Kahuku Roadside Food Court


There’s a certain type of place that always comes up when searching for the best food while traveling.

You know the one.

Open air.
Views for days.
Ridiculous uniforms.
Previously frozen food served up haphazardly for prices that are crazy inflated.

Whether it’s the dollars they put behind ad placement that gets you in the door, or because they’re a legacy brand, more often than not you end up leaving without the amazing food or jaw-dropping experience that was promised initially – which is why we like to make our plans based on word-of-mouth recommendations and digging deep into the local scene.

Cue the Kahuku Roadside Food Court off the Kamehameha Highway on the North Shore of Oahu, where you can try several types of local food prepared with love for less than the price of one cruddy dinner in a dark corner at B*zz’s.

Home to the biggest and best variety of food trucks on the island, including Hula Ula and their famous Lobster Dog, Da Bald Guy from the most recent Netflix Street Food series, a less-busy location of the world-famous Giovanni’s Shrimp, and my personal favorite, Seven Brothers at the Mill.

The only thing missing is a Leonard’s Malasada Truck, but you can still show your sweet tooth some love with a piece of Mom’s Banana Bread at Seven Brothers after enjoying what I dare say is the best burger I’ve ever had.

The Paniolo, or Cowboy Burger, is a perfectly-cooked beef patty topped with your typical lettuce and tomato.

But it doesn’t stop there.

It’s then stacked with bacon, grilled onions and pineapple, melted American cheese and two GIANT homemade onion rings before being smothered in their unctuous house and barbecue sauces.

Served alongside this burger that’s bigger than your head?
A pile of thinly sliced, crisp (yet pillowy) home fries that are seasoned to perfection.

No joke, if there’s one thing on Oahu you need to eat, it’s the Paniolo Burger from Seven Brothers at the Kahuku Roadside Food Court – along with everything else EVERY SINGLE VENDOR has to serve.


Pro Tip: While your food is digesting, get yourself some super cute snorkeling gear at the Seven Brothers Boutique, then make your way to Turtle Bay for a relaxed day at the beach. You don’t have to be a guest at the resort to use this beach, but there is limited parking for those who aren’t staying, so try to get there early.

Seven Brothers at the Mill

56-565 Kamehameha Highway

Kahuku, HI

Kahuku Roadside Food Court

56-505 Kamehameha Highway

Kahuku, HI

Turtle Bay Beach  & Resort

 57-091 Kamehameha Highway

Kahuku, HI