Food is a major part of vacationing. In many ways, the better the food, the better the vacation. Maybe because vacation tends to be a time to splurge. Maybe because vacation is a time to venture out and taste new and different foods that one normally does not. All things considered, Hawaii is a perfect place for it all.
Vacationing with Turtle Bay Rentals on the Turtle Bay Resort is no different. As a matter of fact, it is the perfect place for feasting on some great food. Especially after a long day at the beach surfing and soaking in the sun. With a variety of options in terms of local food stops within minutes of the resort, below are four recommendations for the next time one is yearning for something tasty.
There are numerous trucks and establishments within the town of Kahuku that claim “Kahuku Shrimp,” but only two establishments actually serve actual Kahuku raised shrimp and prawns. Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp is one of such establishments.
Located adjacent to its own shrimp farm, Romy’s serves up fresh (never frozen) prawns and shrimp straight out of Kahuku. Known for serving its shrimp with the head on, although trimmed, with its garlic butter sauce and spicy shoyu sauce, Romy’s is one of those iconic establishments that is true to its claim as dishing up savory “Kahuku Shrimp.”
56781 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
Farm to table is the name of the game at Kahuku Farms Farm Cafe. Offering a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, smoothies, baked goodies, desserts, and drinks, one thing is a for sure—it will be fresh.
Located adjacent to its own farm, Kahuku Farms also offers farm tours to educate guests on the inner workings of agriculture in Hawaii as a whole and Kahuku specifically. One fun tour Kahuku Farms offers is a smoothie tour, which includes a Papaya Power Smoothie while on a wagon tour of where the ingredients of that very smoothie come from.
Address: 56-800 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
Looking for a solid burger? Well, Seven Brothers at the Mill (formerly Kahuku Grill) is the go to spot. Offering a wide menu of burgers with a variety of fixings, fries, salads, shrimp and fish plates, Seven Brothers dishes out unique flavors with each meal.
Located at the old Kahuku Sugar Mill, Seven Brothers offers indoor and outdoor seating perfect for a nice casual lunch or dinner.
Address: 56-565 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
“Ah You Hungry?” Local boy Junior Ah You, a former football player, opened doors at Tita’s Grill in 2010. Tita’s Grill offers full on local style portions, from breakfast and lunch plates to sandwiches, with a Polynesian flair. Their Polynesian bread is to die for (even a la carte) and reasonably priced by Hawaii standards.
Located across the street from Kahuku High and Intermediate Schools, Tita’s Grill is a must for any visitor looking for a good local food pit stop at a reasonable price.
Address: 56-485 Kamehameha Hwy, Hauula, HI 96717