Giovanni’s Aloha Shrimp Truck – Kahuku (Hawaii 2018): Overrated Shrimp Truck

One of the most famous garlic shrimp trucks of the North Shore of Oahu is Giovanni’s. Their iconic graffitied white shrimp truck located in Kahuku is always super busy and serving up mountains of their signature Scampi ($14).

It’s been a few years since we visited the North Shore and we were determined to try a bunch of shrimp trucks. Our first stop was at Giovanni’s and I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with the shrimp here.

20180516_121453 20180516_123128

For the price, you receive 12 small shell-on shrimp that are sautéed in olive oil, garlic, lemon and butter. I found the whole dish to be overly oily and salty with no clear garlic flavour. The clumpy rice wasn’t able to handle all of the oil in this dish and turned a bit mushy.

20180516_123618

If you’re looking to follow the crowds, sure – try their scampi… it’s a good experience.Just know that there’s much better garlic shrimp around. Out of the five garlic shrimp trucks that we tried this year, Giovanni’s comes in dead last. Fortunately, there’s lots of garlic shrimp trucks on the North Shore (and some great ones in Waikiki as well).

56-505 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI

www.giovannisshrimptruck.com

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Advertisements

Posted on June 14, 2018, in Food Truck, Hawaiian, Restaurant Review, Seafood and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: