Imagine a slab of prime rib as big as a platter.
That’s what you’ll get at Haleiwa Joe’s in Haiku, a favorite neighborhood restaurant on the Windward side.
And the prime rib is so good, people wait outside the restaurant before it opens. (It’s first come, first served — and your entire party has to be there to be seated.) And everything you’ve read about it is true: the prime rib sells out, sometimes before the sun sets.
My family and Derek hadn’t been there before, so I couldn’t wait to see their reaction to the extra-large slab of meat.
But the restaurant does offer more than just this Flintstone’s cut of beef.
Here’s what our recent dinner looked like:
If you want a variety of appetizers, you won't be disappointed here. You can order everything from curried scallop cakes to crunchy coconut shrimp — and these Thai-fried calamari ($9.25). The calamari is lightly breaded and fried, then paired with a tangy Thai dipping sauce. Nice way to start our meal!
Haleiwa Joe’s, 46-336 Haiku in Kaneohe. Hours: Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday; Sunday brunch starts at 10 a.m. Phone: (808) 247-6671