The Best Places to Eat in Oahu, Hawaii

By: Leah Shoup

The Sunrise Shack

This instagrammable cafe across from Sunset Beach features dishes on its menu like smoothie bowls, juices, and other snacks. Our favorite is the Tropical Bowl.

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck is an institution on the island’s North Shore. Order the garlic shrimp, which comes with two fluffy scoops of rice.

Matsumoto Shave Ice

You have to try shave ice while you're in Hawaii! This family-owned spot on the North Shore is one of the most popular places to get it. Make sure to top yours with ice cream!

Fresh Catch

Open Tuesdays-Sundays, this deli-style restaurant serves fresh fish, Hawaiian poke, plate lunches, and platters prepared "island style."

Maguro Spot

Maguro Spot is home to some of the best poke bowls in Waikiki and is conveniently located near all the larger hotels on Waikiki Beach.


ARVO is one of the best restaurants on Oahu for breakfast food! Order the Nutella toast or loaded avocado toast.

Ono Seafood

Many locals claim that Ono Seafood is one of the best restaurants in Honolulu for poke!

More of our favorites:

–Leonard's Bakery  –Koko Head Cafe  –Over Easy  –The Beet Box Café