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“Highly Over Rated”

Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp
Ranked #16 of 37 Restaurants in Kahuku
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Romy's is asvertised as the place to go on Oahu's North Shore for garlic shrimp. This is what we found.
The service was very slow. We paid twice the price for half the food compared to other nearby places. The shrimp and prawns had not been deveined before they were cooked. The food generally was very disappointing. We'll not return to Romy's.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped by on our drive along the north shore. Yes it's a convenient location but I have to say that the overall experience was good(we were expecting fantastic). The shrimp was delicious and fresh but you do have to wait and wait and wait ...
The spicy sauce was ok but didn't really complement the shrimp in my opinion and it's expensive for what is a messy picnic. I guess my expectations might have been set too high.

Thank Paul_K_Oregon
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

we tried giovanni's...WIN!
we tried fumi's....WIN!!
we tried romy's...Well.....

when you post a poster that says, "THIS IS NOT FAST FOOD...THIS IS GOOD FOOD...AS FAST AS WE CAN MAKE IT!" i respect you... this to me, means food made with love... plenty of parking, plenty of seating...
while we ordered the butter garlic scampi ($19.75) and the sweet and spicy ($19.75) , we walked the shrimp farm....

we returned to the window and heard mumbling... we may have been gone for a good 15-20 minutes... nothing. the people before us haven't recieved their food yet either... 30 minutes arrive, we ALL get our food! YAYY!!!

we sit, we take photos, we dig in!! when i mean we dig in, is...this shrinp was warm, not hot. all the other places, the shrimp was so hot that you have to wait to eat it....
we tore it apart - apart as in, we had a tough time getting the crappy meat out,... this shrimp must be old, because if you pull a fresh shrimp from it's shell, it should come out in one shot, correct? talk about crap...we found soooo much shrimp poo in almost each cold shrimp...it wasn't even worth eating anymore...

i peel once...shame on you
i peel twice....shame on me...
i peel the thir...i give up!!

romy's....you got me good...

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Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I don't like giving bad reviews but for the money spent here, there has to be a better place for shrimp on the north shore. I have no problem waiting for good food......but this was not it. The price was high. And at $20 for a shrimp combo plate. (Rice, corn, small salad and only 8-10 shrimp) It is just not worth it! The shrimp did not even seem that fresh and the toppings were burnt. The service was slow and rude, I really see no reason to go back and eat there again.

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Thank Jerthewizard
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

If on the island of Oahu this is a must stop! Nothing like it and once you tried you'll want to be back!!

Thank 2muchtravel2013
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