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“Why go elsewhere for lunch?”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Fish Express

The Fish Express
Ranked #1 of 119 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Why go elsewhere for lunch?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

If you're in the mood for some sort of fish object, here is no point to going elsewhere for lunch. Grab one of the grilled lunch specials (macadamia-crusted ahi is one of my favorites) and head to your favorite picnic table (we usually go to Nawiliwili Park). On a trip to Kauai (we go about once a year for 4-6 days) we end up eating about half our lunches from Fish Express. The fish, poke, sashimi, etc., in the display cooler look wonderful as well, but we never seem to get past the plate lunches. Dang.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Fresh lunch plate specials and mounds of sashimi. So much better than a typical lunch at the hotel. Great service too.

  • Visited December 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“No frills, but great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Try to beat the lunch crowd by getting there early. The locals know a delicious deal when they taste it and Fish Express is THE place. If you only try one thing, then get the lobster salad. It is amazing- nothing but chunks of sweet tender lobster tossed with spicy mayo! There is no seating on site, but there are numerous shaded picnic benches spread throughout the Wal-Mart parking lot which is right across the street. Best lunch on Kauai and least expensive too!

  • Visited January 2014
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great place, with good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Get there before 3pm so you can get something from the grill. Went here a few times, can get quite busy. Tried the grill one day and stuff from the window the other day. Taste is pretty good and the value is hard to beat. Def try to go to the place if your nearby.

  • Visited December 2013
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Crazy Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Crazy good indeed. Good selection of poke, great selection of fresh cooked entrees to go. Remember 'TO GO' cuz there's nowhere to sit. There's a park about 2-3 blocks behind it (away from the beach). Going back again ....

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