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Nico's At Pier 38

1129 N. Nimitz Hwy. across from Nimitz Business Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
+1 808-540-1377
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Ranked #104 of 1,922 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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.
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Honolulu
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Going to Nico's meant bending my rule about avoiding popular restaurants that don't take reservations -- let alone online reservations -- but I'm glad I did. They gave us a pager and told us 30 minutes, so we went for a stroll around the docks, and just as we'd looped back, maybe 15 minutes at most, it buzzed, and we... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I thought I hated fish...until I ate at Nico's. Everything was so fresh! Lots of parking. Waterside table. Great service. Yummy steak and fish. Awesome dessert (salted caramel cake). I can't wait to go again!

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Dallas, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I had the Hawaiian Plate on a Friday and it was pretty good. Lots of pork. There was live music, people dancing, etc. The mixed drink I ordered, Black Orchid, was terrible. I ended up ordering a glass of wine after two sips. The desserts were delicious!! We had two and both were very enjoyable. It was very crowded. Fortunately,... More

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Warren, Michigan, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

if you are willing to go a little was from the hustle and bustle of waikiki you can go wrong with Nico's at Pier 38 fish come fresh of the boats right next to its location and they have a daily special of the fresh catch. went on a weeknight an the place was packed don't know if they take... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent place for fresh fish. The catch of the day for $12.95 at lunch is the best bargain. The fisherman stew is lacklaster however. Next door in the market you will find very fresh sushi and poke at very reasonable prices.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We came here the first time about 4 years ago and it was about 1/5 the size at that time. Since then they have expanded and done so tastefully. All the dishes sounded great and we each tried something different on the menu at the recommendation of the waiter. The service was great and attentive and the food was good... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

the freshest fish, the atmosphere, entertainment on fridays along with local hawaiian plate with laulau and poi, food is all fabulous, fast friendly service.

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We originally saw this place on Diner's, Drive In's, and Dives, and now eat here every time we are in Honolulu, about 4 times a year. Our favorite is the Pan Seared Furikaki Ahi. Served rare to medium rare, you'll think you are eating the most tender filet mignon you've ever had. I can't comment on too many of their... More

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Hoover, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

very relaxed atmosphere, with great service and very, very good fish. we had the Opah and Ono the fish had a buttery textured and just melted in our mouths. The rice and vegtables complimented this fish wonderfully. A very pleasant experience.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

With a five hour layover in Honolulu, we decided to get a quick lunch at this "diners, drive-ins and dives" featured restaurant. At 11:30 the restaurant was already full. We had to search for a table. The feature of the day was opah with a lobster cream. Delicious! There isn't anything to do or see around the restaurant but we'll... More

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