Highway Inn in Waipahu

Hubby saw the Highway Inn Website and was so impressed with it, he asked me if I had ever eaten there. The answer was no. I’m a city girl and strange as it might seem, I can count on one hand the number of times that I have eaten in Waipahu or Ewa Beach.

Hubby and I decided to make an adventure of eating at someplace new.We drove to Highway Inn at 94-226 Leoku Road and got a little lost. The restaurant is a simple, local restaurant. Nothing fancy but clean and neat located in a small shopping mall.

I ordered the kalua combo ($11.20) with poi ($1 additional) and super combo special squid luau ($3.25) and hubby ordered the teri beef plate ($9.95). The combo came with a choice of lomi salmon or potato/mac salad, kalua pig, pipikaula, and haupia. The teri beef plate came with two scoops white rice, potato/mac salad and the teri beef.

In my humble opinion, the kalua pig and the pipikaula were too salty. The lomi salmon was fine but the squid luau was awesome, sweet and tasty with lots of squid. The haupia was pretty good too with a nice texture and coconut taste.

Hubby enjoyed his teri beef. He said it was tender and tasty. Portions were good and we took food home.

Service was very good and fast. Would I return? I don’t think I would drive to Waipahu again. However, Highway Inn is opening another location in Kakaako this summer so I might go there. If I did, I would definitely order the squid luau with poi.

I personally prefer the kalua pig at Haili’s or Yama’s.

Local celebrity photos line the wall as does Guy Fieri who featured Highway Inn in one of his episodes. While we were at Highway Inn, local singer, Cyril Pahinui was eating stew and rice. Try Highway Inn. It definitely is a local style diner.

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