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Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp

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56-781 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2301
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Doha, Qatar
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in for lunch on my way to the grocery store. It was really busy, but only ended up being a ten minute wait. The garlic shrimp were incredible, I've been craving them since that day. The original and the best

Thank Chad H
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, we tried this place on a recommendation. We knew we wanted shrimp from N. Shore again because we've had great blind luck before. We finally found the red shack that we were told about. There was 1 person in line. They ordered then, we ordered......1 plate of shrimp, that was it. After we ordered and paid, we turn to... More 

Thank phxgirl1
Ontario, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always go to this place every time we are in Oahu. We were there last September 7,2016. The food was worth waiting (45 minutes for 7 orders) The one who took our order was nice but there was 1 other worker who snapped at my wife for just asking the status of our order. He/She? was very rude. They... More 

Thank manongdo712
Reno, Nevada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the wrapped shrimp with brown and white rice, all great! We missed the lunch rush so the line was not long. We drove past the shrimp trucks and always saw long lines so we gave it a try. Good decision!

Thank EllenM1
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the garlic shrimp plate,the sweet and spicy shrimp plate,and three soft drinks which amounted to about $37. We wanted to order the fried shrimp but it was not available that day. Apparently some of the items on the menu are only available on certain days. At this place you place your order at the window, get a number... More 

Thank TualatinORTraveler
North Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the much in demand butter garlic scampi is an hour wait the steamed option is quicker. We were famished so the scampi will have to wait perhaps on a weekday when its slower. Enjoyed every bit of it. The one pound steam can be shared if your appetite is not that ravenous for about $20.

Thank edyalung
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way back from surfing the South Shore when the Kamehameha highway was closed at Waimea Bay (so the drive back along the East Coast was slow). We were all pretty hungry by the time we stopped. We ordered three different plates: Crispy Shrimp, Garlic Shrimp, and Sweet and Spicy Shrimp. We also had the pineapple... More 

Thank SLS193
los angeles, California, USA
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is the freshest shrimp ever! They have ponds on site that they grow the shrimp to feed to us. It's a.ma.zing! we could do without the wait, especially for the number of people in our group, however, the serving sizes they gave us were heaping, and that kept us eating for long enough to forget the wait. We had... More 

Thank germipeck
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

OMG, Can it taste any better than this? No way! We keep going back and well worth the drive from Honolulu taking the Pali Hwy. I'm a firm believer that if it's this good, then it is worth the drive and line to stand in to order, Be prepared as you may wait an hour after your order is placed.... More 

Thank jim b
Pasadena, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This place was highly touted as the best shrimp place of them all. But not so in my opinion. We ordered a pound of steamed shrimp with rice to share which didn't take long. Unfortunately the shrimp still had the heads and were not de-veined. The shrimp were sizeable but it was definitely not a pound of shrimp. It left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, 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: 808-232-2202

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?