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Highway Inn

) #2 of 125 Restaurants in Waipahu $$ - $$$ , Hawaiian,
94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-1919
+1 808-677-4345
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lau lau” (15 reviews)
“kalua pig” (9 reviews)
“haupia” (11 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian, Diner
$$ - $$$
94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-1919
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 20 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 22 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 12 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 25 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 9 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 25 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 27 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
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I love All things in the menu. Favorite is the Hawaiian mix plate , Laulau, Komi salmon, poi, rice and squid luau. Also the raw onions just top everything off with taste to include the Hawaiian salt. The pipikaula is very tasty. Food service is...More

Thank Stacey F
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My Husband and I have been coming here for years even before we were married with a kid. We went at least once a week, friendly servers, quick food, and Great food. Must try the Sweet potato kalua pig quesadilla with pineapple papaya salsa. it's...More

Thank Abigail C
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is a true taste of authentic Hawaiian food. Like it, or not, it is nice. We order three dishes. We like the beef stew. Ordered extra. Had a great lunch. Full stars for authenticity.

Thank Alshehabi
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Where am I able to find the pricing for the catering?
10 March 2017|
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Response from Alshehabi | Reviewed this property |
The question of this post can be easily found online or by calling the restaurant. The question is redundant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
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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