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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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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here because it had great reviews. We were lucky and got here early and there wasn't a big queue, but it still took about 30 mins to get our order of shrimp. We got the garlic shrimp, which was very tasty, but have had good garlic shrimp elsewhere too. The queues after us started getting very long and... More 

Thank annebbillytea
San Francisco, California
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168 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We go here regularly and just LOVE the shrimp. The sweet & sour is especially good although you can just get the regular steamed shrimp and the sauce on the side. They have corn on the cop also which is good. There can be a wait, as with all shrimp trucks in Hawaii but it's worth hit. Make sure to... More 

Thank Natascha T
Manila, Philippines
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My plan today was to compare Rollys to Giovannis. Short line. Maybe 25 feet long, around 10 people/groups before us. It took 40 minutes to get to the window. When we got there, we saw all the signs "this is not fast food". Ok. So Ive been in line 40 minutes. Everybody is basically ordering the same thing. Ther are... More 

Thank sailtaal
Orange County, California
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to try the famous shrimp one day and the wait was 1.5 hours long. Apparently after looking at other reviews and talking to other people, this is the norm. Horrible!! We decided to wait and see what the fuss is all about and it turned out to be extremely disappointing! The food was overpriced and did not taste... More 

Thank Iris W
Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't visit Kahuku and Laie without eating at Romy's Shrimp Shack. This experience will definitely complete your visit. We had to eat here twice in the two days that we spend at Turtle Bay. The food at Romy's is by far the tastiest and flavorful food I have tasted in the whole of Hawaii -- no exaggeration !

Thank ycpoe
Doha, Qatar
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 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: 808-232-2202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?