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“Do not pass up this funky-truck restaurant while on the island”

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Kahuku
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993
Reviewed January 16, 2013

What can I write to show what this really ugly truck has to offer in the way of excellent food. Their comments on their web pages says it all.

"Shrimp Scampi: This garlicky delight has made Giovanni's famous world-wide. A dozen shrimp marinated in a secret sauce, served with two scoops of rice all drizzled with a garlic lemon butter and caramelized chunks of tasty garlic".

"The "NO REFUNDS" Hot & Spicy Shrimp: This entrée's name may include a special warning and it may be the big joke on the island - but it really does hurt so good. A dozen plump, juicy shrimp cooked shell-on and smothered in a fiery hot tasty red sauce served with two scoops of rice. Mouth blistering hot, but oh so yummy."

It's worth the car rental, the drive and of course the scenery to enjoy lunch here.
Worth every penny to say the least.

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

That hurts, ugly truck... HAHA That is a great and detailed review for our future customers... We are happy you enjoyed the xperience at the shrimp truck and for your recommendation... Hope to see you again in the future and enjoy the island...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Every time we visit Hawaii, the shrimp truck lunch is a must stop. We made the mistake of eating at a different truck in Haleiwa, where the food was ok. The following day we went to Kahuku, to to original Giovanni's, it is The Best. Simple menu, great food, my wife enjoys the fact that they offer a half size plate for only half the price.

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2013

Thank you for your great review and for being loyal to us over the years... Hope to see you back in the future and enjoy the island..

Jorge Amorim
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We came here after driving North Shore for what it has to offer. We loved it. The shrimp scampi was so delish! I wanted more but for the amount and cost ($13, extra for drinks) of it, I wasn't sure if I wanted to pay that much that's why I gave 4 stars, if the price was lower, I would have bought another to take home. Overall, it was worth going & trying it.

Thank wanderlust1979
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2013

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience at the shrimp truck and hope to see you back in the future... Enjoy the island..

Jorge Amorim
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

My husband & I ate here & loved our shrimp scampi! We sat under the shelter and ate with relish, licking our fingers. We also got the grilled corn on the cob from a nearby vendor - mmm good! We've eaten at other shrimp trucks but Giovanni's shrimp were the largest & yummiest!

Thank Italophile
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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Thank you for saying we are the best and happy you enjoyed the experience... Your detailed review will let other customers know what to expect when they eat at the shrimp truck... Enjoy the island and see you soon...

Jorge Amorim
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

we stayed down near diamond head, but took the drive everyday up north to have the shrimp from giovanni's during our entire ohau stay oct/nov 2012. On previous trips to oahu, we did the taste test between all the various shrimp trucks/stops/restaurants along the shore and giovanni won for sure, so this trip, we didn't waste any belly space on other shrimp stops! regarding menu, shrimp scampi is the must have, just get additional hot sauce on the side if you like hot food instead of ordering the spicy shrimp. hotdog was typical costco stuff, but nice side to the shrimp. the roasted corn store next to giovannis didn't look that awesome, but the corn is actually very good when they don't over-grill it. goes very well with giovanni's scampi, YUM! enjoy your meal!

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gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Well thank you for giving us a chance and also for being loyal to us... It makes us happy that you enjoyed the shrimp truck experience and hope to see you back in the future...

Jorge Amorim
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