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.
WITH TWO AWESOME LOCATIONS-
Haleiwa Joe’s on the North Shore
Located in historic Haleiwa town on Oahu’s illustrious “Seven-mile Miracle,” the original Haleiwa Joe’s location boasts views of the harbor, ocean, and postcard sunsets. While the restaurant is casual enough for family dining, the food and service is fit for royalty. It is common to bump into surf celebrities and Hollywood stars dining here in the Surfing Capital of the World. This location is a notable hot spot for live entertainment and late night parties on the weekends.
Haleiwa Joe’s in Haiku Gardens
The second Haleiwa Joe’s location opened in 2000 on the windward side of Oahu in Kaneohe’s Haiku Gardens, which has a rich history. The land was sold in the mid-19th century as a royal possession to an Englishman named Bakersfield, who had quite a green thumb, planting many of the lily ponds and flowers still blooming in the gardens today.
In the Star-Advertiser’s PULSE quest for the best pau hana spots on Oahu, Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku makes the top of the list with the locals as, “one of those relaxing places that you’re happy to return to time after time.” The serenity of Haiku Gardens also makes this a popular venue for date nights, wedding parties, and special events. Sunday brunch is unique to this location and an absolute must for those who have yet to experience it.