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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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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
Garlic Shrimp

Order the garlic shrimp, but beware, you may be tasting garlic for some time. It is a generous portion of 12 large unpeeled shrimp that have been cooked in butter and garlic. It is good and I never thought I would say this, perhaps there is too much butter and garlic!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I love going out to Haliewa to eat and yesterday was no exception. This truck is located next to VJs butcher block and there are several other trucks right there, so everyone can get what they want. I had the garlic shrimp plate. It was delicious. We sat and ate right there and fortunately got there before the lunch rush... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best food truck for garlic shrimp on Oahu The line is fairly long but oh so worth the wait I have to save up calories The ride out is beautiful go for lunch or after the beach

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This may be a morbid game, but everyone goes around and says exactly what they would want for their last meal. My top choice would be the garlic shrimp from Giovanni's. I have been going to Giovanni's for many years. After trying several other shrimp trucks (and there are certainly many!) we have found giovanni's to be our favorite. Since... More 

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Volo, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is the best garlic shrimp on the Island. The garlic hot dog is also a must have. would also recommend the grilled corn which is across the way .

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West Jordan, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had heard through reviews and recent reviews from friends about how good Giovanni's was. We had the garlic shrimp and the shrimp was good in flavor but way to greasy and by the time we got through peeling the shrimp it was cold. We were told through friends that we could have it peeled for us but no such... More 

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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 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Order the garlic shrimp, but beware, you may be tasting garlic for some time. It is a generous portion of 12 large unpeeled shrimp that have been cooked in butter and garlic. It is good and I never thought I would say this, perhaps there is too much butter and garlic!

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

No butter in the shrimp plate, but can never have enough garlic in our minds... Thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed it... enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

we stumbled across Giovanni's during a drive along the north shore. Being the only seafood lover in our family, I requested we stop and I am ever glad we did. the shrimp scampi was incredible...very heavy on the garlic, but I loved every bite. My daughter enjoyed taking a sharpie and signing the truck as well :)

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

Happy you found us finally.... LOL Thank you for the great review and heavy garlic is what we do... Leaving your mark is a tradition at the location and hope we left one with your family... Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

San Francisco, California
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Food trucks are a big deal on Oahu. In a parking lot in Haleiwa, a half dozen trucks offer their goods. I ordered anhalf/half which was half spicy, half garlic scampi shrimp from Giovanni’s. It didn’t disappoint. Lines are long, awnings are low (duck), and service is slow, but worth the wait. Fresh and finger licking good.

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

Happy to hear we didn't disappoint you while on the island... Thank you for coming to visit us and happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck... Enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Greencastle, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had read about these places before we went on vacation, by luck we happened on to Giovanni's while at the north shore. We were not disappointed, this was some of the best food we had in Hawaii. The garlic shrimp and hot sauce was fantastic and even my wife who is scared to eat from street vendors loved the food.... More 

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

Thank you for the compliment on the best meal while on the island and happy we left an impression... We are happy when our customers have lasting memories of us and when they leave their mark on the shrimp truck.. Enjoy the island and hope to see you again... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was a meal I told my wife I cannot share! the shrimp scampi and the garlic sauce was sooooo delicious! I could eat five orders! a bit messy to eat whilst fighting off the flies... (we ate inside our rental).. sooo worth the drive up north shore! Definitely a must in Oahu!

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

I guess you can't share the shrimp... LOL Thank you for the recommendation to future customers and happy you enjoyed it... Take care and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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