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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (58 reviews)
“banana split” (13 reviews)
“fries” (38 reviews)
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Bar, Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
131 Kaiulani Ave, King's Village, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3247
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The place is roof to floor retro nostalgia and we loved it ! We had a root beer and a Coke float , burgers and onion rings, everything was really good!

Thank Teagzy91
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

found this little diner tucked away only a block from Waikiki beach. walked into a nostalgic 50's throwback with classic music and friendly staff. food was really good as well. the milkshake i had unfortunately was pretty plain. someone next to me raved about theirs...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The cafe is a warehouse of 1950’s items about Lucy and Elvis. For that it is really interesting. The food was average 50’s burgers fries etc. it’s worth a look for the non food items. Average food for this type of establishment .

Thank WorldTravelerSoCal
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We found this diner by chance. It has so much memorabilia. It has such a warm feeling to it and so much to look at. The meals were yummy. Personally I spent quite a bit of money on the memorabilia which is for sale. Love...More

Thank caryis
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

At first entrance this appears a very cool place but it is very quickly apparent that the staff are not at all happy. The payment system is such that it not only makes the customer think that the management do not trust their staff to...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 16 May 2018

step back in time to this great little cafe. if you just want a drink or a bite to eat this is the place. you can even purchase merchandise here i got a few things form the gone with the wind era. reasonably priced

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Visited cafe which is on street level of Kings Village. The cafe is full of old Elvis photo's etc plus other rock icons. All items on display are for sale and are at acceptable prices. Decor is same as old diners and old tv shows...More

Thank 930waynel5
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Had our first lunch in Honolulu at this well decorated classic Rock Cafe. We order a drink, half Pizza (12” Pizza cuts into half!) and shrimp. The Half Pizza looks exactly like how the cashier described to us when we order. The serving is good...More

Thank chentl63
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Really great place to grab a drink! Happy hours has cheap mai tai’s! Ice creams are delicious! There is so much to look at as it is decorated as a traditional American diner. #mustsee

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 22 April 2018

What an escape to the 60's! We were visually stunned by the decor and the fantastic detail of the whole place. The 'Pink Ladies' behind the bar and front of house to the delicious food makes this a restaurant that is not to be missed!

1  Thank Happyjohnny
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10 November 2017|
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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, Highchairs Available, 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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