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Fish Express

3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #1 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Asian, Hawaiian, Asian fusion
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Dining options: Takeout
Description: Located across the street between Walmart and Wlicox Hospital on Kuhio highway in Lihue.
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Fountain Valley, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My family and I ate here almost every day during our one week vacation in Kauai. I personally loved the Spicy Lobster Salad and the Spicy Ahi Tuna & Crab Poke (with more of a slight creamy base than sesame oil). The lobster was very rich, so I would get the smallest container with half lobster and half poke. I... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place for picnic food and to grab a bite after a long flight (near LIH) Tried the salmon lumpia, fish wraps and the 2nd visit was some ahi poke - all were amazingly yummy! The Fish Express is a fish market from the 80's that serves you deli style - yes, fish per pound. Definite place for take out.... More

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Alma, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Based on the recommendation in our guide book (Kauai Revealed--we've loved this series for years, though the app is an additional cost and leaves much to be desired), we tried this take-out place frequented by locals, and were very glad we did! My husband and I both had grilled fish plates that came with rice and greens (I had the... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place was recommended by a local and the food here was delicious. My wife got a poke bowl and I got a grilled fish plate. Both were amazing. There's no place to sit here so you'll have to take it to go, but there are beaches and parks nearby that are good for this. If you're craving some good... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Skip the tourist magnets and eat authentic local food. The macadamia nut encrusted ahi is highly recommended. The poke is is superb and suitable as a meal unto itself.

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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The fish was delicious. We had to go back before we left Kauai. So many good choices, I wanted to try everything. Only drawback for us, take out only.

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14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

1st place we hit after landing. Had 3 kinds of poke and spicy lobster salad! Sweet Jesus that spicy lobster salad was incredible! Poke was good & fresh too. But we WILL be back for the spicy lobster salad!

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Missouri City, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There were 4 of us and we could not eat the food once we got to the condo, rice was gummy, pork - no way, and shiny noodle grossed me out. Tried the Ahi and spicy crab poke - not for me.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The best Ahi we had in Hawaii full stop ! A great take away place. food was so fresh and delicious. we got the Ahi plate with brown rice and greens. So fresh. We also got some Ahi peppered jerky. amazing. thank you. took it down to the beach and enjoyed it. great value.

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Seegraeben, Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Had plate lunch at the Fish Express, the display was overwhelming. We decided to try the pork instead of fish...the kalua pig and the laulau pig was absolutely delicious. Next time let's try the ahi pike...

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