Highway Inn has been serving up Hawaiian food since 1947. | COURTESY HIGHWAY INN
Highway Inn recently announced plans to move its Waipahu location by the end of the year. But fans of the restaurant’s Hawaiian food need not worry, it’s not going far. In fact, as the company explained in a recent newsletter, the move marks a return to its roots — to 94-830 Moloalo St., just a few blocks from its original location along its namesake Farrington Highway.
Although third-generation owner Monica Toguchi Ryan explains that the impetus for the move was that the lease expires at the end of 2019, she goes on to say that “it feels somewhat serendipitous” to return to the area.
The nearly 8,000 square-foot space is located next to the Waipahu Transit Center station in what was formerly Napa Auto Parts.