The Elephant Shack
66-145 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa.
Our Rating Neighborhood The North Shore Hours Daily noon–9pm Phone 808/638-1854 Prices Dishes $11–$19 Cuisine Type Thai Web site The Elephant Shack
From truck to shack, this formerly roving mobile operation now has a cheerful, permanent spot with lots of outside seating that’s particularly charming at night, when the tabletop lanterns cast a warm glow. It serves up simple and fresh Thai food such as fish tossed in a tangy chili and lime vinaigrette or bamboo and chicken stir-fried with slightly chewy glass noodles. Staples such as green curry and pad thai are solid. Extra bonus: the menu is vegan-friendly, too.