Rainbow Drive-In

Rainbow Drive-In

Breakfast Spot and Fast Food Restaurant$$$$
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Honolulu
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    This breakfast spot is famous for their Loco Moco. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Adam S.
    "The best BBQ pork and Loco Moco in Waikiki in my opinion."(43 Tips)
    Patrick H.
    "The chili and mac salad is super Good!"(11 Tips)
    Denise C.
    "Strawberry slush float is a must!"(5 Tips)
    Christina N.
    "Their loco moco and BBQ pork plate are yummy!"(4 Tips)
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  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael ChingApril 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    MUST TRY: Slush float, basically it is a strawberry slush with a scoop of vanilla icecream. It's so simple, but oh so good especially on a hot day or after the beach.
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    Josh W. "Wags"January 22, 2013
    Talk about a locals spot!!! My first choice was so good that 10 mins later I went back for another and the employee knew my name! And the place was packed!! Great Place, Food, Staff and Price!!!
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam StallmanMay 5, 2017
    Eat where the locals eat! This is no tourist trap and the food is good and reasonably priced. The best BBQ pork and Loco Moco in Waikiki in my opinion. Also, try the slush floats to cool you down.
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    sara mae pickleSeptember 4, 2019
    The mixed plate & the Loco Moco in a bowl was the perfect amount for both me & my hubby. If you’re not sure what to get, try this combo bc you’ll get to try a little of everything they’re known for :)
  • Bikash M.heart icon on user image
    Bikash MishraMarch 2, 2017
    A Hawaiian fast food institution. Get the fried chicken with gravy and the chili. The loco moco is solid too, get it with the egg sunny side up. The tater tots and fries left something to be desired.
  • Pelin G.heart icon on user image
    Pelin Güvenç KefelSeptember 9, 2017
    The bbq beef is really good, also the mixed plate is really good. All the sides they serve are really good as well.
  • Kevin S O.heart icon on user image
    Kevin S OshiroMay 28, 2013
    Mixed Plate (teri beef, mahi mahi fish and fried chicken with 1 scoop of macaroni salad and 2 scoops of rice.) Along with the Mixed Plate lunch, I had a large Pepsi (or Coke) drink with it.
  • Eric T.heart icon on user image
    Eric TaylorJanuary 25, 2015
    bbq pork sandwich was pretty good. The prices were great. I've only been here twice in 8 years but I might come back to try something more daring next time lol. Good place to go for a quick lunch.
  • Susie M.heart icon on user image
    Susie MarieJuly 21, 2015
    Still dream about my lunches there! Gotta try the Loco moco and the mac salad is one of the best on the island!
  • Luisfe A.heart icon on user image
    Luisfe ArreazaAugust 28, 2018
    Ate the Loco Moco with mac&cheese and two sunny side up eggs. The plast two burger patties with rice and gravy. It is very tasty and filling. Portion was big, I was starving so ate it all. Good place
  • JH H.heart icon on user image
    JH H-DDecember 15, 2021
    I still dream about the Moco Loco, the gravy is so good you can eat it off a shoe. The Mac salad is spot on, you’ll be in heaven
  • Maríus M.heart icon on user image
    Maríus MūllerNovember 18, 2012
    Try the Loco Moco at one of the only real authentic and non touristy food places in Waikiki. It's truely delicious and really inexpensive.
  • Stacy B.heart icon on user image
    Stacy Bo BacyApril 1, 2021
    Everything’s great. Might be the best loco moco in town. They sell out of their daily specials every day.
  • kayla b.heart icon on user image
    kayla bMay 17, 2021
    The gravy is great. The fries with gravy was the best part but their beef is really good too. Chicken is dark meat only.
  • Luisfe A.heart icon on user image
    Luisfe ArreazaAugust 28, 2018
    Ate Loco Moco which is two burger patties with rice, and gravy. Added mac and cheese (bland) and two sunny side ups. Good place to eat something local
  • Lynette E.
    Lynette EugenioOctober 30, 2018
    Breakfast, lunch or dinner - it's all good. Can't go wrong with the local favorite - a Loco Moco plate. The portions are huge, so I often order it as a bowl.
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisJune 22, 2015
    Try the Pork Cutlet with gravy - Time for plate lunch! Three big tonkatsu with brown gravy, obviously, with two scoops of rice and mac salad. (via @Foodspotting)
  • melissa s.
    melissa suttonApril 20, 2014
    Try the local mixed plate or loco moco! Huge portions with a drink for $10 or less depending on how hungry you are!
  • Chris L.heart icon on user image
    Chris LeeMay 22, 2015
    When on Oahu, it's a must to stop and sample rainbow drive-in!! Everything is ono!! Even da tourist like come try.
  • Corey B.heart icon on user image
    Corey BaileyOctober 15, 2016
    Great Loco Moco, combination plate as well (that was enough for 3 hungry people), and a side of chili was great. Awesome local spot.
