A Foodie's Guide to Oahu, Hawaii

By: Leah Shoup

Leonard’s Bakery

If you're wondering where to eat in Oahu, don't miss the chance to try Portuguese malasadas: the best dessert in Honolulu.

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

If you travel to the North Shore, you have to check out one of our favorite restaurants on the island, serving jumbo shrimp plates.

Matsumoto Shave Ice

If it’s your first time trying shave ice (or shaved ice), stop by Matsumoto Shave Ice in Haleiwa. We like the Li Hing Mui flavor with condensed milk and ice cream!

Haleiwa Joe’s – Haiku Gardens

Arrive when this restaurant opens to secure a seat at the popular Haiku Gardens location.

Ono Seafood

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

Maguro Spot

You’ll find this amazing spot for poke bowls just two blocks from all the sun and fun of Waikiki Beach and near all the big hotels.

Fresh Catch

You can find fresh fish, poke, plate lunches, and platters prepared Hawaiian “island style.”

Haleiwa Bowls

This shack along Kamehameha Hwy serves up the best açai bowls on the island. Get the delicious hapa açai bowl or the blue majik bowl.

Sunrise Shack

The North Shore location is one of the most instagrammable places to eat on Oahu, featuring menu items like bullet coffee and flavorful smoothie bowls.


ARVO may mean “afternoon” in Australian slang, but this trendy plant-filled café is one of the top places to eat in Oahu for breakfast.