Good Times & Good Food in Haleiwa

Serving Hawaii Since 2005

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. Hawaiians say “Ono!”, Japanese say “Oishi!”, but no matter what language — it’s simply the best. Whether you live on the island or you’re here on vacation, come to the North Shore and experience delicious food on some of the most beautiful Hawaiian beaches. We are Ohana and eco-friendly!

Kate S.

Co-Owner/Head Chef


Planning A Trip To Haleiwa?

Cool breezes, succulent shrimp and local music are waiting for you at Big Wave Shrimp located in Haleiwa on Oahu’s beautiful north shore. Enjoy Hawaiian style lunch and dinner plates with us. Check out our instagram page @BIGWAVESHRIMP to stay updated on our ‘ono menu, guest spotlights and exciting news and events taking place at our food truck. We can’t wait to serve you! 

Big Wave Shrimp Location

Get Your Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Miss our Lemon Pepper Shrimp? Why not bring the taste of Big Wave Shrimp home with you.  Our Lemon Pepper seasoning is MSG and gluten free and contains no preservatives. You can pick it up at our food truck or order online. To order online, DM us on our Instagram or Facebook or email us at – send us your email & shipping address and we will email you an invoice with easy payment options.

About Us

More Than Just A Food Truck

We are Ohana!  Located in the heart of historic Haleiwa town, one of Hawaii’s most beautiful and picturesque spots, Big Wave Shrimp is sure to add to your relaxing experience.  With lots of tables, shade and calming music to add to the ambience, we are sure to make your dining experience one to remember.  We are prepared to “wow” you with our Hawaiian style cooking along with your favorite local beverages and ono shave ice.  Hele Mai, come dine with us! We promise, you’ll be glad you did! 

Historic Haleiwa Town

Our Home Since 2005

Located in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu, Big Wave Shrimp has been serving delicious local style food for 15 years.  We put aloha into each plate that we serve and always look forward to seeing new faces and talking story with friends who have become Ohana.  Sending our guests home with ‘ono food, a shaka and a smile is our goal!

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives
Our Special Feature

We were so fortunate to have been featured in an episode of “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives.” It was an honor working with Guy Fieri and his team who dropped in for some ‘ono grinds.  Watch the episode of DD&D below and enjoy more episodes with Guy and his crew at Food Network

A Passion For Good Grinds
Meet Chef Kawita (“Kat”)

Kawita is the heart of our Big Wave Shrimp truck.  She adds love and the best ingredients to every plate she serves.  In addition to DDD, she has also been featured in Triple A Travel magazine and Aloha Express.  Come visit us and you’ll see why everyone loves my wife’s cooking!

Kama'aina & Military Discount

We Appreciate You

We offer Kama’aina discount as a special mahalo for our local patrons who continue to support us.  It is also our honor to show our appreciation to the men and women who serve in our armed forces by offering a special military discount.  You are welcome to come and sit at our table anytime! 

Cathy N.

Guest from California

“My family and I wanted to try each shrimp plate so we ordered all 3 to share: lemon pepper, spicy, and their garlic butter. OOooOoMg my mouth was exploding with spices and flavor each shrimp had.”


Kate J.

Guest from Los Angeles, California

“Wow, so yummy. This shrimp was amazing. They give you a lot of pieces and they’re big, and the sides (the salad, the pineapple) are yummy too. “


Amy R.

Guest from Wahiawa, HI

“Let’s talk shrimp ! We ordered the garlic butter shrimp . SO Good ! Comes with two scoops of rice and a green salad . I didn’t count the shrimp, but it filled me up . The smell was so good I didn’t hesitate to dive right in before counting them .”


Paola N.

Guest from San Francisco, CA

“Yummy in mah tummy! Ordered the lemon pepper shrimp and couldn’t get enough of it! Kids got a few hotdogs and were very happy too. Nice tables and umbrellas and great friendly service. Better than the other over hyped shrimp truck down the road.”


Michael W.

Guest from Dublin, OH

“Stopped by while touring the North Shore with family group of 10.  I thought the Lemon Pepper shrimp was the best ever.  Absolutely fantastic.  Everyone enjoyed their meals, one of those places you chance up on while travelling and will never forget. “


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Hot Off The Press

Magazine & TV Features

The Big Wave Shrimp truck was fortunate to be featured on local and national publications and television shows.  Take a look at some of our features!

Big Wave Shrimp Commercial

Big Wave Shrimp Feature on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Big Wave Shrimp Featured on Bikinis & Boardwalks

Open Every Day:

10:00 am - 6:30 pm

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66-521 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712

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