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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good for a Food Truck - not really spicey

Touring around the island, stopped for some of the famous shrimp. Went for the hottest they had. The gal was nice enough to warn and even offer a sauce sample, but I just went for it. The sauce was good and since I enjoy spicy food, the bite was not an issue. Keep in mind, the shrimp are served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jeff D
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Austin, Texas
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Monticello, New York
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious Shrimp Scampi can be eaten at nearby tables. Yummy times at this most loved area shrimp truck. Often the lines are long, long, long for fresh, fresh, fresh shrimp dinners, including one that's HOT to the max, if you like highly spiced hot shrimp. Shrimp Scampi is not "hot" in taste, just hot when served and so delicious.

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Thank harrisfr
Cambridge, Illinois
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the garlic shrimp and a scoop of rice. It was pretty good but maybe a little too garlicky for our tastes and my husband loves garlic. It was difficult to eat because we had to peel the shrimp and it was pretty oily. For what we got we didn't think it was super good bargain.

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Thank LisaV63TN
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As we drove the North Shore we were told that we had to stop at Giovanni's shrimp truck so we did and we were not disappointed this shrimp and rice was very good and next to the truck was locals selling original hawaiian items really nice

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Thank Darrell J
Austin, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Touring around the island, stopped for some of the famous shrimp. Went for the hottest they had. The gal was nice enough to warn and even offer a sauce sample, but I just went for it. The sauce was good and since I enjoy spicy food, the bite was not an issue. Keep in mind, the shrimp are served shell-on,... More 

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Thank Jeff D
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at this truck at least 4 times during our 10 day stay. I tried the hot sauce (too spicy)!! Stick to the garlic shrimp, definitely the busiest shrimp truck by far that we stopped at

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Thank Gillster40
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love shrimp and garlic, Giovanni's shrimp scampi is for you. 12 shrimp, two scoops of rice, a slice of lemon, and the whole combo bathed and sitting in glorious melted garlic butter. Be warned tho—they use a LOT of garlic, so if you are not a fan of it, this might not be for you.

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Thank Chester K
Thornhill, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The garlic shrimp and rice combo was ok for a quick lunch stop. Nothing special, good portion sizes, but not cheap either.

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Thank AndyT2012
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to North shore and tried out some Garlic shrimp while we were there. Compared to the other one we had....this place offered better shrimps with better smile (service)

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Thank Yukitos
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We, my wife and me, like to support local businesses so we stopped at the much hyped Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck. They do a nice job of serving the crowds and keeping the picnic tables clean and cleared. They also serve a descent garlic shrimp dish. Good luck to them and future success. FYI the food trucks on Maui are fantastic.

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Thank RU4NJ
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in an area with several shrimp trucks, Giovanni's stand out because of the long lines. The lines are long for a reason, the food is great. Large outdoor seating area that could use a PA system for announcing when order numbers are ready. We were number 33 and they were on order 12 and we kept having to go... 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, Dining on a budget

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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