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Fish Express

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Asian, Asian fusion, Hawaiian
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3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI
8082459918
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: 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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  • 188
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Take Out Only, But its worth Taking Out

This isn't your typical seafood restaurant. It's a fish market, that will fix you a take out of different kinds of fish. I had the macadamia nut encrusted Ahi with rice and potato salad. The fish was excellent. The potato salad was different, but also excellent. It's not a ton of food, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
RLMartin
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Windsor, Colorado
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Windsor, Colorado
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176 reviews 176 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This isn't your typical seafood restaurant. It's a fish market, that will fix you a take out of different kinds of fish. I had the macadamia nut encrusted Ahi with rice and potato salad. The fish was excellent. The potato salad was different, but also excellent. It's not a ton of food, but just enough. There is no seating there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Awesome place! These are the best fish tacos I've had on Kauai (and Maui)! Big pieces of fresh fish on each. Spicy ahi poke was great too. Really wanted to try chicken but that would've been too much food. We got our food then headed to costco for gas, ate in car while waiting in gas lines. Great last meal... More 

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Pasadena, California
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118 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ordered the Hawaiian plate. The pork wrapped in taro leaves tasted great. This is a great place to visit after you land at the airport. Wide selection of poke and other dishes to choose from. No tables or chairs exist in or near the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Swing by this shop as soon as you leave the airport. No place to sit but enjoy the amazing food in the car. It is totally worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Must hit this place. The lunch mixed plate is great. Try pork and collard greens such a deal with macaroni. Also chviech takeoi r was great. Tip close to walmart and they close in late afternoon. Go early for lunch takeout. Not for sitdown more of food shack. Love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a take out joint only- the set up was kind of confusing, and the place isn't much to look at, but the food was amazing and super fresh. I would recommend poki-super delicious.

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

During our 7 day trip, we went to fish express twice. Would have gone 3 times but it was closed. We ordered the fried chicken and poki. Delish!

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Fish express has one of the best poki and fried ginger chicken on the island. Went there twice on a 7 day visit. Loved the avocado and wasabi poki. Conveniently close to the airport for our bento for our 5 hour flight home.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went there last april and will go many times again this april. They have my favorite snack or meal w seaweed, spam and rice at a good price!!! Went several times on our last vacation and will go several times again. They also have this crab salad that is to die for.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

They have several different types of fish pupu's (hors d'oeuvres.) They also serve slabs of fish. They sell plate lunches and drinks (no alcohol, which I miss) Right in Lihue kiddie corner to Lihue Wal-Mart. You can always ask them for a taste sample, they will use a toothpick to stab the seasoned fish for you to try.

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Restaurant Details

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: Asian, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?