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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 56
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  • 26
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Thank goodness it has tents over all the outdoor tables because it sure did rain,

Our family was there in December of 2015 and were not able to sample the prawns as the didn't have any at the time we were there. I really don't know the exact items on the menu as my daughter ordered everything and all of the many shrimp dishes as well as the fried whole sun fish were delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Emil K
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Ronkonkoma
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Ronkonkoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family was there in December of 2015 and were not able to sample the prawns as the didn't have any at the time we were there. I really don't know the exact items on the menu as my daughter ordered everything and all of the many shrimp dishes as well as the fried whole sun fish were delicious. Too... More 

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Thank Emil K
The Woodlands, TX
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For the mess created from having to de-shell the whole shrimp (head included which is a bit creepy) I would have thought the shrimp would have been moist and succulent but it wasn't. The garlic butter sauce was tasty but a bit overcooked. If the shrimp had been juicy I would have enjoyed the experience more.

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Thank teubanks
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After playing 18 holes on the Arnold Palmer golf course at Turtle Bay, I was anxious to give Romys Shrimp truck another try to redeem itself from my previous dining disappointment. After 4 hours of play, we wanted a good meal before the long drive to Honolulu. We arrived at Romys a little after 5:00- with no one in line.... More 

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Thank Foodforhungrypeople
UP Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a tourist draw. We think all the hype about how great these shrimp truck are just feeds on itself, and the tourists keep coming. We waited about a half hour to get a mediocre dish of 8 medium sized shrimp. Flavor was pretty powerful garlic, which overpowered any of the seafood taste. We also stopped at other shrimp places,... More 

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Thank BaydeNoc
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok I was a little skeptical about getting shrimp from a roadside stand in the middle of no where in HI. That God I stopped!!!! The shrimp was fresh and perfectly cooked. I grew up in New Orleans and am very particular about seafood, and these guys knew what they were doing. The scampi style is what I had, severed... More 

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Thank Stevepredfan
Idaho
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to eat here yesterday but the line was too long & we were hungry. So today the line was much shorter & we got to see why it was so popular. They were out of prawns so we ordered a pound of steamed shrimp with a choice of two sauces & got two scoops of sticky rice. It... More 

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Thank idahospud66
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried three of the four types of shrimp. Fried shrimp not available and neither were prawns. All were tasty, I would suggest the butter garlic. No need for salad and corn, both were not tasty. Stick to rice and shrimp. Be prepared to wait unless you just get steamed shrimp, other shrimp takes about 30mins.

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Thank F00d13MN
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend calling in the order if you do not want to wait. But shrimp was worth the wait. My favorite was the spicy shrimp. Steamed shrimp takes less than 15 min all the time. However the garlic and spicy shrimp took 45 minutes. Feel free to bring items with you since there are picnic areas outside. I was disappointed that... More 

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Thank Ruggerlynn
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this place so we stopped early afternoon on Christmas Day. What a great place, after we placed our first order of Garlic Shrimp and Spicy Prawns we had to go back and order again. They told us a half and hour wait for food but I think it was under 10 minutes. Awesome recommendation so glad we stopped!

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Thank belvider
toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shrimp themselves were very fresh, but they were overcooked and it was a long wait for a takeout meal by the roadside.

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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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