The North shore of Oahu is famous for its food trucks and its shrimp trucks. Having tried most of them, let me help you find some of the best food trucks on Oahu. So far I have posted 30 food truck reviews on the site with over a dozen more on the way.
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Aloha Thai Food
Big Wave Shrimp Truck
Dat Cajun Guy
Famous Kahuku Shrimp Truck
Fumi’s Shrimp Truck
Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
Hono’s Shrimp Truck
Jeezy’s Island Ice
Kalbi On Fire
Lani’s Yummy Yum Funnel Cakes
Macky’s Shrimp Truck
Mike’s Huli Huli Chicken
North Shore Shave Ice Truck
Romy’s Shrimp Truck
Seven Brothers Food Truck
Thai Food Express
Zane’s Simply Shrimp
Cameron Shrimp Truck
Chow Down Shrimp Truck
Haleiwa Beachside Galley
North Shore Tacos
Souvaly Thai Food
Thong Thai Food
Uncle Woody’s BBQ Corn
VJ’s North Shore Dogs and Burgers
Kailua Farmers Market
Eat The Street
Tucked away, across the street from Haleiwa Joe’s sits the Aloha Thai Food truck, which can be a little difficult to see when driving on Kamehameha Highway as it sits at least 100 feet off the main road. The Aloha Thai Food truck is worth stopping by as they serve up some very good Thai food. One of the benefits of being a little off the main road is that the dining area is a bit more secluded and they have a nice little area with a couple of benches where you can eat your food.
The menu at Aloha Thai Food is pretty straight forward. They serve five basic types of main dishes. The first is noodle dishes like pad thai and pad lao. Of course you have your curry dishes of red, yellow, green or panang curry. Third, you have a choice of seven different stir fry dishes. Fourth is your fried rice options and lastly, you have a choice of two skewer dishes.
Their prices are very reasonable with most dishes priced at $8.50 for a fairly large portion. As you would expect, all their dishes come with your choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp ($2 extra), veggies or tofu. The most expensive dish only costs $13.50 and comes with rice and a salad is the crispy fried shrimp and the coconut shrimp skewers.
I ordered a sample plate consisting of some shrimp skewers, chicken satay skewers, chicken yellow curry, a small ginger salad, shrimp pad Thai and chicken pad lao. The photos in the gallery below are not full portion sizes. It’s about half of their normal full order.
I tried the shrimp and chicken satay skewers first, which were very good. They were both perfectly cooked and the peanut sauce complimented each skewer nicely. Next was the yellow curry. The vegetables were spot on, not too soft and definitely not undercooked. The curry sauce was thick and tasty.
When I tried the shrimp pad Thai and the chicken pad lao, though both dishes seemed similar, each had their own unique flavor profile and I did prefer the chicken pad lao more. Don’t get me wrong, both dishes were good. The shrimp pad Thai had a slightly sweet taste while the chicken pad lao had a more traditional savory taste. Based on your personal preference of sweet or savory, you may prefer the pad Thai more. The ginger salad had a nice flavor to it and went well with the other items I ordered. I also had to try their Thai tea, which was on the sweeter side than I normally prefer but it was still quite good.
Overall, I really enjoyed the food at the Aloha Thai Food truck. I had a chance to talk with the owners, Naly and Allen, for bit and they really like what they do and have a passion for their business. They work hard to make sure their customers are happy. The only thing I think they could use is a little more exposure. Location is key. The Aloha Thai Food truck needs to be a little bit more visible so they can get more of the drive through traffic. Their food is very good and the prices are very reasonable.
The Aloha Thai Food truck is open from 10:00am to 9:00pm, seven days a week. Just keep in mind they are a bit hidden off the main road so be on the lookout when you see Haleiwa Joe’s on Kamehameha Hwy because the Aloha Thai Food truck is right across the street from it. If you’ve crossed the bridge driving North, you’ve gone too far.
Here are some photos from my visit to Aloha Thai Food
Map to Aloha Thai Food
I must have driven by the purple Crispy Grindz truck over a dozen times before finally getting a chance to try some of their food. Currently, their truck is parked right by Sunset Beach near the Sunset Beach Neighborhood Park.
The menu specializes in Brazilian style food, though their featured item is the acai bowls. They have a small bowl (16oz) for $7.00 and a large bowl (24oz) for $9.00. Their acai bowls only come with granola, bananas and honey. If you would like extra of any of these three or shredded coconut, it’ll cost 50 cents each. However, if you’re looking to add strawberries, it’s $1.00 more. Looking at the photo below, I would guess that at most I got about 2 strawberries for a buck. I don’t know about you, but I have to have strawberries with my acai bowl.
