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The Fish Express


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$5 - US$11
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, 有泊車位, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The poke is very good and the toppings for the poke bowl look yummy. There lunch specials are also good. My favorite is the Chinese plate.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Carol F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place doesn't have sit-down dining but for a grab and go lunch, it can't be beat. The fish was excellent - and they have all sorts of choices, poke, fish sandwiches, grilled fish. It was a little more expensive than most take out, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank suehamill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fresh ahi poke to pick up for lunch or dinner back at the hotel. All the ahi was fresh caught, and although the yellow fin was shipped from Japan, it was excellent as well. Would eat here everyday if I had the chance!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Burrell M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent poke bowls with a good variety of poke and toppings. They also have fresh fish. The servers were very rude to us tourists who didn’t know the protocol for ordering. They were very pleasant to the locals. Maybe now that I know how it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank M6581POsgd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always come to Fish Express when I visit Kauai. My favorite dish is ahi with wasabi butter. They also have bento boxes and the hamachi collar was quite good. We then go to Kalapaki Beach and have lunch while watching the surfers.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank benni82018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Holy moly people. My husband dragged me here for poke because "everyone on Trip Advisor raves about it". I like poke but not nearly as much as him, so I got a grilled fish sandwich. Y'all! It was an explosion of flavor in my mouth....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Frakesfam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can not say enough about the poke and varieties, so fresh, great prices, we would pull in at 10 am order our poke bowls ice them down in the cooler and head out in the convertible exploring for the day. We couldn’t wait to eat...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 317douglase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was a little confusing. They have a fish sandwich and I tried to order it using ono but was told it was only with ahi. Nowhere on the menu did it say that, it just had fresh fish listed. I got the macadamia...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank dil345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember being intimidated by this place....having eaten at a similar place on the south end, I was familiar with the ordering process, but at The Fish Express, you better know the rules....be ready to order and then go outside and eat on your car...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank rswartz68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like Poke this is the place to go. Sooooo many different kinds its hard to choose. You also have to try thr potatoe n macaroni salad (this is a combined dish) and it is great

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 34leej
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7 June 2017|
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Response from indig0rain | Reviewed this property |
Yes! If you are planning to stop in at the Fish Express on your way from Lihue Airport to Princeville, you can stop at Lydgate Park to eat. This is a nice stop, in general, if you have enough time to revisit while on your... More
30 April 2016|
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Response from Katie S | Reviewed this property |
I agree it is not what most would think of as walking distance.
21 December 2014|
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Response from Joe-Lincoln-CA | Reviewed this property |
Don't know....go to Priceline or someothing
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