20 cheap eats for under $20 on Oahu
Finding authentic food at cheap prices in Oahu requires a little exploration and a touch of daring.
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Meals( Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times / December 5, 2013 )
North Shore shrimp trucks
Prices: $8 to $11
Cast a wide net for lunch or dinner the next time you drive to Oahu's North Shore. Scattered along Kamehameha Highway, from Haleiwa to Kahuku, are trucks selling barbecued shrimp, chicken and steak plates, most served Hawaiian plate-lunch style, with steamed white rice and salad. One of the first of the dozen or so trucks you'll encounter is Big Wave Shrimp Co., where a billboard of a surfboard-riding cartoon shrimp welcomes customers. You may run into the crew of the TV show "Lost" here; they film nearby and drop in occasionally for lunch. Several more shrimp trucks, some of them converted RVs, can be found past Turtle Bay Resort, including Giovanni's Aloha Shrimp, one of the best known. It's at 59-565 Kamehameha Highway.
We loved. . . the convenience and price.
We didn't love. . . the flies that wanted to share our lunch.
Shrimp trucks, Kamehameha Highway, North Shore.