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“Best Scampi I've ever Had” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Savage Shrimp

Savage Shrimp
The Shops at Kukuiula, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Poipu, Kauai, HI
808-742-9600
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Ranked #15 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Scampi I've ever Had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Found this gem by accident and it has the best shrimp dishes I have ever had and I live in Murrells Inlet, SC the seafood capital of SC. If you are visiting Kauai this place is is a must. We are only here for four days and will be back before we leave. Don't expect fine dining experience but it still fantastic.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Middletown, New York
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175 reviews 175 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Garlic Garlic and More Garlic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

If you like shrimp and you like garlic then this is the place to eat. We like both very much. The more garlic the better. There are only a few items on the menu but they are very good. We ordered the Savage Shrimp which was outstanding. It is served with a bacquette to absorb the broth that the shrimp was cooked in. The bacquette was very good on its own but with this broth it is superb. The broth is slightly spicy but not overpowering. We also had the Shrimp Scampi which is the best selling choice at this eatery. This dish was also excellent. Additionally, we ordered a side of garlic french fries and that was tasty and full of garlic. All the garlic used is fresh and chopped onto the food. If too much garlic is not your style then just scrap the sumptuous pieces of garlic off the food and enjoy a slightly garlic flavoring to the food.

This is not a fancy place. The restaurant is located in a upscale shopping center with restaurants that charge several more times than Savage Shrimp. It is an advantage for Savage Shrimp to be located in this upscale shopping center when the prices at Savage Shrimp are so much cheaper for outstanding food. The cost for most entrees at Savage Shrimp is about $13.50. Savage Shrimp has about eight tables so get there early or late but not at dinner.

We were talking to the staff at Savage Shrimp and we learned that the owner of the restaurant started Savage Shrimp as a food truck a few hundred feet away from the shopping center. The food and the food truck was such a success that she rented a space at the upscale shopping center. An America success story.

We enjoyed ourselves and if you like garlic we are sure you will enjoy Savage Shrimp.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Bet you'll get hooked like we did!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a great little place in Poipu that serves wonderful shrimp dishes in a casual setting. Guests can sign the walls with markers!! We stumbled upon it while shopping in the open air mall and stopped in for dinner. The prices are excellent for Hawaii and the food is amazing. We ended up returning several times during our stay and every dish we had was great. We ate several meals in other higher priced restaurants and kept returning to Savage Shrimp for the casual atmosphere and tasty dishes. We can't wait to return to Kauai to visit our wall art and have some shrimp!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, and great price ( for Kauai)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

After a few very expensive meals on Kauai, we opted to go a little less expensive one day! We had a wonderful meal at Savage Shrimp! nothing fancy plastic tableware, but the shrimp was outstanding! Garlic Shrimp great choice! this is a great find!! loved it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid, Spain
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Delicious, fast and cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Supercheap quality shrimps cooked with different sauces served with rice and salad. Fresh, simple, unpretentious and yummy!!

Service was fast and the staff very friendly.

Unique and traditional. I loved it!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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