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“We came back” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Ranked #9 of 88 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993
Topeka, KS
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We came back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Visited Hawaii 5 years ago and ate at Giovanni's. This year we rented a car to see some sights we missed last time, one of which was the Dole Plantation. When we finished there, and needed a place for lunch, we realized we weren't far from Giovanni's. Our memory and GPS served us well - the drive was short. The truck hadn't moved (I'm not sure it can anymore), and the shrimp plates that came out of it were perfect for lunch. We shared a lemon and a garlic shrimp plate, which filled us up. Delicious shrimp, friendly people, Hawaii outdoor dining, we're happy.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JCareyB
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Your right, the shrimp truck is stuck.. LOL Thank you for visiting us again and happy you enjoyed the experience... Enjoy the island and hope to see you sooner then 5 years this time...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
808-293-1839
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New York
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth the trip to North Shore alone.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Went driving to the North Shore with stopping by Giovanni Shrimp Truck. It is located in a open area with other food truck - have to look to find Giovanni. We order 1 Shrimp scampi and 1 Lemon and butter dish. We love the Shrimp scampi dish by far. The dining area is not a four star restaurant but a bench and table style to match the environment (rustic/simple).

Did not try the hot and spicy - saw it on Man vs Food and was not eager to try it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wingman15
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Don't you love 4 star Hawaii.... LOL Thank you for stopping by to give us a chance and happy you enjoyed the experience... That's good advice about the spicy sauce unless you are very brave.... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
808-293-1839
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great shrimp, a little expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We thought the garlic shrimp was excellent!! We split one plate and thought it was a little pricey. We were also a little suprised that we had to peel it (city folks i guess!) so it was very messy...but worth the work!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank InterestedTravler
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Happy you enjoyed the scampi shrimp and I guess you have to get used to peeling the shrimp... Thank you for giving us a chance and happy you enjoyed the experience... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
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152 reviews
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“Amazing Garlic Shrimp”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

I have to admit when I saw the shrimp truck on the side of the road I was a little leery..even with the great reviews....The reviewers were right...the best garlic shrimp I've ever had!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kay932
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for giving us a chance and we are happy you enjoyed the experience.... I agree that garlic is so goooooodddd... LOL Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
808-293-1839
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Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“ok shrimp”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stopped at the shrimp truck on the advice of a friend but thought it was just ok. The flavor of the dozen shrimp was good but very messy and the flies just attacked us. The rice was just basic white rice. I would not spend $30 for two plates of this again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gea58
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank your friends for me, but sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the experience at the shrimp truck... What do you think will make us better for the future? Look forward to hearing back from you..

Jorge Amorim
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