14 BEST Restaurants on Oahu’s North Shore

Are you looking for the best North Shore, Oahu, restaurants? This guide from a Hawaii local has all of the best recommendations!

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The North Shore of Oahu is known for its surf, sand, and sun. Most people don’t think about the restaurants on Oahu’s North Shore – and there are quite a few delicious ones! After all, after a day of beaches and hiking galore, you’ll need to refuel your energy.

Without further ado, here are all of the tastiest North Shore, Oahu restaurants.

1. Kahuku Farms

Out of all of the delicious North Shore, Oahu restaurants, Kahuku Farms is the one that I visit the most frequently. As a matter of fact, it made it onto my list of the best restaurants on Oahu! Their farm fresh foods are so filling and delicious, they always have me coming back for more! Their acai bowls, garden pizza, fruity smoothies, and lilikoi butter mochi are definitely worth a trip over!

Plus, you can actually make an afternoon of it at Kahuku Farms. There is a decent-sized chunk of land that you can walk around and explore. You’ll be able to see plants like kale, cacao pods, and so much more!

And if you would like a more in-depth tour of Kahuku Farms, there are fun tour options that are available, where you can find out about the local farming industry and sample some tropical fruits. It’s a great way to experience a bit of Hawaii’s agritourism.

*Fun fact: Kahuku Farms is the only place on Oahu where you can get an acai bowl made from locally grown acai berries!

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2. Farm to Barn Café & Juicery

As the newest North Shore restaurant on this list, Farm to Barn Café & Juicery is quite the pleasant surprise. The menu is frequently changing based off of the ingredients that are available during that season, so you can’t be quite sure which farm fresh dish you’ll be able to try – but odds are, it’ll be scrumptious and refreshing!

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3. Kono’s

If you’re looking to have a little taste of traditional Hawaiian food with a modern, casual twist, Kono’s is the perfect North Shore restaurant for you! At Kono’s you can try some as-traditional-as-it-can-get-without-being-cooked-in-the-ground kalua pig. The entire menu seems to be centered around kalua pig. They serve everything from kalua pig breakfast burritos to kalua pig sliders to kalua pig salads.

*Pro Tip: If you happen to have a tattoo of a surfing pig, you can get 25% every time you eat at Kono’s.

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4. Seven Brothers

Seven Brothers is a burger restaurant with a whopping FOUR locations on the North Shore: Kahuku, Laie, Haleiwa, and Sharks Cove. Basically, no matter where you are on the North Shore, you’ll be five minutes away from a Seven Brothers location.

As the name implies, this North Shore restaurant was actually started by a group of seven brothers. And these seven brothers learned to whip up some delicious burgers for North Shore visitors and locals alike.

Without a doubt, Seven Brothers serves up some of my favorite burgers on Oahu. First off, they’re filled to the brim with so many delicious toppings. And that doesn’t even touch on the fact that the burgers are well-cooked and juicy.

The most popular burgers at Seven Brothers are the Shem Burger and the Paniolo (cowboy) burger. And all the burgers are reasonably priced with no burger exceeding $13 (not including extra toppings of course), which is a steal in Hawaii.

*Pro Tip: The Laie and Kahuku locations of Seven Brothers are only seven minutes apart by car. I would recommend going to their original location in Kahuku if you have a few minutes to spare, just because the menu at that location has a few more options.

green drink and acai bowl from Raised by the Waves
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5. Raised by the Waves

Raised by the Waves is the most adorable vegetarian eatery. Situated in the Old Kahuku Sugar Mill, this North Shore eatery serves up organic, healthy, and locally sourced dishes that are absolutely fantastic. Enjoy the vitamin sea acai bowl, the chuns bahn mi sandwich, or the sunrise waffle.

As if that weren’t enough to convince you to visit, Raised by the Waves is also 100% plastic free!

6. Haleiwa Beach House

Boasting the best views in Haleiwa, Haleiwa Beach House is another one of the fantastic North Shore, Oahu restaurants. For both lunch and dinner, this seaside setting puts the spotlight on fresh seafood in dishes such as quick seared ahi, a spicy tuna club, and even a whole fried fish! If seafood isn’t your style, there are other tasty options, including Australian rack of lamb, kalua pork sandwich, and grilled duck breast.

