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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” (103 reviews)
“macaroni salad” (71 reviews)
“loco moco” (206 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

Visiting from overseas, I asked a local where all the locals go to eat. He told me about this place. I caught a uber from Waikiki. The place has plenty of character and appeared popular as there was a bit of a line up. I...More

1  Thank BenSega
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here for dinner. There is a small parking lot, street parking, and also ANOTHER adjacent lot. There was a line but it didn't take that long. I'd say about 5 minutes. It was our first night so we got the typical Hawaiian plate...More

1  Thank Iheartjennychu
Reviewed 4 days ago

I drive by here all the time and the retro rainbow always catches my eye. I finally stopped in this week. It is a popular place and always has lines. Knowing it is good for plate lunches, I was pleased to find that it was...More

1  Thank Kimberley42
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place serves great food at low prices! You get a lot of food for a little price and the food is excellent. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Word of Caution: The parking lot is smaller and it is full more often...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a cheeseburger which was embarrassing! McDonald's makes a better cheeseburger! It was $3.50 and that was with no fries. My husband had a plate lunch and it was overdone. It just really felt that there was no effort to impress or to excel....More

Thank carlathemom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're taken to this place by a local resident. He said Mr. Obama used to come here, which is one of the reasons he took us here. The menu is simple with eggs sunny sideup or scrambled, spam, saussage, and rice predominantly. I had sunny...More

1  Thank Charlesquil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The valet parking people recommended this restaurant. After picking husband up from where he was consultant found the Rainbow easy with the GPS. I was hungry for a hamburger and had tator totes. Really good. Will come back when he has the client to visit....More

1  Thank diane s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This diner was recommended by a local resident and it didn't disappoint! The mixed plate was great! The beef was tender and flavorful. I initially thought I would need bbq sauce but it was excellent without it. The fish and chicken were great as well....More

Thank Vonda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Will never come back. Loco Moco was horrible! The Chicken was bad, and the plate lunch was worse. What is the fuss, gross.

Thank SojournerDrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the mixed plate & regretted it - not sure how this place for good reviews but I'm sure it wouldn't have been for nny dish Everything was over- cooked & dry... totally bland flavors + oily. Got suckered into the hype & good...More

1  Thank Anne L
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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