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Rainbow Drive-In

May 20 - 26, 2012

The Best Plate Lunches Over the Rainbow

Since October 1961, Rainbow Drive-In has provided some of the best plate lunches at reasonable prices to Hawaii’s locals. Now, more than 50 years later, long lunch lines and numerous takeout orders are a continued sign of customer satisfaction. “Our peak times are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (for lunch), and at night, it’s…

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April 15 - 21, 2012

The Breakfast Club

About 20 years ago, an Island institution known for making the best plate lunches and local dishes decided to add a plateful of breakfast classics to its menu. Rainbow Drive-In hasn’t looked back since. “Although we’re basically known as the plate lunch place, we do have a breakfast crowd and people who come specifically for…

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March 4 - 10, 2012

A Rainbow of Local Faves

Nothing is more unique to Hawaii than spectacular local grinds, and Rainbow Drive-In in Kapahulu is the mecca for all your local favorites. This iconic landmark was founded by Sejiu and Ayako Ifuku in October 1961. Today, you’ll see the Ifuku’s son-in-law Jim Gusukuma overseeing everyday responsibilities as vice president of the operation. “We like…

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January 29 - February 4, 2012

Rainbow Drive-In Flourishing After 50-Plus Years

The couples’ philosophy was to serve plate lunches featuring ample portions of simple but delicious food accompanied by two scoops of rice and a scoop of macaroni salad — and all at reasonable prices.

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December 18 - 24, 2011

Rainbow Drive-In

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. Locals and tourists alike have long flocked to the famed eatery to see diverse menu items come together on one plate…

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September 25 - October 1, 2011

Mix Things Up at Rainbow Drive-In

Rainbow Drive-In offers a plate lunch to match its diverse arch of customers. Since 1961 Rainbow Drive-In has been serving hearty and affordable plate lunches to our local blue collar workers, business community, families and tourists who travel to Rainbow’s Kapahulu location — many because of the reputation the laid-back restaurant has acquired through decades…

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August 28 - September 3, 2011 , ,

Sizzling Stews for every appetite

There are certain things in life that put an automatic smile on my face my family, friends, my dog, Kea, innocent babies, beautiful sunny days and random acts of kindness the list goes on. However, when food enters the picture, there’s one dish and one dish alone that I adore, one that no matter what…

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August 21 - 27, 2011

It’s Heaven at the End of this Rainbow

Kamaaina would agree that one of the best things about living in the islands is being able to savor the delicious tastes of the hearty plate lunch. And with plate lunch seemingly always on the brain, locals know that Rainbow Drive-In in Kapahulu is their best option for such a tasty meal. Founded by Sejiu…

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July 10 - 16, 2011

Unbeatable Deals at the End of the Rainbow

Rainbow Drive-In turns the big 5-0 this year, and in celebration of reaching this momentous milestone, the Kapahulu eatery is rolling back the prices of select menu items to what they were when Sejiu and Ayako Ifuku founded the landmark restaurant in 1961. “It’s one day every month, and we’re doing that to recognize our…

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Chillin’ Out with a Belly Full of Chili

I know it’s summer and all, but who said we can’t embrace the heat of the season and liven it up even more with dishes that are muy caliente? So, this week, I decided to spice things up a bit with some zesty chili to awaken your senses and your taste buds. Chili is probably…

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