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Rock Island Cafe

$$ - $$$, , American
131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
+1 808-923-8033
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (54 reviews)
“banana split” (13 reviews)
“fries” (38 reviews)
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Bar, Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
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1 - 10 of 413 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At first entrance this appears a very cool place but it is very quickly apparent that the staff are not at all happy. The payment system is such that it not only makes the customer think that the management do not trust their staff to...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 days ago

step back in time to this great little cafe. if you just want a drink or a bite to eat this is the place. you can even purchase merchandise here i got a few things form the gone with the wind era. reasonably priced

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited cafe which is on street level of Kings Village. The cafe is full of old Elvis photo's etc plus other rock icons. All items on display are for sale and are at acceptable prices. Decor is same as old diners and old tv shows...More

Thank 930waynel5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had our first lunch in Honolulu at this well decorated classic Rock Cafe. We order a drink, half Pizza (12” Pizza cuts into half!) and shrimp. The Half Pizza looks exactly like how the cashier described to us when we order. The serving is good...More

Thank chentl63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great place to grab a drink! Happy hours has cheap mai tai’s! Ice creams are delicious! There is so much to look at as it is decorated as a traditional American diner. #mustsee

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an escape to the 60's! We were visually stunned by the decor and the fantastic detail of the whole place. The 'Pink Ladies' behind the bar and front of house to the delicious food makes this a restaurant that is not to be missed!

1  Thank Happyjohnny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have to order food & drinks at front counter after sitting down. Order nachos & Hawaiin pizza. Nachos got a 3/10. Pizza gets a 7/10 Mai Tai 2/10 Blue Hawaii 6/10. Toilets are a bit of a walk. Great memorabilia.

Thank dingasden
Reviewed 9 April 2018

You don't go here for the food as it is mostly fried stuff. You go to get in your time machine when you would go to the ice cream shop and get a milkshake in a metal cup and a burger.

Thank Jason1932
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The place to see memorabilia of American Popular Culture, while sipping on a tasty Milkshake or a Cocktail in a Diner experience. Great Hot Dogs and Chicken Wings. Does get busy at times, the waitresses have always been friendly and there is plenty of memorabilia...More

1  Thank soljones
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Arrived to a less than busy restaurant to be told to seat ourself and come to the counter to order. That was fine but then wait over 10 minutes to be repeatedly told, "will be there in a tic" but the waitress who was busy...More

Thank kstoray
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Karen M
10 November 2017|
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Response from RockIslandCafe | Property representative |
Aloha, sorry for not answering your question earlier. We hope you came by and checked out our cafe. We don't having the dancing waitresses, although we are always looking for volunteers. You probably saw a video for a TV... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-8033
  • E-mail
Step back to a time when Elvis was King, Marilyn was Queen and they both drank Coca-Cola. Rock Island Cafe is Hawaii's premiere old fashion diner, memorabilia shop and bar.Nowhere else can you enjoy an old-fashion milkshake, burger and beer,and then buy unique movie and music collectibles and memorabilia. We hope that you have had the opportunity to experience Rock Island Cafe when visiting Hawaii. If you haven't, please come and see us real soon.
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