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Rainbow Drive-In

Rainbow Drive-In

Story By Ali Resich Photos By Ali Resich
December 18 - 24, 2011

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Rainbow Drive-In has been a local staple since 1961, when Sejiu and Ayako Ifuku opened its doors to adoring patrons. Today, the Ifukus’ son-in-law, Jim Gusukama, serves as vice president and operates the establishment.

  • (from left) Daniel Sataraka and David Maafu Wendt.
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Locals and tourists alike have long flocked to the famed eatery to see diverse menu items come together on one plate lunch. Shoyu Chicken ($6.25) and BBQ Steak ($7) remain among local favorites.

Recently, Dining Out caught up with colleagues David Maafu Wendt and Daniel Sataraka, who enjoyed a business lunch on the drive-in’s breezy lanai.

David Maafu Wendt: “I’ve been coming here longer than most of these young people have been alive. I’m eating plate lunch — mix plate with fish, fried chicken and teriyaki steak with rice and mac salad.”

Daniel Sataraka: “I also had a plate lunch.”

Rainbow Drive-In

  • Where
    • 3308 Kanaina Avenue
    • Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Call
    • (808) 737-0177
  • Hours
    • Open daily
    • 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Notes
    • Free parking available.