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“Wow !”
Review of The Fish Express

The Fish Express
Ranked #1 of 123 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Asian, Hawaiian
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Dining options: Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 26, 2013

I wish there was a Fish Express on each Hawaiian island we've visited so far. What a great surprise. At first, you come to the place uncertain of what you'll get, as the joint looks small and nothing fancy. Then you realize it's really crowded in there, and trust us, not (only) because of the lack of space. Like for tapas in Spain: crowd is a good sign. Service is really nice. Do not hesitate to ask for help with tasting. And then, you eat it... Fresh poke, brilliant tuna, amazing marinades, great fish dishes. All so fresh, even the kids loved it ! Lovers of fresh fish and tuna, don't miss this place !

Thank Jérôme F
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The first time we stopped in, I was a little intimidated because this place looks very authentic - but wow it's worth the stop! Now we buy fish here several times a week during our visits, because we prefer to make fantastic grilled fish at home, rather than the expense of going out every night.

Their prepared food is great too, for a picnic or appetizers at home - their poke is fresh and is great wrapped in won-ton skins and fried into poke rolls. This visit we bought a miso-marinated Butter fish that was out-of-this-world, cooked on the grill for 15 mins.

Worth the drive into Lihue for amazing fish and a true island experience.

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Thank VousAllez
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The menu was fun to read, the fish was fresh...the fried calamari box was yummy! The selection was varied but easy to order. The employees were helpful with questions.

Thank The_Allens92584
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Right across from Walmart, and a little tricky getting in and out of the parking lot, but worth the stop.
Fresh fish and only fresh fish.
It is a "Gotta Go" kinda place.

IHG,
Rube

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Thank TrippingAmerican
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

The folks that work there are great and very helpful. It's carryout only so we bought plates of fish tacos and headed for the beach. They also have a lot of seafood dishes that you can order by the pound (or less) and have a picnic. We also bought fish jerky and they were very helpful helping us decide on which fish to buy to BBQ back at the condo. Be forewarned on two things. This place gets VERY busy at lunchtime so bring your patience. Also the grill closes at 2. If you want great fresh seafood at a reasonable price, then this is your place.

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Thank mbraun85
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