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Rock Island Cafe

#118 of 1,849 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Diner, American
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131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
+1 808-923-8033
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Lewisville, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came across this kitschy diner/cafe while out for a walk. Menu has a good selection of food for any taste. Between 3 of us (including an infant) we shared the luau nachos, BLT, luau hot dog, and grilled cheese. First, the pork is VERY tasty - great on both the nachos and the big, bold hot dog. The Hawaiian sweet... More 

Thank TravelDaveTA
Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is awesome. We visited in 2015 and when we were back last week we were so excited to dine there again. Really fun retro vibe and delicious diner style American food. Grilled cheese on sweet bread is a must. Staff are always really nice.

Thank Emmah S
Spokane, WA
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201 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool diner! There's music, movie and TV show memorabilia all over the place! Love Elvis? He's here. How about John Wayne or the Beatles? They have all that, too. They have a few TVs that show clips from classic shows like Happy Days or the Ed Sullivan Show. Very Fun! The food is diner delicious with a Hawaiian... More 

Thank RushCubFan
Lady Lake, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 1950's themed restaurant and soda fountain. All kinds of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe collectibles for sale. It is in the King's Village Shopping center. Three pin ball machines that can be played, old music from the 50's is played. Order your food as you walk in. Server is dressed in the style of the 50's servers. Food... More 

Thank gladesratt
Wolfville, Canada
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584 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were let off a tour right across the street from the Rock Island Cafe, so walked over to check out the place. It really was like going back in time; we enjoyed looking at all the memorabilia displayed and for sale. We had what you would typically have at a diner, an all-beef hot dog with mustard, relish and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was okay. Drink specials. Movie posters on walls for sale. Other items for sale like arcade game, juke box, and licensed TV and movie things for sale.

Thank Jennifer P
Manitoba, Canada
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had dinner here, the atmosphere they are going for is retro-diner and kind of neat. you have to order and pay ahead at the counter. I'm pretty sure our server was stoned as she acted very oddly and sort of stood at the table awkwardly without speaking like she couldn't remember what she was supposed to do. the food... More 

Thank CorManitoba_Canada
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a 50s diner. Lots of memorabilia . A lot of stuff for sale. So it's cool to check out. The food is typical of a 50s diner, burgers, malts, sundaes, etc. some of the things on the menu are a little pricey. If I remember right a banana split is like 10 bucks. But I liked the people and... More 

Thank Rustypart
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I "discovered" the Rock Island Cafe by accident. The cafe is located inside the King's Village group of shops. I just saw some coke stuff and some old movie memorabilia through the window and just had to go inside. The place is like stepping back into the 50's and 60's. It is decked out with old movie... More 

Thank Jim S
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rock Island Cafe is my favourite place to visit when on Oahu! Our hotel is minutes away from here & we never knew it was here until we stumbled across Kings Village where the cafe is. When you walk in for the 1st time it's like going back in time..the decor, memorabilia & even the "Dinettes" dress like there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Bar, Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-8033
Step back to a time when Elvis was King, Marilyn was Queen and they both drank Coca-Cola. Rock Island Cafe is Hawaii's premiere old fashion diner, memorabilia shop and bar.Nowhere else can you enjoy an old-fashion milkshake, burger and beer,and then buy unique movie and music collectibles and memorabilia. We hope that you have had the opportunity to experience Rock Island Cafe when visiting Hawaii. If you haven't, please come and see us real soon.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?