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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, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993

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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
Worth the Wait!!!

The place was packed on a Friday afternoon. When they started calling numbers they were at #19. I was number #46. I waited at least 30 minutes for my food but it was worth the wait. The shrimp was tender and loaded with garlic. It was seasoned well but the rice was a bit gummy; a minor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Manhattan, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

So, so, so good. I got a half order of the shrimp scampi and extra garlic rice. It hit the spot. A perfect casual Hawaaiian meal. yum!

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Maryville, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes for 13.00 u get a pile of shrimp but I felt the flavor was way too much garlic to enjoy it. And the fact that the place where u sit n eat is very sketchy. And o lord I had to use the bathroom and soon regretted the decision...was so nervous the floor was gonna fall thru, no light,... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Giovanni's shrimp truck to get a quick bite after surfing. We were amazed at the quality and taste of their succulent shrimp. Don't pass them by, you won't be disappointed. My daughter loves the Shrimp Scampi. They even put roasted garlic over the rice.

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Victoria, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Being it was 5:30 on Sunday we were not sure Giovanni's would still be open, but as we were to find out as long as the customers are there they seem to stay open past the posted close time. And glad we were, as out party of three ordered the Garlic and butter Scampi which came within 5 minutes of... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Wonderful shrimps. $13 for a dozen of shrimps and 2 scopes of rice.

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Orange County, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We read about Giovann'is shrimp truck in Trip advisor and we just had to try it. We enjoyed it so much that we went to eat there twice. The garlic shrimp was a little over garlicky for me but my husband really enjoyed it. I hand the regular shrimp with rice and it was very good. The drive to the... More 

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

This is why we have an account with tripadvisor... Thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed the experience at the truck... Enjoy the island and you can never over garlic any food... LOL Take care. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Totally over rated. The busiest truck in the lot probablly because it's famous. I had better truck food.. But because this is in north shore and by the looks its been for a while.. It might be worth the trip. Went on a friday there was no line. I found the price to be a on the high end for... More 

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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 enjoy your experience or the rice at the shrimp truck... Do you have any suggestions on how we can get better for the future?... Talk to you soon. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It's a "must". The shrimps are great, I've heard it's beacuse they raise their own shrimps. They are fresh. soft and tasty. We went all the way just looking to find the truck and actually made a 30min line, but it was worth the wait. We wanted to eat again but we didn't have enough time to go back.

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

Thank you for the recommendation and happy you felt that we where worth the wait... Enjoy the island and maybe we will see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were day tripping along the North Shore looking out for one of these famous shrimp trucks that we were told to try out. After a few near misses we came upon Gio's truck which you can't miss, in that it's a heavily graffiti’ed white affair swarmed by a constant queue of folk looking for their next shrimp hit. It... More 

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

LOL on the shrimp comment... In all the years, I must say that I never read that about our shrimp... Thank you for the great review and for coming to visit us while on the island.. Take care and have a great vacation... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The place was packed on a Friday afternoon. When they started calling numbers they were at #19. I was number #46. I waited at least 30 minutes for my food but it was worth the wait. The shrimp was tender and loaded with garlic. It was seasoned well but the rice was a bit gummy; a minor inconvenience. An excellent... More 

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

Good food, not that long of a wait and great weather... That sounds like a great day in paradise... 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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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: 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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