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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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Today
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993

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  • 87
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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
North Shore Oahu-must stop!

On my annual visit to Oahu, I always make a trip to the north shore. My favorite lunch spot is Giovanni's Shrimp Truck! Love that Garlic Shrimp! Over the years their popularity has increased, and so has the price, but it is still worth the trip. There are now a few other trucks sharing this spot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Mary H
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

On my annual visit to Oahu, I always make a trip to the north shore. My favorite lunch spot is Giovanni's Shrimp Truck! Love that Garlic Shrimp! Over the years their popularity has increased, and so has the price, but it is still worth the trip. There are now a few other trucks sharing this spot, if you want something... More 

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Mount pleasant
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow!!! I love this shrimp! It comes with rice, but for me that's only to cut the garlic a little. So amazing, but they also sell scampi style shrimp or hot shrimp. ( hot as in spicy!) please try this, you'll be happy and keep away the vampires

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

Can you say Garlic is the best.... LOL Thank you for the visit while on the island and happy you enjoyed the shrimp... Enjoy the island and stay away from the vampires.... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Potomac Falls, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you love seafood this is the place for you, if you don't.... well it'll become the place for you, its that good! the variety to choose from is great. fair pricing, does get crowded but trust me its worth it and the line goes fairly quick not that you should be complaining since you're on Hawaiian time no matter... More 

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

Oh how I wish your heading was true... LOL Thank you for the great review and for talking about Hawaii time...All people visiting the island should have to read your review... Take care and see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

1 star for the lemon butter shrimp. 5 stars for the garlic shrimp. Menu says the lemon shrimp are boiled in lemon water. Not. Plain damn boiled shrimp served with a cup of partially melted butter and lemon. Gross. The garlic shrimp were fantastic. The lemon sucked.

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

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the lemon butter shrimp... I will forward this review to the owner and hope to see you again to eat the scampi.. Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Caguas, Puerto Rico
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited earlier this week. Line was quite long, but moved quickly. Tried the lemon and butter and the scampi. Shrimp scampi won, hands down!

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

Thank you for the visit and happy the lines moved along while you where there... We are happy you enjoyed the scampi sauce and next time get the spicy on the side for a little kick.. Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Fletchers Lake, NS
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great garlic shrimp! Finger licking good, if I can borrow a line from the Colonel. It is certainly an experience and for the first time visitor you may end up in the wrong lineup if you aren't paying attention. There is an order line and a pick up line, so don't look at the crowd and assume it's the order... More 

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

We are happy you and your husband enjoyed the shrimp at the location... Thank you for the detailed review for future customers and hope to see you again... Enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Jensen Beach, Florida
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191 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Giovanni’s is rated #1 in several culinary circles. I just can’t see why. You are served about ten medium size shrimp. It is boiling hot, and the shells are still left on the shrimp. You are literally burning your fingers trying to de-shell the shrimp. White rice is served with the meal. My wife regards white race as being the... More 

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

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your 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 

Semmes, Alabama
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We got the hot shrimp, and the scampi. Sharing is a great idea, because the hot shrimp is spicy!!! A generous portion of rice is included. Highly recommend!

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

Happy you felt we where a good choose for dinner and sharing is always a good idea... Thank you for the great review and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Bakersfield, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This truck is...old and written all over. DO NOT let that dissuade you one bit! The garlic shrimp with rice is spectacular!

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

Best customer ever... LOL Happy you enjoyed the garlic shrimp and for the advice on judging the look of the truck... Take care and see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Hawai'i
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327 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We did a last minute drive around the island and ended up here along the way. ATMOSPHERE: Look for the white food truck with the Giovanni's name. Driving from the east side of the island, you're gonna see a lot of shrimp trucks, but this one is the best! There's a permanent open-air covered pavilion with tables & seats. MENU:... More 

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

Holy review... I can add nothing more then thank you and hope to see you again... Enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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Additional Information about Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Address: 66-472 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: 8082931839
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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