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Geste Shrimp Truck

Kahului Beach Rd, Kahului, Maui, HI
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Ranked #2 of 118 Restaurants in Kahului
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Description: This is the only shrimp truck on Maui. Shrimp trucks are very popular on Oahu, so I wanted to compare/rate this business.
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Description: This is the only shrimp truck on Maui. Shrimp trucks are very popular on Oahu, so I wanted to compare/rate this business.
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Nevada City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My sis and I wanted to try it and got scampi to go. The sweet garlic perfumed our car on the way back to Napili. Messy? Yep. We agreed that it was the best scampi we've had and that the sticky rice soaked up the garlicky sauce to make an irresistible flavor and texture combo. Don't miss it!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

I have to say that this was our best meal on Maui. I had the Hawaiian Scampi and hubby had the hot n spicy. The hot n spicy was better than the scampi. The scampi was very garlicky. The hot n spicy is very spicy, so beware. I think I will try the spicy pineapple next.

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Laredo, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The shrimp comes with the shell split down the back but still fully on the shrimp, which means that you WILL be using your fingers to peel the rest of the shell off. All of the shrimp is sauteed, with different sauces. The oil from the sautee sauces add to the challenge of peeling off the shells. The shrimp is... More

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San Diego, California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

this was a first stop after landing and it was delicious! I am still dreaming of the hot & spicy shrimp! Shrimp are huge! you get 10 or so of them in this delicious sauce with rice and mac salad for $12! You will need to peel the shrimp but they are deveined(and no head) so its simple. they have... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went on a search for the best food trucks on Maui. Geste's we found to have the best shrimp. Portions were humongous and very flavorful. I had the Spicy Pineapple and it is making my mouth water just thinking about it. The truck is parked on Kahului Beach Road across from the swap meet. Don't miss this truck if... More

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Lutz
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The truck is located on the east side of Maui by the harbor on the north side. We had read about it and found it by chance when we drove around the north end of Maui. So glad we found it! The Shrimp was wonderful! We will go back for sure.

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Carlsbad, California
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90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went there with the family while in Kahului. We got two Hawaiian scampi (garlic shrimp) plates and one hot dog plate for my 5 year old (thought it was a "hot dog" with sides, but was served cut up in garlic like the shrimp plate). All were delicious - would absolutely go back again.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had the garlic butter shrimp and spicy pineapple shrimp - would highly recommend both! The shrimp is very fresh and of a medium-large size. Everything is cooked fresh, so there is a 10-15 min wait, assuming a shorter line. Definitely one of the better shrimp trucks I've had while in Hawaii. The location is not that scenic, though, and it... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Don't be turned off by the location or the truck itself. Unbelievable garlic butter shrimp. It is served with rice and a macaroni salad served in a lovely white styrofoam container. No seating, find a place to park near the shoreline and enjoy. 12 good size shrimps. Fantastic garlic taste swimming in butter. Wonderful taste!

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Oakland, California
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14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hands down the best shrimp truck in Hawaii. I've tried many shrimp trucks on the other islands and none come close to Geste shrimp truck. They have four different styles to pick from and a meal come with rice and macaroni salad or just order the Pupu plater that come with a dozen shrimp and none of the extras. The... More

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