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Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp

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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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Alto, NM
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here was great. We enjoyed the shrimp. However it is really slow. You don't know that until you get to the ordering stage and we were really surprised at how long they said it would take. It came quicker than they said but it's definitely a slower process than you might think. On the other hand, the shrimp... More 

Thank BW2013
Layton, Utah, United States
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I understand that good food, that is very popular with the local and the tourists, may result in long lines and waiting. But when you wait in line for 40 min, only to be told once you reach the front to order, that the two most popular dishes are an additional 60-75 min wait!!!! That is what happened to us... More 

Thank Dan S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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420 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 548 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Romy's has been dishing out prawn and shrimp for almost 40 years (see Almost 40 photo). The place was packed, and it was pretty much locals, mainly Polynesians. One group of hungry Hawaiians told us they had been waiting an hour for their food. We stood in a line that was moving at a snail's pace, in the sun (see... More 

Thank Vincent M
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local told us this is the place to go for the shrimp truck experience. We didn't have to wait too long, as other reviewers have said...if the wait was an hour we probably would have skipped it. The shrimp was fresh and the sauces were really tasty. Our daughter wasn't impressed with having to look the shrimp in the... More 

Thank Glo3S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you came to the North Shore to wait in line, this is the place. Get the same thing in 10 minutes anywhere else. Not worth your time.

Thank David C
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't actually get to try the food - waited in the queue for ages and then saw a sign saying how long they expected people to wait even when they're not busy. Was ridiculous (being up to 1.25 hours even if not particularly busy!!), so we gave up and went just down the road where the Giovanni's truck is... More 

Thank Twoandahalfgiraffes
Waterbury, Connecticut
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Garlic Shrimp dinner, excellent meal and reasonable. Fresh caught shrimp with brown or white rice, there is no skimping on the portion size either...

Thank 6434noelani
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here on our drive around the Island. They have huge shrimp and served with Romy's secret tasty spices and sauce, fresh salad and rice. Just delicious and definitely a rustic Hawaiian experience. Be sure to save your appetite for this MUST DO stop. Excellent service, but very slow on busy days due to popularity. Hot tip: go... More 

Thank birdcolour
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Concierge recommended Giovanni's and we had read a review about Romeys so we decided to do the taste test. Giovanni's was really good so went to Romeys next. We were told it would be a 35 min. wait so decided to go with the steamed scampi with garlic butter on the side. Shrimp were huge and fresh and juicy. We... More 

Thank MoeP1960
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This spot is a hidden gem off the beaten path at the North Shore... well worth the drive. The wait can be a little long, but the taste was on point!! This is a must try for Scampi lovers as everything is fresh and yumm!!

Thank Arthur L

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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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