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Highway Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Polynesian, Hawaiian, Diner
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94-226 Leoku St, Ste B1, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-1919
+1 808-677-4345
10:00 - 20:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
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Mineola, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here based on recommendations from staff at our hotel. Good local food. Nice portions. I had the Kailua pork and Lomi Lomi salmon The Haupia (coconut dessert) was wonderful. We got extra Haupia to take with us.Great service. Reasonable prices. Nice staff. Parking is tight but doable.

Thank nlgess
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a great time eating at this restaurant. The service was great, waitress took our order without a book to write it down and the order was perfect! She was wonderful..hawaiian food at its best!- no ka oi!

Thank Natalie L
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner, service is good, prices are reasonable, good local menu. Parking is ok, might be tight over peak times

Thank Jerry S
Waipahu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a small family dinner here when my brother came for a visit. I was really happy you could order ala carte. I ordered Kalua pork , mac salad and rice. My brother ordered a special of Kalua pork & cabbage but I told him I don't like the cabbage. He pushed a lot of that away on his... More 

Thank AdventureAwaits58
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Every time we go to Hawaii we have to stop at Highway Inn! The food is always great and the help is always so efficient and friendly! Love this place!

Thank Rhodie F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I would say the squid lu'au is the mea'ai kaulana ma keia hale 'aina. Kohu like me ka mea a mama. Love this place and the staff is 100% Hawaiian style! Aloha served daily indeed!

Thank U'ilani P
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you want to try local food you can't go wrong at one of Oahu's original, family-owned restaurants. Any of the local plates are delicious, and you can get an authentic taste of local favorites like kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, poi, chicken long rice , pipikaula and okinawan sweet potatoes. My personal favorite is the squid luau, The dining... More 

Thank MaddyBresler
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The quesadilla and beef stew were awesome. The fresh sesame poke was a great appetizer. Authentic and local. A must try.

Thank salfamily5
Omaha, NE
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154 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The service left a lot to be desired, but our server may have just had a bad day. My lau lau plate was fabulous, but my cousin's Portuguese sausage and pancake was greasy and gross. Dad loved his loco moco and friend loved her poke bowl. Will give them another try.

Thank HootCheech
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Craving traditional Hawaiian food we asked a local clerk where we could find a place in Waipahu. She w/o hesitation recommended the Awaiian Inn. The restaurant did not disappoint. My wife ordered a Hawaiian plate and I ordered a tripe stew. The meals came on old school cafeteria trays. The lau laus were plump and the lomi lomi was delicious.... More 

Thank Surfpv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?