Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp | Where to Eat in Oahu
January 12, 2018 by Jen Balisi
Garlic shrimp can be found on the menus of food trucks & restaurants all over the North Shore of Oahu. It’s listed as shrimp scampi, and served with rice and sometimes macaroni salad and pineapple. While we didn’t get to try as many of the vendors as we would’ve liked, we loved the garlic shrimp at Romy’s Kahuku, which were juicy and bursting with flavor from the golden brown garlic, and also come with a spicy shoyu on the sauce for extra umami. They also have ample, covered seating and clean bathrooms.
That said, the wait can be quite long and somewhat frustrating since numbers aren’t called in order (it probably took an hour from the time we got in line to the time we got our food). A few of the shrimp also weren’t deveined (which I don’t have a problem with but I know some people do). If you have time and don’t mind putting in the work to peel shrimp, you’ll be rewarded with seafood deliciousness. Their fried shrimp are also like little shrimp spring rolls since they’re wrapped in wonton wrappers and come with a tasty sweet chili sauce.
Eat this: garlic butter shrimp, fried shrimp, li hing pineapple