Oahu Food Trucks and Garlic Shrimp
August 7, 2019
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Maria Mancuso

Oahu Restaurants: Best Oahu Food Trucks

This Oahu Visitors Blog article, ‘Oahu Restaurants: Best Oahu Food Trucks,’ gives you a list of some of the best, most popular Oahu Food Trucks you should not miss during your visit to the island.

Oahu is home to any great restaurants, but there is another category of restaurant that you should try during your next visit to Oahu – they are the roadside food shacks and Food Trucks.

The great roadside Food Shakes and Food Trucks are unique because the are often mobile and can locate almost anywhere on the island where they are allowed to which makes trying new Food Trucks an easy option.  

Oahu Food Trucks are also less expensive to operate than the typical ‘brick and mortar’ restaurants so diners can also enjoy an amazing variety of food, often at lower than expected prices.  There is also something about dining on the roadside or outside alongside a Food Truck in the open island air ‘al fresco.’

This Oahu Visitors Blog article, ‘Oahu Restaurants: Best Oahu Food Trucks’ is not a complete list of all the great Food Trucks in the island, but below is a list of some of the best options for you to enjoy during your next visit to Oahu.  

1.    Giovanni’s Original Shrimp Truck
Cuisine: Garlic Shrimp dishes
Location: 66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Telephone: 808-239-1839
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki Hotel: 32 Miles

The one. The only.  The original – Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck.  Diners by the carload and bus load make their way to the North Shore of Oahu in the town of Kahuku to enjoy this famous roadside eatery.  This iconic Oahu Food Truck is famous for their Garlic Shrimp, spicy Shrimp and lemon butter Shrimp.  If you are not a fan of Garlic Shrimp, (who isn’t?), you can try their Garlic Hot Dogs and their iced coconut drink to cool off.

2.    Eat the Street – Kakaako, Oahu
Cuisine: Varies with 40+ Food Trucks
Location: Kakaako Waterfront Park in Honolulu
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki Hotel: 2.6 Miles

If you are a foodie, or just a fan of great food and a wide variety of food and Food Trucks, you need to make a trip to ‘Eat the Street’ on the last Friday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Patrons can choose selections from over 40 Oahu Food Trucks offering everything from BBQ, Garlic Shrimp, Asian cuisine, Pizza, Shave Ice, and a variety of desserts.

‘Eat the Street’ provides a tasty alternative to the frustrating task of choosing a restaurant for date night.


Short Ribs
Tasty Spare Ribs are a popular item with some Oahu Food Trucks!

3.    Mike’s Huli Chicken
Cuisine: Rotisserie Chicken
Location: 56-565 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
Telephone: 808-277-6720
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki Hotel: 38 Miles

Tasty, perfectly cooked Rotisserie Chicken. Mike’s Huli Chicken serves up their popular Hawaiian Style Chicken, and Lomi Lomi Salmon, Kalua Pig and Pulehu Steak.  Other popular selections include their Ahi Tuna and Spicy Shrimp.  Guests also love their Sticky Rice with Sweet and Sour Sauce.  As an after-dinner treat try one of Mike’s Fresh Fruit Tropical Smoothies.

4.    Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp
Cuisine: Garlic Shrimp
Location: 56-777 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, HI 96731
Telephone: 808-232-8881
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki Hotel: 38 Miles

Another Garlic Shrimp Food Truck?  No, Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp truck serves up Garlic Shrimp and Rice from the original truck and up the road they have added a larger building and expanded dining area.  Popular items include, of course their Garlic Shrimp and Rice, but also Tempura Shrimp, Fried Fish and a variety of Burgers. 

5.    HI-BBQ
Cuisine: Western BBQ, Breakfast
Location: 56-565 Kamehameha Hwy. Kahuku, HI 96731
Telephone: 808-724-2341
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki Hotel: 38 Miles

As ‘HK-BBQ’ says, ‘Slow Smoked BBQ isn’t our job, it’s our obsession.’ We agree! Customer favorite dishes include; Applewood Brisket, Smoked Spare Ribs, Brisket ‘Sliderito’ which is tender meat served on fresh Hawaiian rolls and Pineapple Sausage.  The smokers at HI-BBQ are loaded with up to 300 pounds of quality meat each day to slow cook and when it is gone the restaurant closes.  HI-BBQ is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until Sunset or Sell-Out, whichever comes first!


Fish Tacos at Oahu Food Trucks
Fish Tacos are a from Aji Limo Food Truck are a 'can't miss' item.

6.    Aji Limo Truck
Cuisine: Japanese and Peruvian
Location: 57-512 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712
Telephone: 808-372-2306
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki Hotel: 40 Miles

With an ideal North Shore location, just across from Shark’s Cove, Aji Limo Food Truck sources organic produce from Pupukea farms and freshly caught local fish for all their dishes.

Aji Limo Food Truck serves up incredible Peruvian Japanese fusion dishes, Poke Bowls, Chirashi, Sake Misoyaki, Yasaitame, Yakisoba, amazing Fish Tacos and Short Rib Tacos, Ceviche and fresh Salads!  Their popular Banzai Marlin plate is a balance of spice with Japanese Chili Peppers and Shiitake Mushrooms.  YUM!  

Patrons can dine at the picnic area next to the Feed Truck and look out to the ocean while you enjoy this great food!

This latest Oahu Travel Blog article, ‘Oahu Restaurants: Best Oahu Food Trucks’ highlights only 6 of the top Oahu Food Truck options that you should consider exploring during the next time you visit Oahu.

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