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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 69
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 23
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  • 13
    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
Too busy, go to the other shrimp truck

Over half a dozen shrimp trucks on this road, but this is the only one that is so crowded all the time. The shrimps are just as good as it's neighbors. Actually for me, this is too pricey and you have to wait forever to get your food after you've waited long enough to order it in the first place.... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I'd heard so much about the North Shore shrimp trucks that I was ready to throw down when we arrived. We'd driven that stretch of highway a few times during a 24 hour period and had noticed that Romy's consistently had the longest lines and fullest picnic tables, leading us to believe it was the best. At long last, we... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Over half a dozen shrimp trucks on this road, but this is the only one that is so crowded all the time. The shrimps are just as good as it's neighbors. Actually for me, this is too pricey and you have to wait forever to get your food after you've waited long enough to order it in the first place.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Romy's is the only shrimp shack that has their own shrimp farm so you know the shrimp is extremely fresh. They cook your food to order instead of giving you a scoop of precooked shrimp. You'll have to wait approximately 20 minutes, but the wait is worth it. The garlic and sauce is so good. Pour your extra dipping sauce... More 

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Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were driving across the north shore when we stopped for lunch. Be prepared to wait for your order. We waited in line for 15 minutes to order. Then we waited another 15-20 minutes for our order to be prepared. From what I've read this wait was relatively short. We were disappointed that they were out of prawns at 1pm.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Yes you wait in line to order then wait a while for your food to be ready then you sit at a picnic table but my sweet & spicey shrimp combo was delicious and so glad we enjoyed this local spot. Next time I would try to call ahead to order.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Hubby wanted to stop last visit however the line was so long (weekend day) we kept driving. This trip we stopped on a Thursday for lunch around 11:15 and only waited a few minutes for service. You order your plate and then are called up to pick up and dine on covered picnic tables around the cooking trailer. Shrimp are... More 

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Pittsburg, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We drove about an hour to get to this place. It was so disappointing when we got there they were out of prawns, then after placing our order it took about 30min to get our meals. I ordered the sweet and spicy Shirmp which was really fishy, I had to stop eating after about 3 shrimp I've never tasted the... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

They didn't have the prawns, but the shrimp and rice was excellent. We also ate their diced pineapple. Eat it with a toothpick. It has some marinade on it that makes it so delicious.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Tasty shrimp served several ways. We brought our own wine and ate under the shed on a rainy night. Nice change from the hotel m

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Lake Mills
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The shrimp were excellent! We had the garlic shrimp. They were great as was the sweet sour shrimp. Although the wait time was long, the time to cook fresh raw shrimp must be taken into account. I would recommend it to anyone waning shrimp on the north shore of Oahu.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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