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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Rainbow is a wonderful spot to get a quick, cheap plate lunch that is filling and delicious. The mix plate with chicken, steak, and mahi was delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Jason C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Rainbow Drive-in is a Hawaiian landmark and famous here in Hawaii. Unfortunately, the food is just not that good and really not worth the trip to this restaurant. There are a lot better burger places in and around Waikiki. Skip Rainbow Drive-in.

Thank BudDiver
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

A great place to get lunch for good value; the food selection is decent and taste great, get the combo of chicken, beef and fish with rice if you are a first timer - to try everything! Burgers are cheap and great tasting too!

Thank sylvia744
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Food is just okay --- nothing dazzling but good and LOTS of it. The setting is lovely and people watching is always what it is about.

Thank Susan C

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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?