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

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  • 362
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    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 28
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  • 15
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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
Giovanni's

This is a stop that I was determined to make it was great fun for the whole family. The shrimp was delicious. My daughter the Chef said that the rice was over cook. I did not eat the rice though it was all about the shrimp for me and it was amazing just as I had heard I got to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Clinton, Maryland
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Atlanta, Georgia
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We split the shrimp scampi. Such large shrimp, plenty of rice and so flavorful. Would definitely go back. We signed the truck and really loved it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Get the garlic shrimp. No one will want to sit next to you for the next 4 hours, but your tummy will be happy.

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Looking for great garlic shrimps, affordable, and best of all with the Hawaiian flare and ambiance, this is the place to go drive and find. Their shrimps are amazing with Giovanni's style sauce. For the adventurous, the spicy shrimps are simply like that - very very spicy. In fact, I couldn't even remember tasting the shrimps. LOL. It would help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This was overall great shrimp. I was not used to the shrimp being cooked in this sweet and sour sauce with shells attached and their under legs still attached as well as their tails. As soon as I dismantled the shells and tails the shrimp was overall good. I didn't care for the way they serve these with the tails... More 

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

not sure what all the fuss is about. my wife and kid were not impressed. i took nibbles and also was not impressed. with all the other food options on the strip not sure why anyone would eat here twice.

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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 we are sorry you didn't enjoy the experience... I will forward this review to the owner and hope you give us another chance in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Lafayette, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Delicious garlic shrimp plates enjoyed outside on picnic tables. Fresh coconuts on sale nearby, for their sweet juice and meat. Worth the drive for the experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I literally go to Hawaii, and its the first thing I want! Its ashame it has become more commercial as I remember when it was just a shrimp truck but the shrimp is still to die for!

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Clinton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a stop that I was determined to make it was great fun for the whole family. The shrimp was delicious. My daughter the Chef said that the rice was over cook. I did not eat the rice though it was all about the shrimp for me and it was amazing just as I had heard I got to... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were a little hesitant to stop at a shrimp truck in a parking lot alongside the road, but we're glad we did! The food was amazing! We had the garlic shrimp and a garlic hotdog. Everything was delicious! It's not cheap, but it's worth every penny. As a family of four, we shared two entrees, an extra scoop of... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate at Giovanni's yesterday right before closed. Delicious large garlic shrimp, yummy sticky rice. Great way to end our day!

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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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