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Highway Inn

$, Hawaiian,
94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-1919
+1 808-677-4345
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Polynesian, Hawaiian, Diner
94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-1919
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I've only experienced Highway Inn as a place from which we got take-out, and everything was delicious. The short ribs were very good, the cubed beef was tasty, and their kahlua pork was great! The haupia for dessert also had great flavor and was refreshing....More

Thank cja2k1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Classic Hawaiian style food with tastes of home. Loved the Lau Lau combo with Squid Lu'au, Beef Stew combo was Amazing! It's a small location here, so could have a wait during busy times. They do close early on Sundays so make sure you get...More

Thank JayLC
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Our family is adventurous in dining and we weren't disappointed in the highway inn! They were great in explaining all the different types of food and we had great service. Come hungry because the portions are huge - we took a lot of leftovers home...More

Thank Thurman M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My coworkers are local and suggested this place for laulau. We had a variety of dishes so I could try everything and it was wonderful. The laulau was different but I enjoyed the flavors. My favorite was the roasted pork, it was cooked to perfection....More

Thank mayamermaid
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I Love Eating the pipikaula, and tripe stew they serve, when my family visits back home, we always stop in and get good local grinds here.

Thank Jullian F
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We went for dinner and it wasn't crowded. We ordered the combo plate and it wasn't a long wait. The location is kind of sketchy with low lighting, but they had a security gaurd there. With they had a restroom in the restaurant. You have...More

Thank Kekoalawakua
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The original is still the best and it's well worth the trip. And we make it every time we visit Oahu. Their laulau is the best I've had, for sure. Tried the wet pipikaula and it was good and very generous but more like a...More

Thank RushCubFan
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This had amazing reviews so we thought we would try it for dinner post our day of shopping at the nearby outlet. We ordered a number of the Hawaiian sets to try and a fried rice as a safe option. Nothing was great and many...More

Thank Shockrave
Russell R, CCO at Highway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Yes, it is always a risk as the proprietor of a Hawaiian food restaurant when people try it out for the first time and post on social media, as authentic Hawaiian food is not what most people have in mind when they think of Hawaiian...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a great place that serves Hawaiian food. We were recommended this local favorite from a tour guide. The food is very authentic but we were expecting a little more. The food is served in cafeteria style plates and...More

Thank David R
Russell R, CCO at Highway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

When you say more, are you saying more food, or more 'experience', for want of a better word? When you say a wider variety of Hawaiian Food, we'd be interested to know what that is, as we've been doing this here a long time (70...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

After visiting Hawaii Plantation Village, we asked for a recommendation for a Hawaiian restaurant. Highway Inn was nearby in a strip shopping center. They were busy but we were seated right away. We each chose different combination platters. Between our waitress and friendly patrons (mother...More

Thank svjanis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-677-4345
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The Original Highway Inn, founded in 1947, Family Owned and Operated for 3 generations. Serving Local, Hawaiian and American Foods 7 days a week.
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