HERE’S THE BEST FOOD IN OAHU NEAR USAG HAWAII
By Sarah Jaudon
IntroductionHawaii is a melting pot of ideas, culture, and flavors! That mix is the perfect recipe for making delicious cuisine and creating some of the best food in Oahu – and maybe even the world. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best food in Oahu near USAG Hawaii for you to enjoy. Looking for the best places to eat in Wahiawa near base? Keep reading!
Suggested read: USAG Hawaii: In-Depth Welcome Center
USAG Hawaii Restaurants
1. Sustainment Bistro (Schofield)Menoher Rd. and Reilly Ave. Bldg. 780 Wahiawa, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 753-2842 The Sustainment Bistro is the dining facility located on Schofield Barracks for the 25th Infantry Division's 25th Sustainment Brigade. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays and only for brunch and supper on the weekends.
2. Bronco Cafe (Schofield)356 Foote Ave. Bldg. 357 Wahiawa, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 655-0196 The Bronco Cafe is located on Schofield Barracks and serves the 25th Infantry Division's 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the weekdays and brunch and dinner on the weekends.
3. Leader's Den (East Range)Higgins Road (East Range) Bldg. 6059 Wahiawa, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 655-0196 The Leader's Den is the DFAC for the East Range at Schofield Barracks serving the U.S. Army Pacific's NCO Academy. Please note this is only open to students and cadre. Check the website for hours of operation.
4. 604 Ale House1249 Kolekole Ave. Bldg. 2060 Wahiawa, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 674-4279 604 Ale House has multiple locations, but you can enjoy this delicious Wahiawa restaurant without ever leaving the base. Their menu offers large burgers, appetizers, craft beer, and cocktails. 604 Ale House is considered one of the best food places in Oahu for military families.
5. Warrior Inn (Schofield)2085 Aleshire Ave. Bldg. 2085 Wahiawa, HI 96857
Phone: 1 (808) 655-1062 The Warrior Inn is one of the Wahiawa restaurants located on Schofield Barracks that serves the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. They’re open on weekdays and weekends for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Check the website for hours of operation.
6. Mulligans Bar and Grill711 Morton Dr. Honolulu, HI 96858
Phone: 1 (808) 438-6712 Located at Fort Shafter, Mulligans Bar & Grill offers a quiet place to enjoy a prime rib sandwich or cold beer with a view that overlooks the beautiful golf course. Currently, they are only open on Fridays from 1600–1900.
7. Fort Shafter Bowling Center Snack Bar186 Chapplear Rd. Bldg. 660 Honolulu, HI 96858
Phone: 1 (808) 438-6733 The Snack Bar is located at the bowling center on Fort Shafter and offers delicious and affordable hamburgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and side dishes. Stop in on any weekday to enjoy their lunch specials, a favorite among their customers.
8. Wings of Lightning Inn1129 Wright Avenue Bldg. 102 Wheeler Army Airfield Honolulu, HI 96859
Phone: 1 (808) 656-2504 The Wings of Lighting Inn is a restaurant located on Wheeler Army Airfield serving the 25th Infantry Division's 25th Combat Aviation Brigade that offers a variety of cuisines for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are open weekdays and weekends from 0600-1730.
Best Food in Oahu Near Post
9. Kiani's Original Guava Chicken36 N Kamehameha Hwy. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 853-7061 Kiani’s Original Guava Chicken may be your go-to spot out of all the restaurants in Wahiawa, HI, due to its delicious food and proximity to USAG Hawaii. Kiani’s serves the classic BBQ mixed plates that Hawaii is known for.
10. Hawaiian Style Chili Co.40 Kamehameha Hwy. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo: 1 (808) 398-4504 At Hawaiian Style Chili Co., you won't just be tasting their signature chili; you'll be tempted to try all of the items on the menu. The shrimp scampi, seared ahi tuna, gravy-smothered pork, and New York strip steak are the most popular.
Wahiawa Breakfast Places
11. Guieb Cafe538 California Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 762-9247 Adobo fried rice omelets, crab cake benedict, and honey acai french toast are just three of the unique breakfast items you can eat at Guieb Cafe in Wahiawa, HI.
