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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

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66-472 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
8082931839
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993

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  • 117
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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Holy garlic! Yummy Shrimp.

We stopped in for a quick lunch and were happy with our choice. They sit in a park which includes other food trucks, however this is the only one I can comment on. Service was fast, food came out very quickly (made me wonder if the shrimp were all precooked). The shrimp were very tasty, but also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
GHustad
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Chicago
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Columbus, Georgia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yeah, yeah garlic shrimp and rice. For $14 I don't understand the fuss. Plus it's visited by the masses and you have to peal the shrimp with no way to clean your hands other than towels. With the amount of grease on the shrimp that's a waste. There are TONS of great places to eat in this area, don't settle.... More 

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Chicago
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a quick lunch and were happy with our choice. They sit in a park which includes other food trucks, however this is the only one I can comment on. Service was fast, food came out very quickly (made me wonder if the shrimp were all precooked). The shrimp were very tasty, but also super garlicky, so... More 

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Thank GHustad
riverhead
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lemon shrimp with rice. I think there were a dozen. A little pricey but delicious. Great service...quick and courteous

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Thank Ellen L
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Oh sweet Jesus. We have been thinking about this place since we ate there. The scampi was the way to go, the butter/lemon was not nearly as delicious as their scampi. We went twice and are trying to re-create the magic at home. Failing ofcourse. Tips: bring wipes and hand sanitizer - you're going to need it!

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Thank funnyiwasjustthere
New Hope
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have tried some of the other shrimp trucks and in my opinion none compare to Giovanni's. We have tried all the shrimp options and the one with garlic and butter is the best. The shrimp are succulent and delicious. Another really good thing to try is the garlic hot dog. It is also delicious. All in all this place... More 

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Thank Vivian B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Careful of those hot ones! They really aren't kidding hahaha. I've eaten their shrimp twice and they never disappoint. I braved the 1/2 spicy plate and my eyelids were sweating. So good and just what I was asking for. Parking is hectic but that's the game for a food truck parking lot. Will definitely be back every year, even for... More 

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Thank Veronique G
Saskatoon, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here twice on our trip to the island. Soooo good! Have the number 1 with a side of hot sauce! Found the price to be very reasonable!

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Thank archerwillwoman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was super good but very garlicky. If you are not a garlic fan you'll be in trouble. The regular portion of shrimp was enough for two. My husband and I got a shrimp and mini chicken. We had leftovers. The shrimp was our favorite but the chicken was pretty good too.😀

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Burt Lake, Michigan
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We rented a car while on Oah'u, and drove the entire circuit of the island over two days, stopping at various points of interest along the way. One of those points of interest was lunch. We saw the sign on the truck, and recalled that we had been advised to try Giovanni's if we had the chance. We had it,... More 

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Thank Dave B
Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite rave reviews in two travel books,we found Giovanni's lemon and garlic shrimp to be a little tough and quite bland. Not at all what we expected.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66-472 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: 8082931839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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