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Pahoa Fresh Fish

Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #4 of 28 restaurants in Pahoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: This place is relatively new and a real gem. Would love to write a review to let people passing through Pahoa towards Volcano National Park about it.
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Description: This place is relatively new and a real gem. Would love to write a review to let people passing through Pahoa towards Volcano National Park about it.
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We sought out this place based on Trip Advisor reviews. It was a bit out of our way, but we really enjoyed the excellent fish and chips! We each had an order and tried the Ono, Mai Mai, and the shrimp. They were very good with an outstanding thin, crispy breading! It was crisp without a lot of oil and... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Great food and huge portions. I had the 5 piece fish and chips meal and it was enough food for two people. Reminded me of an old fashioned butcher shop ( in this case seafood ) that had an area set aside for serving good fresh food! Very clean and a courteous staff to boot!

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Clifton Springs, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here to take something home just as they were closing. Person working did not seemed pleased but she took care of us and even gave us a smile. My husband and I shared the 3 piece fish dinner and it was really good. Fish was light on batter and melted in mouth. Could not even finish entire dinner. Very... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This place is kind of a dive, but well worth checking out. For $12 we got a 5 pc with waffle fries & coleslaw. It was over a lb of perfectly cooked Ono, enough for more than 2!! Kinda slow cuz the lady who runs it is all by herself, but who is in a hurry? It was well worth... More

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Glendora, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Planing on eating at Subway next door when we notice this restaurant, and are we glad we eat there. The fish and chips are very good. We had a choice of Mahi Mahi or Ono - we had the Mahi Mahi. The fish were huge! The pieces seem to be 1.5" thick. Not greasy and had a good crunch. The... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Small little place working hard. Under staffed and a bit grumpy, gosh should we apologize for coming in and making you work later? Turn off the open sign then. Fish is good, frying machine seems to keep oil strained and good. Try the Ono.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We enjoyed the crab cakes and went back a second time to have them as an appetizer. The fish was average and a little disappointing after all the raves on this site. This is a very busy little place and usually a wait as there is only one person working at a time. Glad the food is deep fried as... More

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Sorry, I'm local and don't get all the positive reviews....so here is my "contrarian" review.... 1. Service is painfully slow as place is usually staffed by only one person. 2. I'm not a Health Dept Inspector, but I question the sanitation as same person who cooks also rings up the cost and HANDLES your money. Again, a second person would... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Little place in the strip mall by the gas station and grocery store on the road going in to Pahoa. You can buy several types of fish. We had the combo mahi and shrimp baskets--one with chips (waffle fries) and the other basket with onion rings. Just how "fish and chips" should be. Many locals going in and out constantly... More

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Boca Grande, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Hole in the wall place but worth the trip. Food was made fresh to order. A lot of food to eat. We had the combo and neither one of use could finish.You get 1/2 pound of fish.Incredibly fresh!Service was fast and pleasant.

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