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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
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I'd read a lot about this place and wasn't sure whether it would be worth it; some places that get a lot of press are just big tourist traps. However this place totally lived up to the hype and was awesome- tasty, a good value, and fun. The food (classic shrimp) was absolutely delicious and the setting was fun and... More

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

We are happy that we lived up to your expectation and that you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck.. Thank you for giving us a chance and we hope to see you again in the future.. Enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wow! The food was so good! They gave you huge portions of shrimp and rice. The services is quick which is good because it stays crowded. Got the garlic shrimp to scared to get the hot and spicy! There was a sign that said no refund on the spicy clearly warning you that they were extremely hot. I like spicy... More

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

Food was great, service was great and your in Hawaii...... Can you say perfect review... LOL We are happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck and that was a smart move to get the spicy sauce on the side... It will wake you up every time.. Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future..... More

Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

shrimp were good, although way too spicy even for me (not tasty, just spicy) a little bit expensive for what you get the truck stop is awesome, tonnes of other food trucks, souveniers, etc. around

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

We are happy you enjoyed the atmosphere at the location and sorry the shrimp was to spicy... Next time get the garlic scampi with the hot sauce on the side... Take care... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had read so much about this place I had to try it. It's just a truck with great shrimp but the atmosphere is what you have to experience.

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

Thank you for the recommendation to future customers and happy you enjoyed the shrimp experience... We have improved the location over the years and will continue to so into the future... Take care and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Draper, Utah
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112 reviews 112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you're on Oahu, you simply must go here. The line at the window is always there but the wait is reasonable. You will eat on tables under a tent and may have to share that table, eat off paper plates, and love every minute of it. Simply put, the best scampi anywhere! Great shrimp in hot sauce and a... 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 explaining your experience at the location for future customers.. We are happy you enjoyed the food at the location and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We traveled pretty far for just average shrimp. My husband and I split a full plate, which was more than enough. There was lots of bugs near the tables so we got our order to go and say near the ocean.

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

Thank you for giving us a chance while on the island... Is there anything we could have done to make it better? Talk to you soon.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Westchester County, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There WILL be a line at this graffiti-marked-up-old-looking-truck. But it's worth it! I've never experienced shrimp tasting as succulent as the ones I've tasted at Giovannis. This is another MUST STOP when you visit the North Shore on Oahu.

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

Thank you for the recommendation to future customers about the wait for the shrimp... We are happy you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again in the future... Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This shrimp was delicious!!! Cannot wait to go back and have shaved iced from the truck right next to it!!!

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

Thank you for the great compliment and we will be waiting with open arms for your next visit.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Definitely make the effort to go here! We ate here a few times during our stay and the food was delicious. Always busy but still so fresh and amazing!

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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 coming to visit us a few times while on the island... We are happy you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again in the future... Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ate here while on a island tour. The food was great and the garlic made the the shrimp scampi very tasty. I don't eat shrimp very often but this was very good and I highly recommend it but it is a little off the beaten path. I would have never found it on my own.

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

Thank god for the tours.... Thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed the experience... I feel the best places to go are off the beaten path... Glad you found us and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

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