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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%
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“mixed plate” (108 reviews)
“macaroni salad” (79 reviews)
“loco moco” (212 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
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Reviewed 2 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner on first night. Line wasn't too long and was able to get a table. Loco Moco was good and my mom enjoyed her shoyu chicken. I also love the slush float, but biggest brain freeze ever. And as an added bonus the have a...More

Thank raynek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't know how most of the food is here. It's Loco-Moco time when I go here. If your a fan, this is the place to get local. Gravy, egg, burger, rice. Yum. Fun place

Thank rightfoot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weekends are spent driving through for a big breakfast. The fried rice is a treat with sides of either bacon or teri pork. The people are so friendly, feels like very close friends.

Thank janelle011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in town on business and arrived hungry. Luckily for me this place was within walking distance of my hotel. I ordered the Loco Moco plate and it was delicious. I'm still perplexed and entertained by being served white rice AND macaroni.

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit for fast, friendly service and cheap, tasty meals. Really popular and busy but service is quick and there are plenty of outside tables.

Thank melA572QK
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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
US$ 10
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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