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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
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10:30 - 18:30
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Fairfax, VA
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss! Fantastic shrimp! Makes a great stop on the way to North shore! Bathrooms are a little gross and I recommend you hold it until the next stop.

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Murrieta, CA
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is obviously popular by looking at the lines. The wife had the shrimp scampi which had a great garlic and butter aroma. The kids enjoyed the flavor as much as their mom and they kids aren't into shrimp. Well done!

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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there 13 years ago when just a little truck next to some trees and benches. I am glad to say that it is still great! Much bigger in scale, but still best little food truck along the way to the North Shore. Staff, food, ambiance, awesome.

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Mountain Creek
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are lots of Shrimp trucks around. This one is pretty good. They don't give you a lot of extras. For what you pay its pretty good but I would prefer they were already peeled. Also a nice side salad would be nice to go with it, or even garlic bread. For a tourist I would try it once and... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Long wait in line but well worth it!! Deeliciioouusss!!!!! The shrimp was amazing cannot fault the food at all!!

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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't come to the North Shore without stopping by the shrimp trucks. For whatever good luck we had, there was hardly a line during lunch time on a Sunday. Ordered the scampi plate for $14 which was delicious. A friend had ordered the lemon butter plate, but it wasn't as good. Definitely recommend coming here if you can.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're troubled by garlic then this might not work out well for you because there is a delicious abundance of it with the garlic butter shrimp. There's enough to kill a flock of vampires but it is incredibly delicious and worth the risk. otherwise you can go with the lemon butter or spicy shrimp, all served with rice and... More 

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone I know who's been to Oahu told us we had to go to Giovannis. I don't get the rave reviews. It was an okay value, but the shrimp were completely SMOTHERED in garlic (that was all I could taste), and they were overcooked. Not horrible, but I've had better shrimp at Joe's Crab Shack.

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Spokane, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driven by many times, finally stopped. It's not Ted's but it doesn't try to be. Served from a food truck, the shrimp is very garlicky and fresh. Not as goopy as Ted's and you get more shrimp, although they aren't quite as big. And you don't get pie! So it's a little cheaper. Eat under the tent for but it's... More 

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Belwood, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the garlic shrimp dinner (#1) which includes about 8+ medium size shrimp and white rice for $14. Good flavour. Be prepared for lots of garlic. The hot sauce in a container on the side has a serious kick - suggest caution.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 18:30
Monday
10:30 - 18:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 18:30
Thursday
10:30 - 18:30
Friday
10:30 - 18:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?