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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Worth the drive to the north shore even if you are not staying up there. Expect a wait, but they move fast and the wait went very fast. Some people mention the flies in their reviews, but you're eating outside so that's to be expected. They do everything they can to control them with traps. Get half scampi and half... More 

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Perth, Australia
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Oh my goodness!!! The freshest shrimp, the most delicious flavour - I've died and gone to heaven!! I probably reeked of garlic for a week afterwards but who cares when it's served up hot and tasty over these gorgeous shrimp. Wish I could have gone again before we left Hawaii!! GO THERE!!!

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

Thank you for the 4 star review and happy you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck... Take care and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Tasty for sure - especially the garlic (this review is for the shrimp with garlic and olive oil), but since a full order only has ten or so shrimp to go with the rice, everyone needs their own plate to fill up. At $14/plate, it's super expensive. We were traveling with two parents, a teen and two elementary aged kids.... More 

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

Sorry to hear about the ok experience at the shrimp truck... Do you have any ideas on how we can improve for the future? Talk to you soon.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Yes the line is scary at first but it moves significantly quick. We ordered the popular shrimp scampi and were not let down. The garlic rice served with the shrimp was food heaven. We suggest grabbing a corn on the cob from the corn cart a few feet down from Giovanni's to munch on while waiting in line. Definitely a... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This was my 4 year old sons first visit to Hawaii. He is a VERY picky eater but he absolutely LOVED the shrimp from the Shrimp truck and still talks about it!

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Thank MamaD858
gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review

Well that makes us happy that your son enjoyed the shrimp at the location... Take care and hope to see you again... Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839 More 

Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Giovanni's is perhaps the most well known shrimp truck on the island so we had to try it. We had the shrimp scampi (olive oil and garlic). It was very good but we prefer Macky's butter garlic shrimp. Giovanni's does have a nicer eating area (cement slab floor with permanent roof as opposed to umbrellas). Watch out for the vendors... More 

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Bulli, Australia
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2016

What a cool place this was, delicious garlic shrimp, quick service, great atmosphere. $13 per plate and they do half plates also. Dont forget to sign the truck with the pens provided. There is also a sink to watch your hands after you have licked all the sauce off your hands.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Smoothies great. Shrimp okay, but tastes better without all the garlic and butter. If the shrimp is fresh, less is more. Fresh cocktail shrimp at fumis is better

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

We are 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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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

So you read the reviews and think how good is it? Well, it's that good. Went twice in week. Lines both times but worth it. Service was excellent and patient (lots of shall we say non American customers). Scampi is a classic. You might try half scampi and half lemon and butter. The hot and spicy is as advertised. I... More 

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Thank Neil F
Vancouver, Canada
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016

There are a tonne of food trucks along Kamehameha Highway, and somehow, from reviews, Giovanni's stands out as one of the must-go, so we decided to give it a try. We brought a full order of its famous garlic shrimp, and half an order of its spicy shrimp. We were warned that there would be "no refund" for the spicy... 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
Seafood, Fast Food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 6:30 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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