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Rainbow Drive-In

) #67 of 1,899 Restaurants in Honolulu $ American, Fast food,
3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
+1 808-737-0177
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“mixed plate” (94 reviews)
“loco moco” (211 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Born and raised on Oahu...ate here lots over the years. Posted here in the military, then visiting many times over the years. Ambiance is picnic-style, but food is down-home comfort food, and lots of it. No such thing as a diet plate. Even the tourists...More

Thank Demetrio T
Reviewed yesterday

Tasty and inexpensive, the Rainbow Drive-In is always rated a top place for local food. Try the Loco Moco, Aloha Mixed Plate or their Soryu Chicken, they're all under $10 and filling!

Thank Arthur Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is so good, love everything they have on the menu, I crave their mac salad with gravy all over!!

Thank Soraya N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good food. I was not disappointed. The food came quickly and there was plenty. I had the mixed plate and there was plenty of food for me. I probably could have shared it, but why?

Thank DAR48
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this place with fellow yelper, Terry K. Funny, but I lived in Hawaii for three years, and never got the chance to eat at Rainbow Drive-in; moved away for two years; visited, and as a visitor i finally got the chance to dine in...More

Thank T G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great value. Great food. Had the mixed plate and the pork. Very good plate lunch. Close to Waikiki parking is tough but worth the hassle

Thank wfredflw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the old style stand by to get your traditional loco moco Just outside Waikiki on Kapahulu Ave it is drive in style but you walk up to the window, always busy but very quick and efficient

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for the loco moco. But NO fried rice after breakfast hours. Not sure why they would do that. Also had the chili dog plate. Chili was really good. Macaroni salad is good and loco moco is good. Would be better if we could have...More

Thank WesleyMCPA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got the mix plate and the mahi mahi burger. The prices are good and seems to reflect the quality of the food. I'm not sure what everyone is raving about as it was just ok. Would give it another shot but only if it isn't...More

Thank jilsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came to Rainbow Drive-In about 50 years ago, same location, same great plate lunches, service fast and friendly. A hugely popular local favorite!!!! I had the BBQ Teri plate with one scoop mac salad and two scoops rice. Exactly as I had it...More

Thank Sean M
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Is there a dining room?
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
American, Fast food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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