Food Finds: Windward Oahu

Heeia Kea Pier

Lapping at the shores of He'eia, the He'eia Kea Pier is scenic spot that has hooked guests on their gourmet twist on plate lunch favorites such as misoyaki beef, beer battered mahi, guava chicken and luau stew.

If you're an early riser, hele (move) on over to Kane‘ohe before the sun is up to land He'eia Kea Pier General Store and Deli's early bird $5 breakfast special. Get there by 8 a.m. to anchor yourself a spot at the counter before the place is swimming with shorts-and-slipper-clad kama‘aina and the gang of retired "grandpas" who help open the place every morning.

These oldies but goodies love nothing more to than to strike up a conversation about what Windward O‘ahu was like in their "small kid time." And be sure to pay them the courtesy of asking for their recommendation before you head in to place your order. You can pretend to be surprised when they tell you it's the beef stew.


Know Before You Go


The early bird gets the worm and Heia Kea Pier's $5 early bird breakfast special. 


Be sure to strike up a convo with the store's "celebrity" uncles. Tip: If you ask they'll recommend the beef stew! 


Parking can be hard to hook. Consider reversing in so pulling out isn't such a chore.

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