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The Fish Express

3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, 3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-245-9918
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (109 reviews)
“poke bowl” (31 reviews)
“fresh fish” (82 reviews)
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Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, 3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent poke in all different varieties, and they do a plate lunch as well. They have a great selection of fresh fish. You order at the counter and get your food to-go, there are no seats.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The poke here is fantastic! Fresh, lots of variety and toppings. The fish specials are 'cooked' ahi and I mean 'cooked'. All the way through which is a best way to ruin a nice piece of Ahi. If you like you Ahi dry with flavorful...More

Thank catgetsdown
Dwada, Owner at The Fish Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha, thank you so much for stoping by and your comments. Without comments we can never improve. We do offer ahi seared or rare. We use #2 plus Hawaii caught tuna, so rare or seared is definitely an option. We would normally cook to a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the BEST poke bowls on Kauai. You get all kinds of options to make it just how you like it. Do I want the eel sauce to cover the entire top of my master creation? Why yes thank you.

Thank Mel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had read many great reviews about how amazing Poke bowls in Kauai are. So, I stopped by Fish Express as soon as I got off the plane to try the Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke over rice. It was absolutely fantastic and caused me to...More

Thank Domchapman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had a salad & poke. I had rare tuna with brown rice & a salad. The salads were very good with light dressing which each of us prefers. My wife's poke was delicious. My tuna was great. I highly recommend The Fish Express.

Thank Arthur W
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

We ate here yesterday and it tasted good. We had poke at another place on the island but this one was just as good or maybe better and it was better priced. It had different tastes and you can add toppings yourself. For $14 we...More

Thank Jørgen T
Reviewed June 14, 2017

I ordered the kalua pig plate and it was delicious. The portions were great. It was all kalua pig, not little bits mixed with chunks of cabbage like other places. The cajun fish sandwich was the best we had on the island! I would definitely...More

Thank tinker2017
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Stopped in for a quick lunch of fresh fish and was not disappointed. Casual and with outdoor tables, this place is a convienent and delicious choice on the beach.

Thank NYEastVillage
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We go here several times each time we're here. Great selection of poke, and good prices on fresh fish. Love it!

Thank chefnd
Reviewed May 30, 2017

I love Ahi Poke and had to try this place based on the reviews. It was a good move because this was some of the best you will get. Very fresh and very busy so you know the food turns over quickly. I didn't find...More

Thank jads4u
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June 6, 2017|
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Response from indig0rain | Reviewed this property |
Yes! If you are planning to stop in at the Fish Express on your way from Lihue Airport to Princeville, you can stop at Lydgate Park to eat. This is a nice stop, in general, if you have enough time to revisit while on your... More
April 29, 2016|
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Response from Katie S | Reviewed this property |
I agree it is not what most would think of as walking distance.
December 20, 2014|
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Response from Joe-Lincoln-CA | Reviewed this property |
Don't know....go to Priceline or someothing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $11
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
  • 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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