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“Great Food, Recommended by Locals”
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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
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“Great Food, Recommended by Locals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Fish Express has great food, especially the fish. The seared macadamia nut encrusted AHI and seared AHI salad were great, even the lau pork was good. Some of the best cooked tun I have ever had.
I hear their laulau pork is amazing, but they were already sold out.
Price for Kauai is not bad at around $10.
Have a large selection of Poke, but we did not try any to review at this location.
The location is across from the Walmart and there is very limited parking with no tables or room to eat. We ate in the car, which is the only downside to this place.
Be careful about the hours, they are not open very late.
Eat here for great fresh fish!

  • Visited May 2014
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Lihue, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pack a picnic basket & head to the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

What an assortment of fish, plate lunches and snacks! A must stop before heading to the beach. Ginger chicken and musubi is a favorite. This is NOT a sit down restaurant. Its a little quaint local fish , snacks & cool beverage pick up kind of place.

  • Visited May 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“What a bargain!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Fish Express is located across the street from the Walmart in Lihue, Kauai.. It is a combonation fish market and fast seafood take out. There is no seating on sight.

The resulting entrees make up for the lack of seating. The wide selection menu is posted daily for entrees. You order and the service is prompt and delicious. We ordered a Swordfish filet luncheon. What we got was a nice surprise. The filet was a good size, nicely seasoned, a healthy portion of salad and the typical rice serving. Flavor was very good and tasty. Total cost for one portion was $9.95. After eating you didn't want anything else!

In additional to the prepared food, they have a large selection of fresh seafood filet, poke and other seafood items.

You cannot go wrong eating from the Fish Market in Lihue, Kauai. We recommend it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Princeville, Hawaii
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Terrible fish tacos”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I both purchased take out fish tacos from Fish Express recently. The first bad sign was the smell. Neither of us could eat them. The fish tasted as if it had spoiled. We threw them out.

Visited May 2014
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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“BEST MEAL IN KAUAI”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

BEST MEAL I have had in ALL OF KAUAI...and that says a lot since I am into food.

I had the Seared AHI macadamia crusted along with white rice and potato salad. The sauce was amazing on the fish, creamy and subtle yet amazing with the rice. The fish was FRESH, tender, and juicy. The macadamia nuts on top put everything together.
The potato salad is the best I've ever had. I like how it looks like potato noodles. So yummy. Boyfriend had the poke bowl--and that was very fresh and really yummy too.

Great meal and definitely worth the $$.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jessica C
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