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Highway Inn

680 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 105, Kakaako, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5409
+1 808-954-4955
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“lau lau” (31 reviews)
“haupia” (30 reviews)
“lomi salmon” (18 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
680 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 105, Kakaako, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5409
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The give you a whole bowl of poi with your meal as it should be. Loved it so much went twice during my stay. Lomi salmon, lauallau, potato mac and haupia one day then kalbi, bbq chicken and fish the next visit. Hands down great...More

Thank Hawaiianbee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for dinner after a friend's recommendation. Had seen the line one night that we ate at a nearby restaurant and figured it had to be good. Such a laid back casual atmosphere with super friendly staff. My husband and...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We loved it here. The atmosphere was great, service was great and we were able to try some authentic food. The food is also really reasonably priced.

Thank Kimksp
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Over-rated Hawaiian diner food. The poke is underwhelming when compared to many other places and although it is nice to eat local fare the chaotic service without a smile kills the vibe. I went for business lunch several times and with the family at night...More

Thank bad_2_the_bone
Russell R, Owner at Highway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Welcome back. We're surprised to see you keep coming back considering your prior bad review and your comments here.

Reviewed September 1, 2018

Been eating at Highway Inn in Waipahu for years so I was ecstatic when they opened this one up in Honolulu. I just love all their Hawaiian food. Especially the popular dishes like pork lau lau, kalua pig, chicken long rice, lomi lomi salmon, poi,...More

Thank Merdragon16
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Weak meal. Best item was a fresh salsa to accompany stale fried plantain or sweet potato chips. Soggy chicken in mushy green leaf truly taste free and we left most of it on the platter...an overpriced combo...some coconut jelly..Brown rice...a terrible salad with unbalanced over...More

Thank B V
Russell R, Owner at Highway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

This reviewer is determined to broadcast his comments, which unfortunately contain some incorrect information which we address below. He posted the same review on Yelp. We have not run across this degree of intent before. Highway Inn has been in business for 71 years serving...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

I had to satisfy my Hawaiian food fix. I ordered the Lau Lau mixed plate and I added Kailua Pig and Chicken Long Rice. The food was amazing. My friends have never tasted Hawaiian food and now they cannot stop raving about it. I love...More

Thank Justme_iris
Russell R, Owner at Highway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Mahalo. We appreciate your visit and review.

Reviewed August 14, 2018

The classic Hawaiian food is fantastic but the nachos (kalua pig on top of taro chips) may be one of the best things on the menu. The blackened ahi salad was also great with very fresh greens.

Thank ckdoerfler
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Yes yes Several locals had said this is a must...we came with a small group of 4. We were hungry and had leftovers cause the portions are so large. Hawaiian comfort food at its best....Diner vibe. I like eating at places where locals way out...More

Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the Poke, Plantation Mixed Plate, Chicken and Lau Lau. The food was great. However, for some reason, the rice was awful. Overcooked and mushy. The Mac Salad was also bland. They messed up on one order but the waitress promptly fixed it. The...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 105, Kakaako, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5409
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-954-4955
  • E-mail
Description
Highway Inn's Town location (Kaka'ako). The younger sister store to our establishment founded in 1947 in Waipahu. Serving Traditional Hawaiian Fare alongside Hawaiian inspired local plates to appeal and introduce our guests to Hawaiian Cuisine.
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