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

7. Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck has made a name for itself, serving up the island’s most delicious garlic shrimp from its two trucks on the North Shore. There’s the original one in Kahuku, and the other in Haleiwa.

While they do serve a couple of other items, Giovanni’s basically just churns out their delicious garlic shrimp for their loyal customers. They do occasionally whip up an extra spicy shrimp platter for those dense enough to ignore their several warning signs, but please don’t be one of those people. Trust me, your digestive system will thank you later!

8. Kua Aina

Looking for a thick, juicy burger after your day of outdoor activities on the North Shore? Kua Aina is the restaurant for you! There are also other sandwich options that are perfect for other palettes, including a mahi mahi sandwich and an avocado burger with an actual half an avocado in it!

Haleiwa Bowls

9. Haleiwa Bowls

If acai bowls are your jam, doesn’t hesitate to check out Haleiwa Bowls! With six different types of bowls, including ones with acai, mango, or banana bases, Haleiwa Bowls has a wide variety of fruity options to choose from. There are also about a dozen different healthy smoothies to choose from, so if you’re not a bowl type of person, there still may be something for you!

*Note: There isn’t much of a seating area at Haleiwa Bowls, so try to plan a grab-and-go situation. Maybe take your bowl or smoothie to a lovely nearby North Shore beach!

10. Roy’s Beach House

If you’re looking for a North Shore restaurant that’ll be perfect for a date night, Roy’s Beach House is a fantastic option. Local chef Roy Yamaguchi has spread his name throughout the islands and the mainland for his unique fusion dishes. Located in Turtle Bay Resort, Roy’s Beach House boasts tasty bites like misoyaki butterfish, macadamia nut opah, and red wine braised short ribs!

*Note: Roy’s Beach House is quite a bit pricier than the other options on this wonderful list of North Shore, Oahu restaurants.

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11. Waialua Bakery

This cozy little bakery on Oahu’s North Shore has so much more than just delicious baked goods. Waialua Bakery also offers fresh smoothies, sandwiches, and salads, perfect for continuing the healthy vibe of your outdoor North Shore day! There are also quite a few gluten-free and vegan options. And don’t forget to grab a baked-fresh cookie to top off your fantastic meal! The macadamia nut chocolate chip one has been quite the popular pick.

*Note: At the moment, Waialua Bakery is a cash-only establishment.

12. Wicked HI Cafe

Wicked HI Cafe is basically the only noteworthy eatery in Waialua, on the west side of the North Shore. Known for its honey-drizzled slush, that’s the one thing you have to order while you’re there. The fruity, icy shave ice-esque dessert drizzled with local honey is an absolute treat!

Then, if you feel like adding a few bonus items to your meal — a chai tea latte, a breakfast sandwich, a fruit-topped waffle — go right ahead!

two ahi katsu plates with rice and salads from Ken's Fresh Fish in Kahuku, one of the best restaurants on the North Shore of Oahu

13. Ken’s Fresh Fish

Ken’s Fresh Fish is a local favorite. This locally owned, to-go eatery is primarily known for its katsu-style (breaded and fried) ahi (tuna) sandwich, but you really can’t go wrong with any seafood dish on the menu. The poke, the fish tacos, and the sashimi are all worth your time.

It’s important to note that Ken’s has limited hours — 11 am-4 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. That’s it. So if you want Ken’s (which you should), you’ll need to plan ahead.

14. Eighty Chicken Sandwiches

Eighty Chicken Sandwiches is a little food truck in Kahuku, and they only serve one thing: a chicken sandwich. And it’s safe to say that if there’s only one thing on the menu, they’ve mastered it. The chicken is crispy, the brioche bun is toasted, the fiery house sauce is flavorful — delicious!

The downside to Eighty Chicken Sandwiches is that they only sell eighty chicken sandwiches per day. Once they’re out, they’re out. So be sure to get there right around opening time. (Their very limited hours are on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 1 pm.)

Interested in spending a bit more time on this beautiful part of Oahu? Here is my Ultimate Guide to the North Shore!

Have you ever been to any of these restaurants? Or do you think that there’s a hidden yummy food nook that I missed? Tell me about it in the comments!

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