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Rainbow Drive-In

3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
+1 808-737-0177
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“mixed plate” (101 reviews)
“loco moco” (192 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4214
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great diner with local good food. Seafood is fresh, barbecue is not your typical pulled or chopped but sliced thin and fried on the grill. Super desserts that do not skimp on calories. Be sure to sample the shakes. As a measure of popularity, we...More

Thank werken2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cheeseburgers under $3. $2.50 for fries or 2.75 for tater tots. They've been serving up food since 1961- affordable & quick. The place is busy through the day but the lines move quickly. Each window has a queue with a clearly marked starting point. The...More

Thank BradMOTraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had the hamburger steak in brown gravy. Got a lot for the money I paid but the mixing of the macaroni salad was kind of weird taste.

Thank ZBU1985
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place and fell in love. Great food for great prices! Drive in style. Hamburgers, pork, fish, BBQ. Lots of locals lined up to eat!

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure if people go because it was made famous on tv or for the food. We were not impressed. It was dirty, crowded and the food was horrible (we ordered burgers). If your going to go order something else!

Thank tomcattom
Reviewed 1 week ago

You go to the Rainbow Drive-in because 1) you want cheap, proletarian Hawaiian fare, and 2) you heard that it was President Obama's favorite hang-out when he was young. It's funky and bustling, with food delivered on plastic plates with plastic cutlery, to be eaten...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a plate lunch fix in Honolulu, and ordered the mix plate. Unfortunately I think that this legacy restaurant in Kapahulu has started to really slide. If I could give it a C-, I would. Flavors weren't there; nothing really standing out....More

Thank Skrzypeks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been visiting "rainbows" almost as long as its been open. Food is still great and portions large. The mixed plate and bbq beef are my go to selections. The macaroni salad is a big plus. The additional covered seating is a big help and...More

Thank KaimukiBoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a local spot & so incredible! I ordered a loco moco bowl (rice, beef, gravy, over easy egg) & it was amazing!!! My husband ordered the pork sandwich & he said it was the best he's had! While dining we saw a...More

Thank Taylor W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rainbows drive inn is always consistently delicious with the local flavor and touch in all its foods. Their plate lunches have always been great and with good portion sizes, not too little and not too much, just right. Sometime the lines are long but it...More

Thank haorangela
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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

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American, Fast food, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
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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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