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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

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56-505 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
8082931839
Website
Today
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 208
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
DELICIOUS SHRIMP!

Great shrimp from a food truck !!??!! Just watch out for all the Garlic on the shrimp Scampi - otherwise order the Lemon Butter shrimp and have no worries afterwards. Not cheap but very good !

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
peabodymac
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Spokane, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Spokane, Washington
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great shrimp from a food truck !!??!! Just watch out for all the Garlic on the shrimp Scampi - otherwise order the Lemon Butter shrimp and have no worries afterwards. Not cheap but very good !

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Never to much garlic in our minds... LOL Thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed the location... Take care and hope to see you again... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

vancouver
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

WE LOVE this location! Been here many times during our Oahu visits and it's always a treat to dine here. Love the garlic love the spice! Congratulations on your new truck! Made history writing our family's name and hoping to see it during our many visits!!!

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Thank you for always being loyal to us over the years.... We have working very hard over the years and finally have a new shrimp truck to help the process... Take care and hope to see you soon.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Ogden , Utah
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This little Road side stand was amazing. I had one thing on my bucket list while in this town and glad I made the stop after talking to locals to stop at this Shrimp truck. Grilled corn and other food available. Giovanni's is a must

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

One more off the bucket list makes us very happy.... Thank you for coming to see us and we are happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck... Enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Ada, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Now this is just an experience to have. It is a food truck, but one just parked on the side of the road in a little... Rest stop. It looks like all the other trucks (drink trucks, Korean truck, Mexican, and souvenir shops seem to have all grown up around it. I got here at 3PM, and there was still... More 

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and checking us out while on the island... We are happy you enjoyed the shrimp at the location and yes you are brave to try the spicy sauce... As per your review you are a pro so I take your word for it.. LOL Take care and hope to see you again... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's... More 

Hawai'i
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We did a last minute drive around the island and ended up here along the way. ATMOSPHERE: Look for the white food truck with the Giovanni's name. Driving from the east side of the island, you're gonna see a lot of shrimp trucks, but this one is the best! There's a permanent open-air covered pavilion with tables & seats. MENU:... More 

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Now that is a great review of the location... We are happy you enjoyed the experience and thank you for the detailed review for future customers... Take care and hope to see you again... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Mount Hood, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I really liked their large, delicious, fresh shrimp and excellent sticky rice. The plain scampi was my favorite, though my husband preferred the garlic shrimp.

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and we are happy you enjoyed the shrimp at the location... Enjoy the island and next time make sure to get the hot sauce on the side... Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We looked forward to lunch at Giovanni"s and passed up many food trucks while touring the North Shore. No question, it is the most popular -- when we drove up approx 1:00 on a weekday, the parking lot was packed with about 100 cars. Giovannis shares space with other food trucks and miscellaneous vendors so some were there for grilled... More 

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the shrimp truck... I will forward your review to the owner and hope you give us another chance in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 info@giovannisshrimptruck.com More 

canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had garlic shrimp and it was enough for the two of us to share. The shrimp was cooked perfect it's a food truck and we enjoyed seating outside under tarps that protect from the sun There is a sink so you can clean your hands when done I guess there are several around we went to the one in... More 

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great experience at the location and thank you for giving us details to future customers... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Dale City, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Any trip to the North Shore should include a stop at Giovanni's. Shrimp scampi is delicious and portions are probably overly large. My son had the "No Refunds" Hot and Spicy and although tears were streaming down his face he said it was some of the best shrimp he had ever tasted. Of course it's nice to be a 20... More 

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

To be young again... LOL We are happy you enjoyed the experience at the location and thank you for being loyal to us over time... Enjoy your stay and hope to see you again in the future.... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

USA
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

You can get a full-plate (12 shrimp, 2 scoops of rice) or a half-plate ($6.50). Drinks are $1. Shrimp scampi is their most popular. The place was packed; lots of tourists like myself. We waited 20 minutes for our order This is my first visit to a shrimp truck, so didn't know what to expect as far as flavor. Overall,... More 

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a chance and for the recommendation to future customers... We are always trying to improve so I will give this review to the owner and manager of the location... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56-505 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
  • Phone Number: 8082931839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm

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