Other items you can order are the wonton wraps which are filled with various things from cheese to chicken to bananas and cinnamon. These all cost $5.00 except for the cheese, which costs only $4.00. They also serve a classic Brazilian dish called Coxinha (koo-shee-nya), which I had to try as the gentleman who was working there said it was his favorite dish. This dish is made of potato flour dough and filled with shredded chicken and cheese with a light breading on the outside.
I ordered the large acai bowl with strawberries and the Coxinha. It didn’t take too long for both of my items to be ready. The acai bowl was pretty large but it was not filled to the top like some of the other places I have been to. The fruit that it came with was fresh and tasted very good. The acai itself, had a pretty rich flavor and tasted pretty good.
Now to the Coxinha. Though Crispy Grindz’s featured item is their acai bowls, to me the Coxinha was the real star. I don’t know how many places on the island where you can get this little gem, but this is one of my favorite items I have had in the past year. It is not that big in size, but the flavors and the way it is prepared makes for a really tasty and unique treat. The one I was served was a beautiful golden brown. When I then cut into it, the shredded chicken looked very moist and the cheese was perfectly melted. I took my first bite and I knew right then why this was the gentleman’s favorite item on the menu. If and when I’m in the area again, I will definitely order it again. The Coxinha is relatively small and it makes for a nice little snack instead of a full meal.
Overall, I liked both the acai bowl and the Coxinha. Though, I feel the bowl should also include some strawberries for the base price. Up until now, I have never had Coxinha before. It is quite a unique dish and I would recommend it to anyone who stops by the Crispy Grindz food truck. There are a lot more expensive trial and errors on the Island of Oahu so if you order it and don’t like it, you’ll be out a very minimal amount of scratch for trying this dish.
Here are some photos from my visit to the Crispy Grindz food truck
Map to Crispy Grindz
Ono Yo, located in Kahuku,is in the same food truck lot as the Original Giovanni’s Shrimp truck, is very easy to spot as their bright colored tables reminds me of the homes from the film, Edward Scissorhands. It is a clean assortment of bright colored pastels which fits well with their colorful fruit yogurt desserts.
The menu is pretty straight forward. Their yogurt desserts start at $2.95 for the kids size (4oz) up to $5.95 for the large (10oz). They also have their own list of creations that run from $4.50 for the kids size (4oz) up to $7.75 for the large (10oz). They have 15 creations to choose from and each one has 3 to 4 toppings on it. If you want to see all their creations click on the photo of it in the image gallery below.
Since they said the fruit bowl was one of their most popular, I figured I would try that one. While Ono Yo has a lot of different toppings, their yogurt options are either plain or lilikoi. You can get plain anywhere so I went with the lilikoi flavored yogurt. The lilikoi yogurt fruit bowl came with fresh slices of strawberries, pineapple and kiwi, drizzled with honey.
The bowl was ready in just minutes and the first thing that stood out to me was the nice clean cut pieces of fruit. They all looked really fresh and there were no sloppy pieces or bad chunks. The lilikoi flavor yogurt also went very well with the strawberries, pineapple and kiwis. If you are thinking about trying the lilikoi yogurt then keep in mind, the flavor is a little tart so if you’re not keen on tartness, try their plain yogurt instead.
Overall, I really enjoyed the taste of the Ono Yo fruit bowl. I also like the clean bright decor around the dessert truck. The bright colors really grab your eyes when you are walking around looking for a place to eat. The prices might be a little higher at Ono Yo than some other locations serving similar desserts, but I think they are pretty reasonable for the quality of the yogurt and toppings you are getting.
If you are looking to give Ono Yo a shot, their hours of operation are from 12:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday through Saturday and from 12pm to 6:00pm on Sundays.
Here are some photos of my visit to Ono Yo
Map to Ono Yo
I normally don’t order burgers when I am out and about, but being that Burgers is the specialty of the Seven Brothers Food Truck, I had to give them a try. These are definitely not your everyday burgers. You can tell by the photos below that the Seven Brothers Food truck put some thought into making their unique burgers a complete meal.
The Seven Brothers Food Truck does not have prices listed on their truck. The one I ordered was one of their most popular, the Shem Burger. It was $8 and for an additional $2 you get French fries. I knew this burger would more than likely fill me up but I had to see how their fries tasted.
