Tuesday, April 16, 2013

When You See the Rainbow...

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Isn't the saying:
"There's a Pot of Gold at the 
end of the Rainbow Drive In"
RIGHT?

At this Hawaiian Rainbow,
you'll find some of the island's best local food.


You've probably seen Rainbow Drive In
on Diners Drive-ins and Dives, Unique Eats,
or one of the many food shows on TV.

Yes, they're popular...

Rainbow Drive In photo*
To me, it's been an institution since spending
 summers on Oahu with my grandparents,
their house is just up the street.


Rainbow Drive In
has been a GO TO plate lunch
place on Kapahulu Avenue
for 50 years.

 See What Jay Eats...


I love how they still serve the old skool way,
no styrofoam containers here.


 Mix Plate
BBQ Beef, Mahi Mahi (fried fish), Boneless Chicken,
2 scoops rice, and 1 scoop macaroni salad.
$7.95

Except for including their chili, I love the Mix Plate
and enjoying a variety of what they do.


In addition to plate lunches, they're known for their chili,
 hamburgers with their special yellow sauce,
and
 Loco Moco plates.


But for me, one of the hidden secrets is the
Slush Float

So simple and really good
on a Hawaiian afternoon.
Really anytime...


It still tastes the same as when I was growing up
and one of those places I visit when on Oahu.
The food reminds me of my grandparents,
they ran a lunch counter in Honolulu
and the taste is what I remember from
those days...


3308 Kanaina Avenue
(at Kapahulu Avenue)
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 737-0177
www.rainbowdrivein.com


Open Every Day
7 am - 9 pm
Except for 
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day



Photos by Jay Terauchi
*unless noted otherwise

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