  • Carrie B.heart icon on user image
    Carrie BevisJune 27, 2016
    Authentic Hawaiian roadside grub, with a meat and rice filled menu. Grab the mixed plate and a table outside for a quick and hearty meal.
  • Brandon Scott S.heart icon on user image
    Brandon Scott SotoAugust 31, 2015
    Royal Burger with a side of fries or Moco Loco are the BEST on the island. I gotta go al least 2 times when ever I'm in Waikiki.
  • Patrick H.heart icon on user image
    Patrick HughesJanuary 22, 2018
    The chili and mac salad is super Good! First timer here... good thing I moved close by, cause I'm going to be a regular.
  • Kevin T.heart icon on user image
    Kevin TakFebruary 15, 2019
    Very reasonable price for all foods.Loco moco has double eggs and hamburger putty with macaroni salads. Gravy is good, too.
  • Bethany B.heart icon on user image
    Bethany BMay 17, 2018
    The Mixed Plate w/ fries and potato salad was amazing! But the service and line system were terrible. Would go back for the food, but I recommend phone order take out...
  • Travis H.heart icon on user image
    Travis HanakahiFebruary 5, 2016
    If youre hungry at breakfast, get a Loco Moco, Fried Rice, with Chili, all over.......... Its an absolute winner.......
  • Megan A.heart icon on user image
    Megan AnneSeptember 26, 2017
    get the bbq or fried chicken!!! great value for those on a budget! 2 scoops of rice, meat, and mac salad ❤️
  • Quinton M.
    Quinton MaDecember 24, 2014
    Great way to get a head start on your diabetes and heart issues. Loco moco was good but I prefer going up the street for Ono Seafood
  • Erock808
    Erock808October 11, 2016
    Try the Loco Moco With Extra Red Devil Hot Sauce All Over - Old school Waikiki kau kau spot!!! You know how we do!!! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Ellen S.heart icon on user image
    Ellen S. P.March 25, 2015
    Eggs to order and cheap! Put a fried egg on anything and dine happy.
  • Agatha V.
    Agatha ViernesJune 14, 2011
    Order the mixed plate with gravy all over. Then for dessert get an apple pie and slush float. The pie is hot though! It's a one meal kind of day when you take this down!
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    petegMay 20, 2013
    The food comes out way faster than you would expect so don't go far after placing your order. Loco moco, mix plate, mahi mahi plate, slush, and BBQ pork plate were all on hit.
  • Koreankitkatheart icon on user image
    KoreankitkatFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    mahi mahi and Shoyu chicken mix plate! If you want a mixed plate, ask!
  • katrina p.heart icon on user image
    katrina panovichJanuary 28, 2019
    BBQ pork sandwich was amazing, I’ve had better loco moco but this felt very classic.
  • Andrew H.heart icon on user image
    Andrew HealanSeptember 21, 2015
    little bit of everything and reasonably enough priced that you can try several items
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanJune 13, 2014
    loco moco - hamburger patty hiding under eggs // mixed plate with bbq steak and chicken
  • E A.heart icon on user image
    E ASeptember 20, 2013
    I could eat here all day long! Must go for the loco moco! And slush float!
  • Chuck R.heart icon on user image
    Chuck RoslofOctober 29, 2016
    A local institution, with probably the best plate lunch in Honolulu.
  • Priya T.heart icon on user image
    Priya TungrusApril 10, 2018
    Huge portions! Loved the loco moco- you can personalise it
  • Patrick M.heart icon on user image
    Patrick McNaughtDecember 17, 2015
    The Mixed meat platter and the slushed float was the bomb
  • JH H.heart icon on user image
    JH H-DAugust 31, 2018
    Platter and loco moco bowl for the win!!!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WMarch 3, 2013
    The mix plate comes with fish, chicken & pork; a good intro for a first timer.
  • hawaii s.
    hawaii stockNovember 25, 2011
    Favorite post-surf grind spot for all my friends. You gotta try their Loco Mocos.
  • ᴡ N.
    ᴡ NamJune 28, 2012
    Fried rice is a must. Best plate lunch in the city. Authentic. A local staple.
  • Jeffrey R.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey RobertsonApril 2, 2017
    Must have for any tourist!! Check them out!!!
  • Kevin S O.heart icon on user image
    Kevin S OshiroJune 29, 2013
    Very popular place with locals and tourists alike !
  • Patrick H.heart icon on user image
    Patrick HughesJanuary 30, 2018
    Loco Moco a must with gravy all over😋
  • Malibu S.heart icon on user image
    Malibu ShirtsFebruary 26, 2012
    Ask for today's special! The shoyu chicken is yummy!
  • Patrick M.heart icon on user image
    Patrick McNaughtDecember 17, 2015
    Mixed meat platter and slushie float were the bomb
  • Sean T.
    Sean TagawaDecember 7, 2013
    Best plate lunch in town. One block from my house. Even better. :)
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