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Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp

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$$ - $$$
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56-781 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2301
+1 808-232-2202
10:30 - 18:00
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I firstly visited Hawaii and introduced by a friend of mine to this TASTY Shrimp place in 2011. As long as I remember the shrimp was REAL Fresh back in the day. The second time I came here was last November, the tastes of the 2 dishes we ordered "BUTTER GARLIC SHRIMP & Sweet & Spicy Shrimp" were very disappointing!

Thank Tony N
Columbus, Georgia
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257 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at Romy's and the garlic shrimp was as good as everyone says. The only problem was the wait. It took over an hour between waiting in line to place the order and then getting your food.

Thank Greg D
Lethbridge, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a recommended place to go to get shrimp & it did not disappoint. I've read the other reviews & I'm not sure what they are talking about. You do have to pay cash (most of the food venues/trucks you have to), it isn't super fast but we only waited for about 15-20 min for the 4 meals we... More 

Thank wiredchick
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Romy's is asvertised as the place to go on Oahu's North Shore for garlic shrimp. This is what we found. The service was very slow. We paid twice the price for half the food compared to other nearby places. The shrimp and prawns had not been deveined before they were cooked. The food generally was very disappointing. We'll not return... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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159 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on our drive along the north shore. Yes it's a convenient location but I have to say that the overall experience was good(we were expecting fantastic). The shrimp was delicious and fresh but you do have to wait and wait and wait ... The spicy sauce was ok but didn't really complement the shrimp in my opinion... More 

Thank Paul_K_Oregon
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we tried giovanni's...WIN! we tried fumi's....WIN!! we tried romy's...Well..... when you post a poster that says, "THIS IS NOT FAST FOOD...THIS IS GOOD FOOD...AS FAST AS WE CAN MAKE IT!" i respect you... this to me, means food made with love... plenty of parking, plenty of seating... while we ordered the butter garlic scampi ($19.75) and the sweet and spicy... More 

Thank Andrew K
Fallbrook, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't like giving bad reviews but for the money spent here, there has to be a better place for shrimp on the north shore. I have no problem waiting for good food......but this was not it. The price was high. And at $20 for a shrimp combo plate. (Rice, corn, small salad and only 8-10 shrimp) It is just... More 

Thank Jerthewizard
Brampton, Canada
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If on the island of Oahu this is a must stop! Nothing like it and once you tried you'll want to be back!!

Thank 2muchtravel2013
Calgary. Alberta
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Love the Shrimp trucks but once was enough for me at Romy's. Service was terrible - painfully slow and the staff were pretty rude. And the shrimp is just okay. Try Fumi's just down the road or Giovanni's instead. They are way better.

1 Thank star33star
Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stopover for lunch in this place is part of our itinerary in circling the island of Oahu. You can taste the freshly catch succulent shrimp.

Thank janelle011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56-781 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kahuku
  • Phone Number: +1 808-232-2202

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