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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

56-505 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
8082931839
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Ranked #6 of 24 Restaurants in Kahuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Driving around the north shore we were drawn to the crowds and the smell of fresh garlic at Giovanni's. We ordered jumbo shrimp, with garlic and rice. It's the signature dish. You wait a little for your meal, cooked in the back of an old truck by the road but it is well worth it. The flavours are wonderful.

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had heard about Giovanni's and knew we had to stop. My wife and I both had the garlic shrimp and it was fantastic. However, you do have to like LOTS of garlic. Garlic is on everything! This isn't like you red lobster shrimp scampi. This is the real deal. As with everything in Oahu, lots of free range chickens... More 

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

Happy to hear you heard good things about us and that we lived up to the hype.. Garlic does make everything better, wouldn't you agree... Thank you for the great review and we are happy you enjoyed the shrimp at the location... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

christchurch
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our driver recommend this place and a was a bit worried when I saw the condition of the truck . . Please don't judge this place by its appearance ,we were totally happiness filled . We decided to try one of each . even our non eating seafood friend tried the lemon shrimp and loved it . Hot n spicy... More 

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

I guess the saying is right about judging.... Thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed all the shrimp plates at the location... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We abviously got there at a very busy time. I can't say it is run terribly efficiently as we waited 45 minutes to order and then 45 minutes to wait for the food. However when it arrived the prawns were fantastic. Well worth the wait. I am not a big prawn fan but they were terrific and we all wanted... More 

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

Thank you for the review and we are happy you felt it was worth the wait.. We are working on a larger shrimp truck to speed up the process and hope to have it ready for the new year.. 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My family and I stopped here for a bite to eat. We ordered one of each: the scampi, the hot and spicy, and the lemon butter. As warned, there was a TON of garlic on the scampi. Hot wasn't as spicy as we thought it might be, but still good. Overall it lived up to our expectations, and it was... More 

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

Thank you for the great review and for your family stopping by the shrimp truck.. We are happy you enjoyed the experience and that we lived up to the hype... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Ontario, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great shrimp extremely busy with tour buses. The garlic was a little burnt and crunchy. Crunchy is good but burnt taste is not. Everything else was good.

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

Thank you for the review and sorry to hear about the burnt garlic... I will speak to the manager of the location at once and hope you give us another chance in the future... Enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Georgia, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our anniversary trip to Oahu would not have been complete without the stop at Giovanni's I'm still not sure how I talked my wife into stopping at a shrimp truck parked on the side of the road after snorkeling at sharks cove but it became one of our all time highlights the shrimp scampi plate was the best I've ever... More 

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

Happy Anniversary and thanks for stopping by while on the island... It always makes us happy when we are included on people's highlights... Thank you for the recommendation to future customers and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

JazzyV1822
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Touristy. Groups of Japanese type groups came and took up all the seating. Food itself was... Shrimp had way too much garlic. My entire mouth was garlic overload for hours after. Wasn't even all that great, i could have went without this food stop. The macaroni salad was very bland and had no taste. Pretty bad

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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 More 

Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited on 11/14/14. 8.5 out of 10 stars. The items we sampled were: Shrimp Scampi-Oil. Garlic. Shell on shrimp. This is why you come here. Highly recommended. Lemon and Butter Shrimp-Good. Drawn butter makes everything better. Recommended. At the time of writing it was $13 for a dozen shrimp and 2 scoops of rice with the drippings from the... More 

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

As my mother always said, don't just a book by it's cover... Thank you for the great review and we are happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

bay area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had the garlic, and my husband had the spicy, delicious. I could've eaten 2 dozens of the garlic shrimps. The spicy was way too spicy for me. Not fancy, outdoor, paper plates with a few flies to shoo away. But a great sink to wash up after peeling the garlicky shrimps.

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

That would be a lot of shrimp to eat... LOL Thank you for the great review and we are happy you enjoyed the experience at the location... Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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Additional Information about Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Address: 56-505 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
Phone Number: 8082931839
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Seafood

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