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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993

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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
Good shrimp

Was on the north shore and stopped in to have some garlic shrimp. It was very good. there was a line, but this place runs very efficiently so it didn't take us that long to get our food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Mark M
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Houston, Texas, USA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Gold Coast, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had planned on going here but was told Romy's was good...pulled up there and went to order but we were told there would be an hour wait??!! Maybe they had to catch the prawns! Anyhow ended up at Giovanni's and the food was brilliant! We had our meals in less than 5 minutes! Great service, price and great quality!

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Houston, Texas, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Was on the north shore and stopped in to have some garlic shrimp. It was very good. there was a line, but this place runs very efficiently so it didn't take us that long to get our food.

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

We try to make it as quickly as possible while at the location. Thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed the shrimp... Enjoy your trip on the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Newark
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Had the hot spicy shrimp and for once hot meant HOT. Fantastic, just the way I like it. There was a long queue to get served but it was worth the wait (around 10 minutes). Good food at a good price.

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

You really are a brave one to get the spicy shrimp... Make sure the next time to get the scampi as well which is the famous one... Thank you for the great review and enjoy the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-2839 More 

Albuquerque, NM
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Shrimp and hot dogs? You betcha! These shrimp are so fresh and sautéed in garlic - the only thing to make them better is to have them with a garlic hot dog.

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

Love the review and have nothing more to add.... LOL Thank you very much... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Huntington Beach,CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I split my order between the scampi shrimp and the spicy shrimp. The scampi shrimp was decent. There was so much garlic on the shrimp that there was no need to put the equivalent of 2 cloves of garlic on the rice too. The spicy shrimp was CRAZY hot. Half of the heat would still taste fine and would allow... 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... Do you have any suggestions on how we may improve for the future? Talk to you soon.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Washington DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There are two locations, but we went with the Kahuku location because we drove up to the North Shore through the interior. Great shrimp that we all ate, though the garlic shrimp was the best. As expected with a food truck, the parking was a bit tricky and the seats were open air, but still a fun time. Great price... More 

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

Sounds like you had a great day on vacation on the North Shore... Thank you for the great review and for visiting us while on the island... Have a great time and hope to see you again... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have heard of Giovanni's through a friend, and wanted to check it out. This is part of my regular must do in Oahu. The shrimp is awesome and is worth the wait in line to get them.

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

Thank you for coming to visit us and happy you feel we are worth the wait... Thank your friend from me on the recommendation and hope to see him as well in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was decent (shrimp scampi and rice) but nothing special. I got quite messy trying to take the shrimp out of the shells which is ok. There were plenty of chickens walking around with their chicks if you're interested. However, this place is quite over hyped and I likely wouldn't return, even if I'm near the area. Plenty of... More 

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

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the experience at the shrimp truck... Do you have any suggestions on how we could be better for the future customers? Talk to you soon.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Dubbo, Australia
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I am sorry but this was really awful food. We were told to make sure we stopped there so we went past the beautiful coconut shrimp at Seven Brothers at the Cultural Centre to eat at Giovanni's- how disappointing! The shrimp was tasteless at best, the people beside us took one bite and threw it all in the bin, we... 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 

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went out of our way to visit this shrimp truck because we were told it's a must on the North Shore. Being an avid shrimp lover, it was an easy sale for me. Sadly, I didn't see what all the fuss was about. I got the garlic shrimp plate. The rice and garlic spread/sauce were delicious indeed, but there... 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 

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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