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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
+1 808-245-9918
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Los Gatos, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by our kayak guide, and it did not disappoint. The fish was amazing. I had the fish taco, and it was the best I had ever had. FYI though - there is no where to sit inside, and they are only open until 5pm (we tried to go for dinner one night and had to... More 

Thank cajosl
Okanagan Falls, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the best poke we had on this trip! We went twice! Their prices are way better than you will find for this kind of quality. If I lived in Lihue I would go everyday.

Thank Cass T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend their blackened ono! Really tasty food and good portions. Must visit place if you're in Kauai.

Thank Archana R
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only can you buy take ou meals but can also buy fresh local fish caught that day to take home and prepare yourself. Much better than buying fish at the grocery store.

Thank delidog
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat to find fast food that is so fresh. I had the shrimp scampi that was prepared to order. It came piping hot and was delicious. What a great value as this meal would have been more than twice the cost in an eat-in establishment.

Thank Don C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We knew we had a drive to Princeville and after landing at Lihue I wanted Poke for the drive up - knowing we would stop at a beach on the way up. Saw it on Yelp - and confirmed the recommendation with the person at the rental car desk at the airport. They had some fish caught that day and... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I go to Kauai each year, and have been going for many years. Over that period of time, one of the unfortunate trends has been the progressive decrease in the number of fish markets around the island. Fish Express has been in business for quite some time, and we have gone there frequently, most often to buy... More 

Thank Andreas G
Chandler, AZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

A lot of varieties here to choose from. No seating so plan on take-out. Service was ok. Pricing for the island average.

Thank Chandler-AzTraveler
San Luis Obispo County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

The only place I buy fish when we spend our winters on Kauai. Their fish never smells fishy. If fish smells fishy it should be on its way to the garbage. They also sell local plate lunches and other local food by the weight. This is a take out restaurant-deli sort of place.

Thank sloluka
rochester, mn
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We stopped by here prior to flying out from the airport. We were sure glad we did - great food, very fresh fish and probably one of the more memorable meals we had in Hawaii. This place was very popular, and for good reason. A few tips...1) parking is difficult, so be patient. 2) ask for samples of poke. 3)... More 

Thank senye

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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, Hawaiian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: +1 808-245-9918
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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