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Fish Express

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Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Hawaiian
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3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI
8082459918
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Located across the street between Walmart and Wlicox Hospital on Kuhio...
Located across the street between Walmart and Wlicox Hospital on Kuhio highway in Lihue.
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  • 206
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
best take out plate lunch

What a deal for the freshest fish on the island! Love the poke. Want to come back for more!!! We thought we'd go to a restaurant for lunch, but the take out made it possible for us to visit the 2 nearby waterfalls before having to leave for the airport. The best of all possible worlds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a deal for the freshest fish on the island! Love the poke. Want to come back for more!!! We thought we'd go to a restaurant for lunch, but the take out made it possible for us to visit the 2 nearby waterfalls before having to leave for the airport. The best of all possible worlds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch and took it to the beach up the road. Had the macadamia nut encrusted ahi and opah in garlic and butter. Both were excellent. Also had the spicy ahi poke, which was delicious too. Would definitely go back. Unlike some other reviewers, we found the people running the counter to be helpful and friendly, even though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to buy poke and beer. It's where the locals or kama'ainas go. We have been coming to Kauai since '99 each year and almost always make 1 or more stops at Fish Express. Always fresh and delicious. Great sale prices on beer too. Brands vary but decent enough selection. Not far from airport so if get there before... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Saw the high rating on Yelp. Love finding fish markets for poke and sashimi. The staff were curt Nd unknown to us there was no where to eat. Ordered lobster and ahi poke, good. Shrimp cocktail and sashimi ok. Liked the Dolphin much better.

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Ocala FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Take out only. 'Express' is not how fast you get your food, it's how people fuss at you to hurry up and order (without being helpful). The woman at checkout should take orders. She was very helpful. Food was average at best. Some fish unevenly cooked. Feed 4 for $60. Not recommended. Better choices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A regular stop! I love the selection of poke and other fish available here. I have never had one of there meals to go - typically just the poke or dried fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very unassuming place across from Walmart, a local had recommended it so we gave it a try. Food was fantastic. Can't go wrong with one of their plate lunches or cooked to go orders such as fish sandwich w/ fries. There's also a good variety of fresh fish, sandwiches, sides as well as sushi and bento boxes. And you MUST... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place was recommended to us by a local kayak guide. What a delicious place - the macadamia crusted mahimahi was excellent. You can stop in - order plate lunches with fresh fish, sushi, as well as local fare like kahlua pork - and this place has the largest poke' selection around. Very Good lunch spot!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is the bomb! They have lots of great choices for a picnic somewhere- from an awesome grill that makes lunches until about 2:30pm (excellent food & value), to amazing, fresh pokes, smoked fish and lots of other salads & delights. This is NOT an eat-in place, so you get your food and go somewhere nearby to eat. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great fresh fish, sushi, poke, plate lunches! All delicious! I make this my first stop when I fly into Kauai.

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Additional Information about Fish Express

Address: 3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 8082459918
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Hawaiian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 8082459918

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Hawaiian

Description

Located across the street between Walmart and Wlicox Hospital on Kuhio highway in Lihue.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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