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Finding the best spots to eat and drink is one of my favorite parts of travel. Haleiwa, Oahu is not shy of amazing eats. If you’re looking for some of the best restaurants in Haleiwa, take a sneak peek at the following 5 best restaurants.
Best Haleiwa restaurants on Oahu
Hands down the best restaurant experience you will have on Oahu. We actually went to the Haleiwa Joe’s in Kaneohe (a must-do activity in Kaneohe!), but I have no doubt their Haleiwa restaurants is just as good!
The food is immaculate, and the drinks set a gold standard. We went here twice during our trip, and I can’t wait to experience this restaurant again when I go back.
Get there early to ensure you have a chance to try their prime rib. It’s first-come, first-serve and they almost always run out by the evening. One order can feed 2-3 people— seriously it’s HUGE!
The seafood chowder is also a must. And did I mention they give you homemade guava butter with your rolls?! Hawaii is known for its Mai Tais, and Haleiwa Joe’s had some of the best— get the giant one to share!
Even if you don’t want to eat here, the gardens are BEAUTIFUL, and a free Oahu experience!
Haleiwa Beach House
This restaurant has the most scenic terrace view and an awesome serene environment that offers a relaxing experience in Haleiwa. This Haleiwa restaurant is the perfect lunch spot. The lunch menu consists of salads, soups, sandwiches, bowls, and more.
We stepped out of our comfort zone to try their spicy tuna club, which was interesting (in a good way!), and their beach house fries (a must). There are plenty of fun, fresh, and colorful drinks to choose from as well! The drinks contain ingredients like guava juice, coconut water, and lilikoi puree (passionfruit)— ingredients you just don’t see too often over here on the mainland.
Aji Limo food truck
While it is a food truck, I still consider it one of the best Haleiwa restaurants. Having at least one food truck experience while you’re in Haleiwa is a must!
The Aji Limo truck is a Peruvian Japanese fusion that is commonly known as Nikkei in Oahu’s North Shore. Its colorful, stylish truck will draw you in, but the delicious menu items are what keep you coming back for more! They offer plenty of fresh seafood options as well as a vegetarian menu.
Tip: Aji Limo is with several other food trucks across from Sharks Cove. It is a perfect lunch spot for when you need a break from snorkeling in the area (one of the best things to do on the North Shore)!
Banzai Sushi Bar
This is truly some of the best sushi I have ever had. We went here numerous times while on the island. I highly recommend the California tempura roll. I mean, the whole roll is deep-fried — need I say more?
Aside from the food, Banzai has a unique atmosphere and offers traditional floor seating if you choose. With an appealing slogan of ‘keep it raw, keep it real,’ there are many fresh, light options that don’t include having your whole sushi roll deep friend (that was just what I preferred). The restaurant also has a wide variety of drinks that includes specialty cocktails, wines, and beers.
This is a Haleiwa restaurant I go back to every time I visit the island!
Konos has several locations on the island (we actually visited them all, because we liked it that much!), so no matter where you are, you can most likely find their heavenly Kalua pig plates, breakfast bombers, and milkshakes. They not only make my list for the best Haleiwa restaurants but also the best Oahu restaurants as well!
When you leave here, you will never be able to look at another pulled pork nacho the same again. Nothing will ever compare! They also offer sliders, plates, bowls, and more. They often top their Kalua pork dishes with homemade guava bbq sauce, and it’s every bit as amazing as you would think it’d be!
Treat yourself to one of their milkshakes too! They have over a dozen delicious flavors— who could resist?! Our favorite was the strawberry cheesecake!
BONUS: Best acai bowls in Haleiwa
You had to have seen this adorable place on Instagram before— with such a fun, bright atmosphere and delicious bowls, it is an absolute must-stop! Plenty of signature bowls you can customize to your liking, or enjoy a smoothie if that’s more your style.
Either way, visiting this place is an absolute priority! There is a location on Sunset Beach (pictured below), and they have a newer location at Sharks Cove!
Farm to Barn
Farm To Barn is a healthy cafe located just a short distance from its own organic farm and serves cold-pressed juice and tasty, reasonably priced farm-to-table meals. Their juices sounded so refreshing and delicious, but we were in the mood for acai. For everything the bowl was topped with, I really was surprised at how cheap it was!
If you have room for more than just acai, they do also have a food menu that includes bowls, sandwiches, salads, and more. And as you can see in the photos below, the views here aren’t too bad either! We really took our time enjoying our bowl here just taking in the beautiful weather and scenery.
High-quality, local, fresh ingredients, keeping with Hawaiian trends. We had the ‘local bowl’ which was frozen acai puree topped with granola, fruit poi, bananas, papaya, strawberries, Maui bee pollen, raw honey, and raw coconut flakes. For a little bit extra you can even have your acai bowl served in their signature coconut bowl!
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