Giovanni's Shrimp Truck


It’s said that if you find your way to Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck, you’ve officially made it – which is why their plain white truck is littered with signatures, stickers and messages from around the globe.

And while they aren’t the only shrimp truck in town, they’re definitely the original.

Starting in a converted bread truck from the ‘50s, Giovanni’s spent their days driving up and down the North Shore, stopping to park for a couple hours before moving along to serve more.

Almost three decades later, they’re no longer going in search of business, but instead have visitors seeking out one of their three standing shrimp trucks on the island of Oahu.

Planning to visit Giovanni’s during your next visit?

Expect long lines and pack some wet wipes.

With a price point of $15, every plate comes with a dozen sauced up shrimp, two scoops of rice, and a slice of lemon.

Regardless of which plate you get (Scampi, the ‘No Refunds’ Hot & Spicy, or Lemon & Butter), you’re guaranteed to leave with a ring around your mouth and a sheen on your arms from the elbow down.

Even the Jumbo Hot Dog plate (ringing in at 5 bucks), comes smothered in their signature scampi sauce with a lemon slice and rice on the side – but I’d recommend saving that dog for a ballpark day.

Extra sides of Rice, Mac Salad and Drinks (soda, iced tea and water) are available for another couple bucks.

Pro Tip: All three trucks are open daily and accept cash only.


66-472 Kamehameha Hwy

Open Daily

10:30am – 5pm


56-505 Kamehameha Hwy

Open Daily

10:30am – 6:30pm


458 Keawe St, Floor 2

Open Daily

 11am – 8pm