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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Went here because it was rated high. The fish sauteed with garlic and herbs with rice was just ok. My husband got the fish sandwich which he liked. Just the fries were a bit soggy. It is across from Walmart. It is a small space with limited parking. We were there around 2pm and there were no places to park... More

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had food here twice in our short 5 day stay, what more shall I say! Very popular local place, with freshly caught fish into flavorful pokes! We love the lobster salad the most, spicy Ahi poke is also good. They also serve cooked fish and some sandwich. It was all great flavor! On highway 50 near Walmart, definitely worth... More

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Southlake, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Unfortunately, Fish Express posts their hours open till 5 pm. However, after 3 pm it is not a take out restaurant, but just a market on what is left from lunch. We went at 3:30, and found they don't grill anything. No hot options. Am sure it would have been wonderful earlier in the day... as other reviewers chronicle. However,... More

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Dwada, Owner at Fish Express, responded to this review

Hi Geo H, I apologize for your recent bad experience at The Fish Express. We are a considered a pupu (hawaiian for appetizers) or poke house. Our lunch hours are from 10:00 to 3:00. These hours were changed due to people like yourselves asking for us to keep our kitchen open a little longer. Originally our lunch hours were from... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have step-by- step instructions for the perfect picnic lunch for two in Lihue. 1. Go to the Fish Express, preferably before 11:30 AM when the crowds begin to arrive. 2. Get yourself a half pound of the spicy lobster salad, and, for a “veggie,” another half pound of the Ocean Salad (Japanese Seaweed Salad). At checkout, ask for some... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Additional Information about Fish Express

Address: 3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 8082459918
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
Cuisine: Asian, Hawaiian, Asian fusion

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