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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Seafood Restaurant
“All of the food here is great... but the prime rib after 5PM is incredible! Parking can be a challenge though. 45 minute drive to the North Shore from Ko Olina”
  • 70 locals recommend
Food Truck
“The most famous shrimp truck on the North Shore, originally launched out of a converted bread truck more than 20 years ago. Now that's some staying power. Will it be garlic shrimp today drenched in butter, shrimp scampi, or perhaps we're feeling a little braver and will have the no refunds, hot and spicy shrimp plate!”
  • 39 locals recommend
“If you love pineapple you must visit the Dole plantation. You can take a trolley around the plantation, try the best pineapple ice cream and enjoy the beautiful landscape. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
“A drive to the North Shore is a must on Oahu. Turn Left (East) on the highway as you leave Villa Laulea to experience the greatest views, and come back through Central Oahu after enjoying dinner in the historic beach town of Haleiwa. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
  • 36 Experiences
Ice Cream Shop
“Growing up as a kid on the North Shore meant my reward for sitting still for a haircut was a Shave Ice. Not a bad deal. The barber shop is now Aoki's Shave Ice, right across the street. My favorite flavors are Li hing mui, Lilikoi and Lychee. Order with Ice Cream on the bottom!”
  • 41 locals recommend
“They are open late which is nice for Hawaii. Their food is also great and isn't too expensive for the amount of food you get. We have eaten there and done take-out, great family food. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
“The Haleiwa Beach House is one of my favorite restaurants on North Shore Oahu. My favorite is the Poke Bowl with the catch of the day. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
“Locally owned, all local produce and homemade bread. Very reasonable prices and relishes casual spot fo take out or to grab a great healthy lunch.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“They have a wide variety of coffee beverage and food. They have free WIFI They sell Waialua Coffee beans. Located inside the North Shore Marketplace”
  • 37 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“When our family needs our Mexican food fix, we head over to Cholo's. If they have their fresh fried fish tacos on special, order them, so good.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Malama Market Located in Haleiwa town. Small grocery store where you can find all of your grocery essentials. Beer, Wine and Alcohol sold here”
  • 22 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Open for breakfast and lunch Healthy meals and fun atmosphere. Located next door to Haleiwa Post Office”
  • 42 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Great rolls, fun atmosphere but not a place to be in a hurry. We love going to Banazi sushi but don't too often because the wait is usually too long. They do not take reservations but they will let you go sign in and they will call you when they have your table so you can go walk around while you wait. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
“Spend the day exploring the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands. Wander through 42 acres of tropical splendor and enjoy the adventure of traditional hands-on activities. Dine like royalty at an authentic Polynesian luau and top it off with the most spectacular evening show in the islands. All of Polynesia in one exciting place.”
  • 23 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Corner Shop
“Try their smoothies and Spam musubi. That's what you call comfort food my friend!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Some of the best Thai food! They also have a good night scene on the weekends for those looking for some music and a place to hang. ”
  • 22 locals recommend