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Big Wave Shrimp

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66-521 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1625
+1 808-366-2016
10:00 - 19:00
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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398 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to see what the hype was about so drove up for lunch. The food was good but probably just average according to my hubby. I ate Mexican because I'm not a big shrimp fan. We had fun and anyway, everyone should try it out at least once!

Thank summervacation27
Oregon City, Oregon
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244 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch and had the garlic shrimp. Very delicious! We also were part of a video being made highlighting Big Wave Shrimp. Fun!

Thank Scott F
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came by to pickup dinner just before they closed and I ended up ordering the hot and spicy shrimp. That hot sauce they make for the shrimp is just has the perfect amount of heat and tang. Definitely worth trying!

Thank 8yayaelle8
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and it didn't disappoint. The owner/chef was a charming lady, very humble. We had the crunchy shrimp plate and the Korean ribs. We enjoyed both but I would definitely go back for more of the shrimp, yum!

Thank Dearbooklady
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The garlic shrimp was delicious but I had the lemon pepper shrimp-it was much more delicious and full of flavor. We live in Hawaii and love driving to Haleiwa just for this yummy lunch-very clean too and they provide a sink with soap & water to clean up too!

Thank Gloria M
Corpus Christi, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Just ate here with 3 other family members and each had different plates of shrimp and all meals were excellent. Owners were very nice taking order and delivering food. Loved eating outside under the umbrella picnic tables in the beautiful weather.

Thank PaulDCC
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stopped here three times to get the crunchy shrimp. I don't like to have to peel my shrimp which is the custom on Oahu so, therefore, I picked the crunchy. It was hot and delicious with a lettuce salad and two scoops of rice and 12 shrimp! The taste was sublime.

Thank blairsburgbarb
North Carolina
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

When searching for the best shrimp truck on the North Shore this one came up in several places and apparently has been reviewed by food network. However it did not live up to the hype and we were so disappointed. We love shrimp and we love garlic so were super excited about trying the garlic shrimp that is so popular... More 

Thank minnow123
Portland, Oregon
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729 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The garlic shrimp was as good as we remembered from our visit two years ago. And we ate here twice during our recent visit. They must roast the garlic, because it's mellow and scrumptious, and I don't taste garlic after eating. The side of steamed rice is also yummy. We could walk here from our rental house, which is good... More 

Thank TJandTR
Manchester, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful shrimp, terrific service.. very fast and such warm friendly people working here. Also try the Thai tea, it was delicious. We'll definitely come back to Big Wave Shrimp and would highly recommend.

Thank Sharon N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Hawaiian, Seafood, Fast food
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-521 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1625
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-366-2016
At Big Wave Shrimp, we are serving Aloha daily. Our food truck is a favorite for locals and visitors alike, with a menu full of tasty, Hawaiian-style meals. With lots of tables, plenty of shade, and calming music, you'll love the laid-back ambience. Chef Kawita is the heart of our Big Wave Shrimp truck, adding love and ono-licious ingredients to every plate she serves. We are known for our shrimp plates, like Garlic Shrimp, Peeled Shrimp, Spicy Shrimp, and Shrimp Fried Rice, but we have plenty of other options as well. The Short Ribs, Spring Rolls, or our famous Mac Salad are sure to hit the spot.

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