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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 79
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  • 94
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth the wait

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Lorraine J
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I would give the shrimp 4 stars but take away a star because of the prices. I know shrimp, especially fresh shrimp isn't cheap, but I would have to eat like 4 plates to get full. So for what you pay and what you get, for me it's not worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place has been my favorite shrimp shack for over 10 years! I love the sweet and spicy prawns AND shrimp. The line-up is often quite long because of how popular they are but stick it out because you won't regret it. During some times of the year, they don't have prawns and they will put a notice up on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Romy's is excellent. I love their shrimp and it is definitely worth the waiting time. I would suggest ordering more than you think you're gonna have. This is both due to the wait (you'll get hungrier), and how good it is (you'll get hungrier once you start). I always get the garlic butter prawns and mix it with normal steamed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband and I LOVED the garlic shrimp plate at Romy's. We actually ate here twice during our 5 day stay on the North Shore. The shrimp, rice and sauce were all delicious, but be prepared to wait. Calling in your order is definitely best, but when we tried no one answered. With no line it took about 45 mins... More 

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saint louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We liked it, but I thought we'd love it. The shrimp and rice are yummy. You choose between garlic shrimp (very very very garlicky... you will taste it forever) or spicy sweet shrimp. If you want spicy ask for extra spicy, ours were not spicy, more of a sweet and sour kind of flavor. Call ahead so you don't have... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We went zip lining and the guides recommended this place. They warned us about the wait too. When we got there, there was only one couple in front of us so we were happy. The only thing missing was an ice cold beer. It was so good!! I had the garlic...mmmmm. The deep fried was also amazing, and I liked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The garlic butter shrimp were amazing. The sun fish were to die for. Well worth the wait! The flavors dance in your mouth leaving your taste buds begging for more. We love this place.

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Additional Information about Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp

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

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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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