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Rock Island Cafe

$$ - $$$, , American
131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
+1 808-923-8033
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (48 reviews)
“fries” (36 reviews)
“banana split” (12 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
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1 - 10 of 377 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just ate dinner there. The place is fun on the inside but the food is not good, overpriced and nobody ever came back to see if we needed anything. If you want to see the decor go look, but find somewhere else to eat.

Thank Jane Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun environment with music and old TV shows.First visit there for breakfast. very expensive and limited menu.

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique atmosphere in an old school cafe. The burgers and shakes are a sure bet here. The staff is friendly and you will find something new each time you go there.

Thank rtdunne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the worst breakfast i ever had bacon and eggs just mashed up together and thrown in a bowl on top of fries. The coffee was cold and we my friend told the server she just put it in the microwave to...More

Thank Mick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't keep away from here. The food was fabulous 50's style and you could watch telly from the 50's while you ate. It was spotlessly clean and the staff were so friendly. We just kept going back again and again.

Thank Hazel123474
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Love this place, you feel like you are living in the era of Happy Days!! Lovely gentleman who served us each day we had breakfast there. Pinball machine got well used! Food - oh yeah, that was yummy too. Meals were large!

Thank Jojopopo
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Loved this cafe meals were excellent and the memorabillia was amazing the service was great staff very friendly

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

After meeting the owners at another restaurant we decided to try the Rock Island Café out. It was fantastic. The food was all fifties food and the décor was unbelievable. Everything from Happy Days, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. There were number plates, parts of cars...More

Thank Pollyanna315
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Stopped by for happy hour and enjoyed the memorabilia in the diner from record, 60's equipment, movie ads for Elvis' Hawaii movies. Worth the visit just for these. We didn't eat there but others we talked to people who liked the malts and burgers.

Thank James S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

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Karen M
10 November 2017|
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Response from bigspatula | Reviewed this property |
Right next to the diner in the same block is a place called Volcano Shakes. They make a big monstrosity of a shake that takes a few people to eat. We had the normal sized shakes. They were ok. I think Big Wave Dave's surf... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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