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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (46 reviews)
“fries” (35 reviews)
“banana split” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
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1 - 10 of 367 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the atmosphere of this place. We ate here two nights in a row. The first time was a really good burger, and onion rings. The wife had a huge salad with chicken strips on top. She loved that too. The second night...More

Thank bigspatula
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly when you walk in the door you are greeted by the most friendliest hostess. Then as you walk down to your table you are hit with wall to wall music and movie memorabilia. We ordered lunch and drinks and the food was great. Thoroughly...More

Thank wgb65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great owner and staff coupled with the cheapest drinks in town. They have a happy hour between 3p and 6p which gives you even better value for money.

Thank trmartin123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go right inside to really appreciate the place. We only stayed for drinks because it wasn't meal time but the place is filled with various pieces of memorabilia for sale and on display that took over an hour to fully appreciate. It's...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely and serendipitous surprise to chance upon this great place. Went mad with some Beatles purchases and left feeling very happy and had a drink in the bar too. The people there are wonderful.

Thank Youie1966
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to visit ! Great staff including the pink lady ! Food is amazing too the staff is in uniform from the 60´s and if you an Elvis fan well you will love it even more

Thank steveaA7892ZM
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Found this on TripAdvisor and had to come and see. It is a 1950's themed American diner filled with memorabilia from tv film and music. The owner is a knowledgeable passionate lovely lady with so much time to offer you. We had a chicken salad...More

Thank sarah c
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The café had been on our to do list when we visited Waikiki. We were so busy that we almost didn't have time but we decided to pop in for ice cream and are so glad we were able to. All through our trip we...More

Thank Ann6712
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We found this cafe in the Historic Kings Village at Waikiki...it is an authentic 1950's cafe with a host of memorabilia from that era....such a great atmosphere...food & drinks were delicious & staff very friendly...Elvis greets you at the front door....

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This cafe/Diner was our family favorite while we were here. We visited about three times because we enjoyed it so much. We ordered milkshakes, cheesy fries and Kahlua Pork rolls all which were delicious. If you want a relaxed meal with yummy american food you...More

Thank Sophie S
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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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