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Koloa Fish Market

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Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian
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5482 Koloa Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9421
808-742-1018
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I could eat here forever

The concierge told me that they had best lau lau on the island. Odd for a place called fish express. But she was right. I never got what the big deal about lau lau was but now I do. It's really delicious. They also have a really great kahlua pork, great texture and smokiness. Not easy to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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California
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The concierge told me that they had best lau lau on the island. Odd for a place called fish express. But she was right. I never got what the big deal about lau lau was but now I do. It's really delicious. They also have a really great kahlua pork, great texture and smokiness. Not easy to get right. Of... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very popular place for locals and visitors. It is take away although there are some eating areas in the area. Wide variety of tasty fish dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

They have the best selection of fresh fish dishes, the best service and the best prices in the whole island. Any poke you choose from here will leave you content and satisfy. Grab several containers of dishes and have a nice picnic any where in Poipu and you will have the best meal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Took lunch out from the market twice. Small place with over 6 varieties of poke, tasty seaweed salad and fantastic haupia with yam. Went across the street and ate in the park under the tree.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food here is awesome! My husband loved the poke. I had the laulau with salmon and that truly did not disappoint. The service is super fast and the people were nice. This hole in the wall is a surprise. They only take cash and its take out only.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We ate here at the recommendation of every tour guide we had. They all said this was a super popular local spot, very small, the type of place that just closed whenever they run out of food to sell. We got an assortment of poke and some other fish, it was all super tasty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It's a small market but don't let it fool you. They have many different poke to choose from and they are fresh and delicious. Definitely worth a try if you are in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had the shoyu and the wasabi poke, and both were amazing. This tiny establishment puts out some serious eats, and is a must visit if you're in or near Koloa. Don't miss it! Great plate lunch too from what the people sitting next to me said.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We bought some Ahi and Ono and grilled it. It was great. They have great fresh fish selection, and helpful hints on how to prepare.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you are looking for a awesome plate lunch or fish for the dinner meal, you have got to go here. Friendly, fast and easy to order with great local traditional food and fish. No atmosphere or seating, all take out, but a must to try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5482 Koloa Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-9421
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: 808-742-1018

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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