Rainbow Drive-in

Rainbow Drive-in

Diner and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Honolulu
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  • This diner is famous for their Loco Moco. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Adam S.
    "The best BBQ pork and Loco Moco in Waikiki in my opinion."(33 Tips)
    Lauren C.
    "Best mac salad & float your strawberry slush always."(10 Tips)
    Christina N.
    "Their loco moco and BBQ pork plate are yummy!"(4 Tips)
    Rhonda T.
    "The best macaroni salad, ever!!!"(10 Tips)
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  • Adam S.
    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.
  • Josh W. &.
    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!!!
  • Michael C.
    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.
  • Eric T.
    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.
  • Kevin S O.
    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.
  • Bikash M.
    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.
  • Hali V.
    Hali VaclavikMay 19, 2016
    We had the loco moco and loved it! We could not stop eating the macaroni salad. They fill all their plates to the brim for an awesome price!
  • Maríus M.
    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.
  • Susie M.
    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!
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KatoMay 30, 2010
    i've been going to rainbow drive in ever since i was a kid. it's good for family, friends, and dates. it looks kinda shady because there are often homeless people, but who cares? the food is awesom
  • Lauren C.
    Get a plate and a loco moco bowl to share between 2-3 people. Love the fish & bbq beef, but the boneless chicken was mediocre. Best mac salad & float your strawberry slush always.
  • Pelin G.
    The bbq beef is really good, also the mixed plate is really good. All the sides they serve are really good as well.
  • 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!
  • 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)
  • Chris L.
    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.
    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.
  • Brandon Scott S.
    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.
  • 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
  • Carrie B.
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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)
  • peteg
    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.
  • Megan A.
    Megan Anne3 weeks ago
    get the bbq or fried chicken!!! great value for those on a budget! 2 scoops of rice, meat, and mac salad ❤️
  • Travis H.
    Travis HanakahiFebruary 5, 2016
    If youre hungry at breakfast, get a Loco Moco, Fried Rice, with Chili, all over.......... Its an absolute winner.......
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.March 25, 2015
    Eggs to order and cheap! Put a fried egg on anything and dine happy.
  • Malia H.
    Malia HFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    mahi mahi and Shoyu chicken mix plate! If you want a mixed plate, ask!
  • E A.
    E ASeptember 20, 2013
    I could eat here all day long! Must go for the loco moco! And slush float!
  • Sandra N.
    Sandra NamJune 28, 2012
    Fried rice is a must. Best plate lunch in the city. Authentic. A local staple.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanJune 13, 2014
    loco moco - hamburger patty hiding under eggs // mixed plate with bbq steak and chicken
  • Eric W.
    Eric WMarch 3, 2013
    The mix plate comes with fish, chicken & pork; a good intro for a first timer.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanSeptember 21, 2015
    little bit of everything and reasonably enough priced that you can try several items
  • Kevin S O.
    Kevin S OshiroJune 29, 2013
    Very popular place with locals and tourists alike !
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofOctober 29, 2016
    A local institution, with probably the best plate lunch in Honolulu.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰December 25, 2012
    Mix plate FTW. Add shoyu. Get a soda to aid digestion. Get a strawberry slush for dessert
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McNaughtDecember 17, 2015
    The Mixed meat platter and the slushed float was the bomb
  • Sean T.
    Sean TagawaDecember 7, 2013
    Best plate lunch in town. One block from my house. Even better. :)
  • 💋JinkyJane✈✈✈🇺🇸
    Get the mixed plate...Mahi mahi, chicken, pork, and steak...Yum!
  • Jeffrey R.
    Must have for any tourist!! Check them out!!!
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LuMarch 14, 2013
    Mix plate lunch is bomb but make sure you have an empty stomach!
  • George M.
    George MatsumotoJuly 29, 2011
    Try the boneless chicken with teriyaki instead of gravy. You may never go back to gravy again!
  • Aya M.
    Aya MiuraMarch 9, 2013
    They do take credit cards :) also they have ATM on site
  • Darin H.
    Darin HagreAugust 8, 2014
    Yeah, wear something comfortable if you're gonna eat here... you'll want to take a nap afterwards!
  • Peter P.
    Peter ParkAugust 26, 2013
    Ono Teri beef deluxe burger $3.50, not on the menu!
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]July 5, 2012
    What else is there to say? Come to Hawaii for the Loco Moco, it's amazballs!
  • John B.
    John BMarch 18, 2015
    Get a Loco Moco with over easy eggs. Awesome.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McNaughtDecember 17, 2015
    Mixed meat platter and slushie float were the bomb
  • Gabriel Y.
    Gabriel YanagiharaNovember 25, 2011
    Favorite post-surf grind spot for all my friends. You gotta try their Loco Mocos.
  • Isel A.
    Isel AimeeSeptember 1, 2012
    Must try in honolulu. Awesome authentic food, cool local spot
  • Malia H.
    Malia HOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beef stew on special today
  • Max L.
    Max LindseyOctober 27, 2011
    Boneless Chicken is bomb. Rainbow royal/special is good if you crave a hamburger.
  • Perry P.
    Perry PlatypusOctober 6, 2012
    Gotta try the Loco Moco Plate!
