Iconic Places to Eat on Oahu
We hope you have the opportunity to try some of our favorite places!
When out and about on the island, don't forget to bring along all your essentials to help reduce your plastic use. You can find on-the-go reusable items here:
1. Waiahole Poi Factory
2. Rainbows Drive-Inn
Another great place for local plate lunches! Try their Loco Moco, rice topped with a burger and covered in gravy and a fried egg, you will not be disappointed.
3. Dukes Waikiki
4. Liliha Bakery
A delicious unique local treat! Coco Puffs like you've never had before. With many options to choose from make sure to grab the iconic coco puffs which are chocolate filled and have their well known Chantilly topping. Grab a box or two at the end of your day and enjoy.
5. Giovannis Shrimp Truck
Don't miss this one! It'll pass you by really quick while on your island tour. Located in Haleiwa and Kahuku in a big white truck names Giovannis! Pull over and grab yourself a garlic and butter covered plate of shrimp with rice. These plates are known for their rich flavor.
6. Matsumoto's Shave Ice
One of many shave ice spots on the island. Don't get us wrong, ANY of the island options are amazing and if you can't make it to Matsumoto's, or the line is too long, don't let that stop you from trying some refreshing shave ice! This just happens to top our list. Choose from a large variety of fruity flavors including local options like li hing or lilikoi. Top it off with condensed milk and mochi. Do not forget to ask for vanilla ice cream on this inside (this is the best part).
Need a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner? Next Stop, Zippys. With a large array of local favorites from their variety "zip pacs" filled bento style to their famous chili bowls, you can't go wrong with anything on this menu. It's filled with the most iconic dishes you can find on the islands. Open early mornings and late nights this is a great option any time of the day.