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Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp
Ranked #12 of 34 Restaurants in Kahuku
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We're staying on the North Shore and there are very few options for dining. Couple that with day trippers on a weekend driving the circular route of the island and you have a recipe for disaster.

The wait time is incredibly long. At 2 PM (hardly peak lunch time) waited 40 minutes before ordering and another 20 minutes after. The place is famous for their garlic butter shrimp and hey, guess what? Sold out. No signs to warn us, no announcements to deter people from waiting in line.

The food we got (boiled shrimp with the garlic and butter on the side and fried shrimp) was fine. Standard. No problem. However, nothing special. Don't know what all the fuss is about.

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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!

Thank tripadvuser09
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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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