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Pahoa Fresh Fish

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Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Eloy, Arizona
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ran into some locals and they directed us here to eat. It was a nice "hole in the wall" place in a strip mall. Fish was made fresh as we waited. It was very good and a decent price.

Thank DynamicFly
Midlothian, Virginia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can say that (even after years of living in the UK and Ireland) these were the best fish-and-chips I've ever had. Get the Ono, order the biggest portion and share with your friends- the fish is incredible!

Thank drjonesmvb
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Wonderfully meaty fish with crispy batter, not too greasy, Potatoes tasted great. Good size portion. Definitely an insiders hole in the wall to not miss.

Thank LCM2895
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

nothing to look at but the BEST fish and chips on the island. great ono sandwich too. onion rings are first rate; all served so hot you gotta wait a bit. friendly staff. made right in front of you. gets busy a lunch.

Thank William W
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I'm from the UK, fish and chips is almost our national dish and over the years I've eaten my fair share, but these were the best. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection but it was the batter tat made it special, slightly crunchy, very tasty and no sign of any grease or oil. The fish was served with... More 

1 Thank paul6111
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The fish and chips are huge portions and always delicious. Get there early in day for best selection. Ono is my favorite and the ahi is always fabulous.

1 Thank Julia H
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This small, clean restaurant is right off the road. When you walk you'll see locals eating here. On our visit there were five types of fresh fish featured: Ono, mahi mahi, ahi, cod & salmon. There are also posters of a variety of fish on the wall. We ordered the fish and chips and a fish burrito (large amount of... More 

1 Thank Bruce F
Haiku, Hawaii
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154 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

If you want a very good FRESH ...FISH AND CHIPS.....this is the place to go to.....but order the local fish for the best flavor.......i had ONO....perfectly done.....flaky and moist with a crispy coating.....i was given an extra chunk....lucky me......and the chips were great too.......the shrimp was also well done..............i was lucky they took my order even if they were closed... More 

1 Thank norman m
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The cook/server was really nice. You can watch her hand dip & bread your choice of fresh fish while you wait. Nothing extraordinary about the meal - just fried fish.

Thank Harperfam
Orchards, Washington
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a great place to get fresh local fish and chips. The selection changes daily and the place is crowded with locals. The appearance is humble, but clean.

Thank Mark D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: 8089658248
This place is relatively new and a real gem. Would love to write a review to let people passing through Pahoa towards Volcano National Park about it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?