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Rainbow Drive-In

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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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Wenatchee, Washington
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A native of Honolulu told us about this place and we are so glad we made the effort to get off the beach and take a walk from Waikiki to check out this very local restaurant. Excellent cold plates; fun atmosphere. Even tried POG. Wonderful shave ice next door too. In fact, this whole strip is filled with excellent small... More 

Thank Patrick B
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am swim coach we train in hawaii every 4 years and this place I go at least once a week for plate lunch, simple local fare, cheap and quick. Best place to get feel for what locals eat.

Thank Daniel R
Lehi, Utah
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Favorite local's drive-in with a walk-up window and picnic tables. Big servings of plate lunch. We always share a loco moco, but I can imagine their Shoyu chicken must be wonderful too. I like their mac salad.

British Columbia, Canada
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When most of the people in the lineup are locals, it's a good spot. Nothing on the menu is over $10, which is surprising given a) it's near Waikiki and b) the plates are massive. Definitely get their mixed plate or any of the rotating specials!

Thank Wandering0ne
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch outside on the picnic tables where we enjoyed the local plates. I had the Loco Moco and my husband had the beef plate. Both are served over rice with a side of macaroni salad. It was a LOT of food, and clearly we were surrounded by locals who were there on their lunch break. They... More 

Thank Sandra B
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189 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rainbow drive in mixed plate Good fried chicken, but the half chicken was a little over cooked and dry. The Cheese burger was nothing short of terrible. Not sure about the meat product that comprised the burger, but two of us tossed them out and ordered a hot dog. The best and tastiest food is the mixed plate- very good... More 

1 Thank TikiTex
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I shared a combo plate and still had food left over. Quick service, appeared to be a lot of locals having lunch.

Thank katyface
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried their beef stew, mixed plate, and loco moco and I loved it all. Everything was very affordable and worth every penny.

Thank gabby t
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boy, do i miss this place, living off island, this is a wonderful retreat to have a meal it. My favorite is beef cutlet with the strawberry float...yummo! yummo!

Thank Natalie L
Davenport, Florida
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to experience local flavors and local dishes, you'll find them here. The prices were very fair and food was decent. It wasn't the cleanest place and the food was just ok. I'd go back, but wouldn't go out of my way to go though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?