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“Overpriced yet popular” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Zippys Restaurant Kapahulu

Zippys Restaurant Kapahulu
601 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
(808) 973-0880
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Ranked #468 of 1,789 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Honolulu, Hawaii
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195 reviews 195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Overpriced yet popular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Zippys has been a mainstay of local culture since wll beofre I was even in HIgh School. It is open 24 hours thus great for late night stops. The one thing that always got me was the small portions and relatively high prices for the drive-in side. Nevertheless most of the food is good if you have local tastes. Zippys Kapahulu has lots of free parking.

Visited December 2011
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Falls Church, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Excellent local food and prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Zippy's is Hawaii's version of Dennys with a local twist. The food and prices are excellent. This is where the locals eat. Their chili is a popular local staple, espcially when combined with the hot dog--"chili frank plate." The "Zip Pack" is a local version of the Japanese bento box. Lots of food!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good quality Hawaiian fast food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

I had avoided this place because the menu looked so unhealthy that I figured it didn't taste great. However, when I failed to locate my intended restaurant, I stopped in at Zippy's for breakfast around 630. The place had a lot of locals, mostly men off to work. I ordered the sweet bread french toast and my fiance got the Zippy's omelet. It took a while for our food, which I assumed was poor service. However, our food came out piping hot and was delicious. The omelet had onions, sausage, spam, cheese, peppers, tomatoes and MORE cheese. My fiance loved it. My french toast was so good I didn't even use any syrup.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Chili!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

Chili!

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“Zippy's, Zippy's, Zippy's.........I got tired of hearing about them. Food nothing to write home about. Not my style.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2008

Zippy's, Zippy's, Zippy's.........I got tired of hearing about them. Food nothing to write home about. Not my style.

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