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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

66-472 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
8082931839
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Ranked #14 of 59 restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993
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Canton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Fun place to stop and get a delicious plate of garlic shrimp and rice. Plan to spend some time waiting in line to order and for your food. You're in Hawaii, so who wouldn't want to relax and catch some sun? There are some other tents set up selling souvenirs which are fun to look at.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

YOU MUST GO. Garlic shrimp all the way! Take it in a to-go box and drive just over to Haliewa Beach to sit and eat with the gorgeous view. SO AMAZING.

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Fairfield, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you get a chance when you're on the north shore stop at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck. They have a great shrimp scampi (about $8 for the meal-you get quite a bit), plus other shrimp meals. It is a white truck by the old sugar mill and has a covered eating area. You can even grab a marker and sign your... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Read lots of reviews and family said it was a must. We got there at 1030 so they were just opening. Got a coffee best we had on Oahu from the coffee caboose next door then waited for them to open. It was worth it. Shrimp scampi fresh and garlicky. Only thing is the scrimp are still in their full... More

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and we are happy you enjoyed it... We consider ourselves off the beaten path street food that is worth the trip... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Union, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As others have said this is a very popular truck, wait time can vary. Lucky it didn't take too long to get our food. Myself and 2 friends shared a garlic shrimp and a Chilli shrimp. The garlic shrimp was great though the garlic on the rice I felt was unnecessary and a bit overkill. The Chilli plate had warnings... More

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Thank you for the honest review on both shrimp plates and happy you enjoyed the experience... The spicy sauce isn't for everyone and I will recommend getting it on the side of the garlic plate next time... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love this Shrimp truck. The shrimp is fresh and yummy and worth every penny. There are two things I don't like. There was no line and hardly anyone there when we got there (this changed shortly after we ordered). We ordered three scampi's. They gave us two and said the other one would be coming. But it didn't come... More

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck and sorry about the wait... Giovanni's is working on a much larger shrimp truck to speed up the process... Stay tuned and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Manila, Philippines
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160 reviews 160 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

came here because it was recommended by a friend. there are many shrimp trucks but Giovanni's is the most highly recommended. price is reasonable and shrimp is so delectable. had two servings of the garlic shrimp and more rice to go with it. be prepared to wait as it has become a staple with tourists that have come to hear... More

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Make sure to thank your friend for us... We are happy you enjoyed the experience at the location and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 info@giovannisshrimptruck.com More

Frisco, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Drove to the north shore on a Sunday. Just after noon we waited inline for almost an hour for our turn. Would I do it again? Yes! Paper plates , shrimp and rice so so good.it was crazy.we were not the only ones in line. Parking at the stop, along the side of the road was challenging but not one... More

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

It sounds like you enjoyed the day at the shrimp truck... Thank you for the great review and happy that you feel we are worth the wait... We are working on a larger truck to speed up the process and hope to have it in the near future.. Stay tuned and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Heard of this place from a friend who insisted that we make a special trip from Honolulu to try the shrimps from giovanni's Shrimp truck, and boy were we glad that we did!! We were lucky to get there just before 12.30pm to beat the lunch hour rush. If we had waited another 15-20mins that we would've been caught in... More

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Make sure to thank your friend for us and we are happy you enjoyed your experience at the shrimp truck... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Fayetteville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Don't let the truck fool you, this place has both affordable and good food tasting food. Had the no 1 and 3, both were amazing! A must visit!

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

We think its killer as well.. LOL Happy you enjoyed the experience and the food at the location.. Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

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