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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
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Chandler, AZ
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone I have talked to on this island agreed this is a great place for lunch. Some of the best fish. Ahi Tuna, poke, whatever style you want. Excellent lobster salad. And some great smoked tuna. Rice is a good side. There is no seating. It's a grab and go kind of thing. It's worth the stop. Quick in and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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418 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 548 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish Express is a take-out joint, but mama mia, whatta joint! If you love fish, don't miss this place. You get your choice of fresh fish sandwiches, daily specials, a vast array of poke bowls, Chinese platters, bento boxes, and beer-battered fish fry. The slabs of fresh Hawaiian ahi and other fish leave you in no doubt as to the... More 

Thank Vincent M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of prepared items in glass case plus a menu. When we visited they had one fresh fish with several options for preparation. We chose Macadamua Nut Crusted. It was fantastic. To-go type place - not licensed for sit down dining. Food was fresh and delicious.

Thank Ali S
Yorkton, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Fish Express a couple of times, with long periods in between. Their staff has been friendly, even though the pace has been fierce and lots of food going out the door. Dishes are well prepared, ample portions, and very tasty. It is one place that lots of young people rely upon for a fast and excellent... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place knocks it out. You will see that when you see the crowd lined up for lunch. Great plates, especially the Cajun Ono. Reasonable prices too.

Thank drock3029
Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish Express is your typical fish market with very good poke bowls, which you can add all your favorite toppings to. It's 10 minutes from the Lihue Airport.

Thank Blake R
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited three places for Lunch Plates, L&L; Fish Market; and Fish Express. By far, Fish Express was the very best. A couple of our plates the fish was slightly undercooked, but forgiveable seeing as we also eat sushi. The place is small and the staff are friendly. Lots of goodies to choose from. Great eays if you wanna keep... 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, Fusion
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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: +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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