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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

66-472 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
8082931839
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Ranked #17 of 60 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like like shrimp and garlic you won't be disappointed... There are lots of these places around bit I like this one better than the others. Garlic hotdog not bad either

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Fishers, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We tried both Macky's and Giovanni's since everyone seems to have a passion for one or the other. Both were great - you cannot go wrong with either. We went right at 11 so there was no line and everyone was pleasant. Peeling the shrimp was a pain but the food was excellent. Bathrooms were very presentable as well.

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

You are very lucky to have had no line and thank you for the great review... Sounds like you had a great day on the north shore and we hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We made the trip up to north shore from waikiki to try Giovannis and Matsumoto shaved ice. Giovanni's shrimp truck was a bit disappointing. The food wasn't bad really, but I was expecting to be blown away by garlic goodness. If you were in the area, it's worth it to try. But for $13/plate, driving about an hour to get... More

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

We are sorry to hear about the employees and that you didn't really enjoy the experience... Is there anything we could do better for future customers? Look forward to hearing back from you... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We didn't get sick for the rest of the trip and I credit the amount of garlic I had thanks to Giovanni's. We even travelled back to that side of the island another time Just for more shrimp and we passed a number of other shrimp trucks on the way but there is only Giovanni's in our eyes.

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

I agree garlic is the best remedy for the body.. LOL Thank you for the great review and we are happy you enjoyed it... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Santaquin, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After reading all the hype about Giovanni's I made it top priority to stop here and was a little let down. In my entire trip, the two girls working the truck were the least friendly. In fact, they were a little rude. The shrimp still had the shells intact so after removing them all the flavor was also removed which... More

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

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the shrimp and that the staff was rude.. I will look into both matters and hope to give us another chance in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Los Angeles
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We passed the food truck on the right coming from Honolulu so we had to turn around and backtrack. We got a dozen shrimp scampi and rice (no mac salad) for $13 and split our meal - it was very good and MESSY! YUM!

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

Thank you for turning around and giving us a chance... We are happy you had a messy and yummy time at the location... Enjoy he island and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

San Jose, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We've heard a lot about the hole in the wall Shrimp truck on the north shore, so we made a 1 hour drive from Honolulu to check it out and stuff our faces. There are only a few options on the menu, my wife got the traditional marinated shrimp in butter & lemon/olive oil and I got the spicy ones,... More

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

I would say the best places are the hole in the wall type.. Thank you for coming to visit us and giving us a chance while on the island.,.. We are happy you enjoyed the experience and next time get the scampi with the hot sauce on the side... Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

sydney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On my recent trip my family and I stopped in at Giovanni's on the way to the north shore. The line was quite long but we didn't have to wait that long for the food. We all had the shrimp scampi which I really enjoyed. It had lots of garlic which I like but My husband found it a little... 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 for coming to visit us while on the North Shore.. We are happy you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we tried the scampi and the lemon butter and both were big and tasty shrimp. would eat this daily if i lived here!! don't miss this stop and try the other food trucks in the area as well!!

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

If you lived here and ate it daily, I would put a plaque of you at the location.. LOL Thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed the experience at the location... Enjoy the island and I'm sure we will see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food Trucks are taking over the world. They have contests, they have shows about them, its crazy. This truck rocks. If you love Shrimp and dont mind getting messy and licking the garlicky goodness off your fingers, this is the place.(Also if you dont mind waiting in line) We were lucky, no line, had our Shrimp Scampi in 10 minutes... More

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

I love the title my friend... There are many food truck, but not many when we started in 1993... Over the years we have made upgrades and changed with the times... Thank you for giving us a chance and we are happy you enjoyed the shrimp at the location.. Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the... More

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