Petite Haleiwa is home to a wide array of culinary options featuring local and international cuisine, as well as an exciting food truck scene. This sleepy town is a place where visitors can mingle with residents and savor some of the most exotic Hawaiian flavors before heading off to watch the world renowned surfing competitions the North Shore of Oahu is known for.
Pupukea Grill is one of Haleiwa’s favorite food trucks. It has that surfer type of vibe that attracts visitors from all around the globe. This food truck uses ingredients that are incredibly fresh and are sourced from local farmers. Some of the more popular dishes are the spicy tuna poke bowl and the ahi loco moco, which consists of a lemon, caper and butter sauce, local greens and fresh quality ahi. There are also tasty flatbreads that come with a spread of hummus alongside rice and seaweed.
Located amidst a clutch of souvenir shops, Kono’s Restaurant is unpretentious and serves exquisite food. Kono’s is famous for its breakfast and its slow-cooked pork that roasts for 12 whole hours before serving. The result is a flavorful and juicy pork plate that can be ordered alongside the triple crown sandwich, which also comes with ham, bacon, coleslaw and potato chips.
Banzai Sushi Bar
Banzai Sushi Bar has an atmosphere unlike any other, with its laid-back vibe enhanced by the projector playing classic surf films in the background. Banzai takes pride in serving the finest and freshest sushi on the island. They partner up with local fishermen and farmers from the North Shore’s organic farms in order to create tropical Japanese fusion sushi that combines the island’s seasonal seafood along with seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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