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Nico's At Pier 38

#113 of 1,796 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hawaiian
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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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6:30 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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
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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  • 345
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    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 36
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  • 24
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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
Lunch with a view

We went for a Saturday afternoon lunch and the food was good the beer cold and the music as intoxicating as the gentleness of the waves. The pier setting brings the outdoors to you

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
stlcardinals09
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st. louis
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Sonoma, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fresh fish and seafood, obviously when youre literally yards away from the local fish auction, youre going to get some of the freshest fish available. While Nioc has a following and a great menu, it would be nice to see something new, and stay away from the frozen dough pizzas, pizza and fresh fish jest arent gelling for me

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Landover, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I had a fresh baked fish, brown rice, and a salad. Sorry I don't recall the type of fish. Nevertheless it was delicious. It flaked when I cut it with my fork, it had the right temperature, was a good size, and the sauce on top was awesome. Once you enter Nico's there is a lady standing behind a kiosk... More 

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Boulder City, Nv
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128 reviews 128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went to Nico's at pier 38 yesterday for lunch. Great food Like Guy said on Dinners, Drive inns and Dives Great food but they serve you in togo boxes. It is walk up and order and they beep you when your order is ready. Very fast. The food was very tasty I had the special that was Sword Fish... More 

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st. louis
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We went for a Saturday afternoon lunch and the food was good the beer cold and the music as intoxicating as the gentleness of the waves. The pier setting brings the outdoors to you

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Food was good, not great, service sucked. Server forgot our order and after waiting then telling her, she gets it wrong and has an attitude. Took over 45 min to get our pupu. Beer on tap for happy hour is good, well drinks far from well, rather weak. Too crowded and servers can't handle that. Too noisy. Teach your servers... More 

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San Diego
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Parking in Honolulu can be challenging, but here it's plentiful and free. The view is of a working waterfront and the restaurant is casual. The Seared Ahi Sandwich was great, really enjoyed it. The Fish Burger was good, but had a lot of raw onions. I was able to pick out most of them. Another person in our party also... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Waterside restaurant that showcases locally sourced seafood dishes that mix French & Hawaiian styles. I had the peppercorn swordfish w/ mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. Live entertainment. I recommend you check this place out (day or night *preferably night).

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had to wait a little bit to have a table, but a fair waiting time. The food is really nice. They had catch of the day which was pretty good. Live music and a nice view.

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Whether you like to watch sports at the circular bar in the center, or dine in or outdoors, you have a view of the water and sometimes music at night. Great varied menu with large portions!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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179 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great fresh seafood, casual dining experience, nice atmosphere being right besides waters, and good attentive service. I think tuna poke needed some more salt or something. My wife enjoyed her seafood pasta with shrimp and calamari. My furikake tuna was very good. Overall great dining experience with great food. It's a must visit place while you are in Honolulu.

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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