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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

66-472 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
8082931839
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Ranked #19 of 61 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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Houston
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Locals highly recommended stopping for lunch at Giovanni's. The menu is limited so what they serve is very good. They really use a lot of garlic (to me anyway) but I enjoyed every bite. The next time I am on that side of the island I will stop by for sure.

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Manila, Philippines
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175 reviews 175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

2nd time to eat here. last time in 2008. id say that since then the food has remained the same although went to another branch of theirs which is located near the international market village near mcdonalds. less crowded and less people here. i have eaten shrimp all over the world and the best way is grilled with some lemon... More

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Corrales, NM
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164 reviews 164 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I would say this is a stop to make for the experience. We had the garlic shrimp and the shrimp scampi. The shrimp was juicy and delicious. The rice was ok. Hot sauce was not that hot. Cash only. The real fun is watching all the tourists.

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Hamburg
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

we stopped after we read about this place. we had the scampis and they were tasty. the line was pretty long and we had to wait about 30 mins for our food. i think 13$ was a little bit too much for such a small plate.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is a truck on the side of the road so you can't be too mad if it's not good. Lol I had heard great things about this place. The shrimp made us all sick. Before making it back to the hotel we were all finding bathrooms. There were 4 of us and we all 4 got sick. The shrimp... More

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Rolleston, chc, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

maybe my fault for having the lemon butter prawns, I found them boiled and tasteless. I got the spicy sauce on the side as the said to eat it with caution, we found the sauce quite mild to what we are used to.

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

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the lemon butter shrimp at the location... I will speak to the staff about that and hope you give us another chance in the future by trying the scampi... Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited this place during our trip to the north shore. Shrimp has been cleaned and cooked but you have to peel it. The garlic shrimp (scampi) plate was excellent. Simple as that!

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

Thank you for the short and sweet review... We are happy you enjoyed it and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Honolulu, HI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The garlic shrimp was good, but the rice was a bit mushy. The wait was long...not really worth it. The lady working the truck was super nice...

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

I'm happy the staff was friendly, but not so much about the rice... We are sorry about the wait and are working on a larger shrimp truck for the future. Thank you for the honest review and hope with the new truck we will see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I had the scampi plate. Kids had hot dogs. The shrimp was alright but it lacked something. Shrimp was just nothing special. Get the hot dogs. Resist the urge to feed the birds. Feeding them just makes them attack thr next guy as they expect to he fed.

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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 really enjoy the shrimp at the location... Is there anything we could do to improve it for the future? Look forward to hearing back from you.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Shrimp was delicious!! Didn't get to really have a lot of contact with the employees besides ordering but they seemed very nice! Definitely glad we ate at this food truck, we had heard so much about it. The flies were a bit annoying, but what can you expect.. you're sitting outside!

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

Sounds like you had a great day and experience at the shrimp truck.. 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

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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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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