Where to Eat on Oahu, Hawaii

By: Leah Shoup

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

Giovanni's is an institution on the North Shore, serving their famous jumbo shrimp plates–the garlic shrimp is my favorite!

Leonard’s Bakery

The most famous desserts in Oahu are the malasadas (similar to a donut without a hole) from this bakery–founded in 1952.

Matsumoto Shave Ice

This family-owned establishment is the perfect place to try shave ice for the first time! The line is normally long, but moves quickly.

Haleiwa Joe’s – Haiku Gardens

Haleiwa Joe's at Haiku Gardens is undoubtedly one of the prettiest places to eat in Oahu. Arrive before they open to secure a table!

Ono Seafood

Locals claim this restaurant serves up the best poke on the island, and I'm inclined to agree! Be aware that parking is limited.

Maguro Spot

Discover this fantastic location for poke bowls, just a short distance from the vibrant atmosphere of Waikiki Beach and in close proximity to major hotels!

Fresh Catch

In our opinion, Fresh Catch serves the best poke on Oahu. Our favorite is the Shoyu Salmon Poke, although the Spicy Ahi Poke and Ahi Limu Poke​ were also contenders.

Haleiwa Bowls

This shack along Kamehameha Hwy is home to the best açai bowls in Oahu, serving smoothies, coffee, and tea as well!

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.

Hawaiian Aroma

Hawaiian Aroma Caffe is located on the second floor of the Beachcomber Waikiki Hotel and serves specialty waffles, açai bowls, paninis, and more.