Name: Giovanni's Shrimp Truck Location:  66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa Cuisine: Shrimp, Food Truck Website:   http://www.giovan...

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck (Haleiwa)

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Name: Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Location: 66-472 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
Cuisine: Shrimp, Food Truck
Rating: 5/5

I can't believe we missed out on Giovanni's Shrimp Truck the first time we visited Oahu in 2015! Giovanni's is the most raved about shrimp truck in Oahu, with visitors from all over the world stopping by to grab a bite at this popular joint. Currently, there are two locations with the original location in Kahuku and the second in Haleiwa. You can't miss the truck as it is covered in written messages and names from customers that have dined there.

On our second visit to Oahu earlier this year in May, we made it our mission to try Giovanni's at least once. Since we already made plans to visit Kaena Point State Park, we decided to have lunch at Giovanni's after our long and brutal hike (I was dying lol). The closest location was in Haleiwa which wasn't a long drive from the park.

I signed both our names on the side of the truck! If you ever visit this location, find my name! =)

Keeping it simple. Giovanni's menu included three different shrimp platters, a hot dog platter and two sides (rice and macaroni salad). Less is always more!

We were lucky that there weren't many people at the Haleiwa location. We ordered our platters as soon as we got there and found an empty table in front of the truck. The service was fast and efficient, and we got our orders in under 10 minutes.

Hot & Spicy Shrimp Platter ($14)
Covered in Giovanni's award winning hot sauce.

Since Kevin loves spicy food, he ordered their Hot & Spicy Shrimp Platter. They weren't kidding when they said it was very spicy! Although the sauce was good on it's own, Kevin said it overpowered the shrimp and was too hot for him to handle (and he can handle spice). Just looking at this picture again makes my mouth water. 

Scampi Shrimp Platter ($14)
Marinated in olive oil, fresh chopped garlic, lemon/butter and sauteed in a pan.

I ordered their most popular dish, the Scampi Shrimp Platter. The aroma from the garlic and butter was incredible and right away I knew it was going to taste amazing. The shrimp were big and juicy, and it soaked up all the garlic sauce giving it so much flavour, but not overpowering the dish. There were two scoops of rice which went perfectly with the shrimp, soaking up all the delicious sauce. 

I can honestly say that Giovanni's scampi shrimp was the best shrimp I've ever had! Although Kevin didn't enjoy his shrimp as much as I did, it wasn't the end for him. We ended up going to the other Giovanni's location in Kahuku to have their scampi shrimp again, in a span of a few hours (lol)! I will be posting my experience of that location as well.

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