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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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Mililani, Hawaii
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So I got the boneless chicken all rice, gravy all over the rice. I never get anything else. Why mess with a good thing.

Thank darrenkmiyamoto
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was pretty good. A bit heavy but that is expected. Order the chili fries and Shoyu chicken and you cant go wrong. Also the loco moco is greatd

Thank ToddyD1975
Burnaby, Canada
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250 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this place on the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives website. You cant go wrong, right! So why not try it out, as our first meal out in Honolulu. Parking is hard to get. You may have to park a few blocks away and walk in. Otherwise, drop someone off to order and then take the order home or to... More 

Thank iceman68
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Rainbow drive is a great place to stop by when you are looking for authentic Hawaiian food, big portions and reasonable prices!

Thank funseekers88
San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant fits with the laid back nature of the Island. Luckily, I did not have to fight with any crowds so my wife and I were able to enjoy our meals in relative peace. The food is hearty, heavy, and the perfect way to start off the morning

Thank Jason P
Issaquah, Washington
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've gone to Rainbows since I was in college, during which time I used to go at least twice a week. The classics are the mixed plate, barbecue plate and the chicken cutlet with gravy all over. You also need to get a slush float. It's gotten a bit touristy and more commercialized in recent years, but the food is... More 

Thank hhyamamo
Sacramento, California
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic drive in with typical plate lunch of old. Katsu, loco moco, teri plate, etc. Almost all come with mac salad and rice.

Thank Richard W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after a tour and the burgers are absolutely delicious. Defiantly worth waiting in line for. Staff are kinda friendly but what they lack in friendliness they make up for in their food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As busy as an Australian McDonalds peak time. They production line these massive meals made to accomodate 1 hungry Hawaiian but in terms of our servings in Australia, its massive and comes in overflowing takeaway containers for approx. USD$12, but everyone is using the outdoor dining facilities, there not going anywhere, they can't wait to get stuck into there: protein... More 

Thank Kerrie Y
sunshine state
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like plate lunches in Hawaii and what can be better than Rainbow Drive-Inn's chili dog plate with gravy all over? (yes that includes the mac salad)... this southern boy says, not much.

Thank sailranger28

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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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?