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Rainbow Drive-In

3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
+1 808-737-0177
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“mixed plate” (119 reviews)
“macaroni salad” (82 reviews)
“loco moco” (215 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Fast Food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
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1 - 10 of 958 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are a foreigner thinking you are going to find tasty food, think again. For locals might be good, and there is nothing wrong with that, but for me it wasnt good or worth the drive. Skip it and try another place, IMHO.

Thank ozziesd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Has beef tenderloin with rice, macaroni salad. Gravy was just right not greasy and very tasty.Excellent food with a great price.

Thank gsleaderfran s
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a popular food joint. Parking is difficult to come by. I was not wowed by the food but is definitely worth the try. I recommend the loco mono bowl.

Thank aero_dude
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love that it’s easy to get to and quick service. It’s always busy which is a good sign of how good it is! It’s always a stop for me when I come to the island. Make sure you get a slush as well!

Thank Kayla F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The drive-in is hooked to a few other small food businesses. We stopped for a quick lunch. There is a drive-in option and some indoor seating. My husband got curry chicken and I got a waffle dog. The waffle dog was like nothing I had...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last night in Honolulu, my husband and I visited the Rainbow Drive-In based on a recommendation from a local. What a neat experience! This restaurant has been in business in Honolulu for a very long time. The atmosphere was very cool - felt...More

Thank 81OkieGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three and a half stars. I’ve been coming to Rainbow Drive-In for years, as it’s one of my reliable go-to stops for a mix plate in Honolulu. It’s a dive, but that adds to its character. Who cares, as the portions are huge and prices...More

Thank arbrebleu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After long surf sessions, there's no better place to cure the onos than Rainbow Drive-in. From hanabuttah days, through small-kid time days, to now, this has been the number 1 spot for locals who surf nearby Waikiki or Ala Mo's. The food is ono-licious!

Thank Keoki J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, outdoor seating, paper plates, macaroni salad... need I say more? If you are visiting Honolulu this is a must have!

Thank HurtsDonut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’d heard about this restaurant and the Loco Moco dish from several locals as a must try and it did not disappoint. Two beef hamburger patties over rice topped with a fried egg and covered in delicious brown gravy. The description doesn’t do how good...More

Thank Kelsey L
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June 15, 2017|
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Response from Terry E | Reviewed this property |
No dining room, there is some outdoor seating but most often full This is a walk up type of place
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Fast Food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 808-737-0177
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