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PhelpsJanuary 5, 2015
    Amazing, and a great price performer.
  • Panda B.
    Panda BearFebruary 4, 2012
    The mix plate is awesome. Tartar sauce is good :)
  • Chelsea K.
    Chelsea KiyabuDecember 22, 2011
    Great food but get here before 6 if you want the special of the night.
  • Harry C.
    Harry CovairFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Slush or Slush Float, Chili, Teri Beef, and now the Teri Pork. Cannot go wrong.
  • Malibu S.
    Malibu ShirtsFebruary 26, 2012
    Ask for today's special! The shoyu chicken is yummy!
  • Garry C.
    Garry ChienMarch 13, 2012
    Loco Moco Plate or Shoyo Chicken with Strawberry Slush Float!!
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WileyApril 30, 2011
    If you can't decide what you want you can't go wrong with the Mix Plate.
  • Ted H.
    Ted HoenigAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mahi mahi plate is really good. Even better with hot sauce.
  • Les W.
    Les WSeptember 6, 2016
    Try the Mixed plate - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jay M.
    Jay MatsumuraDecember 21, 2015
    Everything is awesome! Island comfort food at its best!
  • Nadine M.
    Nadine MansourMay 5, 2015
    Order the breakfast special but make sure to get fried rice (instead of regular).
  • Chad
    ChadOctober 24, 2014
    Even when lines are long, their service is pretty fast!
  • M
    MSeptember 17, 2010
    Strawberry slush float! Slush alone is great, but the ice cream makes it SO much better.
  • Brent
    BrentJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Roast Pork and Gravy on Sun, Wed, and Fri.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CastroSeptember 14, 2015
    Loco moco, slush and you get a lot for your $
  • Choak O.
    Choak O'ConnellOctober 9, 2013
    Go for gusto: mix plate with gravy all over!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Rainbow Drive-In as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives , Unique Eats Read more
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TApril 7, 2012
    Another must try before leaving Honolulu. Authentic cheap food
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina ParkMarch 6, 2015
    Best plate lunch - mix plate!
  • C B.
    C BaileyOctober 18, 2016
    Yummy plate lunch. Chili was really good
  • Juan G.
    Juan GiraldoDecember 2, 2015
    Good enough for the price. Cheap hawaian typical food
  • Steph K.
    Steph KatrinaSeptember 22, 2016
    Huge portions of plate lunch for a reasonable price.
  • Julia H.
    Julia HarrellJune 4, 2012
    Strawberry slush and chili frank! Can't go wrong.
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangSeptember 6, 2016
    Try the Bbq Mixed Plate - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]July 5, 2012
    Treat yourself to a Strawberry Slush Float!
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BondocAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the special fried rice is great, but it sells out early.
  • Es L.
    Es LeyAugust 25, 2015
    always my first stop after the airport!
  • Christina N.
    Christina NJanuary 15, 2011
    Their loco moco and BBQ pork plate are yummy!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BarrientesMay 8, 2013
    Loco Moco Plate and a strawberry float...so EPIC!
  • Les W.
    Les WSeptember 6, 2016
    Try the Loco Moco - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithFebruary 17
    All the menu items are so Ono!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DanahyMarch 24, 2016
    BBQ beef plate lunch and macaroni salad!
  • Leonardo C.
    Leonardo CamarónMarch 26, 2014
    Moco loco. Delicious
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanApril 21, 2014
    mixed plate and Loco Moco - serious eats
  • Les W.
    Les WSeptember 6, 2016
    Try the Slush - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jenn
    JennFebruary 7, 2014
    Don't trust what the reviews say. The macaroni salad is disgusting. It's soggy macaroni covered in mayo making it feel slimy. Even KFC's macaroni salad has more flavor.
  • Giancarlo S.
    Giancarlo S.September 18, 2010
    The Loco Moco is a local's favorite. Bowl or plate.
  • Randy W.
    Randy WongDecember 30, 2014
    Loco moco plate
  • Monica D.
    Monica DeAngelisFebruary 25, 2013
    The beef stew on Sundays only is to die for.
  • AlanDaddy
    AlanDaddyOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Daddy's baby loves rainbow too
  • Rob
    RobAugust 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Certifiably ono AF
  • Kristen B.
    Kristen BSeptember 15, 2010
    Bbq pork plate is super tasty. Recommend!
  • ÄRT ⛳️🏌🏼🚌👨🏻‍🍳
    Food is super great here!!!
  • Jaclyn S.
    Jaclyn SuanAugust 14, 2012
    Grinds place after a long day in town!
  • Rex F.
    Rex FNovember 27, 2015
    Strawberry slush float is legit
  • Sis K.
    Sis KiyabuJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Slush float and Fries....extra crispy!
  • J S.
    J SMay 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mix plate all the way!
  • Joseph A.
    Joseph AlonzoFebruary 16, 2013
    Try the Mix Plate
  • Denise C.
    Denise CourterSeptember 23, 2011
    Strawberry slush float is a must!
  • Taka 1.
    Taka 13gOctober 11, 2015
    日曜日の朝7:00前。sunday specialのroast pork with gravyをオーダー。しかし、このメニューは9時からと断られる。corned beef haseに切り替え。優しいgravyソースが朝飯には最適。
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