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Oahu's North Shore Shrimp Trucks

When you're driving around the island of Oahu, you won't want to miss picking up a delicious shrimp lunch at one of the shrimp trucks parked near Kahuku on Oahu's north shore. There are also several roadside stands in this area where fresh cooked shrimp are sold.

Fumi's Shrimp Truck
Photo Credit: Kathleen Walling Fry

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Most of the shrimp trucks on Oahu's north shore are located near the town of Kahuku, which is a well-known shrimp aquaculture area, but you will also find shrimp for sale in several other places along the road between Kualoa and Hale'iwa.

Shrimp plates are ordered at the windows of these shrimp trucks, and it is ususually served with two scoops of rice, and sometimes macaroni salad, a green salad, pineapple slices, and/or a lemon slice. Plain unadorned shrimp is available, but the most popular shrimp plates have garlic, lemon butter, hot and spicy, sweet and spicy, or a soy-based sauce. The last time I ate at a shrimp truck the prices were about $10-12 USD per plate.

Fumi's Shrimp Plate

The shrimp served at these tricks is delicious, but it is also unpeeled, sometimes unveined, and very messy to eat. Be sure pick up plenty of napkins. Some of the shrimp truck locations have covered picnic tables with hawaiian music is playing.

The Shrimp Trucks

Blue Water Shrimp
This is one of newest shrimp trucks on Oahu's north shore,and it is one of the trucks that participated in the Turtle Bay Resorts 2005 "Battle of the North Shore Shrimp Trucks". Their shrimp plates come with a salad sprinkled with goat cheese and they have severalnon-shrimp items on their menu.

Famous Kahuku Shrimp Truck
This shrimp truck is usually parked in Kahuku, and they offer shrimp with lemon sauce, spicy sauce,and a sweet black peppersauce. Their menu includes several non-shrimp items.
- Review of Two North Shore Shrimp Trucks

Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp and Seafood
Fumi's brightly painted "Hawaiian sunset" shrimp truck is impossible to miss, and their shrimp plates are simple but delicious. They offer garlic sauce, lemon butter sauce, and a spicy sauce, and plates are served with two scoops of rice, fresh pineapple slices, and a green salad. I have heard that service at some trucks is not friendly, but the people at Fumi's were very and smiling the last time I was there. Fumi's is one of the shrimp trucks that participated in the Turtle Bay Resorts 2005 battle of the North Shore Shrimp Trucks.
- Photos of Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp Truck

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Giovanni's graffiti-covered white shrimp truck is the oldest and one of the best known shrimp trucks on Oahu's north shore. They usually parked in Kahuku and Hale'iwa. They are most famous for their garlic shrimp that has large chunks of garlic in the sauce, but they also offer lemon butter and spicy sauces.
- Giovanni's Aloha Shrimp Truck (Ono Kine Grindz)
- Review of Two North Shore Shrimp Trucks (Reiki Aloha)
- Secrets of Hawaii: Giovanni's Shrimp Truck (Port Aloha)
- Photo and Info About Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

Macky's Kahuku Sweet Shrimp This shrimp truck is owned by Macky Chen's Chen-Lu Shrimp Farm. Plates come with two scoops of rice, a pineapple slice, a piece of sweet potato, and a green salad. Macky's was the winner of the 2005 Battle of the Northshore Shrimp Trucks" contest that was part of the Turtle Bay Resort's first annual Seafood Festival. The winning shrimp recipe was suppose to be added to the menu at the Turtle Bay Resort, but I have not been able to find out which of Macky's sauces won the competition. Does anybody know? (please send email to hawaiitravelnewsletter@gmail.com).

Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp Hut
The owners of this roadside shrimp stand at 56-781 Kamehameha Highway in Kahuku use shrimp from their own aquaculture farm,and they offer the standard garlic and spicy sauces, and also aspecial asian-style house sauce that includes soy sauce and chile sauce. Their menu includes several non-shrimp items.

The Shrimp Shack
The Shrimp Shack is a bright yellow shrimp truck that is usually parked near Kaya's Store in Punalu'u. Their menu includes shrimp with either garlic sauce or cocktail sauce, and several other items. I have heard that the Shrimp Shack does not use Kahuku shrimp, but instead prefers to use Kauai shrimp.
- Honolulu Star Bulletin Shrimp Shack Article
- 101 Things to Do Shrimp Shack Article

The Kahuku Shrimp Truck Scandal
In August 2001, 46 year old Connie Aragona was charged with robbery, extortion, and kidnapping because of her efforts to take over Troy Nistche's lucrative north shore shrimp truck business at gunpoint. See also:
- The Grass Skirt Grill in Haleiwa
- More Haleiwa North Shore Oahu Restaurants
- Dining on Oahu

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