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

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  • 217
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    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 19
    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
Giovanni's

The best garlic shrimp !! The lines are very long and the wait for the food was long. The shrimp was worth the wait. CASH ONLY !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
ROADRUNNERBluefield
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Bluefield, West Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 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 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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189 reviews 189 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 

Mason, OH
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When you go to the north shore you have to eat at a shrimp shack at least once. There are several to choose from but Giovanni's is probably the biggest. It was our second time there and the food was consistently good. The menu is shrimp in 3 different styles- I do the lemon and butter, the husband spicy or... More 

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

Thank you for the comments on the food, but sorry to hear about the bathrooms... I will contact the manager at once about your remove and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Krakow, Poland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just like with Leonard's bakery - we went there because of all the good reviews on trip advisor, it was OK but nothing else... so I don't really understand the hype. They serve three type of shrimp, lemon&butter, scampi & hot spicy - they are all good, but we had shrimps in two other trucks and they were basically same... 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... Is there anything we could do for the future? Look forward to hearing back from you... Take care.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Bluefield, West Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The best garlic shrimp !! The lines are very long and the wait for the food was long. The shrimp was worth the wait. CASH ONLY !!

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

Best garlic shrimp... Worth the wait..... Can I say you are the best customer.. LOL Thank you for the review and enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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

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 

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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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