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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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Lindenhurst, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Yes, I said hot dog. We went to Giovanni's in Haleiwa twice. The first time was special. The food was extremely fresh and tasty. The shrimp was delectable and the sauce finger licking good. In addition to the shrimp, I ordered a garlic hot dog. I've never eaten such a tasty dog! The frank was large and with the scampi... More

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Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Giovanni's shrimp truck deserves all the praise it gets. If you're a fan of garlic you must must must make the trip up to the North Shore and get some of Giovanni's famous shrimp scampi. I don't even particularly like shrimp but it was one of the greatest meals I've ever had. I've tried to make shrimp scampi multiple times... More

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

What a compliment coming from someone who doesn't like shrimp... We are happy you gave us a chance and that you enjoyed the shrimp at the location.. Stop trying to make it at home and visit us again in the future.. LOL Take care... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Richardson, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The garlic shrimp was great as advertised, but the rice was shockingly delicious! Mind you, it was likely drenched in garlic and butter, but still! I would order that rice alone if I could.

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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 the experience at the shrimp truck.. The rice is amazing when the sauce is poured over it and settles... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Chiba, Japan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It was very delicious until last year. But, it was not delicious this year. Because it was not freshly made. I don't go anymore.  いろいろ食べ歩き、ここが一番気に入っており毎年訪問するのを楽しみにしていました。 今年は12時前にもかかわらずガラガラでへんだなと思って、それでもすいていてラッキーと思って食べました。 出てきたのはいつもの出来たてではなく、なんか作り置きを盛っただけようなパンチのない味でした。 それでも味付けはいままでと変わらないのでへんだと思いながらまあおいしく食べきることが出来ました。 昔のジョバンニが食べたいけどもう無理なんでしょうかね。 数をこなす為作り置きするようになってしまっ残念です。 もういかないと思います。

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

I'm sorry to hear that you don't feel the shrimp is fresh anymore.. I can assure you that it is made the same as last year... We hope that you will visit us again to see.. Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After all the hype and buildup about this place, my wife and I decided to drive out and experience it for ourselves. Of all the food trucks Giovanni's was the most populated. Lots of folks in line waiting to order and pick up. You could sense a lot of anticipation in the air fueled by the garlic being sautéed. I... 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 the experience at the location... Coming from a culinary background, I would love to get some feedback.. What do you think we could do better in the future to improve the customer experience? Look forward to hearing back from you.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 info@giovannisshrimptruck.com More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Omg I LOVE geovannis shrimps trucks so yum ... Some of the other shrimp trucks give u fruit with ya plate geos doesn't but it's definitely the most tastiest... They are all good tho. I love the garlic butter plate and add hot sauce! Ducks nuts so good! Ha and I ran into Chris Brown aka Bondi Vet!! Can't escape... 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 being loyal to us while on the north shore... We are happy you enjoy the food and 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

Yuma, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The shrimp was OK. Nothing to write home about. The scampi was better than the lemon garlic. You eat outside at a picnic table. Way too many food trucks in this area.

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

Thank you for giving us a chance, but sorry you felt it was only an ok experience.. Do you have any advice on how to make us better in the future? Tal to you soon.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Both the garlic shrimp and the hot/spicy shrimp were excellent. Highly recommend stopping in for lunch if you're in the area.

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gioshrimp, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

What can I say with a review like that, other then we love you... LOL We are happy you enjoyed the food at the location and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you saw this place driving by you might not give it a second thought. I know I wouldn't but I would have been doing myself a disservice cause the food is so good. The garlic in the scampi is perfect. Keep in mind it is so fresh you will be peeling of the shells and removing the legs which... More

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

Looks are deceiving I guess.. Thank you for giving us a chance and happy you enjoyed the food at the location.. We have made many changes over the years, but not our look which we love... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Bellingham, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

North shore is all about the laid back experience. GO EAT HERE! leave your pretentions at home and go enjoy this amazing food! The shrimp are fantastic. Order a plate, plump yourself down at one of the picnic tables, and enjoy. You won't be sorry!

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

Happy that you lived like a local on your vacation... I's all about the sun, beach, drinks, shrimp, sunsets and relaxation... 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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