12. Koa Pancake House703 California Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 621-0123 The Koa Pancake House is popular among locals, as they serve all of the local favorites, like Portuguese sausage, loco moco, and breakfast fried rice.
13. Zippy’s Wahiawa100 N Kamehameha Hwy. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 622-4166 Zippy’s is one of the great fast-casual dining restaurants in Wahiawa, HI, with tons of brunch and lunch items ranging from Korean fried chicken breakfast to Zippy’s famous Hawaiian chili. Order takeout online or dine in today.
Mexican Restaurants in Wahiawa, Hawaii
14. Barrio Cafe672 Kilani Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 622-3003 The Barrio Cafe is full of bold Mexican flavors and is located in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Barrio Cafe works with local farmers to bring the best carne asada, birria tacos, and huevos rancheros to your fingertips.
15. Taqueria El Ranchero823 California Ave. Ste A5 Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 621-9000 Taqueria El Ranchero is known as Hawaii’s first authentic taqueria-style Mexican restaurant. Here, you can indulge in all of your favorite dishes, like burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and so much more.
16. El Jalisciense650 Wilikina Dr. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 499-8410 If you truly wish to taste one of the best food places in all of Oahu, then El Jalisciense is your spot. This food truck is located in a parking lot next to Schofield Barracks and specializes in authentic Mexican food. Order their mangonada; it’s a must-try!
Indian Restaurant in Oahu, Hawaii
17. Maharaja's Foods410 California Ave. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 852-0057 Maharaja’s Foods is a vegan and vegetarian Indian restaurant serving fresh ingredients and authentic recipes buffet style. Customers rave over the naan bread, malai kofta (Indian potato balls), and samosas (a savory fried pastry). This is a true mom-and-pop shop.
18. Kamana Indian Cuisine1104 Bishop St. Ste FC4 Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 1 (808) 537-5309 Kamana Indian Cuisine is a family-owned business located in downtown Honolulu serving enticing dishes like coconut fish curry, chicken tandoori, and lamb tikka masala, to name a few. It’s also vegetarian and vegan friendly.
19. Spice Up, House of Indian Cuisine1289 S King St. Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: 1 (808) 784-0338 Spice Up is an unassuming restaurant located in the heart of Koreatown in Honolulu. Patrons wait in long lines just to taste authentic cuisines like vegetable biryani, chana masala, and lasuni gobi.
20. Maui Mike's Fire-Roasted Chicken96 S Kamehameha Hwy. Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 622-5900 Maui Mike’s Fire-Roasted Chicken is your classic southern barbecue restaurant in Wahiawa serving BBQ chicken, cajun fries, baked beans, corn, and sweet tea. Taste a bit of the South with a little Hawaiian flair.
21. Go 2 Steaks935 California Ave. Ste A-6 Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 1 (808) 888-2119 At Go 2 Steaks, their specialty is (no surprise here) steaks! At this fast-casual restaurant, you can order a steak with onion rings and fried mushrooms, or you can upgrade that steak to a filet mignon. These delicious and quick steaks are made to order.
22. Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck458 Keawe St. 2nd floor of Hmart Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 1 (808) 201-3980 One of the must-try restaurants in Oahu is not a restaurant at all; it’s actually a food truck. Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck is an iconic staple of Hawaii offering signature shrimp plates with rice ranging from garlic to spicy.
23. Haleiwa Beach House62-540 Kamehameha Hwy. Haleiwa, HI 96712
Phone: 1 (808) 637-3435 Head up to the North Shore and treat yourself to dinner at the Haleiwa Beach House on the bay. The large windows give every seat in the house a great view of the water. Sip on a mai tai while you wait for your poke, fish and chips, or grilled Mahi Mahi, to name a few.
ConclusionOne of the biggest perks of being stationed at USAG Hawaii is being introduced to some of the best food in Oahu! Waking up every morning to the beauty of the Hawaiian islands is a close second. Whether you dine-in or take your food home to eat on your lanai, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re looking to move shortly, check out our blog on USAG Hawaii Army Base housing options so you can situate yourself close to your favorite eatery!
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