we driving to north shore and decided to give giovanni’s shrimp truck a try. why? because thousands (literally thousands) of people online told us to. we will disclose that we are normally not fans of food trucks in general (in los angeles) but we wanted to see what the hype was all about.
simple menu. you have three options: scampi, hot spicy, lemon & butter. we ordered the shrimp scampi (their most popular). garlic shrimp over white rice and a side of macaroni salad.
- food: we wanted to love this place! while the shrimp shell was definitely garlicy, the shrimp itself had no flavor. meh.
- ambience: welp. it’s a truck. expect picnic tables and lots of people.
- overall: i think a lot of people are drawn to this truck because you can smell the garlic from a mile away! this is a nice truck off the beaten path. however, i wouldn’t go out of my way to eat here. also, if you have a date later, cancel. your breath is not going to be the same for at least 24 hours. please refer to the mounds of garlic on top of the rice in the photos above for reference.
Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
56-505 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731