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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

66-472 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
8082931839
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Ranked #12 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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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is a must do in the North Shore area. Make sure to try everything on the menu and also don't forget to sign the truck too. The shrimp was big and the flavors were wonderful.

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

What a recommendation to future customers.. Thank you for the kind words and happy you enjoyed all of the shrimp plates at the location... Enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Roseville, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I love shrimp! They serve an amazing garlic shrimp with plenty of shrimp on the plate (be warned - shrimp are deveined but legs with shell are still on). Worth stopping if you are passing by. Lines can be 30 people deep. Good prices 8-9 bucks a plate. Also in same area is a stand for hot corn on the... More

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the shrimp we serve at the location and for giving us a chance... Sorry about the wait time which can be long in the summer... We are working on a much larger truck for the future, so stay tuned.. Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim... More

San Jose, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The best shrimp scampi on the North Shore! The garlic rice is unique and not to be missed either! (I forgot to try the corn-on-the-cob though!) Look for the little turnout in the road with four or five trucks parked. We tried shrimp from three different trucks and Giovanni's was a winner with our family!

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

Thanks for the great review and happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck... It makes us happy you picked us as the winner and we hope to see you again in the future.. Enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place is super busy but the food is worth the wait, if your driving past this is a place you have to stop

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

We think it is worth the wait as well and happy you agree... It can get very busy at the location and we are building a much larger truck as we speak.. Stay tuned for details and enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

fresh shrimp, good price, good eats....when you see one of their trucks pull over you will not be disappointed...

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

Can I borrow your headline as our new slogan.. LOL Thank you for the short and sweet review... Happy you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Augusta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Shrimp truck in the middle of no where.... Giovanni's Hot and Spicy shrimp is just that - beware! Scampi was the best. Lots of garlic. At $13 a plate ( for 12 shrimp and 2 scoops of rice) it was one of the most affordable, filling meals we had on our trip and it was delicious.

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

Happy you made the trip up to see us and happy you enjoyed the experience at the location... We try to make it as affordable as possible, but it is Hawaii.. Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Windermere, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Long wait (between the line and wait for food preparation), but it was great. Giovanni's is situated around other food trucks, so those not interested in shrimp can get what they want as well. Pleasant service and great shrimp.

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

It's not really a long wait, when you are in Hawaii... We are happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Scampi shrimps are not bad, but not worth the price. Stay away from the Hot and Spicy as the vinegar in the hot sauce makes the shrimps taste like they are way overcooked, or may be they just are. The wait was unbearable, we waited 30 minutes to get our food after paying at the next window.

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

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the shrimp truck... I will forward your review to the owner and hope you give us another chance in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Warsaw, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Im a shrimps fan - in every trips I tray to check how "locals" manage this marvelous meal. I was tasted it everywhere, from Poland to Japan, but the best one are on Giovannis truck!!!. All Hawaiian visitorm must go there!!! When I ask a person from Honolulu what is the best attraction in the island, he smailed an said:... More

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

Sounds like you are an expert on shrimps of the world... It makes us happy you enjoyed ours while visiting the island... Thank you for giving us a chance for the recommendation to future customers... We miss you as well and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I passed this truck several times with hesitation. I didn't stop for the same reason why I don't eat from hotdog vendors when I'm in NY. After hearing several locals and finally family members saying it was a "must do" for my trip, I finally stopped. Boy am I glad we did! We had to wait on a line so... More

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

Thank you for giving us a chance and now you have a great memory for the future... I will speak to the manager about the staff attitude and very happy you enjoyed the experience at the location... Enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

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