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Kau Kau Corner was a 24-hour drive-in at the intersection of Kapiolani and Kalakaua Aves. It opened in 1935 and was replaced by Coco's coffee shop in 1960. Currently the Hardrock Cafe is at this same location.

The car hop waitresses wore short skirts and soda hats. Bill Muench remembers Don-in-the-Fishbowl, an evening DJ who broadcast live from a glass enclosure in the parking lot.

see Kau Kau Corner menu