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Big Wave Shrimp

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66-521 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
808-630-3171
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10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BEST shrimp truck on the North Shore,

My friend has been coming here for years, and I can see why. Wonderfully fresh shrimp a great service. Try the garlic shrimp, and pay the buck to get them peeled. :-). Recommend one scoop of rice and double salad on the plate. Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
Greg G
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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178 reviews 178 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My friend has been coming here for years, and I can see why. Wonderfully fresh shrimp a great service. Try the garlic shrimp, and pay the buck to get them peeled. :-). Recommend one scoop of rice and double salad on the plate. Enjoy!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Food trucks are the way, we stopped at three on the way to the north shore and this is a must...who can beat fresh cooked food, great service and a military discount? You will find out after the first bite why you should come back for more...I would go back for more!

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Pinole, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

It's a tourist HotSpot with lots of shuttle buses dropping off would be customers so it can get busy! As for the food: we tried the garlic shrimp and lemon pepper shrimp plates. For our taste, the garlic shrimp could have more flavor (my son said to get the garlic taste you had to eat the garlic with the shrimp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You will definitely want to stop at the Big Wave Shrimp truck if you are anywhere near the North Shore. We were at Wakiki for a week and drove up here 3 times! The food here is unbelievable and the prices are very reasonable. I recommend the Lemon Pepper Shrimp - Mmmmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmmm! But everything is great!

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Honolulu, HI
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I go to this place once a month. I've tried the other places but like this place the best. I usually get the lemon pepper shrimp and the spicy shrimp. The owners are really nice and there's no long wait like the other shrimp trucks. The outdoor seating is okay...sometimes there are lots of flies, same as the other shrimp... More 

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Texas
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stopped after a day touring the north shore of Hawaii. Bought 2 plates to go and ate back at our resort, Aulani. Delicious and quick service!

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Sorry to give bad score, but I was dissapointed at their shrimp. We just wanted to try this famous gaelic shrimp. It looks shrimp was pre boiled so that they could quickly serve bunches of customers. We tried the one with shell and the shrimp does not have crispy touch. The rice was not cooked well and it was dry.... More 

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Kreimbach-Kaulbach
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Big Wave Shrimp Truck in Haleiwa has the best shrimp on island. The staff is so friendly and they offer a military and Kama Aina discount. You receive generous portions of shrimp and rice. Their other menu items are tasty as well. They have covered picnic tables and ample parking, which is rare here. It is a great stop on... More 

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Lathrop, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

worked up an appetite for some garlic shrimp! It was so good! And so was the Thai iced coffee! There is plenty of room at the outdoor sitting area with shade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just on the south end of Haleiwa you will find the same food truck visited and reviewed by Guy Fieri (google search Big Wave Food Network and watch the episode). Giovanni's is just up the road on the right. You will wait an hour for your food at Giovanni's and 15 minutes here. The owners are super nice people. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66-521 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: 808-630-3171

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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