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“Must stop here!”

Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp
Ranked #16 of 37 Restaurants in Kahuku
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We made a stop at this street food restaurant, trying the famous garlic shrimps and prawns. Line was so long (about 30 minutes) and waiting for food was long too (about 45 minutes). But hey, they tell you before you place order, that this is not fast food, but good food.
We can tell you: the food was so so good. Amazing taste and spectacular garlic!
You must make a stop here!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped as we had heard such good things and it was only a little further up from the PCC. The queue was something to behold st 3pm on a Sat afternoon. We were probably 20 back and it moved nowhere in 10 mins. We gave up and headed to Ted's Bakery.

If you want shrimp and prawns at Romy's get there early.

Thank Helena L
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Staff is friendly, if you want their garlic shrimp, minimum 45min to an hour wait. I'll echo a previous review... Call in your order on your way there. We had their steamed prawns. If you don't want the wait, steamed shrimp or prawns come with choice of dipping sauce and take about 10-15 min, so much faster. Also quite tasty.

Cash only!

Several hand washing stations and a bathroom which is great. Parking is along the road there is no designated lot.

Make it apart of your greater trek around north shore.

Thank Melmel79
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

When we got there and tried to order, we were told that only numbers 4 and 5 could be ready within 15-20 mins. All other numbers would be an hour wait. They also had fish on the menu, but we were told they don't have fish and my question was "why have it on the menu?" So instead of ordering 4 meals for all 4 of us, we got 1/2 lb. of peel and eat shrimp. The wait was about 30 mins. The shrimp were not good. I have no idea what all the hype about the shrimp trucks are, but we'll never try another. We live on the coast of NC and get fresh shrimp all the time.... and we never cook them with the heads on like this shrimp truck does. Don't waste your time or money. I have nothing good to say about this place.

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Thank Ginger G
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

First of all... the thing you need to know is you CAN CALL IN ADVANCE! Wish I knew that before standing in the long line. And it is deceptive, when someone gets to the window to order, suddenly 4 to 20 people join them and order for the next 15-20 minutes - some on their cellphone while arguing about sides, etc, etc, etc.

In our case, simple 2 item order, 1 hour 3 minutes until called for the food. Also, look at the signs, if you need a drink refill, do NOT go back into the line, they will handle it.

Something in the back of my mind says they do not take credit cards, cash only - check to be sure.

The "fried prawns" are in a wonton wrapper... umm... original I guess, tasty, not really.

Be sure to like rice. We checked it off the "things to do once and never again" list.

If it is Surf Competition time, just forget it, you will never get through the traffic in the first place.

Oh, and it is friggin' expensive!!

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Thank mbd_mj
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