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Ray's Kiawe Broiled Chicken

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66-160 Kamehameha Hwy, Parking Lot, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1423
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by there and I've tasted Hulihuli chicken on the mainland and it was nothing like this chicken. If you get a chance to stop by there and taste it, you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Alisi W
Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The twins who seem to be running things there were more than accommodating and were really great about the food allergy issues. I am more than impressed with the quality of food and service. These folks should be teaching the amateurs at Turtle Bay Resort how to do things the right way! The chicken is amazing, skin just how it... More 

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Crestline, California
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was on the Surf Bus North shore tour, we were dropped off at Haleiwa. I saw Ray's chicken being grilled over wood, I had to try it. It was the Best!!!! Super tender chicken, full of flavor, perfectly grilled!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!

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Thank flyboymlc
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I had been wanting to try this even since I saw it featured on the travel channel. We just happened to be driving when we saw his stand set up on the side of the road. This was some of the best most authentic food we had all trip. If your looking for tables and waiters and typical tourist food... More 

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife and I stopped here early on our way to the beach on a Saturday so there were very few people around. It's great to see all those chickens turning on a huge open charcoal pit, smoke billowing everywhere. We placed our order for one whole chicken, cut up, with a side of rice and sauce ($11.25), waited about... More 

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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went here after eating a very disappointing lunch at Kono's. The chicken was delicious, juicy, hot, crispy all of the above. If you're on the North shore you gotta grab a couple of chickens for a beach picnic.

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Thank mvfjet
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We ate lunch here and I'm so glad we did! Portions were large and filling. The chicken was some of the best I've ever had! I don't know what seasoning they use on the chicken but it is mouthwatering delicious and finger licking worthy! Also, the price was cheap for the amount of food you got too!

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Thank starrygirlb
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A place frequented by locals and tourists alike. Go early, when they run out of chickens, they're done for the day. Well worth a stop on your day or stay on the North Shore! FWIW: I'd skip the secret sauce next time; but happy I tried it.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

So while staying on the North Shore, a few locals we had met said "you have to go to Ray's" On our last night on Oahu, we decided to give it a try...Why did we wait?!?!?! I grew up on Cornell BBQ (it's really a marinade) so I had high expectations. I don't like the syrupy sauces of the South... More 

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Southgate, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Took a day trip to Haleiwa from the craziness of Waikiki and found this place for lunch. It was on Diners,Drive-Ins, and Dives TV show. People were lined up and the aroma was mouth-watering. Only choice was whole chicken, half chicken or cut up whole chicken. It was absolutely wonderful.I am not a chicken skin eater but this skin was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-160 Kamehameha Hwy, Parking Lot, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1423
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?