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Rock Island Cafe

€€ - €€€, , American
131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
+1 808-923-8033
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (54 reviews)
“banana split” (13 reviews)
“fries” (38 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00 Hours
Bar, Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have to order food & drinks at front counter after sitting down. Order nachos & Hawaiin pizza. Nachos got a 3/10. Pizza gets a 7/10 Mai Tai 2/10 Blue Hawaii 6/10. Toilets are a bit of a walk. Great memorabilia.

Thank dingasden
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't go here for the food as it is mostly fried stuff. You go to get in your time machine when you would go to the ice cream shop and get a milkshake in a metal cup and a burger.

Thank Jason1932
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place to see memorabilia of American Popular Culture, while sipping on a tasty Milkshake or a Cocktail in a Diner experience. Great Hot Dogs and Chicken Wings. Does get busy at times, the waitresses have always been friendly and there is plenty of memorabilia...More

Thank soljones
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived to a less than busy restaurant to be told to seat ourself and come to the counter to order. That was fine but then wait over 10 minutes to be repeatedly told, "will be there in a tic" but the waitress who was busy...More

Thank kstoray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hamburgers are just excellent. Served on a plate in two parts. Very juicy and great in size as well. Staff is very friendly and service oriented. Atmosphere is just for rock'n'roll minded; stuff from 50's and good music.

Thank Jukka R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While on holiday in Waikiki we stopped by the Rock Island Cafe to check out all of the memorabilia and have a feed. We had seen this cafe on the internet and had always planned to drop in to see it for ourselves. The merchandise...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Had the cheeseburger and onion rings for lunch. Food isn't cheap, but you're in Hawaii so that's expected. Food was good and staff was very attentive. So much to see in this restaurant. Lots of TV, movie and music from years gone by. Worth a...More

Thank dooper84
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Rock Island Cafe provided my first meal in Waikiki—- a bacon chicken sandwich with fries and unsweetened tea at a cost of $17.65, a pretty standard minimum expense here. The food was delicious and represents only a very small offering from a very broad menu,...More

Thank R Layne H
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Love this place, burger was best ithenbedt I’ve had in Hawaii. The place is filled with classic Hollywood memorabilia, you could spend hours browsing the great collection. Owner was very friendly and it is very obvious he has a passion for his customers and loves...More

Thank LeesaAO
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We found this place just by walking back from a pearl harbor trip. We made back to happy hour for $5 blue Hawaii and a mail tai. We loved the old videos of television shows and movies we grew up with. The food was just...More

Thank hart2hartX3
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Karen M
10 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from RockIslandCafe | Property representative |
Aloha, sorry for not answering your question earlier. We hope you came by and checked out our cafe. We don't having the dancing waitresses, although we are always looking for volunteers. You probably saw a video for a TV... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-923-8033
  • E-mail
Step back to a time when Elvis was King, Marilyn was Queen and they both drank Coca-Cola. Rock Island Cafe is Hawaii's premiere old fashion diner, memorabilia shop and bar.Nowhere else can you enjoy an old-fashion milkshake, burger and beer,and then buy unique movie and music collectibles and memorabilia. We hope that you have had the opportunity to experience Rock Island Cafe when visiting Hawaii. If you haven't, please come and see us real soon.
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