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Big Wave Shrimp

66-521 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1625
+1 808-366-2016
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spring rolls” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (9 reviews)
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10:00 - 19:00All hours
Hawaiian, Seafood, Fast food
66-521 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1625
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Reviews (191)
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We wanted to try Big Wave Shrimp after seeing in on DDD. It was really good!! We had the peeled garlic butter shrimp and the korean short ribs. Both were so tasty. The owner is a very charming lady and was so welcoming. We enjoyed...More

Thank Monica P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way to the north shore. Service was fast and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the lemon peppered shrimp, pump juicy shrimp bursting with flavor.

Thank pcwalton1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are local and decided to try the big wave shrimp truck in Haleiwa... I ordered the garlic butter shrimp and lemon pepper shrimp (half half) well to say the least, I was very disappointed. Both flavors were so so and I couldn't taste the...More

Thank Cheri A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went here because of reviews on this place, we were not disappointed! I had some hot and spicy shrimp and I enjoyed every bite! I am glad we stopped in!

Thank Kristine J
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank summervacation27
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Gloria M
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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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