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Coming Up

  • Next on 'Ono Kine Grindz:

    The Wedding Cafe, Manoa

    Recently Consumed:

    Zaney's, Downtown Honolulu
    Bob's Bar-B-Que, Kalihi
    Restaurant Yamagen, Moili'ili

    Below you will find a never ending list of restaurants that I want to visit or re-visit:

    Young's Fish Market
    Alan Wong's Pineapple Room
    Cafe Sistina
    Indigo Eurasian Cuisine
    Yakiniku Toraji
    Sushi Masa
    Ono Hawaiian Foods
    Tsukuneya Robata Grill

    If you would like to give me a tip on a new restaurant that is opening up, or give me a recommendation on some of your favorite restaurants, please send an e-mail to:

    onokinegrindz (at) yahoo (dot) com

    The following posts should be completed someday (!):

    New Diner's Drive In
    Border Grill
    Penang Malaysian
    Chez Panisse
    Zuni Cafe
    Indonesia Restaurant
    Boston's North End Pizza
    Happy Inn
    Kat's Sushi
    Fritz's European Bakery
    Makino Chaya
    Singapore/Bangkok Posts
    Chin's Kahala
    Hata Restaurant
    Ebisu Catering Service
    Bubba Burgers
    The Eggberts
    Blossoming Lotus
    Hamura Saimin Stand
    Bob's Big Boy

    WHEW! I hope to have them done by year's end!

    Upcoming adventures

    San Francisco, CA

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    London, UK
    Paris, France
    Chicago, IL
    Seoul, South Korea
    I won't be able to visit Korea this year.
    San Francisco, CA
    New Orleans, LA
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Shanghai, China

    Hopefully, some of you can provide me with recommendations for some good eats!

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May 15, 2004



I recently watched Foodnetwork and seen this advertised, but also I was wondering what was on the Loco Moco.

Kalipono Naihe

Rainbow drive-in is da bomb! Their chili is outta this world! I even had their barbeque plate and pork with brown gravy. Broke da mout! Anyone have the chili recipe? I want to make chili this weekend for my friends and family after my baby is blessed! Anyone that has the recipe, please filter it to me! Mahalo and Grine out!

John Alexander

Rainbow was famous for pork tarry plate.We cut out of lunch at Kalani to indulge.

Kellyboy Louis

I grew up in kapahulu and Rainbows was always a staple of our weekly diet. I now live in Seattle and am hungry for some rainbows mac salad. Anyway to get the recipie?


I scrolled through all the blogs and did not notice anyone from Denver Colorado. I grew up on Oahu (UHS- '89 grad) and moved to Colorado for school. Been here ever since. For years, I've been "jones-ing" local foods...especially plate lunches. They finally brought out an L&L to Aurora, Colorado. I've been many times and the food is pretty good. I can't say its like back home, but 'beggas can't be choosas'! So I talked my boy (alos from Hawaii- Iolani Class of '92) into opening a plate lunch place. So he did. Called 8Island. His stuff is the real deal. just like home...a little bit of Rainbows, Masa's, and Zipi's! So any one visiting, or living in the Denver area, gotta go check out 8Island fo sure! It's in Boulder Colorado, about 20-30 minutes from downtown Denver. It's the grinds, cuz!


=Rainbows has been around for YEEEAAARS!!!..never tried it..a friend of mine ordered the boneless breaded chicken w/gravy..and I've been going there ever since...I don't know anywhere else that serves it THAT about a "Local plate" they REALLY stuff everything in there..they should change the regular size plate name to (KANAAK ATTACK) lol..the Chili is awesome of my co-workers told me to try it (kind of gross) he said to mix it with the mac salad (it actually tastes better than it sounds) first it almost sounded like something a pregnant woman would crave for..but it turned out pretty good..I've recommended Rainbows to family and friends when in the area..everyone's entitled to their own opinion..but they pretty much share the same satisfaction I had on almost every visit!!! Great JOb guys!!!..Mahalo..


Reading all of these blogs makes me hungry. I was watching TV yesterday and seen Rainbow Drive In and wanted the food so bad I could almost taste it. I wish I could make it over there to have some. I guess this could be my 2 places in Colorado I will need to check those for teasers until I can find a way across the waters.


If there are any recipes that can be shared I sure would love them. I love to try new dishes.


Aloha from San Francisco. Personally I like to get the locomoco to go, it's the perfect size to take along and it's packed in one sealed cup/container n "ready for action" also have to get one slushy. For those that like chili & rice plates but don't live anywhere in Hawai'i, I highly recommend trying Stagg's Country Chili. It is reasonably similar to Zippy's style right out of the can and available all over. Makes an ono chili & rice plate, try it n see.

Julie Wong

Will you please email me the recipe to the Rainbow chili? It's my first and last stop when I'm in Oahu. I am really craving it! Thanks.


hey thanks for this blog. it helped me pick out lunch today!


I just moved to Washington, and miss the local food I grew up eating in Hawaii. If you have the recipe for Rainbow's chili, I'd love to get it. There isn't any good comfort food up here!

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