Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Food Truck and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
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  • The seafood at Giovanni's Shrimp Truck is a can't miss
  • Jorge a.
    "Get the Shrimp Scampi Plate w/ the house sauce on the side"(20 Tips)
    travelholic
    "Garlic Shrimp are THE best!"(11 Tips)
    Jorge a.
    "Check out Adam take on the spicy shrimp and remember the island."(9 Tips)
    Kelly P.
    "... can skip the Mac salad :)"(4 Tips)
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  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarJuly 24, 2016
    The wait isn't too bad and the shrimp is worth it. Garlic + lemon butter give a good mix of flavors. Spend a day at the beach and come chow down on this. You will not be disappointed.
  • Jessica I.
    Jessica IpAugust 25, 2015
    Don't miss this place if you're driving through North Shore. Stir fried in butter, lemon and garlic sauce - you'll be licking your fingers for days!
    Upvoted Mar 29
  • Alice W.
    Alice WanOctober 29, 2014
    The shrimp scampi is a must! The hot and spicy is seriously spicy (even for a spicy lover like myself) so make sure you are ready for some tongue burning awesomeness and have some water on the side.
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OJanuary 29, 2016
    Uhm yummmm. Shrimp scampi is where it's at, if you like spicy get the hot sauce on the side. I love spicy but their hot sauce is spicy spicy to the max!
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle FJanuary 19, 2015
    One of the best shrimp trucks in the area. Garlic rice is SUPER garlicky. Order to go and sit in your car and eat. The flies can get a little intense. Grab napkins, things get messy.
  • Juan C.
    Juan CogornoDecember 28, 2014
    Shrimp is good. Try to go with another person, one of you can make the line for the shrimp while the other gets corn (which they sell in a stand close by and it's amazing) and get seats.
  • DFB
    DFBSeptember 8, 2014
    The scampi style is most popular. The hot and spicy is super hot and spicy so beware. They do offer half plates which are perfect size.
  • Arie C.
    Arie ChoiJanuary 14, 2013
    Shrimp scampi is great, but on the salty side. The lemon butter shrimp tastes & smells like wet rag, but some people may like the lemon flavor. All shrimp is fresh, good quality, and nicely sized.
  • PureWow
    PureWowSeptember 6, 2016
    Choose from a handful of shrimp dishes, served over a heaping portion of rice. And whatever you do, don’t forget to order the garlic hot dog. Read more
  • Barbara I.
    If you are up on the north shore of Oahu this is a must- prepare to wait a little but the garlic scampi (another word for big prawns) are amazing Read more
  • Gil G.
    Order the Scampi Shrimp and get the Hot Spicy sauce on the side where you control the heat! The Hot and Spicy is great, but some folks will think it's too...
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 7, 2014
    Took us some time to track it down, but SO worth it. The shrimp are massive, fresh and melt in your mouth. Garlic/lemon shrimp for sure.
  • Lori M.
    Lori Marks-NobleApril 17, 2014
    Best Shrimp ever! Thick and juicy and full of garlic. One plate serves 2 ppl. 12 shrimp and 2 scoops of rice topped with garlic.
  • Jasmin R.
    Jasmin ReyesJune 19, 2014
    Garlic shrimp scampi better than the spicy (tastes like Tabasco). BYOB and sit under the plumeria trees!
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TNovember 30, 2014
    Very good garlic shrimp. I do wish they had been de-shelled. Felt like I lost some of the garlic sauce when I pulled off the shells.
  • Staci S.
    Staci StevensSeptember 6, 2016
    The best peel and eat shrimp!! Do garlic and butter over spicy. Ask for hot sauce on side.
  • Dev
    DevFebruary 28, 2012
    I can handle a lot of spice, believe me.... but the spicy shrimp was VERY spicy for me. Be careful. Go with the scampi and enjoy the shrimp!
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkAugust 24, 2011
    After you try the delicious food (not one bad item on the menu), you may want to tag the shrimp truck or the pick-up truck in the parking lot. No marker? Kahuku Superette right next door sells them.
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimFebruary 13, 2014
    We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the experience at the shrimp truck Muriel v. I will forward this review to the owner. Giovanni's Shrimp Truck Jorge
  • BJ B.
    BJ BirtwellSeptember 14, 2010
    The scampi is the best. If u can stomach the spicy, do it...just expect not to be able to taste anything for a day or two. ;) the best shrimp on the island fo sho
  • Agatha V.
