About Zippy's

Zippy’s is Hawaii’s diner of choice. We're where everyone goes to satisfy their island-sized appetite. Come for the food, stay for the fun!

Our Story

Ask anyone in Hawaii about Zippy’s Restaurants and you will hear real stories about cherished weekly dinners with grandparents, post-surf-session munchies satiated, romances won and lost at the restaurant, and the iconic Zippy’s food that helped them to celebrate it all.

Zippy’s grew from simple beginnings in 1966, when brothers Francis and Charles Higa started their first restaurant on King Street in Honolulu. Through their hard work and vision, Zippy’s has become a Hawaii institution, with 24 locations on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island, and — coming next year — Las Vegas!

Zippy's McCully in the 1960's

Our Food

For more than 50 years, Zippy’s has been the go-to place in Hawaii for hearty, local comfort food. Grab a couple of Zip Pac® bentos and head for the beach! Slurp down a steaming, satisfying bowl of Zip Min®. Dig into a tangy plate of Korean Fried Chicken. And don’t forget to take home a barrel of our famous chili. You’ll find all of them and much more on our menu, day and night — plus plenty of daily specials that broke da mouth! All served up in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere by folks you know and trust.

Zippy's waitress in the 1970's

Did you know…

Zippy’s sells over 100 tons of our famous chili every month. That’s like 100 VW Beetles, 12 African elephants, or 4 humpback whales.

Get Your Chili On!