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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993

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    Very good
  • 67
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  • 19
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  • 9
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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
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If you are driving up north, stop and try the shrimp! I enjoyed Shrimp Scampi - 12 juicy prawns cooked in the shell with lots of garlic, served with rice and lemon. It was delicious! There are picnic tables under cover and local chickens and roosters running around and crowing. Nice and thoughtful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Shebz1719
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was busy there but it was good, worth the wait!! Found seating no problem! There was a girl cleaning the tables as soon as people left!

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Delicious! We really enjoyed our shrimps plates over lunch as we were getting ready to go tot he Pilynesian cultural center. It was very tasty and generous portions, very fresh.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you are driving up north, stop and try the shrimp! I enjoyed Shrimp Scampi - 12 juicy prawns cooked in the shell with lots of garlic, served with rice and lemon. It was delicious! There are picnic tables under cover and local chickens and roosters running around and crowing. Nice and thoughtful touch is a big clean sink with... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I never knew food could be this good! We had a tour take us here as our lunch stop. Best stop ever! I need to go back and eat here again!

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Commack, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Long line was worth the wait. About a dozen large shrimp drenched in a garlic sauce atop of two scoops of white rice. Get a side of macaroni salad. After get s shave ice from another local truck. Win win

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I loved the coconut shrimp, so good. I would also recommend the spicy shrimp, it is quite spicy but has great flavor. It was also fun to sign the truck.

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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice open air seating. There was a band from the Polynesian Culture Center who played Hawaiian music, very enjoyable. The atmosphere and music made the 30 minute wait (order and wait time) enjoyable, big crowd that day. There are booths and shops in the surrounding area, flea market type feel. The food was good, I enjoyed the spicy shrimp and... More 

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Compton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There food was so good I ate there twice while I was in Hawaii. The Shrimp was boiled perfect, I liked the Scampi plate.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Man, how they have grown over the last ten years is really saying something about their shrimp plates!!! Awesome to see!!! Great staff that helps you from the food truck!! There are outside picnic tables to sit at. They also have shaved iced onsite for dessert. The hot n spicy is ridiculously hot.....please note that I absolutely love hot n... More 

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Adelaide South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A great fun experience. Delicious garlic prawns and rice. Be warned that the nearby truck selling coconut juice from the coconut charge US$8.00 for one. Price not posted anywhere.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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