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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 2013
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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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Heard a lot about this place before our trip,and we weren't disappointed ,looks a bit sketchy from the road but the mass of people in line can't all be wrong.The shrimp were great,we had the garlic and lemon butter,cooked to perfection,wish we had time to go again,and once you have dug in and got good and messy they have a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

it looks very unspectacular from the street, but the food is awesome. The shrimps are so great and the rice with garlic is amazing. Right next to the Shrimp truck, there's a smoothie truck, don't miss that too, you'll love it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Please don't be put off by the scruffy looking truck. I'm sure that the hygiene is first class The food was excellent and there was a shaded area to sit. Three of us had Lemon Butter Shrimp and the other, who loves very spicy food, had Hot and Spicy Shrimp. There were plenty of shrimp and plenty of sticky rice... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My daughter took me here. She loves this place and while I was visiting she said I HAD to try it! Wow, was she right! I had a fantastic lunch!! You can't go wrong with the garlic rice! The wait was a bit crazy or I would have given it maximum stars.

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

Thank your daughter for me... We are happy you enjoyed your first experience at the shrimp truck and hope to see you again in the future... Have fun with the family on the island... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Wahiawa, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Awesome shrimp. Huge and delicious. Just hoped they would give more rice. The ratio of shrimp to rice was way off. Had to eat 7 of them without rice. Would definitely order 4 xtra scoops of rice on the side. Get some shrimp here. Went to the other places and don't compare to Giovannis.

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

I will speak to he chef about the rice issue... Thank you for the kind words and happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again n the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

San Diego
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

So good!!!! Garlicky and buttery.... We both got the scampi shrimp. We also got a coconut , which neither of us liked :p and pineapple with a red powder on it that was yummy :) we sat with several different people while we were there and had great conversations! There's corn that a lot of people were eating for sale... 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 happy you enjoyed the experience 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

Vancouver, WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

There are quite a few shrimp trucks you can go to, and there are mixed reviews on all of them. How to decide? I didnt have the time or money to try them all. Fortunately, the month before my vacation, there was an article in one of my Hawaii magazines rating the shrimp trucks. Giovanni's tied for first place, so... More

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

Thank god for good press... Thank you for giving us a chance and happy you enjoyed the experience 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

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stopped here in addition to the shrimp trucks in Kahuku. You can't beat the price of $13.00 for 12 huge shrimp, rice and Mac salad. Between our group of 4 we ordered everything on their menu. I recommend the shrimp scampi and also their garlic hot dog is delicious! I also like the fact they offer a "half order"... 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 trying all of the selections on the menu.. The owner is very strict about not adding anything to the menu, but thank you for your opinion... I'm always looking for new ideas from customers to make us better... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim... More

Ankeny, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The first thing we found out is that this place is very popular. There was a line to order and a long wait to get our food at 2:00 on a Sunday afternoon. Once we finally got our shrimp though, it was very good. My son and I ordered the garlic shrimp scampi. It is served in the shell with... More

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

We are happy your family enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck as well as the food... Giovanni's was the first on the island and we have tried to improve everything about us every year... Thank you for the review and hope to see you again in the future... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More

Oakland, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Went to the "truck" based on a recommendation from the concierge at Turtle Bay. I found it marginal, and my wife hated it. The food was greasy and messy. Since the shrimp are not peeled, plan on smelling them on your hands for quite a while. I would have to be pretty hungry to go back there. I know a... 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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