mixed plate (BEST MAHI MAHI EVA!) , the two eggs w/ Portuguese sausage, BBQ burger & Teri Beef plate...all at different visits.LOL. The service was quick and the food was fresh. They will run out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
RJAYR
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Northridge, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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479 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northridge, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Good food , Good price & good enough for me. It's simple food and that's not a bad thing. Had the Mixed plate (BEST MAHI MAHI EVA!) , the two eggs w/ Portuguese sausage, BBQ burger & Teri Beef plate...all at different visits.LOL. The service was quick and the food was fresh. They will run out of food so if... More 

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vancouver
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Definitely no nutritional value here But expect that from gravy white rice and more gravy LOL Confused about their window ordering. Love the new LCD menu. Simple menu and just the feel good stuffed yourself with yummy SPAM

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were told about this place, that the locals go here for a cheap meal. Yes the food is cheap and the serving sizes are large. The old style drive inn window orders was great but the Loco Moco (which I had never tried before) wasn't very memorable! The beef was bland, too much gravy and was served at room... More 

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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When in Oahu this is where the locals go. We had a great plate dinner. Thanks DDD for finding this place. Good food! Large portions.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We've eaten here several times thinking that it was just a fluke that the food was either cold or just bland. Each time it was the same result, cold or room temperature meat that has been sitting around for a while. Portions are large but that's about it. If you come at lunch time you should take your food to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great value packed menu that offers many options and choices for a quick bite. Great portions for the money and also a great if you are looking for more local eats. Plan to go back on my trip the island and try a few more plates. Location is great- walk to it if you can and enjoy some of the... More 

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Lakeside in Eastern Ontario
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165 reviews 165 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Hubby is a chef so we really like to eat good food. We always talk to the locals to find out where they like to eat and the consensus of the locals was "Rainbow Drive-In". We were not disappointed. It's not gourmet food but it's certainly home cooking at its best. The portions are crazy big so you could certainly... More 

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Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Decided to check this place out after seeing it on Triple D. Must say we weren't disappointed. Wasn't overly busy when we went to pick up for dinner (as there were over 10 of us eating plus a bunch of kids, a couple of us drove to pick up and bring back to the hotel). My favorite was the shoyu... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Saw this place on Diners Drive Ins and Dives. Parking was hard to find but can be done. One of the locals helped me with the ordering process. My wife got the Moco Loco which was good but not great. Portions were large and prices were good. Fun atmosphere. Will try again on our next visit to Hawaii.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The line of cars pulling into the Rainbow Drive-in is never ending as the local lunch crowd heads over for a tasty, filling and fast "plate lunch." Eat at the outside patio tables or take it to go - either way, you won't be disappointed. Forget the calories and carbs; just dig in and enjoy the tasty, tender chicken with... 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?