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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

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66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1468
+1 808-293-1839
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10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The food was great!! Garlic scampi was just so yummy, would definitely go back for round 2. The original shrimp truck is the best one you'll find!

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

YUMMY! the garlic shrimp is the best! we tried other shrimp trucks and this was the best. The garlic oil over the rice was PERFECTION. But we wouldn't recommend the crazy spicy shrimps. It was wayyyy to spicy and not in a good way. We are Chinese so we can eat plenty spicy but this spicy was only heat and... More 

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Livermore, CA
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told about the "shrimp trucks" and not really knowing what to expect, we got in the long line, waited and we were pleasantly surprised. Ordered garlic shrimp as that was recommended. Totally agree. It was pricier than I expected for a "truck", but consider it is fresh shrimp and it was definitely worth it. I'd do it again... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After navigating a small parking lot located almost in a jungle forest, we got in an long line of people who had probably already read the same reviews we had. We both got the garlic shrimp plate and it was messy and outstanding. I think it is their signature dish. It's just a place you've got to visit when you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Among a bunch of food trucks in the same parking area, Giovanni's alone had a long line. You have enough time to place your order, go to another truck and buy something else, and still be waiting for your shrimp order. At $14 a plate (Dec 2016 prices) it's not cheap, but they're pretty good. We ordered the garlic (shrimp... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided on a variety of shrimp dishes; the garlic and hot & spicy... both awesome, the spicy is spicy, so make sure you add a coconut smoothie to the meal, a great way to cool the heat😡. Happy year of the rooster!

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Northern B.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was pretty good. The shrimp are a touch over cooked but are very tasty. Care for a challenge? Try the hot shrimp. They're no joke. A bit pricy but is where all the locals seem to go which really says enough.

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Thank fuzzynaval
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Oahu and plan on going to the North Shore, you really have got to stop at any of the Giovanni's food truck and delight your self with this scrumptious shrimp! Depending on the time of the day, you may have to wait longer than you have planned, but if you are in Hawaiian schedule, just hang... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the North Shore several times and by popular recomandation we choose this place over so many others on the road, the one and only stop at these trucks to eat ( and the last one) Really nothing to it. Typical tourist " trap" , the mouth to mouth " place to stop" . A tasteless sticky white rice,... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Giovanni's has the notariety so that it's really popular. We came here around 11:30 on a Wednesday so it hadn't hit the peak of crowds yet. 3 or 4 people waiting ahead of me and the line moved fast. We had the Shrimp Scampi as advised by so many others and we thought the shrimp with the caramelized garlic and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 17:00
Monday
10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:00
Thursday
10:30 - 17:00
Friday
10:30 - 17:00
Saturday
10:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1468
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-293-1839
Description
THE ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK SINCE 1993

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?