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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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  • 63
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  • 19
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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
This is better than the hype, food is great and atmosphere is quaint

We loved this place, started with the grilled bbq corn for the kids and this was nicest most flavousome corn we've had in a long time. I had the Spicy Shrimp with Rice and this was just awesome, the flavor was great and the heat was definitely up there and about right if your a spicy food lover... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
BromleyJules
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Brisbane
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We loved this place, started with the grilled bbq corn for the kids and this was nicest most flavousome corn we've had in a long time. I had the Spicy Shrimp with Rice and this was just awesome, the flavor was great and the heat was definitely up there and about right if your a spicy food lover, but go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was my first Food Truck experience and I will be honest with you : best food of the trip and the price was so resenable. Very good food. Now we understand why this place is so famous . We wish we could go back to try it again.

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Union City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Line is looooooong! But because their Shrimp Scampi is so yummy, its all worth it! It's tasty, garlicky, oily but what the heck. You're on vacation, so who cares about diet! =p Every time I visit Oahu, this is a must stop.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stop here on your drive! I've never had shrimp like it!!! One of the highlights of our trip, we stumbled across this truck by accident. SO glad we did, as we had some of the yummiest shrimp I have ever tasted. My sister had the coconut shrimp-- definite recommendation; we were all stealing off her plate!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you like butter and garlic and plump shrimp, then you'll love the shrimp scampi! Drinks are relatively cheap as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

After reading so much about Giovanni's I was expecting more. The shrimp scampi are floating in a sea of melted butter. Thank goodness they give you like 10 napkins, you'll use them all. In the end, it was tasty, but it was just shrimp. And at $13, pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The only reason we go to the north shore is to devour a plate of the best garlic shrimp on the island and to grab some Ted's pie. Each buttery garlicky shrimp plate is cooked to order and is totally worth the hour drive! There are shaded tables available to scarf it all down and some sinks setup in the... More 

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Pilot Point, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Can't go wrong with Giovanni's road side truck. This place is always busy but well worth the wait. The Shrimp Scampi is amazing and lots of shrimp with 2 scoops of rice.

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This came highly recommended. Everything looked good waiting in line but it was barely average at the best. Tasted like that package stuff you can get at Walmart. Mine were tough (over cooked) and bland and there wasn't anything special about the rice either. Disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We came along the shrimp truck during our trip around the island. It was very crowdy, and we read a lot about the shrimp on tripadvisor, but it wasn't an unforgettable experience. The shrimp were good, but there was too much garlic in it. Furthermore, prices were pretty high.

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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