15 Best Food Trucks in Oahu (Includes Waikiki!)


Oahu has a thriving food truck scene, but if you’re not a local, it can be hard to know where to get your hands on the best eats.

From hidden gems to roadside stops, these are the best food trucks in Oahu serving top-notch food that’ll make your mouth water.

So grab your friends or family and get ready for an afternoon of good eats!

Food Trucks in Waikiki / Honolulu

1. Gilligan’s Beach Shack

If you’re looking for a delicious food truck to satisfy your hunger, Gilligan’s Beach Shack is the place to go.

Serving up some of the best seafood in town, this food truck will leave you drooling and keep your taste buds begging for more.

The menu includes their fan-favorite Surf & Turf; a plateful of jumbo garlic shrimp and teriyaki steaks bites that are cooked to perfection and served with a healthy portion of shoestring fries and coleslaw.

Located in the parking lot near Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and close to the water’s edge, there’s plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head.

If you’re in the mood for some delicious seafood, you know where to go bring your appetite.

Opening Hours: 11AM to 4PM (Closed On Tuesday)
Address: Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, Honolulu

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2. Holey Grail Donuts

If you still have room for dessert, don’t miss out on the Holey Grail in Waikiki.

This dessert food truck is dedicated to creating “the world’s greatest donut experience”.

Boy, they’ve delivered.

Instead of the usual donut base, they use superfood taro to create a unique dough.

Fried in coconut oil then garnished with vanilla glaze, dark chocolate glaze, calamansi, cacao-sugar, tangelo, maple and more… it’s not your regular donut.

Opening Hours: 7AM to 2PM
Address: 325 Seaside Ave, Honolulu

3. Blue Ocean Seafood & Steak

Blue Ocean Seafood & Steak has an extensive menu. In fact, the range of offered items is so generous that the food truck now has a neighboring shipping container!

Combine that with outdoor seating, and you have an alternative dining spot within Honolulu.

Open from early morning to evening, the food truck created a menu that suits all sorts of preferences.

Some must-tries include their mahi-mahi and garlic shrimp. For land items, the sweet chili chicken, steak and shrimp kebab are some reviewer favorites.

Opening Hours: 8AM to 10PM
Address: 2463 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu

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4. Leonard’s Bakery

Can’t get to the legendary Leonard’s Bakery? No worries, because the brightly striped Leonard’s Bakery Malasadamobile hit Oahu in four different locations.

Parked at Waikele Shopping Center, Pearlridge Shopping Center, Windward Mall and Koko Marina Shopping Center in Honolulu, these food truck editions deliver hot masaladas straight to your car.

The Portuguese doughnut was launched in 1952 to resounding success.

The golden-brown dough balls are crisp on the outside and fluffy inside; order other specialties like pao doce and pastries for more textures.

Alongside the cookies, cakes and pies, Leonard’s Bakery Masalada Truck also serves coffee and lemonade.

Opening Hours: 7:30AM to 5:30PM
Address: check their website for daily locations

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5. Five Star Poke

The name says it all! Five Star Poke is one of the best spots in Oahu for poke and an easily accessible one too.

Best of all, they offer some shared outdoor seating with their neighboring truck (a hot dog place), so you don’t have to hunt for a lunch spot.

Reviewers have pointed out how their miso mayo and ginger shoyu is a fresh change from the heavier drench of marinades, letting the natural seafood flavors shine through.

Spicy ahi, Miso Mayo Tako and Jalapeno Salmon are popular choices; there’s also the standout avo bowl.

To wet your mouth, order a ginger lemonade.

Opening Hours: 11AM to 9PM
Address: 206 Kapuni St, Honolulu

6. Sweet Revenge

Not all food trucks serve mains – this Oahu local is all about that sweet, sweet life.

If you need to catch your breath after a whirlwind tour of the island, track down Sweet Revenge for your daily dose of treats.

Sweet and savory pies are baked fresh, ingredients sourced locally and pies made from scratch.

Their chicken pot pie has appeared in ‘Top Eats in Hawaii’ lists, while others listed the quiche, mango cheesecake and fresh mochi for grabs.

Parked at various farmer’s markets, it’s the perfect dessert truck to round up your meal.

Opening Hours: location-dependent
Address: check their website for daily locations

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7. Simply Ono

Expanding out of the kitchen and onto the streets, Simply Ono has been a local staple since 1995.

The owners are friendly and the menu tasty; you can look forward to both regular dishes and seasonal items.

Serving Hawaiian and ethnic foods, as well as fish on a daily basis, it’s a food truck with Oahu flavors in mind.

Many return customers comment on their generous portions – most dishes are served with macaroni, green salad or garlic rice.

The rack of lamb, lobster roll, and shoyu pork get consistent thumbs-up, as do their lau lau.

Opening Hours: 10:30AM to 1:30PM
Address: 651 Ilalo Street, Honolulu

8. Elena’s Lunchwagon

Some food trucks in Oahu don’t even require you to drive. Elena’s Lunchwagon is parked in downtown Honolulu to meet the lunch rush demand – and what a demand.

