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“Best shrimp truck in north shore”

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Kahuku
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Food was excellent had shrimp plate with spicy sauce.. only bad thing was the long wait due to overwelming amount of customers BUT well worth the wait.. Large portions also for around $12, rice, spicy hot shrimp,

1  Thank lopezhollister
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gioshrimp, Public Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2012

We are sorry about the wait lopezhollister, but we are working on a larger truck to serve our customers faster in the future. Enjoy the island and see you back in the future...

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
808-293-1839

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Reviewed 9 June 2012

We heard so much about "shrimp trucks" in Hawaii, but Giovanni's is not worth going out of the way for. If you care about "ambiance" you will not like the dirty, old, graffiti filled truck the food comes out of. Not a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the shrimp!

The shrimp tasted pretty good, but the two scoops of rice that came with it were "swimming" in oil. It didn't come with any sort of veggie, so we bought some expensive corn on the cob from a nearby store.

My sister preferred Romy's (bright red store down the street from Giovanni's), which she went to a couple days earlier.

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Thank Nora C
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gioshrimp, Public Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2012

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience at the shrimp truck Nora C and about the rice. I will forward your review to the owner and we hope you give us another chance in the future.

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
808-293-1839

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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Everything about giovannis was disgusting. The truck is disgusting and old, the employees are rude, all of the tables have never ever been cleaned off ever, it took 25 minutes to get the food, and its just some shrimp sauteed with olive oil and a disgusting amount of garlic. Now i am sick in my room and cant go out because my stomach hurts so bad. On top of all that it cost $28 for two small paper plates with shrimp and rice. I dont know how this place got any good ratings but it makes me lose a little faith in trip advisor thats for sure.

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2  Thank J8186
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gioshrimp, Public Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2012

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the food at the shrimp truck. I will speak to the manager of the location about the tables ASAP..

Jorge amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
808-293-1839

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Reviewed 4 June 2012

This was a great road-side treat. The shrimp scampi was finger-lickin' good.

Thank capebretonerBenEoin
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gioshrimp, Public Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2012

I like the finger-lickin comment in your review... We have been working hard over the years to make the experience fun for our customers and will continue to do so..

Jorge Amorim
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808-293-1839

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Reviewed 2 June 2012

I've eaten shrimp in many places but never from the back of a truck. You can literally smell the garlic as you drive up. And the shrimp scampi is remarkable...some of the best shrimp anywhere ever. Just remember to bring something to clean up with...the steering wheel of our rental car was sticky for the rest of the trip!

Thank Michael F
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gioshrimp, Public Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2012

I guess there right Michael F, never judge a book by it's cover... Happy to hear you enjoyed the shrimp at the truck and hope to see you back in the future.. One more thing, sorry about the steering wheel being sticky on your drive home.. HAHA

Jorge Amorim
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
808-293-1839

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