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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
+1 808-737-0177
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Barstow, California
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197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In all the years I've come to visit, I can't believe I never came here to eat here! I have driven by it enough times, but the line always scared me away. However, one night, after some extended happy hour drinking...my buddy took me here. Me: This is my first time here...can you believe it? What should I get? She:... More 

Thank heuster3
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Try the mahi mahi sandwich awesome! Best deal in town! We walked to this drive-in after recommendation from the native folks.

Thank Kimmtrentham
Washington State
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204 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a long walk one afternoon, my stomach said it was time to eat. There off of Kapahulu Street was a funky looking drive-in on Kanaina Ave. It was FULL of people, so I thought it must be good...they look local and locals usually know where to find good food. Well, I wasn't disappointed. Stood in the order line for... More 

1 Thank busconi
Amarillo, Texas
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my husband here for famous Loco Moco, he really liked it. All of his favorites in one dish! I ordered a hot dog and did not care for it at all.

Thank KatzTravels
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the mixed plate and my wife had the egg salad sandwich- both were great. Well worth the drive away from the tourist-filled Waikiki Beach for some good food at reasonable prices. Big portions, would encourage sharing a few things unless you are famished from the beach.

Thank Brandon P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many reviews raved that this restaurant was great for local food. Well it was fair. Seemed a bit over priced.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Jersey
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278 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I so wanted to like the Rainbow Drive-In. My husband and I walked here for breakfast after another guest at our hotel recommended it. We love a good dive-type place, but this just didn't do it for us. Many of the breakfast options include rice and gravy, which is okay, but we didn't like either. Neither of our meals were... More 

Thank Godiva0318
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first on our to-do list when we arrived in Oahu. Stopped by for early dinner, this place literally filled up our bellies with delicious Hawaiian cuisine. Forr me, you have to try their peri-peri chicken and poke!

Thank Busdik
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to Hawaii and wanted something authentic. Hotel sent us to the Rainbow Drive-in. While standing in line I spoke to three locals wanting the know how in the world we found this place. It was worth the walk and the line to order. I ask the us assistance in ordering. The Loco Mock plate and the Terry... More 

1 Thank James T
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for an early lunch before we drove around Oahu. She ordered the mixed plate and I got the boneless chicken with gravy. We also ordered a side of pancakes. All three plates were delicious-in particular I enjoyed the macaroni salad and my wife loved the beef-very juicy and seasoned well.

Thank LarsonsontheGO

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 808-737-0177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?