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Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp

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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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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh and flavorful! We stopped here after a long drive around the North Shore. The menu is online, so I'd recommend checking that out so you don't waste time in line ordering and asking a ton of questions. The food is made fresh to order, so it takes time...when you order they'll let you know about how long. Its worth... More 

Thank Shannycakes11184
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got here for around 2pm on a Saturday and the lunch lineup was still going strong. Waited in line for 15 mins and another 45 mins for food. It was well worth the wait. Great garlic flavour and just the right amount of butter with shrimp that's actually cooked well. I also like how their menu has tiered pricing for... More 

Thank 8yayaelle8
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cash only (not cheap), we waited 45 min for our shrimp but killed time walking through the shrimp farm and then working on an order of edamame. The shrimp was really fresh, even my wife who isn't a fan of shrimp enjoyed them, and the kids had the fried shrimp while we had the butter and spicy shrimp (medium isn't... More 

Thank Jerrygarciad
Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i remember saying that i dont think i will ever need to visit any of the shrimp trucks again if i ever go back to oahu. but i did visit during this trip because it was a family outing and it was good experience to spend time with family. however....omg this is the worst experience ever -- food wise. A... More 

Thank agbells
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was only a 20 minutes wait for steamed shrimp vs hour wait for fried shrimp. So we ordered the steamed version. Good! First shrimp ice had where the real whole shrimp is shown, including eyes. About $20 for 10-15 shrimp. Limited parking. We went on a sunday. Shrimp came with steamed rice and 2 types of sauce.

Thank Arnell H
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visiting Hawaii and the book that my wife purchased suggested Romy's for garlic shrimp. It opened at 10am and we arrived at 10:40 and there were approximately fifteen people in front of us. It took us an hour and seven minutes to finally reach the order window. Once we reached the window, there is a sign that says... More 

Thank Jim H
Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew in advance that I would need to wait 45 minutes for my food but I was thinking I was going to get an amazing dish. And it was okay...it just wasn't great. I had to work incredible hard to peel the shrimp and when I did finally get to eat it I didn't think the flavor was that... More 

Thank srbaranczk
Los Angeles
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decide to go here because some family friends advice. There is a wait to get your food if it is lunch time. Once you order there is also wait to receive your food. There are many different options from shrimp to prawns and flavors. Shrimp is a bit overcooked and but does not lack flavors. Outdoor seating is only... More 

Thank pilot814
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on a weekday. The line wasn't too long around 1:45pm. It took us until 3pm to wait in line (10 people ahead of us moved at a slow rate - 45 minutes just in line) and get our food. We didn't even try ordering the Garlic special because that was another hour wait. We just got steamed... More 

Thank kwsmarty
Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Join the locals for shrimp and prawns on the North Shore at the roadside location of Romy's! The seafood comes in live through the back door, is cooked to order and served out of the order window only 12 feet away with steamers and woks in between. The aroma of garlic and butter of the shrimp scampi is amazing! Eat... 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, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?