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“Local favorite”
Review of Rainbow Drive-In

Rainbow Drive-In
Ranked #74 of 2,430 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Reviewed February 5, 2013

I just don't understand how an anonymous hole pours out food at that rate of speed. Its like there must be a genie who lives in there and the lady says, "boneless, 2 times" and the plates magically appear within seconds. It's a little freaky. But I'll eat their magical chili rice any day!

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Definitely lots of options on the menu. And there was quite a crowd the over the lunch hour when we went, so it is a pretty popular place. Service was speedy, but not all that friendly... I get it... they were busy and we had questions.... sorry, but a smile would've gone a long way. Food was just ok. I had a portuguese sausage plate and hubby had a BBQ pork sandwich and fries. Should've gotten a shake like someone else suggested. That might have redeemed our lunch!

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I grew up in Hawaii. This is one place you can still get local food. If you're a tourist in Waikiki, walk over to the Kapahulu neighborhood and have plate lunch. Chances are you will be able to smell the cooking as you get close. Be prepared to eat. I recommend the pork. Slow roasted with sauce. it melts in your mouth. I never eat pork in the mainland as it hasn't any flavor. This is different.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Had the mahi mahi platter and received 3 large pieces of mahi mahi, macaroni salad and fries. The food was quickly prepared and delivered hot! Staff was friendly. Very popular spot for the locals.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Burgers were cheap - $2.50 but it consisted of a small patty, slice of lettuce, tomato and cheese on 2 slices of bread. Fries were another $2.25. The special the night we went was Chopped Steak and vegetables - $7.00. That was pretty good. Had pieces of steak, onions and peppers in a brown sauce similar to steak and peppers at a Chinese restaurant but without the oriental spice. Full plate of food, filled me up. Take out only with about 8 outdoor tables. Very busy, all the locals go there.

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