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