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Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2202
+1 808-293-1839
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scampi” (146 reviews)
“rice” (192 reviews)
“dozen shrimp” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 18:30All hours
Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian
56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2202
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the hype. Bring cash! We had fresh coconuts from the neighboring truck. Line is long, but it moves quickly. I've read reviews that say Giovanni's uses shrimp from Thailand, and the shrimps are a bit smaller than that if neighboring Fumis, but ample amount...More

Thank michelle y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in and had a to go order for a hot and spicy and a scampi shrimp. They warned me about the hot and spicy, apparently I don't look like someone who can handle the tabasco. The shrimp was good; my only complaints were...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Giovanni's is a legend, the busiest shrimp truck around the Kahuku shrimp ponds, and it is a unique experience. You order at the truck and take your meal to the usually-shared long picnic tables under a huge poly-tarp roof. It's simple food, expertly prepared.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to line up for a while, which as a bit of a pain. Also not many seats but we got one eventually. Was worth the wait, the shrimp were terrific, I shared a hot one and the garlic.

Thank David Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended to this place by the bus shuttle driver I was speaking to during my journey to my hotel. Definitely worth a look & the only fault I could find was the food is a little overpriced. However the flavor of the garlic/...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first night in Kahuku was a Sunday and on Sundays their are few eateries open in the town. We were lucky to find Giovanni's food truck. Shrimp was on our list of local foods to try, and Giovanni 's are specialists. They kindly wrapped...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Giovanni's shrimp truck goes hand in hand with anything good related to Oahu. It is well known and for good reason.. it's shrimp, rice, and garlic.. yum!! Unfortunately, when I went back this last go round- I found the taste lacking. Quality of shrimp wasn't...More

Thank shelltravelsfor4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, family of 4, ate here in May. The shrimp scampi was amazing! My daughter ordered the hot shrimps and they were terrible. I can only assume that someone made a mistake in the kitchen. They were inedible.

Thank mysunshinebeach
gioshrimp, Guest Relations Manager at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Love yo hear you enjoyed the shrimp at the location and for the great review... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future.. Jorge Amorim Giovanni's Shrimp Truck 808-293-1839

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For 15$ you will eat like a king, on small tables outside, and you should arrive 11am if you don't want to wait in line. But service is very fast

Thank jfmajorr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy shrimp scampi. Staff are lovely. Prompt service. Loved the sticky rice. Toilets so clean. Easy to Park. Watch out for wind the next day. Ha ha

Thank jolouder
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Questions & Answers
17 June 2017|
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Response from dcstep | Reviewed this property |
You will have to ask the chef. Shrimp, of course, are gluten free and there's a good chance that the lemon/butter shrimp are gluten free, but the butter could contain gluten ingredients. Also, it's a tiny kitchen, so I... More
10 January 2017|
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Response from alamo16584 | Reviewed this property |
Cash but atm nearby
Karen W
24 June 2015|
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Response from gioshrimp | Property representative |
We only carry the three kinds: Scampi, Lemon butter & spicy... Sorry about that..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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Best Shrimp Scampi on the North Shore since 1993
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