Fresh food. Friendly staff. Fantastic views.
How It All Started
Through a passion for the ocean, great food, and a desire to share the stoke, friends Joe Lazar, Steve McGillin and Moe Lerner founded Haleiwa Joe’s restaurant in 1998.
Their adventures brought them to the North Shore for waves, but the Aloha spirit of sleepy Haleiwa town made them stay.
The founders believed that this Aloha spirit could be shared through a dining experience by celebrating surf legends in original memorabilia on the walls, menus boasting fresh, local ingredients and staff members that are just as talented at swimming with sharks as they are serving Mai Tais.
The Haleiwa location overlooking the ocean’s spectacular surf has become a social and culinary cornerstone for locals and visitors alike. In 2000, Haleiwa Joe’s opened a second location in Haiku Gardens on the windward side of Oahu. The open-air restaurant in this lush valley overlooks its own tropical garden and koi pond with a breathtaking view of the Ko‘olau mountain range.
Keeping It Real
Haleiwa Joe’s is committed to the passions of its founders: quality food and service, catching waves, and community participation.
Whether it’s donations to local clubs and surf contests, or large non-profit events held annually, Haleiwa Joe’s loves giving back to the community that supports our business.
About Our Team
We are committed to customer service that is just as legendary as the icons adorning our walls.
Since people make all the difference in a dynamic dining experience, Haleiwa Joe’s has a diverse and fun staff whose excellence in life translates to the restaurant’s character. Our team consists of talented artists and musicians, world-class surfers, skilled divers, accomplished paddlers and active community members who share their stoke for life with Haleiwa Joe’s guests.
What People are Saying
A step up from the bars and restaurants in town, Haleiwa Joes was my “go to” place during my recent trip to the North Shore of Oahu. Whether the visit was for a drink at the bar in front, or for a meal in the restaurant, this place delivered consistently with great, attentive service, good food and a location right by the water.
This restaurant is seriously to die for. The ambiance, food, and smiling staff make this place so fun to experience. I was on my honeymoon in Hawaii and this restaurant was the icing on my wedding cake. I had the flash fried fish and the coconut shrimp pupu, both were so delicious! My husband ate the rock shrimp and the whole fish, which I tasted, and both were excellent as well! Thank you again Haleiwa Joe’s!
With my North Shore local friends, I’ve been here a number of times and haven’t been disappointed….The food is always fresh and tasty, and staff is attentive and friendly…. If you’re looking for a nice place with great views, happy and friendly staff and a bit more upscale in Haleiwa (while wearing shorts and slippers), this would be a good place. Good for first dates, special occasions and someplace you can enjoy the food and bar selection.