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Sep 24, 2011 02:09 PM

Looking for a DDD in OAhu

I know many dont always like the featured restaurants on DDD however, we enjoy the show and always try one of the featured places on a holiday..

There is none on maui all on OAhu.. If you had to choose one of the following which one would you go to ? and which entree is your fav?

Germaine’s Luau 444 Hobron Lane Honolulu, HI HI 2207

Hanks Haute Dogs 324 Coral St Honolulu, HI HI 3924

Highway Inn 94-226 Leoku Street Waipahu, HI HI 3909

Murphy's Bar and Grill 2 Merchant St Honolulu, HI HI 3234

Nico's Pier 38 1133 N. Nimitz Hwy Honolulu, HI HI 4668

Poke Stop 1840 Meheula Pkwy Mililani Town, HI HI 5084

Rainbow Drive-In 3308 Kanaina Ave Honolulu, HI HI 5875
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Rainbow Drive-In
3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Highway Inn
94-226 Leoku St, Waipahu, HI 96797

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  1. Nico's - Furikake Ahi plate.

    1. If you are limited to those listed above

      1. Nico's (Furukake Ahi)
      2. Hank's Haute Dogs
      3. Rainbow Drive In (mixed plate)
      4. Poke Stop (Poke w/ side of eggplant fries)
      5. Murphy's Bar and Grill
      6. Highway Inn
      7. Germaine's Luau (gakkk)

      please note that the hobron lane address for Germaine's is the business office, the luau itself is out at Kalaeloa (formerly Barbers Point)

      1. You can choose two.

        Do Rainbow Drive-in for plate lunch and Nico's Pier 38 for dinner.

        I am not a luau fan other than a local church luau.

        Hank's Haute Dogs is good, but not a place I would skip a more local (as in menu) place for.

        Murphy's Bar and Grill is a great place for locals (residents), but is the kind of food you can get anywhere in CA or the US mainland.

        Hank's Haute Dogs
        2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI

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        1. re: scottca075

          A very early dinner since Nico's is only open until 5:00. I would pick them for lunch, furikake ahi or another of his specials with fish. Hank's because he's got some great special daily dogs. Highway Inn for local style food. I'm weary already of Poke Stop and the greasy eggplant fries.

          Highway Inn
          94-226 Leoku St, Waipahu, HI 96797

          1. re: manomin

            are they open till 5 now? I have a friend who gets off work at 3, they were always just closing up as we got there, sometimes we were the last customers at 3:30/3:45. Either way, yes.. nicos for lunch, rainbow for dinner, too bad waiola moved all the way up kapahulu cause you could really do some damage to yourself with a rainbow plate lunch followed by a Waiola Shave Ice. I love rainbow, its responsible for at least 10% of the pounds I need to remove, but sometimes I wonder if mainland people really 'get it.' The rice, the mac salad, the gravy all over. Damn, I better stop before I end up there for breakfast... LOL (oh yes I have)

            1. re: KaimukiMan

              looks like Nico's for early dinner and Rainbow for lunch gets the votes... And with the comments looks like they are not so bad places to dine as not all DDD locations get a thumbs up from Chowhounders..

          2. Highway Inn - plate of pipikaula and ahi poke (from the Highway Inn counter next door) with rice.
            Rainbow - half fried chicken or BBQ pork plate

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            1. re: curiousgeo

              We are going to go to several other places from Chow rec's.... WE just like for conversation and adventure go to a reatured DDD location.. hubby's got a few tshirts from places he has visited :O)

            2. church luau would love to do!! They dont have them monthly do they?? How would you find out about one of these ? is their a church community website?

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              1. re: palmtree38

                There is a topic over on TA about church luaus, Dusty was doing t a good job of keeping it up to date. The only way to find them it is keep checking the local paper every day.