    Agatha ViernesJune 17, 2011
    Get the scampish with garlic on your rice and hot sauce for dipping! I'd recommend draining the oil from the plate b4 digging in. Bon appetite!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BoeAugust 14, 2012
    The spicy shrimp rocks and lives up to the hype, but I liked the scampi even more. Get garlic on the rice!
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CoyneFebruary 23, 2013
    Amazing - love this place. Was here 3 times this trip. People are great and the shrimp scampi is unbelievable
  • Carla A.
    Carla AAugust 26, 2013
    Make sure to be hungry! The food is delicious! Some of the BEST shrimp I've ever had!!!
  • Jenn W.
    Jenn Wilson JohnsonApril 4, 2015
    Loved all of the types of shrimp ! Tasty and reasonable prices.
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimOctober 12, 2014
    Happy you enjoyed the scampi Veronica... Next time have the hot sauce on the side to kick it up a notch.....
  • Trish
    TrishMarch 2, 2015
    Garlic butter scampi. So good. And so much of it. All the locals are there - so it must be the best!
  • Kelly P.
    Kelly Park-LeeMarch 8, 2013
    The best garlic shrimp I've ever had! Get the scampi...you can skip the Mac salad :)
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimDecember 4, 2011
    Giovanni's was featured on The Travel Channel's Man v Food Oahu Episode! We are so proud and we hope you enjoy!! http://www.travelchannel.com Oahu Man vs Food Nation www.travelchannel.com
  • David D.
    David DiazAugust 13, 2013
    Didn't care for the chilli spicy shrimp. Garlic shrimp was good. Has romy's the day before. Hard to say whose was better but I liked the excessive burnt garlic at romy's.
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimAugust 17, 2013
    Thank you giving us a chance and happy you enjoyed the scampi.... Hope to see you again in the future David D.
  • Kyle E.
    Kyle ElrodJuly 24, 2013
    Get plenty of napkins! Some of the best "finger-licking-good" food I have ever had.
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimApril 22, 2014
    Happy you enjoyed and it filled you up Lori... Enjoy the island and hope to see you again in the future...
  • Irene L.
    Irene LiuDecember 24, 2012
    get the roasted sweet corn - it's expensive at $3 a piece, but it's SO good!
  • LonnaDyn
    LonnaDynSeptember 7, 2010
    Best shrimp scampi everrrr! If you allergic to shrimp, they got garlic hot dog w/ bun or rice smothered in garlic. Bring wet wipes!
  • Neenz F.
    Neenz FaleafineDecember 29, 2012
    Strategize! One person stands in line to order, another person scopes out a table, and yet another person to order a few cobs of BBQ!
  • Logan L.
    Logan LeasureFebruary 17, 2011
    The hot and spicy shrimp will make your mouth BURN. The flavor is great but make sure you have lots of water on hand to drink.
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimJanuary 7, 2013
    Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the shrimp Gina, but our shrimp is freas as well.. Hope you will give us another chance in the future..
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LeJanuary 9, 2015
    The shrimp scampi is really buttery and garlicky
  • Hyg
    HygSeptember 25, 2010
    Ate the shrimp scampi even if I was allergic to shrimp and i think it's great! Ate them barehanded and it was more fun eating it.
  • drew s.
    drew smithMarch 24, 2011
    only worth a stop if you're a shrimp fanatic. personally I don't think it's worth the price. however, the hot sauce is killer great!
  • Celia L.
    Celia LauMay 28, 2013
    Expect a 1 hour+ wait. But get a corn on the cob at Woody's nearby and some shoyu poke from Kuhuku Superette while you wait!
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimNovember 24, 2013
    LOL...... Lord funkomatic.... I'm glad you enjoyed the shrimp and good thing that show can still be found on tv......
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimJanuary 7, 2013
    I agree Melanie O... The scampi is my fav. as well... See you soon.
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimDecember 25, 2014
    I agree with you Christine Hong, but also get the spicy on the side...
  • Veronica B.
    Veronica BelmontSeptember 26, 2014
    We had the shrimp scampi! It was awesome.
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimMay 19, 2013
    Always leave your mark when you eat at the shrimp truck... Good advise Jenisis....
  • Christine H.
    Christine HongDecember 12, 2014
    The scampi is the way to go. Full of delicious garliciness!
  • Jo F.
    Jo FigueiredoOctober 2, 2011
    Forget seafood restaurants in Waikiki. This is the way to go for shrimp in Oahu. Scampi!
  • Jorge a.
    Jorge amorimDecember 29, 2011
    Giovanni's Shrimp truck was on the travel network's man vs food. Check out Adam take on the spicy shrimp and remember the island.
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