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Rainbow Drive-In

Certificate of Excellence
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
American, Fast Food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was sadly disappointed by this place. Everyone hypes it up as one of the best Loco Mocos in town. NOT EVEN CLOSE!! Strike One: We pulled up and saw six HUGE rats scurrying around the trash cans! Strike Two: I asked Liza for the restroom key and she said someone had the key. Then someone behind me asked for... More 

1 Thank M7910ODjosec
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reasonable food with large portions. They have several picnic tables for you to use. Very busy! They have only one washroom and you have to get a key to use it similar to a gas station.

Thank beerbuda
Chaska, Minnesota
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188 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone was enjoying a plate dinner, they were all the rave, but we had a Burger and were not disappointed! The place is a Iconic drive in type diner, with out the car hop service anymore. they crank out some amazing eats! be sure to check it out for authentic Hawaiian plate meals. parking is at a premuimn but worth... More 

Thank lori730
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a Mixed Plate and Shuyo Chicken Plate. The mixed plate had some nice Magi that was not over cooked, the beef was tasty and tender and the chicken was good. The Shuyo chicken was very very good. 3 pieces of thigh fillet in a sauce very similar to teryaki. Both with rice, mac salad and slaw. The order... More 

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Nanaimo BC
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd researched a few different spots for dining, before coming back to Honolulu - and this was on the radar. Then, a hostess for another dining spot in Waikiki gave this a "2 thumbs up" rating for a place to go. We were not disappointed. It was about a 20 minute walk from our hotel on Kuhio, in the always... More 

Thank holidaybound1212
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It really isn't a drive in, but you park your car and stand in a line up to order at a kitchen window. Food was mediocre at best. The washroom was seriously awful. I took one step in and saw toilet paper hanging from the seat, more toilet paper around the toilet on the floor and kitty litter was used... More 

1 Thank Ashaka57
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was rated high enough so I went there for dinner. It was awful. Food was cheap though. I should have gone to McDonald's as I would be assured of the cleanliness of the kitchen. I do not recommend this place at all.

1 Thank Marlene L
Nampa, Idaho
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was good there was enough on one meal to feed two people, the price was good , the location could be better

Thank 972arthur
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come here every visit to Honolulu. Mac Salad is amazing! Huge potions, so plan to share. Great prices. Local flavors. Try the spam.

Thank Ahniwake R
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime we come on vacation we stop and have the loco moco and everytime its aweaome. Love it. Loco Moco is rice with usually a hamburger patty , a over easy egg on top of the rice. Then brown gravy on top of that. I know souds a little odd but it is really so good.

Thank Kono H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 808-737-0177

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