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Highway Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Polynesian, Hawaiian, American, Diner
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94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-1919
+1 808-677-4345
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you want to try local food you can't go wrong at one of Oahu's original, family-owned restaurants. Any of the local plates are delicious, and you can get an authentic taste of local favorites like kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, poi, chicken long rice , pipikaula and okinawan sweet potatoes. My personal favorite is the squid luau, The dining... More 

Thank MaddyBresler
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

The quesadilla and beef stew were awesome. The fresh sesame poke was a great appetizer. Authentic and local. A must try.

Thank salfamily5
Omaha, NE
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141 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The service left a lot to be desired, but our server may have just had a bad day. My lau lau plate was fabulous, but my cousin's Portuguese sausage and pancake was greasy and gross. Dad loved his loco moco and friend loved her poke bowl. Will give them another try.

Thank HootCheech
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Craving traditional Hawaiian food we asked a local clerk where we could find a place in Waipahu. She w/o hesitation recommended the Awaiian Inn. The restaurant did not disappoint. My wife ordered a Hawaiian plate and I ordered a tripe stew. The meals came on old school cafeteria trays. The lau laus were plump and the lomi lomi was delicious.... More 

Thank Surfpv
Lafayette, California
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173 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Loved sitting in this casual restaurant-ended up chatting at length with locals at the next table! Tried Na'au pua'a for the first time-has a distinct flavor! Combo plate meals were delicious~enjoyed kahlua pork and lau lau and pipikaula.The haupia dessert was a great finish. We ate at the Honolulu location last year, and all the food is delicious.

Thank Travel-lady03
Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This restaurant was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, so we decided to give it a try. Located in a strip with easy parking. Authentic Hawaiian food, Lau Lau was the best that we have had, and I don't like pork, but this was the most delicious and the servings were huge. The staff are very friendly and the service... More 

Thank Retirees47
Houston, Texas
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520 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

But we certainly did today! The best pork ever. Everything at this place was fantastic even stuff we looked at a little crazy. The service was fantastic.

Thank survivor5804
Rodersdorf, Switzerland
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

What lovely people these were, so friendly, a lovely decorated restaurant, open and relaxed. The food is authentic, tasty and must be part of your Hawaiin experience. Great prices too,

Thank Tenniscrumoet
Tucson, AZ
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576 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The restaurant is in a strip mall and looks basic from the outside but the food was quite good. I had the kalua pig sliders that came on a taro sweet potato bun and had onions, bell peppers and Hawaiian chili aioli. The meat was moist and very tasty. The subtle sweetness of the bun complemented the meat. Service was... More 

Thank EnjoyTraveling64
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I visited the Highway Inn at the recommendation of a friend; it has a varied menu with a good range of Hawaiian favourites.

Thank Jan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $14
Polynesian, Hawaiian, American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-677-4345
The Original Highway Inn, founded in 1947, Family Owned and Operated for 3 generations. Serving Local, Hawaiian and American Foods 7 days a week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?