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Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp

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$$ - $$$
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56-781 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2301
+1 808-232-2202
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopover for lunch in this place is part of our itinerary in circling the island of Oahu. You can taste the freshly catch succulent shrimp.

Thank janelle011
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on the north shore for three weeks for business. We travel a lot and have seen the good the bad and the "not worth it". I have no problem waiting for good food. This was not. I am amazed at the pricing on the north shore. It is high. But $20 for a shrimp combo plate. Rice, corn,... More 

Thank kbaehr
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just loved there coconut shrimp, it was amazing 5/5 I say try it on your stay, you will like it, if you have never had shrimp, just try it

Thank ethan3w
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, when we got it was divine. Fabulous and angels singing from the heavens. The shrimp was that good. But the 35 minute wait in line to order was awful... we had planned to order the fried shrimp… But when we asked how long it was going to be it was going to be... it was going to be... More 

Thank TravellingtoParis
Kelowna, Canada
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the combo plate garlic butter shrimp, and no complaints from us! Classic north shore lunch. You'll leave happy.

Thank OgopogoGuy
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came late in the afternoon, waited 30mins or so for our order. We went to Giovanni's earlier and got yummy shrimp fast. Our food came, flavour was alright but shrimp was overcooked. Recommend going to Giovanni's instead

Thank nashyee
Alto, NM
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was great. We enjoyed the shrimp. However it is really slow. You don't know that until you get to the ordering stage and we were really surprised at how long they said it would take. It came quicker than they said but it's definitely a slower process than you might think. On the other hand, the shrimp... More 

Thank BW2013
Layton, Utah, United States
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I understand that good food, that is very popular with the local and the tourists, may result in long lines and waiting. But when you wait in line for 40 min, only to be told once you reach the front to order, that the two most popular dishes are an additional 60-75 min wait!!!! That is what happened to us... More 

Thank Dan S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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442 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Romy's has been dishing out prawn and shrimp for almost 40 years (see Almost 40 photo). The place was packed, and it was pretty much locals, mainly Polynesians. One group of hungry Hawaiians told us they had been waiting an hour for their food. We stood in a line that was moving at a snail's pace, in the sun (see... More 

Thank Vincent M
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

A local told us this is the place to go for the shrimp truck experience. We didn't have to wait too long, as other reviewers have said...if the wait was an hour we probably would have skipped it. The shrimp was fresh and the sauces were really tasty. Our daughter wasn't impressed with having to look the shrimp in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56-781 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-232-2202

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