Looking for the best restaurants in Haleiwa? Here is a complete guide to all the best Haleiwa food you should try during your trip!
By now you know my love affair with Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore. Well, really, anywhere on the North Shore, but Haleiwa stole a piece of my heart a long time ago for the sleepy nature and surf culture that is infused in darn near every detail of the quaint town. Here are the top 10 Things To Do In Haleiwa + 25 Photos To Inspire A Visit To Haleiwa…but today, it’s all about Haleiwa food. Today I’m sharing all the best food spots in Haleiwa, from small stands to larger restaurants, bars and coffee shops — this is a complete Haleiwa food guide! Let’s dig in…
Haleiwa Food Guide
Sprouts – I have gotten sandwiches from here a handful of times and they are always good, plus there are a few places to sit down inside. Word of warning — the parking out back is minimal!
The Beet Box Cafe – If I had to pick a favorite spot to eat on the North Shore, it would be here. The entire menu is delicious, but I always order the Mexicali Blues, which is a Mexican-infused breakfast plate. They serve breakfast all day which is another bonus! If you’re into celebs, we’ve also seen Jack Johnson here.
Farm to Barn – Personally, I would wait in line for hours just to enjoy their vegan poké. Enjoying it at a picnic table in the sun is just an added bonus!
North Shore Goodies – This isn’t really a spot to eat, but it’s the best place to pick up a souvenir to take home. It’s all PEANUT BUTTER! It goes without saying that the classic coconut peanut butter is my favorite.
Coffee Gallery – There are lots and lots of yummy coffee options here and a great patio area (WITH WIFI) if you need to get some work done.
Kono’s – If you’ve heard about the famous breakfast burritos (dubbed ‘Bombers’), stop at Kono’s. They’re only open for very specific times, so check the hours before you leave home. There is almost always a line, but it’s so worth it. Be sure to get a little bit of their homemade salsa to go with your bomber and the breakfast milkshakes are a no-brainer 😉
Food Truck Roundup (across from McDonald’s) – There is such a wide variety of food trucks in this alcove, but I’m partial to the garlic shrimp plates from Giovanni’s. You can’t go wrong with coconut pineapple either!
Rajanee Thai – I have loved this place long before I even knew it was a Thai restaurant, because it’s a beautiful blue color and there are open windows alongside the tables. We ordered basic Thai, but the service is good and fast and the food was tasty!
Cholo’s – If you want Mexican and a good margarita, hit up Cholo’s for FAST service (in and out — they always have people waiting), but super delicious food.
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Banzai Sushi – The first time I came here, I was so enamored with sitting on the floor and watching surf videos on loop, I barely remember what I ate. The next time we went back, I could focus more on the sushi and it doesn’t disappoint! It
Best Haleiwa Food
Uncle Bo’s – There are two Uncle Bo’s locations (the other is downtown and is a favorite of Michelle Wie). There are so many delicious menu items here, but it gets packed. If you’re serious about hitting up this spot, be sure to make a reservation!
Kua Aina – This spot is tucked back beside a great surf store to buy flip flops and is a great spot for yummy hamburgers!
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers – Teddy’s is a chain, but they have a ton of space, delicious burgers, even better milkshakes and you can grab a beer there (not all places in Haleiwa have a liquor license). Sit on the front patio for the best place to listen to the live music!
Haleiwa Beach House – This place is always PACKED, but we’ve never had a bad meal. The larger adjacent parking lot eases some of the Haleiwa-parking induced headaches I’ve experienced and the food is fresh. The best part, though, is grabbing a cocktail right at sunset!
Island Vintage Coffee – One of my favorite coffee places on the island (there are a few locations), but you can’t miss the Island Latte. Get it served cold and over ice. You’re welcome! For more, don’t miss The Best Places To Get Coffee On Oahu.
Matsumoto’s Shave Ice – The line for Matsumoto’s is always out the door, but it does move quickly. It’s iconic on Oahu, so I definitely recommend getting it to enjoy. Add vanilla ice cream to the center and get condensed milk on top! (Best Shave Ice On Oahu)
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Aoki’s Shave Ice – If the line at Matsumoto’s is too long and you absolutely cannot wait, head across the street to Aoki’s. It’s a smaller shop, but they have a nice deck and a couple places to sit, plus a beautiful hand painted tropical-themed mural that makes for some nice photos.
Haleiwa Bowls – I love a good açaí bowl (The Best Acai Bowls On Oahu) and Haleiwa Bowls was one of the first places I started going to. They’ve moved locations a few times, but right now they are planted across from Haleiwa Joe’s right before the bridge. They have all sorts of toppings, but they charge PER TOPPING, so keep that in mind.
Banzai Bowls – There are two locations now and the newest is in Haleiwa! The other is pretty far up toward Laie (if you’re venturing further up the North Shore, it’s good to know). Make sure you mix with apple juice and get goji berries on it — it’s what makes these bowls extra delicious.
Haleiwa Joe’s – I’ll be honest, the food and service is kind of “eh”, but the views of the water and boat harbor are what make this a perfect post-beach pit stop.
So honestly, now I’m hungry, LOL! But if you are in the mood for food and you happen to be in Haleiwa, you can’t go wrong with any of these delicious spots. If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy Best Free Things To Do In Hawaii or the Ultimate Guide To Waikiki!