The original restaurant in Waipahu was founded in 1974; decades later, they’ve expanded to 3 lunch trucks.

Carrying traditional Filipino recipes from Dagupan City to Oahu, the Butuyan family have shared many family recipes.

Their Pork Adobo Fried Rice Omelette™ offers tender adobo in an egg crepe envelope; Sari-Sari brings a loaded soup onto the table.

More popular dishes include the Lechon Special (think crispy pork belly pieces), Pork Gisantes and sauteed squid.

Opening Hours: 11AM to 1PM
Address: 1164 Bishop St, Honolulu

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North Shore Food Trucks

9. Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

It’s hard to beat the shrimp truck chain that made garlic shrimp famous.

Serving up world-famous eats to hungry locals and tourists seven days a week, the original Giovanni’s location is parked at a prime spot along the Kamehameha Highway.

The killer garlic scampi sauce is unparalleled in taste and quality.

The truck’s menu offers a variety of shrimp dishes like the popular Hot & Spicy Shrimp served with two heaping scoops of rice, but the real star of the show is their world-famous Shrimp Scampi.

If you’re looking for a good lunch spot, stop by Giovanni’s!

Opening Hours: 10:30AM to 6:30PM
Address: 56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku

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10. Mike’s Huli-Huli Chicken

Mike’s Huli-Huli Chicken is a familiar name when it comes to the best food trucks in Oahu.

While other plates such as kalua combos and shrimp serves are on the menu, chicken has always been their fame-maker.

Their Hawaiian-style barbecued chicken is some of the best bites along the North Shore.

Top it off with the sweet, tangy and tongue-tingling sauce – the smokiness of the chicken is accentuated perfectly!

Seek out this bright yellow food truck in Oahu. A sheltered patio offers comfortable seating and there’s ample parking space too.

Opening Hours: 11AM to 7PM
Address: 55-565 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku

11. Aji Limo Food Truck

You can tell Aji Limo is one of the best food trucks in Oahu just by looking at it – rainbow strips, shaded outdoor seats, off the beaten path.

If you need to stretch your legs after a long drive, this spot by Shark’s Cove is laidback.

The menu is a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, with a focus on fresh seafood.

You get Hawaiian staples like poke bowls and fish tacos, with beautiful smatterings of dried seaweed sprinkled on top.

Make sure to try their chirashi salad, salmon ceviche, and sunset shrimp too!

Opening Hours: 11:30AM to 8:15PM
Address: 59-712 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa

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12. Haleiwa Bowls Truck

It’s fresh bowls alert at Haleiwa Bowls! This stop isn’t technically a food truck, but this quaint smoothie shack deserves to be on the list.

With food and drinks as colorful as Hawaii’s landscapes, you’re literally scooping healthiness and happiness into your mouth.

They focus on organic, healthy eats that source locally, hence the rotating menu.

This Oahu food shack specializes in acai bowls (the Hapa Bowl and Mana Bowl being two favorites), but their smoothies are great to grab and go.

Toppings come at $1 per addition, ranging from fresh fruits to bee pollen and cacao nibs. For drinks, try their Iced Golden Milk Elixir.

Opening Hours: 7:30AM to 6PM
Address: 66-030 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa

13. Surf N Salsa

Craving Mexican food on the island? Surf N Salsa is one of the rare gems on Oahu that dives into Mexican cuisine.

The food truck is easy to spot, painted signboard and terracotta exterior the first hint of its laidback vibe.

Order their carne asada fries and shrimp tacos – free chips and salsa comes with every order.

You’ll never forget the generous toppings; everything’s fresh, cheesy, and highly addictive.

Since it’s BYOB, you’re free to jazz up your lunch! They’ve also carved out a surf-aesthetic seating nook.

Opening Hours: 11:30AM to 7:30 PM
Address: 66521 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa

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Food Trucks in Kailua (East Oahu)

14. Leilani’s Island Tacos

The unassuming Leilani’s Island Tacos food truck hides a rather flavorful menu – tacos chockfull of spice.

Arriving to the food truck scene in Oahu in 2017, they’ve since served some of the spiciest bites on the island.

If you like your tacos big and with an Asian fusion flair, Leilani’s is the best food truck to visit.

They source ingredients locally and everything is made fresh, including homemade sides.

Some drive from Waikiki to Pali just for their shrimp and fish tacos; you can’t go wrong with their occasional special either.

Opening Hours: 3:30PM to 8PM
Address: 120 Hekili St, Kailua

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Food Trucks in Pearl City (Central Oahu)

15. Tin Hut BBQ

Tin Hut BBQ is one of Oahu’s best food trucks for BBQ plates and we have the votes to prove it.

Having won a People’s Choice Award, this disabled veteran-owned food truck continues to be extremely popular.

They also cater to events of all themes and sizes, so contact them if you’re in need of an Oahu cookout.

Step up to the bright red truck for some of their Carolina Style Pulled Pork or Texas Style Brisket. Smoked low and slow, their Kansas City Style Ribs are also in hot demand.

For lighter fare, opt for their sandwich menu.

Opening Hours: schedule subject to change
Address: check their website for daily locations