Top Places to Eat in Oahu, Hawaii

By: Leah Shoup

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 Joe’s – Haiku Gardens

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

Honolulu Cookie Company

The macadamia nut shortbread cookies from this shop make excellent souvenirs. Try the Kona coffee or white chocolate coconut cookies!


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.