Wife & I will be spending 4 nights on Oahu's north shore (Haleiwa) late February. First-timers to the islands, while we always get excited about visiting new places and trying their fares, confess that skimming through some of the TA restaurant reviews has been somewhat discouraging.
Figuring we'll be fine for breakfasts/lunches with the bakeries, sandwich shops and shrimp-trucks, etc., but could use a little help w/ the dinner stops. We'll spend an evening in Waikiki (probably try Alan Wong's or La Mer) before heading north. We'll have a rental car, and as we'll likely be doing some driving to some of the hiking trail-heads & snorkeling coves, we're not opposed to driving to other parts of the island for food, too. Not expecting 'fine dining', we'll be just as happy (well...almost) w/ plastic forks on a tired picnic table, so long as the food, drinks and company are good.
Read 'Foodies first time in Oahu' thread, but appears other than the shrimp-truck and shaved-ice, nothing else outside of the metro area got mention. Any advice to be offered towards some decent dining opportunities that don't require driving back into the Honolulu area each evening would be greatly appreciated.
Alan Wong's Restaurant
1857 S King St Fl 3, Honolulu, HI 96826
2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815