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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

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66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1468
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For starters, we had determined in advance to try multiple shrimp trucks, because we love shrimp. These shrimp were delicious and perfectly cooked, but not the best we've ever had. The "Scampi" is buttery and garlicky, with a nice texture. Some other reviewer balked at the prices, but I disagree. They could do a bit more to fight the flies,... More 

Thank Katie M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing experience. I've never filled up on shrimp before but the jumbo portions of succulent shrimp are totally worth the long line.

Thank Eprangley
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was told about this place by a friend. Stopped and had the garlic scampi, the "most popular" dish, as the menu said. Just super simple, big pile of shrimp bathed in garlic and butter, served over rice. Super delicious. Wish I had the appetite to try the spicy. The whole experience is really fun, too -- all the chickens running... More 

Thank Sean C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The scampi (garlic shrimp) is awesome!! Tons of garlic so not for the faint hearted. Can be a large queue but worth the wait and they serve up quick.

Thank PsySam
Doha, Qatar
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure what the fuss is about with this shrimp truck considering the prices. We've been to many others that are better prices and better tasting. We ordered 1 garlic shrimp and one spicy shrimp. The garlic was tasty and we enjoyed it. However the spicy simply tasted as if it had just been marinated in tabasco sauce with... More 

Thank M_Traveller80
Irvine, California
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in a small parking lot of shrimp trucks the line is usually pretty long. My husband ordered garlic butter shrimp and was given number 34. They go to number 50 and start again from 1. Total wait time was almost an hour. Honestly I don't think the taste was worth the wait. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great... More 

Thank Erika T
Austin, Texas
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578 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't get a better version of this signature Oahu dish. Its served from a food truck but its hot, fresh and amazing.

Thank Tony H
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after a wonderful day snorkeling and were starving! First, we noticed the prices. Holy cow! But, we'd heard it was amazing, so decided to splurge. We got lemon butter shrimp, scampi, and the hot & spicy shrimp. The scampi was really the only one that was tasty, but even that didn't live up to the hype. The... More 

San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Macky's and Giovannis. I don't recall one being better than the other - both were delish. We got 12 shrimp and 2 balls of rice. This was perfect for me, but someone with a larger appetite might not find it filling enough. The one thing that set Giovannis apart from Macky's was the location. Macky's is on... More 

Thank klenglish
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard so much about Giovanni's and wanted to try it during this trip even though we already had garlic shrimp from other vendors. We ordered shrimp scampi and hot spicy shrimp. Flavor wise, it tasted better than the others. Shrimp scampi tasted like it had been marinated. Very flavorful and not greasy. Hot and spicy tasted like garlic shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Seafood, Fast Food, Hawaiian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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: 8082931839

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