We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1468
+1 808-293-1839
10:30 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,103: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bit of drive from city but really love the shrimp and would go back again. If you have it there, be prepare share your prawn with the flies but it was not a problem for us.

Thank jloh003
Flower Mound, Texas
Level Contributor
129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Circling Oahu with nowhere to go but paradise and local places to stop and sample the delicious foods. The shrimp trucks in North Shore Oahu area are legendary. We shared one serving of Giovannis signature dish - garlic, shrimp scampi with two scoops of white rice topped with garlic sauce and bits of chunky garlic. We stepped next door to... More 

Thank Sebbyboy
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the day exploring the North Shore and stopped at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck for lunch because of previous recommendations. I was surprised with how delicious the signature shrimp dish was! Tonnes of flavour and decent sized servings. Not your average garlic prawns! Beware of the spicy prawn option. I love spice but they were unbearably spicy! Not a must... More 

Thank Ryan W
Grand Junction, Colorado
Level Contributor
333 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard about the "shrimp trucks" so we ventured off to Giovanni's. Nothing better than scarfing down a pile of garlicky, buttery, messy shrimps on a picnic table with a hundred or so of people doing the same thing. It was a shrimp feeding frenzy. We all had the famous garlic shrimp scampi and topped it off with a... More 

1 Thank COparrotheads
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always it's needs to be in lines at least 30mins. Very popular place, but the price and tastes are so good. There are several other places you can enjoy shrimp truck around Giovanni's including Korean BBQ style. Normally the price per plate is about 15USD, so you could think it's reasonable in Hawaii. Good experience to enjoy with yur family... More 

Thank Jinuya
Level Contributor
65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't believe I have been to Oahu a couple times but this is the first time eating here. I don't know what Have been doing with my life until now. So amazing! I cannot put into words. The food is definitely worth the wait and just so delicious. This place only takes cash. A have to not a must... More 

Thank Michelle O
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Many people that we met really talked this place up as THE place to eat at, to the point that we were advised "don't go to any other shrimp truck, Giovanni's is the one you need to go to". I love seafood so I thought I'd give it a shot. This definitely hits the spot if you're craving shrimp, but... More 

1 Thank DoubleCharlie
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch. This is a bit of a local and tourist stop. Be prepared to wait as the line takes a bit. Ordered the popular shrimp scampi. It was good, but the garlic was overwhelming. I was with friends and hoping the amount of garlic would not make the van ride awkward...haha. Luckily it did not. Next time... More 

Thank Angela L
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we arrived in Oahu, everyone has been raving about Giovanni's Shrimp Truck. So when we headed up the North Shore we decided to try it out. We got the Scampi, which was about 12 shelled shrimp in a buttery garlic sauce and two mounds of rice. It was tasty but no different than any other shrimp I've had or... More 

2 Thank toxikon
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love garlic, you will love this place. It is very very garlicy! I loved it, but it was nothing special other than it was cooked with a looooot of garlic on the grill...! I should do that next time too!

Thank Jarleyn

Travellers who viewed Giovanni's Shrimp Truck also viewed


Been to Giovanni's Shrimp Truck? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Giovanni's Shrimp Truck and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Richmond, Canada

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Giovanni's Shrimp Truck staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?