Top ChoiceSeafood in Punaluʻu

Shrimp Shack

The shrimp are fried in garlic and dipped in butter, or you could order mussels or crab legs at this legendary sunny, yellow-painted food truck parked beside Ching’s general store. You can't miss it roadside –...

Hawaiian in Punaluʻu

Keneke’s Grill

Right on the road, Keneke’s comes complete with Christian sayings and word games on the wall. Hawaiian plate lunches, such as loco moco (rice, fried egg and a hamburger patty topped with gravy) and teriyaki...

Beach in Punaluʻu

Punaluʻu Beach Park

At this long, narrow swimming beach, an offshore reef protects the shallow waters in all but stormy weather. Be cautious of strong currents near the mouth of the stream and in the channel leading out from it,...

Market in Punaluʻu


This general store has changed little in the 70 years since it opened (OK, now there are blue M&Ms…). Locally made snacks include boiled peanuts, poke, various musubi (rice balls) and rolls, and ice cream.