Top Choice Sweets in Haleʻiwa

Matsumoto's Shave Ice

Oʻahu’s classic circle-island drive just isn’t complete without stopping for shave ice at this legendary tin-roofed 1920s general store, locally known as Matsumoto’s. Some families drive from Honolulu to the North S…
Bakery in Haleʻiwa

Waialua Bakery & Juice Bar

Many of the ingredients for the smoothies here come from the owners’ farm in Waialua. Breads for the piled-high sandwiches, cookies and treats are all made from scratch.
Health Food in Haleʻiwa

Beet Box Cafe

At the back of the town’s karmically cool health-food store hides a popular vegetarian-friendly deli. Breakfast is served all day, lunch is hot plates, sandwiches or salads.
Breakfast in Haleʻiwa

Cafe Haleiwa

Locals have been fueling up at this laid-back surf-style diner since the 1980s. A daily menu of fresh preparations focuses on local ingredients and may feature mains such as lamb or mahimahi. Here even the side-dish…
Seafood in Haleʻiwa

Haleiwa Joe's

With a superb location overlooking the marina, Joe’s is the place for romantic dinners. Lunches are just so-so; we much prefer the inventive pupu, discounted at happy hour.
Mexican in Haleʻiwa


If you’ve never tried a beer-battered mahimahi (firm pink-fleshed fish) taco or a big ol’ grilled ʻahi burrito, here’s your chance. In addition to modern Mexican, Luibueno’s serves decent upmarket seafood and steaks…
Burgers in Haleʻiwa

Kua ʻAina

We don’t know that these are, as touted, the best hamburgers on the island, but they’re juicy and do come with a variety of toppings.
Hawaiian in Haleʻiwa

Grass Skirt Grill

Retro surf decor covers every square inch! The names of the island-style plate lunches seem familiar – teriyaki chicken, ono (a type of mackerel) burgers – but the results are way above average, using brown rice, lo…
Japanese in Haleʻiwa

Banzai Sushi Bar

It’s all about the atmosphere at Banzai Sushi Bar. This open-air sushi bar has surf videos scrolling on the walls and live bands jamming on Saturday evenings. We like its mantra – keep it real, keep it raw.
Market in Haleʻiwa

Haleʻiwa Farmers Market

So much more than produce; here 40 vendors sell artisan crafts and organic, seasonal edibles. At the time of research, the market was being held at Waimea Valley, but intentions are to move back to Hale'iwa.