Romy's Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp Inc.

Phone (808) 232-2202
4.5 stars from 6 reviews
Address 56-781 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
The best Kahuku garlic shrimp restaurant in North Shore.

• Food Types: Hawaiian / Plate Lunch • Food Types: Seafood
• Payment: $ - Cheap - Under $15 • Meals: Lunch
• Service Type: Counter / Quick • Offers: Open Air / Outdoor Seating

Full Description
Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp serve freshly prepared seafood cooked while you wait. I've tried many Kahuku shrimp trucks throughout the North Shore, but Romy's is my favorite. I know some people swear by Giovanni’s but Romy's is absolutely delicious. Once you try them, you'll understand why people often wait an hour for the food. Each order is individually prepared - they don't pre-cook anything. There is usually 1-2 people cooking, so the orders can backup. But when you get it, it's hot and fresh and it's worth the wait.

I always order the #1 item on the menu, Butter and Garlic Sautéed Shrimp. It comes with about a dozen large whole shrimps with shells, two scoops of rice, and spicy soy sauce. To me all the flavor is in the head of the shrimp, and I enjoy eating the rich gooey stuff inside. You'll need lots of napkins since it is messy to peel the shells off the shrimp - the buttery seasoning will stick to your fingers. However, You can order shrimp without the head and shelled. Each order has a lot of garlic pieces that are cooked crisp but not burnt. Mix the rice with sautéed garlic and add spicy soy sauce, it’s heavenly.

I’ve had Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and deep fried Sun Fish. They are good but not nearly as good as Butter and Garlic Sautéed Shrimp.

If you don’t want to wait an hour to get your food, you can call in your order an hour before you get there and bypass the ordering line and pick up your order at the window.

Kerrie R
Joined: Sep 2016
Reviews: 44
Likes Received: 0
I was skeptical when a local told us that we had to stop on the side of the road to have some shrimp from these shrimp trucks. Well, we turn up and the place doesn't look the best - it is an older shop on the side of the road. I swallowed and ordered the Garlic Shrimp. WELL OMG - this was simply amazing, the garlic butter shrimp was so flavour filled we go back every visit for more - the side of pineapple is also amazing. But for a cost of $15 per meal it is so worth it - very cheap for what you get! My husband normally gets the coconut shrimp and also this is just as AMAZING!
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
I'm a shrimp lover! Have to say Romy's Kahuku prawns and shrimp was by far the best I have had. Long wait but well worth the wait. I had garlic shrimp it was amazing. Been to many places on this island this place is the best. I will always come back and will also bring back my friends and family. Check out Romy's people.
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 384
Likes Received: 14
The garlic shrimp here is so good! You will get extremely messy, but they have sinks, soap, and paper towels so you can clean up when you are done.

The line gets very long here and you will probably wait at least forty minutes before you get your food. I think that it is worth the wait!
Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Simply the best of the North Shore shrimp trucks. The line is long, and you may have to wait an hour or so to get your food, but it's worth it. Tips - arrive early or phone in your order.
Mark A
Joined: Mar 2014
Reviews: 15
Likes Received: 3
If you like garlic, shrimp, and don't mind a mess that rivals eating saucy BBQ ribs, try this place. Expect a long line, and then nearly an hour wait after ordering. Plenty of diversions nearby to kill time. These folks focus primarily on shrimp, and it shows. What you give up in variety, you get back in quality. Atmosphere is roadside picnic. All sorts, locals, seasoned tourists, and newcomers abound.
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