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Nico's At Pier 38

#126 of 1,984 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hawaiian
As featured in Best Food in Oahu and 1 other guide
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1129 N. Nimitz Hwy. across from Nimitz Business Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
+1 808-540-1377
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Located at Pier 38 in Honolulu, by day, Nico's offers harbor views and...
Located at Pier 38 in Honolulu, by day, Nico's offers harbor views and fast food seafood in open air dining room or outdoor lanai. At night, Nico's is a full service restaurant with harbor light views, a full bar and the freshest seafood in town. There is a fish market within that offers sashimi platters, a poke bar and fresh hawaiian food daily.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 89
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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Lunch

Saw the restaurant featured on Diners, Drive In and Dives so we went to check it out when we were on a trip to Oahu. We ordered the calamari salad, garlic pesto shrimp and fried ahi belly. The price was reasonable and the portions were huge. All orders come with a choice of brown or white rice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Becktom
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Layton
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Holbrook, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

While staying at Aulani we asked were the locals go for fresh seafood and were directed to Nico's. Nico's is a casual restaurant at pier 38 with great atmosphere. Nico's is a cool, clean place where locals gather for a great meal. Lunch is self service while dinner is full service. The seafood was awesome and we will definitely be... More 

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Layton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Saw the restaurant featured on Diners, Drive In and Dives so we went to check it out when we were on a trip to Oahu. We ordered the calamari salad, garlic pesto shrimp and fried ahi belly. The price was reasonable and the portions were huge. All orders come with a choice of brown or white rice, chow mein noodles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Spoke to some locals who recommended the trip out to pier 38 and we were not disappointed. I had the seared Ahi poke salad and my (French) husband had the special. Good value and great view from the terrace.

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Our daily catch and special plate of the day was epic! Panko-coated swordfish with lobster sauce and grilled mahi mahi were done perfectly. The portion was just right with choices of white or brown rice and salad or mac salad. Simple yet impeccably done. The price was very reasonable. No wonder there were mostly locals visiting. A real gem.

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Honolulu, HI
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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great lunch spot. They have amazingly fresh fish and salad. Their cookies are out of this world too! It's a great casual spot for business or family lunch!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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273 restaurant reviews
767 helpful votes 767 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting Pier side with inside & outside tables. Clean everywhere. Happy Hour at the bar, bar tables & outside tables only. Some drinks are reduced but the appetizers are EXACTLY the same and the same price as regular. Beer was about $4.00 and a 7/7 was $7.00. Nice crowd. We ordered an order of the fish & chips to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Loved the swordfish! It was moist and cooked to perfection! If you enjoy seafood, a visit to Nico's is much recommended. The staff is very attentive and service was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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Washington DC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Located at the piers where they auction off the fish, the ambience at Nico's is laid back with live music that does not detract from relaxing conversations. Their standard menu is well prepared and brought to you very quickly, no matter how crowded they become. Outside eating as well as inside. Great seafood at a very reasonable price.

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Food was fresh and tasty. Also very moderately priced. Get a menu coming in, select a table, then go to a register to order. Short wait for food, they provide you a beeper to know when ready to pick up. Very nice lunch and good dining experience.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Cafeteria style with fresh fish and other foods. I admit I fell in love with the Loco Moco, eggs, hamburger, rice, sauce- excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1129 N. Nimitz Hwy. across from Nimitz Business Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-540-1377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Located at Pier 38 in Honolulu, by day, Nico's offers harbor views and fast food seafood in open air dining room or outdoor lanai. At night, Nico's is a full service restaurant with harbor light views, a full bar and the freshest seafood in town. There is a fish market within that offers sashimi platters, a poke bar and fresh hawaiian food daily.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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