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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

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66-472 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout


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Delicious food but so dirty.

I loved the shrimp and rice. It was tasty and reasonably priced. The one hit I would give them is that the truck was SO dirty. I mean ICK.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

We visited Giovanni's after reading the reviews on trip advisor, we weren't disappointed, the shrimps lived up to the reviews. We visited quite a few of the shrimp trucks whilst in the north, but i would say these were our favourite. theres also a really nice atmosphere in this area, with little market stalls and other food stalls. We also... More 

spring tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you like a lot of Chinese red sauce to cover up the garlic and shrimp flavor this place is for you. Many Chinese visitors were there and because of the news article they flocked here. I prefer to see a shrimp in its cooked color not dripping with bright red sauce Also the garlic should be fresh and plentiful... More 

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

If you want exceptional garlic shrimp, at a famous location, this is the place to go. It is the tastiest shrimp you can get. You'll stand in line for awhile, but not that long. Besides, the line should tell you it's good, and it does move along rather quickly. You'll like it for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the shrimp and rice. It was tasty and reasonably priced. The one hit I would give them is that the truck was SO dirty. I mean ICK.

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Original white truck! ( better late than never?) Yummm Yummm. If you live on the island, you've been here at least a few dozen too many times. ANd if you are a tourist, you will be told to go here at all cost ....yea. Well this location is much better though because only a handful of tourists make it here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The line is usually long, but our last trip to Oahu we lucked out and the line was short! I usually get the regular garlic shrimp...delish! Finger lickin' delish! We have tried Romy's which is also really good but Giovanni's is a bit more delicious!

Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The lines were long but it was worth the wait, only about 20 minutes. The shrimp were delicious and while your waiting you can sign the truck and get a cold coconut drink. Overall pretty good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Wish I had ordered more but the line was too long! Shrimp is shrimp, and they cooked it the way it should be cooked. Had garlic shrimp, and wishing I could have orders some more.

So Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

On a recent trip while dropping my oldest daughter off to college at Chaminade, we took a trip up to the Northshore to see the Billabong House, the Volcom house and just see th beaches up here in general. Got hungry and stopped on ourway back to where a majority of the food trucks gather, maybe there is about (8)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We go there every time that we are on the island. I usually get the garlic shrimp/scampi with the rice. It is amazing and you must try the local drinks by Hawaiian Sun. I love the Orange passion and all guava flavored drinks.

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

Thank you for being loyal to us over the years and happy you enjoy the experience at the location... Next time get the spicy sauce on the side for a change... Take care.. 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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children



Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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