Their fries were not some garbage fast food fries. These are the real deal. These fries were fresh, nicely sliced potatoes and were well seasoned. Unless you are super hungry, this burger and fries meal is going to be one that few people will finish and even fewer will finish and still be hungry. This is a lot of food for $10 and is actually a pretty good deal considering the quality of burger and fries.
The Shem burger comes with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, cheese, guacamole with a cream sauce and BBQ sauce on the side. I put both sauces on the burger and it tasted very good. Like you would expect, this was a messy hamburger to eat, but I have found that some of the best ones are.
Overall, I was very happy with the quality of the food and the ingredients the Seven Brothers use. I was hardly able to start on the sliced fries after I was done with the hamburger. It was that filling. The only real gripe I have with the Seven Brothers Food Truck is that there is literally no place to sit and eat, not even a single chair or stool. To me, this is unacceptable for any food truck to not have a least a few chairs where people can sit and eat if they want to. The Seven Brothers food truck is very new so at this time, there are only two reviews on Yelp which are both 4 stars. The original location is not a food truck but a normal brick and mortar restaurant located in Laie right by Laie Point.
The Seven Brothers food truck has only been open for a few weeks and currently don’t have their hours of operation posted. While they are settling in, it’s probably a safe bet they’ll be open from at least 11am to 6pm (as most food trucks are) if you are looking to give them a try.
The original Seven Brothers in Laie is closed on Sunday so it may be a safe bet that the food truck will also be closed then too. As for their contact information on their Yelp and Facebook page, don’t bother calling because it goes straight to a voicemail box that’s not set up; you’ll never get a hold of anyone.
Side Note: The Seven Brothers Restaurant on Yelp:
The original Seven Brothers restaurant has a pretty good reputation on Yelp, with over 85% of reviews being 4 or 5 stars. The only thing that bothers me about this particular Yelp review page is that Yelp has chosen not to include an additional 43 reviews. I’m not sure how Yelp decides this but those uncounted reviews are quite possibly legitimate feedback not being given to the public for this particular establishment.
I have seen Yelp not include a handful of reviews before but dismissing 43 seemed like an excessively high number for Yelp to just throw in the trash. Most of them were positive. For some perspective, the Original Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck has 1,671 reviews on Yelp with an additional 71 reviews which Yelp has disregarded. While only 4% of the reviews for the Original Giovanni’s Shrimp truck has been discarded by Yelp, Seven Brothers has 29%. This number seems way out of whack and it should be addressed as to why so many reviews have been discarded.
I know Yelp has faced some issues and lawsuits for allegedly manipulating feedback and or fraudulent reviews. Currently, to my knowledge, they have not been found guilty of any wrongdoing. Even so, I thought this was worth a mention considering how big Yelp is and how many use it to find a good place to eat.
Here are some photos from my visit to the Seven Brothers Food Truck
Map to Seven Brothers Food Truck
If you like to try new things with a Hawaiian twist than Hula Dog just might hit the spot. Hula Dog has been in business for over 14 years though they’ve just recently moved a food truck into this new spot in Haleiwa.
Hula Dog’s menu is pretty simple. First, you choose your bread: white, wheat or bacon taro. Then you choose the type of hot dog you would like: polish sausage or veggie. Next, you choose one of their four garlic lemon secret sauces: mild, spicy jalapeno, hot chili pepper or hot-hot habanero. After that, you choose your relish: mango, papaya, star fruit, pineapple, banana or coconut. Finally, you can top it off with either lilikoi or guava mustard.
I asked the lady working the food truck what she recommended. She suggested the bacon taro bread with polish sausage, mango relish and the lilikoi mustard. That sounded pretty good so I gave it a shot. When I asked what was in the sausage, she told me it was a mix of chicken, pork and beef. After I placed my order it only took a couple of minutes and my Hula Dog was ready to eat.
The bacon taro bread was very nice. It had a light sweet taste to it and went really well with the dog, relish and mustard. It was actually fairly filling for a hot dog. The bread really gives this dog some weight to it and I doubt many people could eat more than two of these in a single sitting. The price is a little steep, at just around $7.00 after tax, but if you’re craving something different or really like to try a hot dog with a twist then it’s worth it.
Overall, I liked what I tried at Hula Dog. It was packed with flavor and the unique twist on the bun made it very easy to eat. I can see ordering this again when I’m in the area. There are only a few Hula Dog locations out there so if you are near one give it a try. Hula Dog also serves shave ice, lemonade and hula fruity pops in case you want a little dessert or something to drink with your meal.
