For over 70 years, Highway Inn has been painstakingly and lovingly crafting traditional Hawaiian dishes (and catered feasts, if you’re really hungry). Since they opened their doors in 1947, every morning is spent meticulously hand-wrapping lau lau in the traditional island style, shredding succulent cuts of Kalua pork, and stirring up savory pots of beef stew. Their menu – much like their dedicated local clientele – has not changed over those seven decades, and now you too can taste the Aloha in each and every dish they make.
Truly Traditional at Highway Inn in Honolulu
If it is your first time eating traditional Hawaiian food (or your first time at Highway Inn), you have to start with one of Highway Inn in Honolulu‘s signature combo plates. Each comes with poi (a starchy root) or rice, steamed sweet potato, and a side of either lomi lomi salmon, macaroni salad, or local greens tossed in a sweet and savory lilikoi dressing. You can choose from the Beef, Na`au, or Tripe Stew, the Kalua Pig, or the Pork or Chicken Lau Lau (you can also add an extra lau lau to any plate for just $3.95).
Go Your Own Way
Feeling like plotting your own course? Highway Inn features an extensive a la carte menu of all their main courses and side dishes, so you can build your own feast. They also offer fresh fish in their decadent poke bowls (choose from Hawaiian-style with limu, Spicy Ahi, Sesame Ahi, or the Shoyu Ahi) or their hearty salads that can also be topped with fresh seared Ahi or seared tofu.
Highway Inn isn’t just about dinner; their breakfast is divine. Try a Loco Moco (rice, hamburger patty, gravey, and eggs) or tuck into the savory Kalua Pig Eggs Benedict with Red Dirt Gravy; it is the best way to start the day (or finish a late night). They also feature vegan Loco Mocos and veggie-friendly options like omelets and fried rice, and plenty of kid-friendly fare as well. If it is sweets that you crave, you cannot go wrong with the Portuguese Sweetbread French Toast or the Poi Pancakes. Try them with either Ube (plum) or Haupia (coconut) sauce. Delicious!
Highway Inn in Honolulu features three locations across southern Oahu and is open seven days a week.