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“Tasted great at the time but so sick after”

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Ranked #6 of 87 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993
Surrey, Canada
1 review
“Tasted great at the time but so sick after”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Had the shrimp scampi - tasted delicious at the time, but was so sick after..we suspect food poisoning.. Violently sick all night! Don't try this your last night in Hawaii! We barely made our flight home..
We won't be back..And won't be buying food from a food truck again :(

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank H C
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the shrimp truck... I will forward your review to the owner as once...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Soooo Delicious!!!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Alrightly so if you're like me you may not order shrimp from random places for fear you may get sick...Put that fear away and go get this shrimp immediately!! This is sooo delicious!!! The only thing I would say is go sit in your car if you don't want to get attacked by a ton of flys that want your shrimp too!! We got the garlic shrimp with rice and I can't wait to go back and get more!! It is a very big plate of shrimp so if you are small I would recommend sharing it with someone. :)

  • Visited May 2012
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
We are always working on the fly issue and will continue to do so in the future... Thank you from the great review and hope to see you again in the future...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
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Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“OVERATED”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

It took about 15 minutes to get our food, when we got it, it was semi cold and the shrimp were way overcooked. So overcooked we had a hard time getting the shells off. Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood in the International Market food court totally blows them away.

  • Visited January 2013
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience at the shrimp truck... I have contacted the manager of the location and told him about your review... Hope you will give us another chance in the future...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Get in the car and go to a clear standout!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Rainy day in paradise so took a drive around the entire Island. A shrimp truck lunch was on the agenda. Our first stop turned out to be disappointing so we continued on our journey all the way to Giovanni's. So glad we did. While we were still full from our first stop, we could not resist the delicious smell that greeted us as soon as we got out of our car. There is a wooden structure with plenty of covered seating so rain is not an issue. They even have hand washing stations which come in very handy!!
We had their Shrimp Scampi which was heavenly. People beside us had the Hot and Spicy which he said was really hot but totally worth it. We will be back because Giovanni's is irresistible!!

  • Visited January 2013
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Even a rainy day in Hawaii can be fun... Happy you enjoyed the experience and thanks for giving us a chance... See you next time and enoy the island...


Jorge Amorim
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Edmonton, Canada
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“A Must Stop for Yummy Local Shrimp”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We drove around the island and stopped in at the famous Giovanni's Shrimp truck to share an order of shrimp scampi and spicy shrimp which were $13 a plate and included a couple of scoops of steamed rice. Both were delicious. We also picked up a glass of freshly made pineapple coconut smoothie at the nearby truck for $5.50. A short walk from here they were selling local roasted corn on the cob that looked good.

  • Visited December 2012
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for giving us a chance and happy to hear you enjoyed both shrimp kinds at the shrimp truck... Enjoy the island and hope to see you back in the future...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
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