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Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp

56-781 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
808-232-2202
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Ranked #15 of 24 restaurants in Kahuku
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Taste the freshness in these guys. The secret is to lick the flavors off the shell then peel and eat. Definitely worth the wait even though it took over forty five minutes. Tried them once and can say I don't regret having patience.

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Stillwater, MN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great to have the experience of eating at one of these roadside attractions! Didn't know what we were getting into, but found out fast! After ordering we sat at a side table waiting for about 20 minutes. While there I noticed a big sink next to the building. After getting our shrimp lunch I understood. If you have good clothes... More

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Atlanta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Had the fried and the steamed shrimp plates. Very good and filling. There was a long line and they told us it would be a 'wait' for our food of about 30 minutes. It was only about 15 and we were back on the road. Great local experience!!

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calgary
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Excellent garlic shrimp with enough to fill teenage boys. The prawns look like small lobsters. We wished we had time to go back and try those too.One of our favourite meals during our holiday.

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Marbella, Spain
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Already when we got out of the car a delicious smell of garlic and shrimps floated in the air. We ordered the "Sweet and Spicy" and the "Butter and Garlic sautéed" shrimps and all of us, even the kids, enjoyed the fresh and well cooked food. There were quite a few people already waiting to order when we shoved up,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We're staying in Kailua, Oahu for a week. Were told the North Shore is a must do drive. Off we go. Slow, winding roads up the coast, gorgeous scenery. Driving through Kahuku we see several shrimp trucks, including Giovanni's, with long lines. We keep going. About 3/4 of a mile outside of Kahuku, we spot Romy's Shrimp truck on the... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We have tried almost all shrimp trucks/places in the are and this one was the least favorite. Service was not so friendly and prices a little bit overpriced. Personally I dont like the way they are preparing prawns, leaving half of the head and lots of dirty stuff inside.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Best Shrimps EVER! In the land of Kahuku & Haleiwa~ you'll find oodles of famous shrimp trucks. But Romy's the best!! They have their own massive shrimp farm in the back- check! Lines out the door- check! Offering of few yet super delectable yet simple Prawns and shrimp dishes- check! I'd eat here everyday if I could. And those steamed... More

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Wentzville, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Ordered the sweet and extra spicy shrimp and it was very good. Only real issue is the wait. I'm not sure why it took nearly 45 minutes to prepare the shrimp. The meal was good and we were in no hurry anyways. Outdoor seating? Ha, ha. Pull up a bench that is all they have.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Highly recommended, don't drive past thinking ew food from the side of the road like I originally did. It was well worth the very busy wait. Staff are very busy but still give you professional service and are really friendly. Garlic shrimp yum yum...

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