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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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, remember that Hawai'i is expensive. Period. So here you're paying $18.99/pound, which is what u're paying on the mainland. But once you sort of get over it, you realize that the poke bowl here is really good !!! Go for the 3 scoops and mix it with whatever else they recommend you, like lobster. That was really good!!... More 

Thank IK_SF_World_Traveler
Kapaa, Hawaii
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a quick grab and a MUST! The fish is fresh, they have several plate lunches and a great menu to go. The prices are good, they are quick and friendly (if you are too) even when there is a line :=) I don't eat much fish anymore but I used to come here twice a week for a... More 

Thank Isabella S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place on the island to buy fresh fish if you want to take it and prepare it yourself. We bought a large Opah fillet and took it back to our condo to grill. Delicious and freshly caught. The staff was very helpful in explaining how to cook the fish as well. Highly recommended!

Thank Chris H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So so yummy and super healthy, a great takeaway meal when you're on the go exploring the island highly recommend the poke bowl. Can't wait to go back

Thank hayleeelou
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy quick stop restaurant for fresh fish. We had tuna, sesame salad, tuna poke, and shrimp salad. Delicious

Thank dmwest13
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurants do not even try here. And they are pretty rude. But the fish is decent. Like I said, nothing great.

Thank Tamale730
Koloa, Hawaii
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the special of the day - sesame crushed ahi tuna over local greens and an order of fish tacos at the staffs request after explaining that I was looking for something light, fresh and healthy. The sesame tuna was just okay, cooked in lots of oil/butter. The fish tacos came fried in a thick batter and had virtually... More 

Thank angelarose912
Elk Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Before we even got to the island, I already told my husband that we have to go and eat poke at Fish Express. And voila!!! We stopped by every opportunity we had. I tried all the poke and taco they had. I really had a blast. My kids also love the taco poke that they have.

Thank iamrx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by The Fish Express on our last day on the island. We had visited the Big Island for a week and had lots of Poke and then spent 1 week on Kauai partaking in Poke as well. The poke at Fish Express, by far, was the best we have come across! The selection was almost overwhelming, so many choices!... More 

Thank Kathleen C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Excellent lunch. However sauces are a little strong and I, for instance, struggled to finish my dish (katsu). Portions are generous and staff very friendly.

Thank juanfeliped

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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