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“Old style plate lunch” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Rainbow Drive-In

Rainbow Drive-In
3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808-737-0177
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Ranked #206 of 1,789 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Seattle, Washington
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178 reviews 178 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Old style plate lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I've been going here for years. It's really old style plate lunch- entree, 2 scoops rice, mac salad.

Go here to fill up, you won't be hungry for a while! Entrees quite average, have had few better than average meals here- the mahi-mahi below average.

Easy walk from Waikiki, give this place a try, but there are better places to eat on Kapahulu.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kapolei, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing selection and great food for great prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Yummy local food, delicious fried rice and french fries. Make sure to get chocolate shake for dessert! Excellent and daily specials. Always gives plenty of meat and rice.

Visited June 2012
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Madison, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“After Surfing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My surf instructor took me to Rainbow and it is a great place to re-energize after an activity. There was plenty of really good food and the service for a drive-in is very well organized. At busy times, you will have to wait awhile but the wait is well worth it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The Promise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Number 1 take out lunches in the world. Always the same, always the best. Rainbows makes that good ol' home-made dishes that brings back old times even now.

Visited March 2012
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San Diego, California
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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Rainbow drive-in”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place will take you back in time! Some traditional Hawaiian food where the locals hang out for lunch.

Visited October 2012
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