About Us

The late Seiju Ifuku, founder of Rainbow Drive-In was born 1915. He was raised in Okinawa and moved to Hawaii where he joined the army where he learned to cook while serving with the famous 100th Battalion during WWII. He participated in campaigns in Italy and France. After the war, he worked at the famous Kapiolani Drive-In, now, the Wailana Coffee Shop. After leaving Kapiolani Drive-In, he and his wife, the late Ayako Ifuku, opened a smaller version of the restaurant called Kalakaua Drive-In, currently the site of Cheeseburgers in Paradise, at the corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue.

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Cookin' Since 1961

Plate Lunches

All Plate Lunches come with two scoops of rice and one scoop of macaroni salad. Rice may be substituted for fries. Macaroni salad may be substituted for coleslaw.

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    Family Owned and Operated Since 1961

    The Best drive through Restaurant In hawaii
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    Find Us On Multiple Locations

    Rainbow Drive-In continues to expand
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    Looking for Takeout?

    drive up & pick up one of your favorite lunch dishes!

Fun Facts

Ever wonder how many plate lunches Rainbow Drive-In produces in one day?
Today, our Kapahulu location produces over 1000 plates daily!

Did you know that we have a logo shop next to our restaurant?
With a high demand for logo wear and souvenir items, Rainbow Tiki Kapahulu was created and opened in 2005. They offer a variety of products from tees and totes to their original chili mix.

The Original - Did you know that Rainbow Drive-In Kapahulu has resided in its original location since 1961?
We now have three additional locations, bringing our restaurant total to four!



1339 North School Street
Honolulu, HI

This location does NOT accept Cash payments. Credit Card payments only. A 2.5% Credit Card fee will be added to all transactions.


Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Day
8am - 4pm
Christmas Eve
8am - 4pm
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve
8am - 4pm
New Year’s Day
8am - 8pm