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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

56-505 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
8082931839
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Ranked #7 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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Oakland, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were excited to try Giovanni's after hearing about it in several spots as a must-try place. We did go to the one in Kahuku, not in Haleiwa, and I don't know if that makes a difference. That said, the shrimp were just plain not good. They did not taste that fresh, were a little soggy, I was disappointed. The... 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 

Bountiful, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This was recommended by a friend. It was a disappointment to get shrimp that tasted like it had been in the fridge thawed out for a week. The wait staff is just clocking time. I wonder where the ownership is.

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

We are sorry you didn't enjoy the experience.... Is there anything we could have done to make it better? I will make sure the owner gets your recommendations..... Look forward to hearing back from you... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Patchogue, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Giovanni's is the reputation for roadside shrimp truck eating, and it lives up to the hype. Th lines can be long, so decide on your order and appoint one of your crew to stand on the line, while the others claim some table space. The guys in the truck are fast and super friendly, and laughed when I asked which... 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 giving us a chance while on the island... We are happy we lived up to your expectation and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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669 reviews 669 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Enjoyed our pit stop during our trip to the North Shores. The shrimp and fish were very good as also were the BBQ corn sold at a stall in the same lot. Overall, Very Good

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

Thank you for making the pit stop and giving us a chance.. We are happy you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again in the future.... Enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Perfect lunch for a day of exploring. I had the shrimp scampi and it was amazing. Would certainly recommend it to others.

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

Thank you for the recommendation and we are happy you enjoyed your lunch.. Next time make sure to get the hot sauce on the side of the scampi to kick up a notch... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

West Bend, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Unique fun place. Smells fantastic as soon as you get out of the car. The shrimp was great. We even got to sign the truck! Gotta try it.

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

That is exactly what we want people to say about the location... That it is a unique place that they wont forget forever... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future.... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Gig Harbor, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

By the time we chose Giovanni's for our north shore lunch stop we'd been to two other shrimp trucks on other days, but the hype is big for Giovanni's, so we wanted to compare. While I wouldn't say their shrimp was better than others, it was every bit as good as the other farmed shrimp we ate during our stay.... More 

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

Now this is a review... Thank you for the kind words and great detail for future customers... It makes us feel very good when our customers leave our shrimp truck with a smile and a story for the future... Take care and enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Place was clean and shrimp good, but little over cooked. The HOT is pretty warm, garlic shrimp... Bring some mouth wash!

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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 sorry to hear the shrimp was a little over cooked... I will let the manager know at the location and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I met numerous people back home of how good Giovanni's had the best shrimp on the island and how the locals absolutely loved it. Unfortunately with all of that hype, I found my experience to be pretty underwhelming. I can't expect much from a truck, but the shrimp was just drenched in butter and garlic. Overall it was a cheap... More 

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

We are sorry to hear we didn't live up to the expectations in your mind. Do you have any suggestions on how we may make the shrimp truck better for future customer? Look forward to hearing back from you... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The shrimp was amazing, Lemon Butter was my favorite but the Scampi and HOT were great too! Perfect meal after zip lining!

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

Thank you for the great review and we are happy you enjoyed all of the different flavors 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 

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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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