If you want to stop by and give Hula dog a try, their hours of operation are from 11:00am to 5:30pm Sunday through Thursday and from 11:00am to 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday.
Here are some photos from my visit to the Hula Dog Food Truck
Maps to Hula Dog Oahu Locations
Located in the Giovanni’s Food Truck Court in Haleiwa, The Snow Factory is the only shave ice truck in the immediate area. They have two locations on Maui with on more on the way, five on Oahu and one on the Big Island. Of the five on Oahu, I went to the one located in Haleiwa. Depending on which store you visit, the reviews may vary based on their overall customer service and final product.
The Snow Factory I visited has 15 different flavor options to choose from. They only offer two sizes, small ($4.25)and large ($5.50). For each size, you can get up to two flavors and of course, like almost every shave ice truck, you can add ice cream, which at the Snow Factory is $1.00 extra.
There are 10 different toppings to choose from. The Snow Factory has 5 of them priced at 50 cents each and the other 5 at 75 cents each. For 50 cents each, you can choose condensed milk (snow cap), caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, li hing mui, and mochi balls. The add-ons of 75 cents each are lychee, mango, passion fruit, strawberry pops and azuki beans.
I asked what the most popular flavors were and the owner told me mango passion and honeydew were his two best sellers. I then chose honeydew with caramel syrup, condensed milk, lychee pop and mochi balls. Basically, the one that was in the picture. With all these add-ons, this put my order at about $7.75.
The shave ice at Snow Factory might be the finest, flakiest shave ice I have tried so far on Oahu. They actually differentiate their product from traditional shave ice by calling it snow ice. This is not just a play on words as their process of making it is not the same as other traditional shave ice trucks. Their snow ice is fully flavored because the ice itself is made with fruit and fruit juices mixed with milk and then frozen. Once frozen, they then shave it and serve it to the customers. The Snow Factory like to refer to their product as frozen cotton candy.
The snow ice is very flakey, soft and smooth. The only real problem I had was the honeydew flavor. It just did not hit the spot, for me. The add-ons, you can get at almost any other good shave ice store so to me, the flavor of the ice (or in their instance, snow ice) is the glue. Which is why, it’s unfortunate this treat fell flat for me as I did not really care for the honeydew flavor. Even though I love mango and looking back, I probably should have ordered that one. I just thought honeydew seemed kind of unique to the Snow Factory which was why I gave that a try instead. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don’t.
Overall, the quality of the shave ice itself was very good. The honeydew flavor was the only thing I was not a fan of. All in all this chalks up more to personal preference than anything else so I would not really try to discourage anyone from trying a snow ice from the Snow Factory.
The Snow Factory’s Yelp reviews for its location in Haleiwa only has a total of eight reviews. Five reviewers gave it five stars while three gave it four stars. By this small sampling of reviews, it is evident people do like the Snow Factory so give them
Here are some photos from my visit to the Snow Factory in Haleiwa
Map to the Snow Factory
One of the more unique food trucks on the island of Oahu is at Tsue’s Farm located near the Historic Haleiwa Town on Joseph P. Leong Highway or Highway 83. Tsue’s Farm sits on a couple acres of land where they have farm animals to pet and feed. They have plenty of seating, all outdoors, but there are several benches and chairs under some large trees which provide you with some shade while you sit and enjoy your meal.
It would be very easy for most people to drive right by Tsue’s Farm as they have a small sign on a mini trailer that lets you know to turn in, but it would still be pretty easy to miss if you were not paying attention. So if you want to stop by, be on the lookout for their sign and bring the little ones if you got ’em because they’re sure to love the space to run around and pet some of the animals. Though their banner has pictures of several animals, at the time of my visit, they only had ducks and rabbits.
The menu at their blue food truck is pretty basic. They serve three of the most popular shrimp plates on Oahu, the classic Garlic Shrimp , Spicy Shrimp and Coconut Shrimp. You can also choose Teriyaki Chicken, Kalua Pork with Cabbage, Noodles and Veggies stir fry and a Garden Salad. The prices for these items are not listed on the menu but I believe, the Garlic shrimp plate I ordered was $13, which came with 8 pieces of shrimp, rice, salad and two slices of pineapple.
