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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
10:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:30
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Clayton, New York
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102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Tried it twice. Figured I caught them on a bad day the first time. Guess not. Overpriced plates of mostly pasty rice. The Shrimp were OK, but barely. Long lines and quite a dirty place. Tried a few different dishes between the two of us and everything tasted the same. Not a lot of taste either. Disappointed after all the... More 

Thank huffer24
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This was very YUMMY! I think that you can find different shrimp trucks that are better and some that are the same. My family actually tried another shrimp truck and they say it's better. So, It was really good but I would suggest to try different shrimp trucks just to compare

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Irvine, CA
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328 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If it's your first time having Kahuku style shrimp then you might really like it. If you've tried the others you might think...meh. The outdoor eating area is definitely nicer than all the rest. There's a nice concrete floor that is clean and the tables are in good condition and are cleaned like a regular restaurant. The service is super... More 

Thank etan92612
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the shrimp scampi. It was delicious but be prepared to wait in a long line and wait even longer to get food. From the time we got in line and had our food in hand it was about an hour and a half.

Thank Sara P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like spicy food. No problem, the spicer the better. Giovanni spicy shrimp is dipped in freaking fire. Not sure what it was but I am not going back for a re-do. Again, I really like hot food but this was REALLY SMOKIN HOT. You could not taste the shrimp, just the hot sauce. I am a big dude and... More 

Thank kbaehr
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times and always great! Really fresh and delicious. There is an eating area with tables and even some craft booths. Good prices for a shrimp lunch. A drive around the island would not be complete without a stop here!

Thank tdsea
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big fresh perfectly prepared shrimp. We enjoyed tempura, coconut shrimp, cocktail shrimp, and scampi. If you are craving fresh shrimp, Giovanni's will not disappoint you.

Thank Mark M
Springfield, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and portions large. You may want to consider splitting a plate. The rice and shrimp were very tasty. I asked for the hot sauce and it was very good as well if you want to kick it up a notch. The cost was around $13 plus drink per plate.

Thank Brad W
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of those places you just need to experience on Oahu! Great inexpensive t-shirts in vendor tents behind the covered eating area.

Thank bunnie1990
Nutley, New Jersey
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190 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Scampi flavor was the best of the shrimp. The garlic dog was just OK, but love the garlic rice. Basic picnic table eating, with plenty of parking. There are other trucks in the area if you don't want shrimp.

Thank RobChills

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
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
Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993

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Aiea, Hawaii

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?