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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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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was driving up north coast at lunch time with friends around lunch time and checked tripadvisor for suggestion. It's high rating and number of cars in parking area had me excited. The good is the shrimp we received was good. The bad news. The wait was over 1 1/2 hours. Once we reached the window over half items on... More 

Thank mick9898
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy shrimp harvested on site. It's a wait but not too bad as long as you get in line before the tour bus orders 25 meals ahead of you. Enjoy the view and water birds from the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge.

Thank LaBeau808
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was okay I expected more because the line was almost near the street! Then when we received our food the entire order was wrong! When my husband took it back they wanted us to pay more money to fix their mistake keep in mind we were not paying for additional items we just needed him to swap out... More 

Thank AshleeWells
Orange, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here for a late lunch/early dinner. Had to wait 45 minutes after ordering. A bit pricey ( 42.00 for 2 people). Ordered the garlic shrimp plate with corn, salad, rice, and soda. Good flavor but very messy. Hubby had steamed shrimp which took less time to prepare but pretty tasty. The flies buzzing everywhere were unpleasant. Guess that's to... More 

Thank plancmil
New York City, New York, USA
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300 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prawn's were not quite in season, so only Shrimp was available. Romy's Shrimp are prepared with the heads on are the freshest I have tasted amongst the North Shore Shrimp Trucks. Sucking on the Heads is an added bonus. Despite having their Shrimp Ponds are on-site you can still get few "mealy" overcooked ones in your order. Other than the... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Maybe we got there a little late in the day because our experience was nothing like the reviews. The prawns were not in season so we got shrimp. I ordered the garlic butter shrimp but was highly disappointed. The shrimp were good but the garlic was cooked such that it had a bitter taste. Maybe it was a bad day.... More 

Thank Alicemariano
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We hired a car and drove up to the North Shore. We were told that in order to have a unique Hawaiian lunch, we had to have lunch at Romy's. What a disappointment. Waited for over 40 mins for our order and when it came it looked as if it had been microwaved. Taste was awful - DRY. To top... More 

Thank 4444Anna4444
Ewa Beach
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

While driving to the North Shore, Kahuku should be on your stops to visit the available Garlic Shrimp Trucks. The Prawns are raised right behingd the food trucks ! My favorite Shrimp Truck is Romy's. Just be fore warned that you will probably experience at least a 45 minute wait due to the popularity of this food truck. But believe... More 

Thank Michael N
Anchorage, AK
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Just look for the red paint. Worth the wait. Yes there are lines at meal times. But they have covered waiting/eating areas and you're mouth will be watering when your food does arrive. Similar to claims of the nearby shrimp trucks, this is FRESH shrimp. Grown in ponds just outside their back door and cooked to order. Several preparation choices... More 

Thank akbear
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119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I have had nothing but good things to say about Romy's for years. We make at least two trips to Oahu every year, always including the sweet and spicy shrimp at Romy's as part of our "must dos." This time? Very disappointing. I don't know if they have changed ownership, but the same woman wasn't at the counter. Our main... 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, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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