We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rivals Waikiki

#321 of 1,854 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2211 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2834
+1 808-923-0600
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 61: English reviews
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Rivals Waikiki has great pizza, good drink deals and is a nice blend of locals from the neighborhood and visitors. Great value and friendly vibe.

Thank TeddiABear
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It's a bit expensive but they have specials every day. Keep your eyes open for the specials. Wait for the half priced on all food day or the 4$ Margarita day. They write the specials on the blackboard. This is a sports Bar, so if you want to sit out side or in the sun, forget it. It's rather dark... More 

Thank JulieYetta
Gilbert, Arizona
Level Contributor
96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for a few cocktail and appetizers on a Friday night. Great service from our bartender, great drinks and food and great music. Gotta love a great local dive bar. I would recommend this for sure.

Thank Twixythrasher
Kingston, NS
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We frequented this bar a bit as it was at the Hotel we stayed at. Nice sports bar, lots of TVs to accommodate the sports fans. Food was tasty the one time we had it. Drinks were as reasonable as other drinking spots. Bartenders very welcoming and informative.

Thank drmr5600
Level Contributor
62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great sports bar with exceptional service. Atmosphere was fun and the food was well above average. Loved it

Thank Arn135
Level Contributor
69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We popped to the whole in the wall for a slice of pizza at the end of a long day.... I had the classic pepperoni and my wife had the green monster veggie. Both were very good - nice thin crust with plenty of cheese. Large selection of hot sauce to douse your slice in too!

Thank Lee S
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Came to the sports bar right from our hotel there. Me and my buddie came from Calgary,AB and there was a flames game on that night. So we walked into Rivals to watch the game. And Proprietor by the name of Michale "Zo" Kawazone hooked us up with the game on the tv. And surprised us with flames tickets for... More 

Thank Edwin P
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We came to Rivals since it was attached to our Hotel, the Ohana Malia. It is a typical sports bar with bar food and lots of TVs. What they do NOT have is enough staff to handle the guests. There was 1 bartender and 2 wait staff on the floor. We waited at a table for almost 15 minutes before... More 

Thank Mermie0417
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

great lil busy pizza shop, limited choice but pizza slices are big enough you only need 1! great guys with character

Thank 312toddw
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

All staff frindly the food good sports bar but moistly american bassball american football even bit golf happy hour 4 till 7 monday till friday

Thank s_neaves10

Travellers who viewed Rivals Waikiki also viewed


Been to Rivals Waikiki? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2211 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2834
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-0600
Rivals Sports Bar and UltraLounge was developed by owner Mike "ZO" Kawazoe as an alternative to the standard Waikiki bar. Mike's vision was to bring some class and sex appeal to Waikiki. By day, The Vegas inspired lounge provides Hawaii's most unique setting for watching any sporting event. When the sun goes down, Rivals transforms into Waikiki's premier UltraLounge, serving up handcrafted signature cocktails, domestic and craft beers as well as the state's most extensive whiskey collection. Always classy and never antiquated, Rivals offers up an atmosphere which lends itself to enjoying time with friends and socializing.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rivals Waikiki staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?