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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haven't been to a 'drive in' before... order at the window and wait for your box of freshly cooked food. Coffee was excellent - hot and strong. Find a seat and enjoy! Very reasonably priced! My only disappointment was that we asked for toast with our 'breakfast special' but we were given rice. Not really a problem, I guess. They... More 

Thank Sconage
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Get the mixed plate! Its SO GOOD! The servings were a plenty! They went all OUT with their meats, fish and portions. I had a slush too! It was the best DINNER I've ever had in Hawaii! I will recommend dinners to eat during the night. Cos its more cooling and since its an open concept, there is no air... More 

Thank EddeeDy
Linden, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was told to go here for the local food. Decent inexpensive food, plentiful helpings. Had the mix plate with the macaroni salad. Get out of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and get lunch or dinner for under ten bucks.

Thank Danthetravelinman1
Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was hot and fresh. My dad and I got the mix plate and my mom got the Sunday pork roast special. The mahi was my favorite but it was all good. Huge amount of food for the price. Definitely worth the 40-ish minute walk from our hotel!

Thank shoegirl1076
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is an institution, and is well worth the 10-min or so walk from Waikiki. The loco moco is a must, though you may just want to do it once. I upgraded and had fish with my breakfast so it wasn't a total disaster. The staff is friendly, and you'll be STUFFED. Enjoy. I did. Twice.

Thank Balkans_Phile
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate twice here during our 5 day trip. Everything is so good here! I had the fried chicken, tater tots cover in chili cheese, beef patty covered in gravy, and the icee. So good!

Thank angieklin
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is awesome. Especially after the beach or hiking. The portions are very generous and delicious. If you are looking for a white table cloth type atmosphere, you are in the wrong place. This is locals go, so get ready for your starch and then some.

Thank TEAM808
Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Real local Hawaiian food. The place locals eat at. Inexpensive good basic Hawaiian food with no fuss.

Thank tigercranesf

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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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