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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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  • 72
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  • 89
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
Garlic Shrimp

My first bite was a surprise....the grilled shrimp still had their heads on, freaked me out! I never eat ANYWHERE now without asking if the heads are off the shrimp. Would pay extra for this extra service.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Shanna G
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Sechelt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived here approx. 12.45 and were told that our food would take 45 mins to 1 hour, as we had queued for 10mins we decided we were here and should wait Finally after an hour food arrived which was shrimp plate with garlic butter and shrimp plate with sweet sour sauce 2 corn on cobs cost $37 One word... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My first bite was a surprise....the grilled shrimp still had their heads on, freaked me out! I never eat ANYWHERE now without asking if the heads are off the shrimp. Would pay extra for this extra service.

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New Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Waited an hour for two shrimp combos, soggy rice, way too overpriced and stale corn on the cob. Would not recommend

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32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Shrimp flavor was excellent, we went on mothers day and waited in line for 1 hour and then waited 1 hour for the shrimp, they we out of prawns and fried shrimp. This truck kept the heads on fyi

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California
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Ok, I don't eat any meat or fish, but my partner loved this place. We got there early for lunch so there was very little line and plenty of room in the covered outdoor eating area. Her order of steamed shrimp was prepared very fast and served with rice and dipping sauce and lemon. I had the fresh pinapple with... More 

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hong kong
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you drive from south to north shore of Oahu, this place is on your way! Ok, there is not much to say... it's like a big simple canteen able to seat hundred of people of the side of the highway. On the menu 3 kind of seasoning for prawns & shrimps. The most famous are the garlic prawn ones... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited both Romy's and Giovani's back to back. We had the garlic shrimp at both. Romy's was unquestionably better. I'm not saying Gio's is bad, but it's simply not as good/tasty. Romy has : The freshness, the flavor, the side sauce, the head on the shrimp to be able to suck out the good stuff. After you're done with... More 

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Chittenango, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Let's face it, eating in restsurants on vacation can get pricey. I admit, I was hesitant about eating food from a

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Plymouth, NH
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45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Waited in line to order and waited for shrimp, but they were good. I'm not a huge shrimp fan, but the people we were traveling with were so we took it in stride.

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CT
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29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

So when you drive along the north shore road (Kamehameha highway), there's like 20 shrimp trucks. Romys is a good local joint and the lines can tell you that its good. We went on a Saturday which is why it was so busy. They do a lot of takeout too. The line will go much quicker if people would know... 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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