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Hawaiian, Seafood, Fast Food
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Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favorite shrimp truck. The price was comparable, but the shrimp was outstanding. This is across the street from the larger food truck plaza but does have a few parking spots. Was not a huge line, and the food came out fast. Got...the standard shrimp plate and it was perfect.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Generous portions, outstanding coconut shrimp, delicious, crispy fries, all at a great price! A really pleasant surprise from a food truck, but the reviews were absolutely right on point!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

This is a very popular food truck in Haleiwa, Hawaii. While shrimp is there a “calling card“, they do offer other entrées.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022

A great food truck stop. We ate from food trucks on Oahu more often than sit-down restaurants, saved money and had as good or better food. And Big Wave was one of the best.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022

Big Wave Shrimp was our "go to" place during our recent stay at the North Shore. The shrimp are big and perfectly cooked and loaded with garlic. I especially appreciated that I could have them peel the shrimp. We enjoyed that the garlic shrimp plate...also came with a salad and a pineapple wedge. We tried other trucks, but ended up making it to Big Wave three times during our vacation. It was just that good!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 8, 2022 via mobile

This was very very good. You did have to pay two dollars to park but the food was so worth it. It's a must go if you are in the area. We both got shrimp it was well cooked and came out fast.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022

The best shrimp truck. We spoke to a local and asked where to stop. The shrimp was amazing. They were tender, not tough. The sauce was flavorful and the sides were done well.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 16, 2021

We really wanted to make sure to get some of the famous North Shore Shrimp while in town, and we originally had planned to stop at Giovanni's, it being the famous/original truck. Firstly, we heard (not sure if it's true or not), that they were...checking Vaccination cards, which I personally found to be completely ridiculous for a counter service food truck, but secondly you are also expected to pay $2 when parking your vehicle in their parking lot. After reading a few reviews about Big Wave, we said, let's just go there. Simply put, I'm very glad we did. The shrimp at Big Wave was excellent. My recommendation is for the classic Garlic Butter, shell on shrimp. It was heavenly. Their coconut shrimp was also excellent as well. Quick service, and no where near the crowds that go to Giovanni's...I'd say this place has to be every bit as good, even though I haven't had it over there, it absolutely delivered on what I was hoping for in Haleiwa. We made a return visit to eat their shrimp one more time before we had to go home.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 12, 2021 via mobile

While they are known for their shrimp entrees, they also offer kalbi ribs, a steak plate, chicken, other fish and, even, hot dogs.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 28, 2021

My group ordered 3 kinds of shrimp and we shared. All 3 were great and we would stop again. Think i would eat there every week if i lived near.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2021 via mobile

Fish and chips are outstanding. Shrimp was also. Very friendly staff. Cannot say enough about this place. The more famous Shrimp truck on the island doesn't hold a candle to this

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2021 via mobile

We had a driver take us on a tour of Waikiki to the North Shore. We had a couple of food trucks we wanted to eat before heading back. Of course we wanted Garlic Shrimp since that’s what so many of the food trucks are...famous for. We did a lot of research but never heard of it. So our driver suggests Big Wave. Wow so glad he did. All I can say, It’s the best Garlic shrimp my wife and I have ever eaten. I had 2 orders and we both took an order home. I honestly would travel back just to eat here again. It was that good.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021

You can park in the little lot and there's plenty of other food trucks nearby. Had teh garlic shrimp and it was plenty and delicious, easy to peel. Strolled through "town" after and had coffee and smoothie at other places. We came and drove here...for our lunch break on a day at Laniakea beach. Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 20, 2021 via mobile

We just stumbled upon this fabulous food truck and I had the garlic butter shrimp and it was truly finger licking good!!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Food was amazing! Loved the garlic and the spicy shrimps. Can’t complain about anything in their menu! It is definitely a must!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Big Wave Shrimp is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4