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Rainbow Dine-In & Take Out

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2420 Koa Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3254
+1 808-923-9565
07:00 - 19:00
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Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prepared to come hungry - there's usually a line so come prepared to both wait and get full on delicious loco moco, chili tator tots or shoyu chicken!! Did not are for chicken katsu but the first 3 is so yummy. Also great fries. Fast and delish. Best to stop right from airport if traveling. Nothing greasy about these dishes!

Thank BotRoad
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh boy this place thinks the more you SLAP ON a plate the better the food taste, PRESENTATION? ZERO,. FOOD? #1 slush float and fries, that's it. Mixed plate? I'll mix it myself thank you. I always give the benefit of a doubt, try something different,, wrong again! WAKE UP, if you saved your hard earned money to go here... More 

Thank joey k
Indian Wells, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always love going to the Rainbow...super busy place but thats how you know its good. They are super quick and its the real deal food!

Thank Kevin G
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I'm part of a family of 10 that visits the island from time to time. We have made this a must at least once per visit. Cafe style food (read: like Mom used to make) at a reasonable price. Go hungry, you won't regret it.

Thank IcyMre
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128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Lots of verity tasty and cheap good flavor if you have local food craving is cheap and good fix if you don't know local food good stop to try

Thank Where1go7
Efland, North Carolina
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I purchased a shoyu dish to share. It was a large portion and was delicious! My daughters raved about this place. They had made several trips trying all the dishes.

Thank Theresa W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Just depends on what you're looking for, but I don't think the flavors compare to the other yummy places we dined! Seemed well-reviewed but overrated in my opinion. Huge line, lots of grease. We ate there twice and similar experience both times. Very nice servcice.

Thank Erin M
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We tried this out for dinner because there is always a line outside and people have said it is a place to go. The fried fish and fried chicken were just ok. The price was right, which is what might make it so popular.

Thank C5921TFAnon
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

My friend recommended me to this place. She said it was where the locals go. We walked here from Waikiki and this took about 25-30 minutes. You definitely need the walk afterwards to help you digest. My husband got the mix plate and he loved it. He loves food in general so it's easy to feed him. It's a filling... More 

Thank Kezmlee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Slush float = heaven. Ice slush, fruit syrupy goodness, and some ice cream to satisfy any sweet tooth (give it a cavity as well). Get this island classic and help yourself cool down.

Thank vanxl31

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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
American, Fast food, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2420 Koa Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3254
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-9565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?