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“Delicious Shrimp (local style)”

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 17 September 2017 via mobile

Garlic grilled shrimp & steamed shrimp was amazing.

Worth the wait. (decent organized queue tracking).

Ordering staff was polite and professional.

Area is near Northshore and after the famous Waimea beach cliff(bay)

Highly recommended even though there are many other competitors around.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Our first time here. We tried 3 "shrimp shacks" already. So far it ranks 2nd. We ordered Butter garlic scampi and sweet/spicy shrimp. It was ok. Too much garlic. The garlic tasted a little burnt/bitter. Loved the shoyu dipping sauce. I still prefer the one's in Fumis. The sweet/spicy as my husband said has nothing special to it. I didn't tried it but it looks like plain shrimp with lots of oil and a dipping sauce that looks like a sauce for spring roll. If you want spicy definitely go to Giovanni's. Again, no paper towel to wipe your hands after washing. Lots of flies too. Good thing that there is no line at 3pm on a Friday and lots of table and seats. Clean restroom. Adequate parking space.

So my top 1- Fumi's
Top 2- Romy's
Top 3- Giovanni's

Thank hazel_travelss
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This was listed as a must visit by family and friends who have been here. I've never had Giovannis, but the shrimp here was amazing!! The garlic shrimp was full of flavour, spend the extra few dollars for extra garlic! We got there and there was no lineup but we had a few other people waiting for food. We ordered the Garlic Shrimp and the Sweet/Spicy Shrimp. The Sweet/Spicy Shrimp was passable..good but nothing mind blowing. The Garlic Shrimp however made it worth the trip!!

We waited about 45 minutes but as the signs say they don't make fast food they make good food. They were out of prawns on the day we went (~3pm). The flies were everywhere but thats out of their control. The tented area and tables were clean and plenty. Would definitely return!

Thank sk1pxx
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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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1  Thank TokyoShirokuma
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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!

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