The shrimp at Tsue’s Farm were nicely butterflied, seasoned very well and cooked perfectly. These were fairly large shrimp, maybe about 21 to 25 count. The garlic was fresh and added a lot of flavor to the shrimp. The pineapple was nice and sweet and the salad, which consisted of some mixed greens, was also pretty good.
Tsue’s Farm also offers shave ice further back, by the Anahulu river. It is reasonably priced at $3 for a fairly large serving. They have 17 flavors to choose from. I ordered my usual, Rainbow, a combination of Strawberry, Blue Hawaii and Pineapple to compare it with others I have had. It was pretty good, the flavors were nice but not too sweet. The serving size is large enough for two (perhaps one, with a pretty big sweet tooth). If you’re not up for shave ice, they do have a nice selection of island style sherbet you can try. I chose the Mango Wango. It was very tasty and only cost $2.00. You do get a better bang for your buck with the shave ice but of the two, I’d probably choose the sherbet unless I was super thirsty.
Another nice thing about Tsue’s Farm, you can purchase fresh papayas straight off their small papaya trees for a $1.00 each. It doesn’t get better or fresher than that.
Tsue’s Farm’s best feature has to be their beautiful scenery. It is a relaxed atmosphere and overall, this is just a real nice place to go visit and enjoy some good food while taking in nature’s the view. The staff are pretty friendly, whether it be at the food truck, shave ice stand or their kayak and SUP instructors. You, your friends or family should enjoy your time here.
If you want to rent a kayak or a stand up paddle board (SUP) to go on the river, it costs $20 a head for either and includes one hour with an instructor. From what I was told, the river is where you’ll most likely see some turtles.
Tsue’s Farm has 30 SUP boards, 5 Single Kayaks and 3 Double Kayaks available for rent. The three young men photographed here, next to the shave ice stand, are some of the instructors who work at Tsue’s Farm. If you are in a group of 9 or less and interested in SUP or kayaking, 1 instructor is assigned to work with your group. Those in groups of 10 or more have at least 2-3 instructors assigned to your group.
Tsue’s Farm is only a few months old but with all they have to offer, it shouldn’t be long before they become a fairly popular destination on the North Shore of Oahu.
If you are looking to stop by Tsue’s Farm, they are open from 11:00am to 5:00pm, 7 days a week.
Here are some photos from my visit to Tsues Farm:
Map to Tsues Farm
Zanes Simply Shrimp is located in the Giovani’s Food Truck court in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu. The style of food at Zanes Simply Shrimp features mostly fried food with a few island classics thrown in for good measure.
The menu at Zanes Simply Shrimp consists of 14 items, 7 of which feature shrimp and 2 are side orders. The prices range from $6.00 for the Maui sweet onion rings up to $19.00 for the sample platter. Most of their plates, however, are $13.00 to $15.00. They even offer a deep fried twinky for $5.00 if you want to throw caution to the wind. Not that it may taste bad as one of the reviews on Yelp actually referred to it as “orgazmic”, but it certainly can’t be the healthiest choice for a snack.
Since I personally try to keep my fried food intake to a minimum, I was left with just a few options, the fish or shrimp tacos or the garlic butter shrimp. With a name like Zanes Simply Shrimp, I had to go with the garlic butter shrimp plate. Besides, I’ve been on a mission to find the best garlic shrimp on the island so I couldn’t pass up their version.
Unfortunately, Zanes Simply Shrimp version was a bit of a letdown. First, the shrimp were pretty small, not popcorn size or anything like that but definitely one of the smallest size I’ve seen on any shrimp plate on the island so far. As noted in my other reviews, I do prefer when the shrimp is butterflied because the flavor soaks into the shrimp better. Thankfully, there was plenty of garlic sauce so I was able to dip the shrimp in that to get some of the flavor back once I peeled away the shell.
The amount of shrimp per plate at Zanes Simply Shrimp goes by overall weight so the amount of shrimp can fluctuate depending the size of the shrimp. I was told the average amount of shrimp was about 10 shrimp per plate. My shrimp that day was on the smaller side so my plate had 12 shrimp on it. This order also includes the usual salad and just one scoop of rice. Nothing really stood out on this plate as exceptional or even really good for that matter.
Overall, the shrimp plate was a disappointment, but to be fair, this place is clearly a fried food joint. They’ve also clearly put a lot of weight behind their “famous” fish n chips plate, which I did not try. So I believe I did not try their best dish but from what I did taste during my visit, it was nothing special.
