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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

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56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2202
+1 808-293-1839
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10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So good in a row of amazing food trucks. A must stop for fresh garlic shrimp. Just watch out for the chickens

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Ontario
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everywhere from travel websites to the popular guide books recommend the shrimp trucks at Kahuku, with Giovanni's being the best. Because of that, I expected awesome but got some decent shrimp scampi with white rice. Then end. There is nothing magical here. It's only okay.

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Thank PTWife
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had the classic shrimp plate and I had to share it with my fiance, it was a huge plate! You have to be into garlic but very very tasty and worth the price. It was less than $10. Be prepared for benches so it's not a restaurant and yeah chicken are all over the place trying to steal some... More 

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Thank Kata V
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I heard about this place and it was well worth the drive to visit! The shrimp was seasoned perfectly and tasted delicious!

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Thank Phillip S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to grab lunch on the north shore. Garlic shrimp is the thing to get. Sometimes the line can be long but it us worth the wait

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Thank Wayne T
Huntington Beach, California
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143 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Numerous people told us that this is the ultimate shrimp truck on the north shore so we had to stop. As odd as this sounds, I have only had one shrimp in my entire life so this was only my second shrimp experience. My husband and I thought this was great! It was very buttery/greasy (which is likely normal), and... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good but all shrimp is in it's shell so come with clean hands and get to work. My husband hated it!! Lol Also super crowded. Very good. Very shrimpy taste. Also super garlic taste. We were burping up garlic and had indigestion til the next morning. Very good tho. $13 per plate.

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montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this place off of a recommendation......was really good....peel shrimp and dunk into butter/garlic.....the order comes by the dozen with some rice.....the best kept secret is the corn on the cob located right behind ....best I have ever had.

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1 Thank mtripguy
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told by a lot of locals to eat at Giovanni's shrimp truck once we got to the north shore. Must be very popular with the locals, as it's crazy busy. We all got the shrimp dinners. We all found the same thing. It's ok, not great or amazing. Just ok. Two years ago we ate at Fumi shrimp... More 

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Carthage, New York
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

atmosphere is a little questionable but the scampi was sooo garlicey and delicious! very popular, a few places to buy cheap souvenirs and hawaii apparel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast Food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2202
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-293-1839
Description
Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993

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