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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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waikato
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We love to try local food and while in Hawaii you have to try some Food Trucks out. Giovanni's came highly recommend and has been open since 1953. We had the Garlic Shrimp, a dozen shrimp heavily doused in Garlic-Yum and two balls of rice for $13. Cash only. Plenty to share between two people. These shrimps come with their... More 

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

Thank you for the visit and happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck... One thing about your review... The shrimp truck was started in 1993 in a 1953 truck to keep the information correct for all future customers... Enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Toronto, ON
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

If you like shrimp then you must go here! It was absolutely delicious and good value for your money. We ended up making the trip to the North Shore twice and ate here both times! The butter garlic sauce is delicious on both the shrimp and the rice. Would have to agree with other reviews, that the rice is quite... More 

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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 for visiting us a few times while on the island... We are happy you enjoyed the food at the location and hope you enjoy your time on the island... Great advice on the hot sauce on the side of the scampi.... Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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

Thank you for coming to visit us while on the island and sorry you feel it's only ok... Is there anything we could do to get better in the future? Look forward to talk to you... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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

Thank you for giving us a chance and very happy to hear you enjoyed the experience at the location... 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
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Wow.. Three time while on the island... I guess you really enjoyed the shrimp at the location... Thank you for coming to visit us while on the north shore and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
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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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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