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Rainbow Drive-In

3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
+1 808-737-0177
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mixed plate” (108 reviews)
“macaroni salad” (79 reviews)
“loco moco” (213 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Fast food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ok so reading the reviews makes me annoyed at some people here. The place is a drive in type and not a fine dining restaurant so please don’t expect a premium steak with wine jus to order. They do have limited parking but I suppose...More

Thank siobelita
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a wonderful time here. Local comfort food hits the spot each and every time. Plenty of choices and combos to greet everyone's palate. Live a little and try something local and new. Parking is limited, so be prepared to search for a bit. Lines...More

Thank ECC88
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We heard about this place through various forum and thought we’d try it for lunch. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with it. It’s a very basic café, where you order at a booth then find a dirty table outside. We had...More

Thank TrueHotelReview
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's quick, friendly and relatively inexpensive. Food is nothing special, but you're not not paying a lot either. Not to be overlooked is they have parking which can be tough to find in this area when things get busy.

Thank Vintorix
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are not on a diet or its a cheat day, stop by here and get one of everything haha. The shoyu chicken and the loco moco are just wonderful.

Thank Brett F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visited Honolulu we found Rainbow Drive In as a point of interest, as apparently Obama used to visit there as a teen. Driving up we all gave each other the "what is this place?" Look but went in nonetheless. All dishes are under...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went tonight for dinner, a party of 11. Food not that great. And Virginia was EXTREMELY rude. Would not wait our time or money again!!

Thank kelty1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual, but a must when visiting waikiki area. The loco moco bowl is the best! Parking is limited so we took Uber.

Thank katie d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your experience at the famous Rainbow Drive-In will depend on whether you are willing to eat like a local or not. If you are expecting foods familiar to your palate, forget it. This is the real deal for local favorites. Take it in and enjoy...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there because the high rate on TripAdvisor. The place is very run down looking. The items on the menu are very few and on each day of the week, only several items are offered. The food taste below average fast food. The pork...More

Thank Laura S
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15 June 2017|
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Response from Terry E | Reviewed this property |
No dining room, there is some outdoor seating but most often full This is a walk up type of place
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Fast food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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