Places to Eat in Haleiwa

Haleiwa Town, the gateway to the surfer’s paradise of the North Shore, is the perfect place to fuel up for a day at the beach or to wind down after a day in the sun. You can eat like a local at a variety of restaurants featuring everything from burgers and pizza to Thai and Mexican favorites.

Dan Moore, North Shore resident and winner of the 2005 Billabong XXL award, shares his personal top places to eat in Haleiwa:

Cholo’s Homestyle Mexican Grill
(808) 637- 3059
“Incredible Mexican Food”

Haleiwa Joe’s
(808) 637- 8005
“Some of the best food in Haleiwa. Their service is terrific.”

Kua Aina Burger (also in Ward Centers in Honolulu)
(808) 637- 6067
“They make the best hamburgers.”

Café Haleiwa
(808) 637- 5516
“For your morning breakfast — and they serve lunch as well — Café Haleiwa is a great little local spot.

Haleiwa Eats
(808) 637- 4247
“Offers fantastic Thai Food.”

Matsumoto’s Shave Ice*
(808) 637- 4827
“Probably one of the most famous stores in Haleiwa. Visitors from around the world will stand in line for one little shave ice. It really is good stuff.”

*Shave ice is a local treat like a snow cone, except the ice is much more finely shaved. Colorful syrups are poured on top while ice cream, mochi or azuki beans are placed on the bottom. Aoki's Shave Ice is another popular alternative in Haleiwa.