Highway Inn

Phone (808) 954-4955
4.5 stars from 4 reviews
Address 680 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 105, Honolulu, HI 96813
A family run restaurant serving Hawaiian food.

• Accessibility: Accessible Ramps • Accessibility: Accessible Toilet Stall
• Food Types: American • Food Types: Beer / Cocktails
• Food Types: Hawaiian / Plate Lunch • Food Types: Wine
• Payment: $$ - Average - $15 to $30 • Meals: Breakfast
• Meals: Dinner • Meals: Lunch
• Service Type: Table • Style: Casual
• Style: Family Friendly • Offers: Locally Grown Food

About Highway Inn
Highway Inn has been in continuous business since 1947, serving Hawaiian and American Food to the people of Oahu. Hailing from the west-side of Oahu, Highway Inn was established by Japanese Immigrants recently returned to Hawaii after being interned for much of World War II. After some 66 years in Waipahu, Highway Inn, under the leadership of it's third generation, the restaurant expanded its operations to bring the Island's best loved Hawaiian Food Restaurant to Kaka'ako in Honolulu, and to the Bishop Museum.

Highway Inn is famous for its Hawaiian Food, which is the amalgamation of all the locally grown food that was native and brought to the Islands by successive waves of immigrants and settlers over the last few hundred years. Hawaiian staples are poi, taro leaves, lau laus, and poke. More recent innovations are pipikaula, haupia, squid luau, beef stew, kalua pig, and nowadays we add ribs, burgers, quesedillas, tacos, salads, and appetizers, all made with some local flair.

In 2010 Guy Fieri from the Food Network visited and showcased Hawaiian Food to its viewers. Over the years Highway Inn has won many awards from and via the local media, business and government organizations.
Full Description
Highway Inn has been in the restaurant business since 1947 serving delicious and authentic local cuisine. They have opened this restaurant, their second location in Oahu, bringing their unique dished into the heart of Honolulu.

They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a wide array of dishes like Pipikaula, Butterfish Stew, Kalua Pig, Beef Stew Combos, and many more. For drinks they offer Beer and wine. They have TV's to entertain their customers while waiting for their food as well as free Wi-Fi.

Located at SALT at Our Kakaako.
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Judy F
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 1
Likes Received: 2
Our favorite place when we come home for a visit. We stop before we even get to the condo. Kalua pig and Poi are my favorite. A local favorite.
Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
I went with friends and we ordered several items so we could share. The ahi tacos were quite tasty, very tender, and huge! The lau lau is pretty good and I'm not normally a big lau lau fan. The poi was, well, it was poi. You either like it or you don't. The haupia was, well, haupia. It's delicious. It's like coconut flavored Jello so how can you not like that? Chicken long rice is was really good.

Overall, I though the food was very good. The service was excellent. It's a little on the pricey side, figure around $20-$25 a person, but you do get plenty of food. If you like Hawaiian food then this is a good go-to spot for you.
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 26
Most of their customers highly recommend the restaurant. Entire menu is great, especially their desserts. You sure get the best value of your money when you dine at Highway Inn. As for locations, the majority agrees that the place is easy to find and the interiors are well decorated. It is trendy yet exudes casual atmosphere.
Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Every time I pass Highway Inn, there always seems to be a line outside. Can it really be that good? Today, instead of waiting in line, we chose to sit at the counter where seating was available immediately. Highway Inn is popular with the locals for their delicious Hawaiian and local food. In addition, they also serve hamburgers and other diner type food.

I ordered the ahi tacos, which were recommended by our server, who was very helpful. The ahi tacos were huge! The plate came with two fish tacos and a side of sweet potato chips. The fish tacos were amongst the best I've had in Hawaii. The cream sauce was a little sweet which complimented the ahi perfectly. It also came with a side of salsa which was very tasty as well.
Also tried the pipi kalua, which was a little salty for my taste, but good. The pork Lau Lau was delicious with the required chunks of fat which makes it so ono.

I'm not a huge fan of poi, but I always try it when I can and thought it tasted ok, but I'm not the best judge. The environment was diner-ish, with simple tables and counter seating. The service was good, but the prices were a little higher than I expected. That said, Highway Inn is a local favorite and has been around for a long time. They have another restaurant in Waipahu. I'll be back for the fish tacos and Lau Lau.
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