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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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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Tracy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great garlic shrimp and spicy too but my favorite was the steak plate! Great flavor to everything and the small salad was a nice touch.

Thank ladurant2982
Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Wife and I stopped here for lunch. Wow, the shrimp was fantastic. I highly recommend you eat here, the next time you are at the North Shore.

Thank Jeffrey J
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped by this place for our last meal before heading back to the airport on that sad day leaving paradise. Seen the truck several times throughout the week while going to the North Shore. Very good shrimp and quick service. Plenty of picnic tables to eat and relax.

Thank Ovation8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped first at Giovanni's, which "smelled very fishy" and crowded with tourists. So we went to Big Wave Shrimp a block away. Sure glad we did, had the crunchy and garlic shrimp plates. Talked to a "local" there who obviously knew the best place to go. Said we made the right choice. We agree - Tasty shrimp, white rice had... More 

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?