Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck | Where to Eat in Oahu
January 12, 2018 by Jen Balisi
With two outposts in the North Shore, Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck is one of the most popular places to get Hawaiian style garlic shrimp. There are numerous trucks and restaurants that serve the dish, and we actually preferred Romy’s over Giovanni’s as the shrimp just had SO much more flavor. That said, we still really enjoyed our meal and the wait was half that of Romy’s, so if you’re short on time this is a better move. The garlic butter shrimp were really tasty.
We didn’t like the hot and spicy very much, as the shrimp texture was slightly mealy and tasted like they were drowning in a bottle of Tabasco sauce with not much other flavor. That said, the hot and spicy sauce helps add flavor to the garlic butter shrimp if you want to ask for it on the side. Make sure to also get the macaroni salad which was our favorite of the entire trip, and grab a marker at the window to sign the truck (I obviously had to add an Indulgent Eats).