$$ Casual eatery for Hawaiian staples Islander Drive Inn - Hawaiian restaurant in Honolulu, United States

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848 Ala Lilikoi St, Honolulu, HI 96818




(808) 833-8311

Rating on Google Maps

4.30 (82 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Wednesday: 10AM to 9PM
  • Thursday: 10AM to 9PM
  • Friday: (Hawaii Admission Day), 10AM to 9PM, Hours might differ
  • Saturday: 10AM to 8:30PM
  • Sunday: 10AM to 8PM
  • Monday: 10AM to 9PM
  • Tuesday: 10AM to 9PM


  • Amenities
    • Good for kids
  • Offerings
    • Quick bite
    • Comfort food
  • Atmosphere
    • Casual
  • Highlights
    • Fast service
  • Popular for
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Solo dining
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible seating
    • Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Dining options
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Service options
    • Dine-in
    • Takeout
    • Delivery


Frequently mentioned in reviews: chicken (6) food (8) plate (8)

  • 5Brian J. 3 years ago
    Fantastic spot for some delicious food. We took the family here on the way back to Colorado and had an awesome dinner. This is a smaller establishment but it still felt spacious. We tried steak, chicken, coconut shrimp, and fried oysters. This is tucked away in a shopping center and was difficult to find but worth locating. The cashier was exceptionally patient as our kids took additional time to figure out what they wanted.

  • 5T. 2 years ago
    According to my sibling, this place had the best honey garlic chicken. Unfortunately, s/he didn't order the honey garlic chicken, so s/he kept stealing mine! I tried some of her/his chicken katsu though, and it was delicious! Unfortunately, the restaurant took a while to finish my order and had to confirm what I ordered too. Regardless, lovely meal. I just wish they used less plastic.

  • 5Michael C. 2 years ago
    Good local food. Ok portions.

  • 5Kevin S. 3 years ago
    Friendly Hawaiian food place

  • 5Larri P. 1 year ago
    Love the Honey Garlic Chicken plate. Plan to go back for the Fried Oyster soon.

  • 5Harriet I. 1 year ago
    I LIKE their HONEY CHICKEN plate!!!

  • 5Todd H. 6 months ago
    I ordered the Beef Stew 🍲 and it was delicious. Gotta go back and try everything else.

  • 5Larry V. 2 years ago
    The mini stew plate was good maybe should have gotten the large. Food has been good here everytime I've eaten here. Kinda pricey though but I understand. Also if owners reading this put a tip option on your credit/debit purchases.

  • 4Michael P. 4 years ago
    Not bad in a pinch, but not quite the taste and value of L&L. I got their version of the beef stew mixed plate, so direct comparison seems appropriate. Firstly, it is the same price but about half the portion size I got at L&L. Stew, mac salad, and hamburger steak were all pretty good quality similar to L&L. The teri beef was mediocre with far too much ginger. Aside from the teri beef, it was a good tasting meal and I didn't feel hungry as I left.

  • 4Reality T. 5 years ago
    The quality of the food is good enough to continue eating there to be fair. Although, there was a very bitchy cashier that gave that sassy aura when a customer in front of me couldn't exactly get the name of the food item he wanted. More or less, I would agree that their honey garlic chicken plate is amazing! I'd give it a 8/10 for the taste and quality!

  • 3Nicholas S. 1 year ago
    The food is decent got the burger and mochiko chicken. The only negative is they charge their customers 3% credit/debit fee (which is what processors charge them for the convenience of letting their customers pay with a card

  • 3Gerard L. 11 months ago
    I've been coming to Islander for many years to buy food for my mom ... now that she's in a retirement home I haven't found the need to come by very often. I was at Longs so I stopped by to pick up something for myself ... the fried rice with BBQ meat plate. This was something special back in the day but this plate was disappointing. The fried rice was pretty bland and the BBQ meat was dry. Did something happen to one of my favorite places to get a plate lunch? I'll give them one more chance the next time I'm in Salt Lake ....

  • 1Arianna B. 8 months ago
    A group of 4 of us showed up tonight at 7:40 to get some food. We waited 15 minutes for one of the people looking at us from the kitchen to take our order and they never did, pretty disappointing.

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Last updated: 2022-08-18