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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

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56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2202
+1 808-293-1839
10:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:30
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Santa Clarita, California
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131 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Giovanni Shrimp Truck on the North Shore of Oahu is so good! Cash only, so hit the ATM first. Also, nowhere to clean your hands afterward, so bring hand sanitizer to wipe off! We were lucky to get a parking spot and stroll over to the shrimp truck. (The other food trucks were not busy at all, but there was... More 

Thank LucyVacation
Garnett, Kansas
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the shrimp trucks. My favorite being Coconut shrimp. It is quite expensive but I just have to go every time I go to Hawaii.

Thank sredheada45
Round Rock, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The shrimp here are good, but not significantly better than any other shrimp truck - and there are many. I think most of the hype is based on propaganda that it is great. The workers are unfriendly and close to rude. Over priced.

Thank Ken S
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So good in a row of amazing food trucks. A must stop for fresh garlic shrimp. Just watch out for the chickens

Thank David C
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everywhere from travel websites to the popular guide books recommend the shrimp trucks at Kahuku, with Giovanni's being the best. Because of that, I expected awesome but got some decent shrimp scampi with white rice. Then end. There is nothing magical here. It's only okay.

Thank PTWife
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had the classic shrimp plate and I had to share it with my fiance, it was a huge plate! You have to be into garlic but very very tasty and worth the price. It was less than $10. Be prepared for benches so it's not a restaurant and yeah chicken are all over the place trying to steal some... More 

Thank Kata V
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I heard about this place and it was well worth the drive to visit! The shrimp was seasoned perfectly and tasted delicious!

Thank Phillip S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to grab lunch on the north shore. Garlic shrimp is the thing to get. Sometimes the line can be long but it us worth the wait

Thank Wayne T
Huntington Beach, California
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Numerous people told us that this is the ultimate shrimp truck on the north shore so we had to stop. As odd as this sounds, I have only had one shrimp in my entire life so this was only my second shrimp experience. My husband and I thought this was great! It was very buttery/greasy (which is likely normal), and... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good but all shrimp is in it's shell so come with clean hands and get to work. My husband hated it!! Lol Also super crowded. Very good. Very shrimpy taste. Also super garlic taste. We were burping up garlic and had indigestion til the next morning. Very good tho. $13 per plate.

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2202
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-293-1839
Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993

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