Romy's Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp Hut

Seafood Restaurant and Food Truck
56-781 Kamehameha Hwy (Sand Road), Kahuku, HI 96731, United States
Hours:
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.4/10

Based on 74 votes

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  • shrimp
  • spicy food
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  • Brandon K.

    Okay, the shrimp were totally worth the wait. Garlic Butter & Sweet Spicy sauces are amazing.

    Brandon Knowles · August 17, 2011
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  • Creen D.

    Call your order 10-15 mins ahead of time for a shorter wait. When you get there go straight to the pick-up line, where they will call your name when order is ready.

    Creen D. · January 26, 2010
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  • ToryBurch

    This roadside shack always serves fresh shrimp — served fried, steamed or sauteed. A great place to bring the kids.

    ToryBurch · June 20, 2013
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  • Peter S.

    Better than Giovanni's but be prepared to wait.

    Peter Scordo · December 4, 2012
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  • @joe4pres

    Garlic shrimp with spicy soy sauce is my usual

    @joe4pres · August 13, 2014
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  • Julie .

    My fav preparation style is the butter garlic - Lotsa garlic! Lotsa parking, nice clean tables, lotsa trash bins, & sink to wash hands. One porta potty non-flushing lavatory. Good idea to bring wipes.

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  • Améredia

    Try the local, well-known spicy garlic shrimp in North Shore.

    Améredia · July 14, 2011
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  • Deren W.

    call your order in or wait up to an hour

    Deren Wong · October 22, 2010
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  • Bryan S.

    The locals say this shrimp is the best and it's not imported.

    Bryan Schubert · April 25, 2014
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  • David V.

    Hands down the best of the shrimp trucks stops. Less lines and awesome prawns, shrimp and chilled pineapple cubes.

    David Vega · November 15, 2012
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  • theeRayWay

    Try the sun fish as well! Real bomb!

    theeRayWay · May 30, 2012
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  • Sarah F.

    Gross. Skip this one. Go to Fumis. Dirty dirty shrimp at this ones.

    Sarah F. · September 10, 2011
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  • Brian P.

    Your Hawaii trip is not complete unless you ate here!

    Brian Pham · September 9, 2011
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  • Chris J.

    Call ahead...this line sucks...

    Chris J. · July 13, 2011
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  • Lon H.

    Long lines...

    Lon Hoshino · October 18, 2010
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  • Hal M.

    Not fast food, but definitely worth the wait, esp the garlic shrimp. And I'm not sure why folks gripe about having to peel the shrimp: much juicier and more delicious that way. Work a bit, folks!

    Hal Mackins · 1 week ago
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  • Malia H.

    Garlic butter shrimp

    Malia H · January 19
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  • Valerie L.

    Came here for the prawns but they were out. Their garlic butter shrimp was nowhere near comparable to mackys or even giovannis. Found a cooked pincher bug in our food.. they offered me a refund

    Valerie Le · January 11
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  • Deanna P.

    What's more to say! Spicy garlic shrimp. Grab a napkin.

    Deanna Peluso · December 31, 2014
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  • Do-Hee J.

    Allot some extra time for the long wait time (40+ min). Plan ahead if you're on a schedule while traveling.

    Do-Hee Jeong · December 25, 2014
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  • Randall

    Everything. It's a long wait and sticky tables but it's worth the wait if you want good shrimp.

    Randall · December 22, 2014
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  • Bre T.

    Excellent service. Ahi is delicious.

    Bre Tempesta · August 18, 2014
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  • Tikyo R.

    Takes forever to get your food.

    Tikyo Roa · May 25, 2014
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  • Pieter V.

    Be prepared for a wait if it is during peak lunch time. 2 orders for us were at 40 minutes. Got one shrimp and one prawn. Prawn is hard to take the shell off.

    Pieter Vliet · April 18, 2014
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  • Sary C.

    Come early for the garlic prawn. You snooze you lose.

    Sary Chan · March 17, 2014
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  • M M.

    Off the highway, expect a little wait. The garlic shrimp are tasty (skin on), the crispy shrimp are great (no skin)! The salad is just tons if dressing w/a splash of greens.

    M M · February 21, 2014
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  • Tamami O.

    Delicious!

    Tamami Osada · November 20, 2013
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  • Ramir S.

    Ask them how long the wait is before you get in line! Waited 20mins to be told 1.5hrs. Not cool. No signs no warnings.

    Ramir Salcedo · August 12, 2013
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  • みちこ

    2 THINGS TO KNOW: 1) CASH ONLY!, 2) PRAWNS!

    みちこ · July 29, 2013
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  • みちこ

    They are 1 of only 2 businesses on the North Shore who farm and harvest their own shrimp and prawns. Others purchase it frozen from elsewhere (as far away as SE Asia).

    みちこ · July 29, 2013
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  • Joe R.

    Garlic rice was awesome!

    Joe Reyes · July 29, 2013
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  • Marshall M.

    Cash only. .....

    Marshall Mathews · July 18, 2013
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  • Joe B.

    Steamed shrimp with garlic.

    Joe Bergantine · June 18, 2013
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  • Artie T.

    If you want prawns, you have to come at 10 am when they open. They told me that they sell out within the first hour.

    Artie T · March 15, 2013
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  • Dan B.

    Get here early for the sunfish! It disappears around 3:00pm

    Dan Bowe · February 10, 2013
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  • Paul K.

    No Kamaaina discounts :(

    Paul Klink · November 11, 2012
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  • Reif L.

    Kahuku Shrimp in garlic and butter is heavenly!

    Reif Lauro · September 30, 2012
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  • Marie L.

    OMG! A must on my next trip.

    Marie Lu · May 31, 2012
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  • Alexey S.

    If you go for prawns, be prepared to peel a lot, and be covered in oil. I did not enjoy that party

    Alexey Shelestenko · May 26, 2012
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  • Christina Y.

    Don't be in too much of a rush. Great food!

    Christina Young · April 9, 2012
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  • Michelle N.

    Shrimp is awesome here, just be prepared to wait.

    Michelle Nakahara · March 18, 2012
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  • Shaoxuan Z.

    This place is horrible. Don't waste your time and money here. Waited for 40+min and got only overcooked shrimps.

    Shaoxuan Zhang · January 2, 2012
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  • Damion R.

    I think the haters are from Fumi's up the street....Romy's was fantastic, there was no line at all and we waited about ten minutes for our three different dishes....the garlic butter shrimp = awesome!

    Damion Rowan · December 1, 2011
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  • Tony O.

    Never mind the haters. Best shrimp recipe on the island!

    Tony Ocava · November 11, 2011
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  • Melissa K.

    Best on the island!!!

    Melissa Kooms · November 4, 2011
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  • Roy Q.

    You have to peel the shrimp so peel everything first then wash your hands~ makes eating less of a hassle and cleaner too~!

    Roy Quismundo Serna · September 19, 2011
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  • Brandon K.

    Long line (15 mins), followed by a long wait (30-45 mins), and to top it off... NO PRAWNS. They should rename this place to "Romy's Shrimp & more Shrimp & Flies & Long Ass Lines."

    Brandon Knowles · August 17, 2011
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  • Danielle N.

    I picked shrimp.. I can't bare to look in the prawn's big black eyes!

    Danielle Neuf · July 3, 2011
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  • Kazuyoshi F.

    もちろん、ガーリックシュリンプ♬

    Kazuyoshi Fujimoto · November 19, 2014
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  • Hyewon E.

    난 맛없고 비린내와 화학맛이 났는데.. 사람들 평가는 꽤 좋네... =,.=;;;

    Hyewon E · September 18, 2013
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