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Rock Island Cafe

#124 of 1,811 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bar, Diner, American
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131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
+1 808-923-8033
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous American Burgers, Fries and Onion Rings.. Love the Diner feeling... Great for the kids too... Lots of Memorobilia to look at also

Thank Helldr
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe / bar / milk bar / memorabilia / photo opportunity place to eat. Fonzy chips; Lucy and Dezie Nachos and so on. Televisions showing clips of old movies, tv shows and movie stars. Quiz cards on the table while you wait for your meal; that's after you have taken a photo on the old car Chevy seat,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a great place to get out of the Waikiki rat race and enjoy a burger and a cocktail. The burgers are really nice. Staff are wonderful, and the memorabilia will keep you starstruck for ages. Our second trip to Waikiki and we went back to Rock Island twice!

Thank Carolyn W
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Found this place after a couple of less than ordinary meals at the markets outside this was a little piece of the 50's, it was as much for the experience as anything else, but the food was good and staff friendly. . It is not fine dining by any stretch so as long as you go knowing that you won't... More 

Thank Greg M
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We found this place by accident and once we opened the door we felt like we'd been transported back to the 50's. It has so much memorabilia and you can even buy many of the items. Loved sitting in a booth, sipping a cold beer while my eyes danced from one thing to the next. A definite stop if you... More 

Thank Karen B
Hastings, New Zealand
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

You go here as much for the experience as anything else. we had heard about this "Happy Days" diner and it is certainly everything 50s and 60s. It is not fine dining by any stretch so as long as you go knowing that you won't be disappointed. Taking a look around at the memorabilia is fun as well.

Thank Clint A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

It's about the experience, not the food, although I've never had a bad meal here. Rock Island has an INCREDIBLE collection of vintage memorabilia from Hollywood's Golden Age. Posters, mugs, pictures, dolls, buttons, and thousands of other novelty items surround you as you eat while TV theme songs from the 50s and 60s play above you. You have to stop... More 

Thank WaikikiJ
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here on night on our holiday and it wasn't that good. I had the pizza and it tasted like it was a frozen pizza and the pineapple was cold on top. My sister enjoyed her cheese pizza. The kids where happy with the burger and chips which I have to say that the chips where amazing! I ordered... More 

Thank Mkristiansen
Adelaide, Australia
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180 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place so had to pop in & check out what they have for sale. Found some great Betty Boop items to take home. Great burgers at this 50's style diner. Stay a while & check out the memorabilia.

Thank Astrid909
Brisbane, Australia
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137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

this cafe is a wonderful place to visit and see and buy memorbilla from days gone by, they also serve drinks and meals. Happy hour is also a nice touch with cocktails on offer - seem like you are back in the 50's

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
Bar, Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?