On the North shoe of Oahu, if you drive along Kamehameha Highway, you will see an area filled with food trucks. While there are many shrimp and seafood trucks, Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck still stands as the legendary shrimp truck known for its simple lemon garlic butter shrimp. This shrimp truck is more than worth the roughly 50 minute drive from Waikiki.
We ordered the garlic shrimp (Shrimp Scampi) which was the most popular sought after item. It arrived with two cups of rice and about a dozen shrimps. The shrimps were marinated in olive oil, a large dose of garlic, and lemon butter. Amazing, you can never go wrong with butter and seafood. And garlic… who doesn’t love garlic? It was fully packed with flvor, and I squeezed a bit of lemon over the rich garlic deliciousness, which further heightens the flavor. This place is definitely a 10/10.
It was a very tasty experience with the extreme garlic taste however be prepared for a rich greasy plate. The rice was soaked in oil which I didn’t like too much. Outdoor seating areas are provided but prepare to fight off flies from your table!
10/10 Giovanni has shrimp worth dying for.
You can more about them on their website.