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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

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66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1468
+1 808-293-1839
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Northern B.C.
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was pretty good. The shrimp are a touch over cooked but are very tasty. Care for a challenge? Try the hot shrimp. They're no joke. A bit pricy but is where all the locals seem to go which really says enough.

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Thank fuzzynaval
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in Oahu and plan on going to the North Shore, you really have got to stop at any of the Giovanni's food truck and delight your self with this scrumptious shrimp! Depending on the time of the day, you may have to wait longer than you have planned, but if you are in Hawaiian schedule, just hang... More 

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Thank Gaby O
Florianopolis, SC
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the North Shore several times and by popular recomandation we choose this place over so many others on the road, the one and only stop at these trucks to eat ( and the last one) Really nothing to it. Typical tourist " trap" , the mouth to mouth " place to stop" . A tasteless sticky white rice,... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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414 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Giovanni's has the notariety so that it's really popular. We came here around 11:30 on a Wednesday so it hadn't hit the peak of crowds yet. 3 or 4 people waiting ahead of me and the line moved fast. We had the Shrimp Scampi as advised by so many others and we thought the shrimp with the caramelized garlic and... More 

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Thank ECL
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You sit in traffic to get there, wait for a parking space to open up, line up to place your order, wait for your number to receive your order, look for a table. The wait is so worth it we did it twice! The garlic shrimp scampi is amazing, the garlic hot dog is great and the rice compliments it... More 

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sydney
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192 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't give in. Carpark will be full, line will be long, i would say over priced, every fly on the planet will join you but it is worth it. Park elsewhere (maccas). Had the spicy version and wow amazing. A shame the shrimp isn't pre peeled but hey when you sell something so good you call the shots. 2 plates... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wow wow I don't like Shrimp my wife does - I had one. Then two and oh my I slip even more in. Great taste and super fun area

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was stopping through and oh wow yummo yum yum. Had their shrimp scampi, loads of butter, garlic and lemon with super fresh shrimp, 2 scoops of rice with a big clove of garlic on the rice. They are cash only as many of the food trucks in the row there are. 14 bucks for a good sized plate of food.... More 

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Thank Shauna F
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spicy shrimp is not for the light hearted! I had a bit of a struggle eating the last one, but I powered through it. You can't go wrong with the other choices. All the plates my wife and two children had were devoured! A really cool spot to visit!

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Thank Luis A
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard so many comments about Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, so we were very excited to eat there. Two locations exist on the North Shore. The cost was super pricey - about $15 (cash only) for one plate with a lot of rice and some shelled, greasy, overcooked shrimp. It was horribly messy to eat since we had to take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fast Food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1468
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-293-1839
Description
THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?