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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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very unassuming place across from Walmart, a local had recommended it so we gave it a try. Food was fantastic. Can't go wrong with one of their plate lunches or cooked to go orders such as fish sandwich w/ fries. There's also a good variety of fresh fish, sandwiches, sides as well as sushi and bento boxes. And you MUST... More 

1 Thank Jenny B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place was recommended to us by a local kayak guide. What a delicious place - the macadamia crusted mahimahi was excellent. You can stop in - order plate lunches with fresh fish, sushi, as well as local fare like kahlua pork - and this place has the largest poke' selection around. Very Good lunch spot!!

North Shore, Kauai
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is the bomb! They have lots of great choices for a picnic somewhere- from an awesome grill that makes lunches until about 2:30pm (excellent food & value), to amazing, fresh pokes, smoked fish and lots of other salads & delights. This is NOT an eat-in place, so you get your food and go somewhere nearby to eat. The... More 

2 Thank SilverPalm111
Healdsburg, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great fresh fish, sushi, poke, plate lunches! All delicious! I make this my first stop when I fly into Kauai.

Thank healdsburggirl
Los Angeles, CA
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2015

Their fish was fresh and delicious and my daughter enjoyed the bento box of sesame chicken. This is a great spot to pick up lunch for the park or to enjoy as ayou visit another landmark.

Thank LA_tao
mountlake terrace
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We had the Lunch combo, which was a great deal - 2 of us ate for about $10. Fresh and really tasty poke salmon, kalua pok, Lau lau, and noodles. Highly recommended.

Thank Heathersmith0073
Sarasota, Florida
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

After reading all of the excellent reviews on here, I was very excited to try their poke. I've been to fish markets all over the island, but had never stopped here. We decided to do carryout of three different pokes for a picnic lunch at Lydgate Park (about 10 minutes away). My daughter, who does not like poke, got one... More 

Thank yogachick23
Wailua, Hawaii
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've tried a lot of their lunches, and have never been disappointed, but I give them a 5 star review for their selection of fresh fish. A bit pricey, but I'm hoping they pay our fisherman top dollar for the best of the best fish and seafood. They truly have the best fresh fish on the island... hand down!

Thank David H
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in twice during our four days in Kaua'i. The spicy and regular ahi poke were delicious, as was the kalua pork meal. The shoyu poke was just ok. There is no sit down area so pick some up on your way somewhere and have a picnic.

Thank Jamd0g
San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great hole in the wall and a place you should hit right after you get off the plane on your way to your lodging. Great lobster and tuna. Seaweed salad, and kimchi everything. a delicious surprise.

1 Thank Jeremy W

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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: +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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