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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 #226 of 1,931 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Airdrie, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is a drive in that you must visit when in Honolulu. The plate lunches are very authentic. Portion sizes are large and filling. I had the Combo plate which came with 4 different types of meat, along with the rice and macaroni salad. So tasty. We also ordered the BBQ plate, which had a sauce on it just like... More

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Oahu, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

My friends wanted to go here this morning for breakfast, and it wouldn't have been my choice if it had been left up to me. With that said, it is not the grungy, old drive-in I remember eating at and not liking very much. They did a great job renovating the place, yet keeping it nostalgic (for their hardcore fans.).... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We decided to eat where when we happened to be passing through. Having not yet tried the Loco Moko, I was super excited to see this on the menu and decided it was time to check this item off my foodie list. It was not bad but not memorable. The gravy was mediocre at best while the meat tasty as... More

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I tried out this restaurant when we were vacationing in Honolulu last week. The food was decent, and certainly more affordable than most places in Honolulu, but honestly the food was just "okay" to me. I had the "Moco Loco" plate (hamburger patty over rice with brown gravy and two fried eggs on top). It was tasty,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you're going to be staying in Waikiki and you don't go to Rainbow Drive In, you are making a big mistake. Delicious Hawaiian food done really well, keeps me coming back!! Mahi mahi is amazing.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by our new local friends, Ben and the Guys, at McDs on Ward, the amount of food and flavor is truly a local treat in the Diamondhead area. I was not disappointed, and even glad we ventured into the local community based off of the recommendation. With an overflowing plate full of fish, chicken cutlet, beef, macaroni & rice... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I don't understand how this place has such rave reviews. I love local, mom and pop places, but I could barely eat anything I bought. I got the mixed plate (fried chicken, fried mahi mahi, and pork over rice with Mac and cheese and cole slaw - all on the same plate). Everything was under seasoned - from the fried... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went here for our 25th anniversary dinner..recomended by bellman. Amazed at how fast we got our food...despite very long lines. Food was excellent, really sweet order taker...overall just a really neat, affordable alternative to a sit down restaurant.

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent diner food, we both had the combo plate, Mahi mahi, pork and chicken. Lots of food and tasty. The service was good, friendly and fast. We always get take out and bring it back to our hotel room to eat. Seating is limited and it does get very busy.

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

good local flavor...casual, iconic, reasonable price...get the mix plate if it is your first time there

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Additional Information about Rainbow Drive-In

Address: 3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
Phone Number: 808-737-0177
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American

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