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Nico's Pier 38

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1129 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4522
808 540 1377
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Medowie, Australia
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place for a meal as the sun was setting. Arriving with no reservations and a party of 15 may have been an issue, but we were all seated together - just at 4 different tables next to each other. Great work by the staff!! Service was fast and polite and nothing was missed. The wine was good, but... More 

Thank Z3330PTstevenc
Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Open air restaurant with great, reasonable food. Fish is caught that morning so our fish and chips were swordfish. How cool is that. My 18 year old was still a bit hungry after. My 16 year old had the braised short ribs which looked fantastic and were plenty for him. Their French fries are pretty good. We drove so I... More 

1 Thank Lisa M
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our third visit to Nico's. Loved it as much as the first time. Food is fresh, creative, and delicious. Service is on point. Only thing I'd like to see improve is the dessert - it did not stand up to the taste of the apps and mains.

2 Thank ThisGalsOpinion
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191 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was not expecting great food when I saw the drive in diners and dive guys picture on wall, but the place was crowded and atmosphere had potential. The eclectic menu was perfect for our group as we arrived for lunch. Not knowing the menu well, we asked some friendly folks in line what was good and they were more than... More 

2 Thank TikiTex
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Open air restaurant, floor level, if you are seated by the bar, you can see out on the pier. Excellent fish dishes, besides fish they offer burgers etc. You order your food, pay the cashier & find your seats, no reservations, first come first serve. Open 630a - 9p, during the evenings they have music, also have an open bar.... More 

2 Thank Dawn F
Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had gone for lunch, because my friend had mentioned that this place serves amazing seafood. Upon ordering i was told they were out of the 2 main options which i chose, so i settled with fish and chips and a side of fried calamari. We got our food in styrofoam boxes, didnt realise it was a "informal cafe" type... More 

Thank tdube90
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is always crowded with both tourists and locals, so everyone has to go. This is a great environment or if you are wanting to take your food to the beach they have a to go section as well. Their ahi steak is to die for and I would happily have it every day. I've been many times and... More 

Thank CosmopolitanGirl8184
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the best meal I had here in Honolulu! The fish stew was incredible and the steak with rice and salad was amazing! When you factor in the beautiful views and reasonable price this is a must stop in Honolulu.

1 Thank Terry F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ahi Bites appetizer was amazing. Service was friendly and very fast. Menu was simple and offered something for each of us as a family. Wine selection was simple as well. Fish was absolutely fresh and tasty.

1 Thank rudrowdl
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is available but you might have to walk. It's inside a gated fishing pier so you have to have a little faith to find it. You walk in the door and immediately order and grab a drink. The menu is extensive enough for any tastes and prices are reasonable. Pick up your food served in foam takeout containers when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4522
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808 540 1377
Located at Pier 38 in Honolulu, by day, Nico's offers harbor views and fast food seafood in open air dining room or outdoor lanai. At night, Nico's is a full service restaurant with harbor light views, a full bar and the freshest seafood in town. There is a fish market within that offers sashimi platters, a poke bar and fresh Hawaiian food daily.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?