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The Fish Express

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3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, 3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1041
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The four of us all had all had shrimp meals, coconut shrimp, bear battered shrimp, and shrimp tacos. All were great.

Thank Paul B
Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a few times driving around and through the parking lot we finally found this small and out of the way restaurant and we were so happy we did! We tried the ono tacos and the ahi wrap and both were excellent. A combination of fresh ingredients and awesome sauces made both dishes a wonderful surprise. We ate at one... More 

Thank beancounter1244
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the fish tacos or the Hawaiian plate. Giant portions for under $10 per meal. Beware, there is no seating. It is carry out only. The clientele here is mostly locals.

Thank John R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second day and we haven't had any poke yet. You know when you go to a sushi bar and you want to order ALL of the sushi rolls, end up spending $70 bucks? Well you can make an entire bowl of your dream sushi roll. I had sushi rice base, spicy tuna and crab, edamame, kimchi cucumber, seaweed salad.... More 

Thank Morgan M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this place on the last day of our trip and wish we would have gone sooner. We try to eat healthy and it was difficult to find good places that weren't crazy expensive for healthy food. I had the macadamia crusted Ahi and it was as good as an expensive restaurant we had been to earlier in... More 

Thank 13522kim
Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Airline food, followed by restaurant meals, can make you wish for something you know is healthy. The poke at The Fish Express fit the bill. I felt so good after eating the poke I thought of it as health food. Recommended.

Thank Royce F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fish. Friendly staff. Poke is great! Lots of selection to customize, and appetizers to take with you too. Bads: Terrible parking and carry out only.

Thank lostontheway
Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, hole in the wall eatery right off the Kuhio Hwy (across from Walmart). It seems like a very popular locals place for a good, quick bite. I kind of felt like I was in that episode of Seinfeld with the Soup Nazi, but instead with Fish & Poke. You had so many choices of type of fish, rice, sauces,... More 

Thank Chris B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poke is all the rage in Chicago now (and elsewhere) but it doesn't even compare to what you can get in Hawaii. I stopped here between adventure activities during my day trip to Kauai. I was hungry and looking for something authentic. For $11 I got a heavy bowl of rice with two HUGE scoops of fish. They had a... More 

Thank hscheftel
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we found this jewel on our way to the airport to leave Kauai. The serve a variety of fish--cooked and otherwise-- and some fried chicken. It was the best poke I have ever had--and the prices were very reasonable! They have a "poke bar" where you can fix your own with lots of good choices. They don't have seating... More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $11
Seafood, Fast Food, Hawaiian, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, 3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1041
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 18082459918
Hawaiian plate lunches Ginger fried chicken and shrimp. Fresh fish lunches between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fresh and frozen full service counter. We pride ourselves as being one of very few on Kauai serving fresh Hawaiian fish. Specialty Poke Bowl Stop. Poke bowls with self service poke bowl toppings bar.

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