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Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp

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56-781 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
808-232-2202
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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
SAD... No Prawns ;..( Settled for shrimp. OK, maybe still a 4.5

We have made this place one of our regular stops.... usually ordering a pound of the prawns. We phone ahead as we are driving over the Pali to check if prawns have been harvested that day and then place the order to AVOID the long waits that are described in other reviews. This year when we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We passed this shack a few times on the way Honolulu but thought nothing of it until was recommended to us on a tour. The 40 minute wait for the garlic shrimp was totally worth it although there seemed to be a lot of flies around in the seating area, which wouldn't have made for an enjoyable eating experience but... More 

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Norcal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have made this place one of our regular stops.... usually ordering a pound of the prawns. We phone ahead as we are driving over the Pali to check if prawns have been harvested that day and then place the order to AVOID the long waits that are described in other reviews. This year when we were on Oahu, it... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stayed in the North Shore area for 5 days. I read about this place so knew that it gets very busy and the wait time is long (30-45 mins). I wasn't really interested in going. Almost every place that we ate at we heard people saying that they tried to come to romy's but the wait was too long.... More 

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South San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A bit disappointed because they were not serving prawns the day we came. Reason: their prawns had not grown to the right sizes. So we settled for their garlic shrimps, which in fairness were good - 4 stars. The fried fish was kinda dry - 3 stars. The boiled shrimps - 4 stars. Watch out for the fins and the... More 

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Fulshear, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This little shrimp stand on the north shore serves up some great local grindz. The garlic shrimp are worth the wait. If you get there and see a line already formed it'll be a good hour until you get your food. They aren't a huge kitchen, and they serve a bunch of people daily. They've got nice shaded areas on... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Order the Garlic and butter shrimp. Go there early. Bring some paper towel with you and maybe some drinks.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Another place on the North Shore of Oahu to enjoy some mouth watering Garlic Shrimp. It's cash only, if you are short no problem, Romy's have an ATM.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place was recommended to us after we finish ours shopping. We drove about an hour to get to this place. It was so disappointing when we got there it took about 30 min to get our order. We left and traveled towards Turtle Bay - stopped at a next shrimp truck and had fabulous shrimp...

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Saltillo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You won't find better shrimp that from Romy's. The restaurant is on a shrimp farm. I mean literally a farm of shrimp directly behind the restaurant so the shrimp don't get any more fresh. I had the sweet and spicy shrimp and wife had the garlic. Both were outstanding. Now I will say this. Their sides are nothing special. I... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had heard about the North Shore Shrimp Trucks. Our problem was getting to them without a car! So we took the bus. We chose Romy's as we had heard that either the first one (from Turtle Bay Resort) or Romy's were the best. We were advised by a local or two not to go to Gionvanni's as apparently they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56-781 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
  • Phone Number: 808-232-2202

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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