Rainbow Drive-In, Kapahulu

A local staple famous for its plate lunches and loco mocos

The Restaurant

Since it’s humble origins in 1961, Rainbow Drive-In has grown to become a Honolulu staple with 5 locations. The Kapahulu location was the first, which gives it a special place in history. Best known for its plate lunches, Rainbow offers the full spectrum of Hawaiian comfort food, Loco Mocos, Shoyu Chicken, Chili Dog Plates, all with a couple scoops of white rice or mac salad. If you come during peak lunch hours expect long lines, while a favorite of locals, inclusion in many “Best of Hawaii” lists has brought a flood of tourists looking for an authentic Hawaii food experience as well.

The Parking at Rainbow Drive-In, Kapahulu

Rainbow Drive-In has a parking lot right in front, but if you come during peak hours its likely to be full, so you may need to find street parking nearby.