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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

66-472 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
8082931839
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Ranked #20 of 61 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Bountiful, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The shrimp places on the way to the North Shore all seem to be pretty much the same, but I get sucked in every few years by the idea of the shrimp and the smell of the garlic. Much like some other things in life, the anticipation always turns out to be better than the actual event. This time it... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

After a day of enjoying North Shore, my family and I stopped at the food truck spot and decided on Giovanni's. Their plate lunch was great! Very laid back, nothing fancy but good shrimp.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I my recent travel to Hawaii, we stayed at the Aulani Dysney Resort, and we drove 3 times to go and eat a Giovannys. This place serves simple and delicious shrimp in very generous portions, don't forget to try the short ribs too

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We took the garlic shrimps and they were delicious! Service was fast and efficient. Very good prices for what you get. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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

Happy to hear about your experience at the shrimp truck.. Thank you for the great review and will be waiting to see you again in the future... Enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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

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

Have to love the locals for the recommendation.. Thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck... It's nice to hear you will give us a visit when your back on the island, so enjoy your stay and enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Manila, Philippines
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175 reviews 175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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

Now that is a great compliment and will share with the staff at the shrimp truck.. We are happy you came back to see us and that you enjoyed the experience... Take care and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Corrales, NM
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169 reviews 169 reviews
99 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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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and we are happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck... That is a first time in a long time I heard the hot sauce wasn't that hot... You must really like spicy food... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Hamburg
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 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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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us and we are sorry about the long wait... We are working on a much larger truck as we speak and should be ready soon... 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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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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 

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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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
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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