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“What a disappointment!!!!”

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Ranked #6 of 91 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: The Original Shrimp Truck Since 1993
Reviewed May 13, 2010

We found info for the truck in Fodor's and decided it was a must. We had eaten at Kahuku Grill the night before and the food was so good we were hoping for a smiliar experience. A glance inside the truck made your stomach turn even before we got the food. The Shrimp was fishy tasting even with all of the garlic. Of the four people in our party not one was even remotely satisfied with their "meal'. Don't waste your time, go next door to Kahuku Grill.

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Reviewed March 5, 2010

Stopped at the Haleiwa location on the main drag in town. Got my shrimp scampi plate without any wait and probably could have split it with my wife, but she opted for the Opal Thai truck. Really garlicy and really good. Pricey for what it is, but worth it given the one of a kind experience.

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Reviewed January 22, 2010

Don't bother stopping. The shrimp plates were unbelievably oily and the shrimp tasted "fishy". My scampi plate ended up being a 13.00$ plate of cat food for the resident kitty at the truck stop. For truly incredible shrimp stop into Haleiwa Eats and order the garlic shrimp there-scrumptious! Although the shrimp trucks came reccomended by many friends, I unfortunately would have to report back that it was the worst food I ever ordered up.

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Reviewed January 20, 2010

We were up on the North Shore to check out the big waves and Giovanni's was in the vicinity. Would not go out of my way in the future. Yes, the shrimp was good - a tad oily though. Definitely no frills - picnic benches and a tub in back with running water and a container of dish soap to wash up before getting back in the car. $13 a plate - good price compared to other restaurants on the island.

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Fremont, California
Reviewed November 22, 2009

garlic butter shrimp w/crispy skin on scoop of rice and mac...Heaven!

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