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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Excellent service, Par food

We stopped at Giovanni's after reading about it in a book prior to our trip. It was quite busy and they had a great system allowing them to keep up with the crowd. However, the food was just okay. The shrimp scampi was EXTREMELY garlicky but the lemon butter was a good balance against the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Shellie P
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Giovanni's after reading about it in a book prior to our trip. It was quite busy and they had a great system allowing them to keep up with the crowd. However, the food was just okay. The shrimp scampi was EXTREMELY garlicky but the lemon butter was a good balance against the garlic.

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

I'm very happy to hear that the service was great, but not so much about the food... Is there anything you feel could have been better? Look forward to hearing back from you... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Kingscliff, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This would have to be the best garlic shrimp we'd had. The garlic was sweet and buttery and prawns ( shrimp )was cooked perfectly. We heard about this place before and we made sure we stopped. Must have.

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

Now that is a compliment... We are happy you enjoyed the shrimp at the location and I will let everyone at Giovanni's know about your review... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Markham, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Not worth the trip! If you see Giovanni's truck, don't even slow down. We waited over 1 hour(1 hour and 7 minutes to be exact) for two hot dogs, and two shrimp dishes. I'm no cook but the frozen shrimp we cook at home tasted better. Service was awful. Emotionless robots in the truck, and we were unfortunate to see... More 

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

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the 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 

Murwillumbah, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our favourite food on the island, we visit every trip. Huge portion of shrimp (prawns) with rice in the MOST delicious garlic sauce. The wait is worth every minute in the always long lines. Ridiculously cheap compared to back home. My advice is to take heaps of napkins, you're gonna need them even though you'll be licking your fingers with... More 

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

Your review made me want to wait for the shrimp as well... Thank you for being loyal to us over the years and hope to continue seeing you at the location... Take care and enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

parts unknown
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I think Giovanni's may be one of the original shrimp trucks though it is not the best. The consistency of the shrimp was very spotty, some were firm and others were mushy. We had just tried another shrimp truck on Maui a couple days earlier (reviewed separately) which was much better. Not sure if quality suffers because of the quantity... 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 More 

Idaho
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were told we HAD to stop here for the best garlic shrimp ever. Sorry, but I think my shrimp scampi is better and I know my brother-in-law's in much better than mine. I ate one of my husband's shrimp and meh, didn't want any more. He didn't even finish them or eat the rice. I think peeling them is... 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 More 

Battle Ground, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The steamed shrimp, smothered in garlic is good - but 1 plate, shared with your spouse ( a must that you both eat the garlic) is enough! Aso give the little Mexican Food Cart behind, and to the left of Giovanni's a try - really very good mexican food! Enjoy both places - it is worth it!

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

Thank you for the review, but I'm a little confused... It seemed you enjoyed the shrimp, but you only gave us 3 stars... Is there something we could do better in the future? Talk to you soon.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Bountiful, Utah
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There were no stops between landing at the airport and Giovanni's. We made a bee line to Giovanni's and arrived in just enough time to order before they closed. We love their Shrimp Scampi. That's what we always order. We ate here 2 times in our 3 days at the North Shore. Their servings are large. Eat it by yourself... More 

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

Now that is loyal... Maybe we should put a landing strip on the property... LOL Thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed the experience... Enjoy the island and take care... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

There are two Giovanni's shrimp trucks on Oahu's north shore. Our local friends suggested that the Aloha truck was better. We visited on an early Sunday afternoon. The line to order was twenty-some customers deep, but moved fairly quickly. The line swelled to 40+ while we waited for and then ate. Three shell-on shrimp choices - scampi, hot, or lemon.... More 

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

We think that we are worth the rep and happy you agree... It can get a little crazy at the shrimp truck, but feel it is worth the wait... Thank you for the king words and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

vegas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped by the food truck to see what the buzz was about. The shrimp was delicious and the line was long! We were on a bit of a shrimp truck crawl and Giovanni's didn't disappoint. The lady inside the truck was so nice and friendly, which was very refreshing as we didn't have the same experience at another truck... More 

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

It makes us happy that we didn't disappoint and makes me happy about the customer service... Thank you for giving us a chance and happy you enjoyed the experience at the location... Take care and hope to see you again... 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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