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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

56-505 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
8082931839
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Ranked #5 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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Eugene, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I know this place has a lot of good reviews but we thought it was just average compared to Macky's Shrimp truck. The food is just okay could be better.

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

Thank you for the honest review and would love to get some new ideas if you don't mind? What are some things we could do to improve the facility, shrimp and experience at the shrimp truck? Talk to you soon... I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the shrimp truck... I will forward your review to the... More

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

They have the same great food here, but the location is disgusting! Tons of flies EVERYWHERE, supported by a semi-stagnet stream out back, and tons of garbage, look inside the white van, it's where they put all the trash bags. Add in the mud and dirt of the area, and it's a mess. Their other location has a huge covered... 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

Keller, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We made a special trip up north to eat this as I had heard how great it was. When we got there and ordered we were told it would be an hour wait for our food. Ok, so it must be awesome right? Not really, no. I mean it was good, but it was by no means worth a drive... More

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

We are sorry to hear about the wait and are working on a much larger truck for the future... If the wait time was cut down to 20 minutes, would you have felt differently about the experience? Look forward to hearing back from you.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 info@giovannisshrimptruck.com More

Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We always stop here for the to die for shrimps, but this trip, we decided to try Romy's which is further down the road. Big mistake, we'll be sticking to Giovanni's in future. We love everything about Giovanni's but have to admit that the rice at Romy's were better with the garlic and butter placed on top of the rice.... More

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

Thank for the great recommendation to all future customers and I will mention the rice comment to the manager... We are happy you enjoyed the experience at the location and hope to see you back in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The shirmp is to die for! A definite place to go on the North Shore. Don't forget to write your name on the truck!

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

Thank you for the great compliment on the shrimp and the great advice to future customers to leave there mark... 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great food, but had to wait an hour after ordering. Did not visit any of the neighboring competitors to compare, but was pleased with the Shrimp Scampi and Mac salad that I ordered.

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

Happy you enjoyed the shrimp at the location, but very sorry for the wait... Where working on a larger truck for the future,... Stay and tuned and enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Do you love shrimp? If yes, then you must check this out. Big, juicy, and full of flavor. And then try the garlic hot dogs. Oh my goodness. No bad choices here.

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

Sounds like a great day the shrimp truck... Happy to hear 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

Park City Ut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Easy to find. This was our least favorite shrimp truck of the three we tried but it was still good shrimp. The shrimp were smaller and not seasoned as well as Romy’s or Macky’s. They did have the nicest/cleanest eating area, though. It was a cement base with a young girl cleaning tables between customers and a very clean area... More

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

Mixed review... You enjoyed the shrimp , but not the best.. Happy you enjoyed the facility at the location which was made for the customers comfort... Thank you for the review and sorry you didn't enjoy the flavor compared to the other trucks... Enjoy the island and hope you give us another chance in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp... More

Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Let me start by saying that I'm a native of New Orleans, so I know a thing or two about seafood in general. That said, please understand that I was not super excited when the salesperson in Louis Vuitton in Waikiki (I will review them also) highly recommend Giovanni's. We had nothing to lose, so we decided to see for... More

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

Now that is an informative review with all the details needed to give us a chance... We thank you for the great review and happy you enjoyed the experience at the location... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This seems to be the most well known of the Kahuku shrimp trucks. Like the others, it serves good, local, fresh shrimp. I should have stuck with the regular garlic butter shrimp, which all my friends liked...I tried the spicy shrimp and the hot sauce was pretty much just sricha sauce. I prefer both Macky's in Haleiwa and Fumi's in... More

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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 you didn't enjoy the spicy sauce... It isn't for everyone and next time I suggest getting it on the side of the garlic shrimp.. Enjoy the island.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

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