Their overall Yelp rating sits at about 3.5 stars. Clearly, some people have really liked their food and from what I could tell, the tacos and fish n chips were the ones with the most positive reviews. As for the service at Zanes Simply Shrimp, I thought it was fine. I did read a few reviews where customers had a bad experiences when it came to the service and attitude. However, that was not the case during my visit. Both people working in the truck that day were nice to me.
Zanes Simply Shrimp does not have their hours of operation posted on their truck nor are their hours listed on their Yelp page. They also do not have a website either. I would venture to say a good time to visit them, should you want to give them a try, is from 11:00am to 5:00pm since this is close to the norm for the other food trucks in the area.
Here are some photos of my visit to Zanes Simply Shrimp
Map to Zanes Simply Shrimp
The Okina Cafe is the perfect example of when a real passion for food and friendly customer service are at its best. I have tried food from all over the island of Oahu and from all over the world for that matter and I can say Okina Cafe with Danny and Donna at the helm have a very bright future ahead of them. The quality of their food is second to none and they show their customers true Aloha while serving them. I have rarely seen a business that operates at this level so early in its tenure.
For some perspective, of the 8 food trucks parked in the Giovanni’s Food Truck Lot in Haleiwa, Okina Cafe may just be the best food truck in the area for overall quality of food and service and that’s saying something. There are some very good food trucks in the area, including Dat Cajun Guy and of course Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck. For those that don’t know, Dat Cajun Guy’s Yelp reviews has 96% of their rating at 4 or 5 stars. Okina Cafe, in its short tenure, has already earned 28 reviews on Yelp with 27 of them being 4 and 5 star ratings and only one 3 star rating. That is pretty impressive for only being in business for just a few months.
The menu at Okina Cafe features fresh Ahi Poke bowls and Acai bowls for only $10. They also have a wide variety of drinks from iced teas to lemonade to smoothies and of course fresh young coconuts.
Danny said he’d personally recommend trying the sweet and spicy Poke bowl so that was the one I ordered. Normally, I tend to like the more traditional spicy ahi poke bowls so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. It was one of the best ahi bowls I have ever had on the island.
First off, I have tried some of the best ahi on Oahu, including Ono Seafood in Honolulu. The quality of Okina Cafe’s ahi was just as good if not better than any I have had on the island. There was not a single chunk of ahi that was tough, chewy or stringy. Each piece had perfect texture and taste. The sweet and spicy seasoning is unique to Okina Cafe and is the first I’ve tasted of this flavor profile.
The Okina Cafe also serves its poke bowls shoyu style, mama spicy and wasabi hot. I am not sure if I would want to go too spicy but I am curious as to how the other bowls would taste. These poke bowls come with Jasmine rice, roasted seaweed, fried wontons and onions.
After enjoying my sweet and spicy ahi bowl, it was time for dessert. I had to try the Acai bowl and this particular one came with bananas, blueberries, strawberries and granola along with a nice drizzle of honey. What makes the acai bowl at Okina Cafe taste so good is that they don’t dilute the acai itself with ice. You are getting 100% acai with all its flavor and not some diluted mixed blend of ice to add volume. The fruit that came with the bowl was all very fresh and ripe. Some places charge you extra for some of the fruits like the strawberries or blueberries. Okina Cafe gives you all three, with every bowl. Their acai bowl is so good, when I visited them a few weeks later, I couldn’t pass it up and ordered it again.
Now to their beverages. Danny recommended the Haleiwa smoothie that comes with pineapple, mango, peach and strawberry. This is a decent size smoothie which you can get with boba (Tapioca pearls) if you’d like. There is a reason this is the number one selling drink at the Okina Cafe. It is very refreshing and to me, the peach is what really makes this drink stand out. You can get pineapple and strawberry pretty much everywhere but peach is something you don’t see very often. I also had one of their young coconuts as well as their coconut water. All three beverages were very, very good. Danny even cut the coconut open after I was done with it so I could enjoy eating the coconut meat. It was excellent.
Overall, I couldn’t have been happier than I was with the food and service from Okina Cafe. Danny and Donna really have a good thing going and if they keep providing food and drinks of this quality along with their friendly, professional service, Okina Cafe may end up being one of the more popular food trucks on the island. It is that good. Don’t take my word for it, read the other reviews and you will see Okina Cafe is definitely worth a visit.
If you would like to visit Okina Cafe, they are open from 10:30pm to 5:00pm, seven days a week.
Here are some photos from my visit to Okina Cafe
Map to Okina Cafe