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The Fish Express

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Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Hawaiian
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3343 Kuhio Hwy, 3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
18082459918
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Great food!

My husband and I stopped here after our flight from Las Angeles. We both ordered Ahi entrees and were very impressed. Even though they are served in a styrofoam box, they were both very fresh and delicious. No seating available, but definitely worth stopping in for a quick bite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
4boyz2000
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped here after our flight from Las Angeles. We both ordered Ahi entrees and were very impressed. Even though they are served in a styrofoam box, they were both very fresh and delicious. No seating available, but definitely worth stopping in for a quick bite.

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LINCOLN
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210 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had some wonderful fresh fish from this market but their sushi was bad....I think it was probably two day old.

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Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Sedona, Arizona
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for fresh fish for the grill. They will cut it to your order, so I order 7oz. steaks for grilling.Also have take out meals. You can chose from 4 or 5 wonderful poke dishes from their deli case. Always fresh! Not really a restaurant, but a fish market which haS SEVERAL EXCELLENT "to go " dishes that... More 

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Thank tepeve
Washington State
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place isn't impressive as you drive up. In fact we passed it three times before a local told us it's the best fish on the island. No frills and affordable, you'll find delicious to go cooked seafood plates and fresh fish to take home and cook. We have never had such tasty fish tacos and the grilled ono with... More 

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Thank ScissorsAndPens
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shrimp is great. Poke is delicious. Great tasting food for very reasonable price! Love it. We went back and back and again.

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Thank piglet2016
Gockhausen, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great take away for fresh fish and fish sandwiches. Very reasonable prices. Friendly staff, highly recommended.

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Thank Daniel W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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135 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Little hole in the wall with really fresh Poke/sashimi. Lots of different varieties to choose from. All of them made fresh on the premises.

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Thank Cynsu1
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Fast action at this popular fresh fish shop/restaurant. We had some excellent Lehi and the Ahi looked great as well. Many locals sampling the good looking Poke too.

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Thank David D
Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Please note this is not a sit-in restaurant. Basically a fish market that sales a lot of prepared seafood. They are outstanding, a lot of choices. Not cheap but good quality foods. They also sale set menu take outs.

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Thank Norbert H
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Good place to buy takeaout food if you are in the neighborood. Don't expect anything fancy or sophisticated. It is good but I am not sure why everybody is raving about it.

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Thank Cat_en_voyage

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3343 Kuhio Hwy, 3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 18082459918

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Fusion, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Located across the street between Walmart and Wlicox Hospital on Kuhio highway in Lihue.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?