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The Fish Express

3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, 3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-245-9918
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (108 reviews)
“fresh fish” (82 reviews)
“poke bowl” (28 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
Seafood, Hawaiian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, 3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here yesterday and it tasted good. We had poke at another place on the island but this one was just as good or maybe better and it was better priced. It had different tastes and you can add toppings yourself. For $14 we...More

Thank Jørgen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the kalua pig plate and it was delicious. The portions were great. It was all kalua pig, not little bits mixed with chunks of cabbage like other places. The cajun fish sandwich was the best we had on the island! I would definitely...More

Thank tinker2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch of fresh fish and was not disappointed. Casual and with outdoor tables, this place is a convienent and delicious choice on the beach.

Thank NYEastVillage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here several times each time we're here. Great selection of poke, and good prices on fresh fish. Love it!

Thank chefnd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Ahi Poke and had to try this place based on the reviews. It was a good move because this was some of the best you will get. Very fresh and very busy so you know the food turns over quickly. I didn't find...More

Thank jads4u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to the airport because we shamelessly wanted one last poke bowl. I liked that we got to top our own here, and the fish was a great quality. Finally, enough sauce on my poke bowl! Friendly service, quick stop....More

Thank heartinsydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to our hotel from the airport. The staff is friendly. We got two orders of fish tacos and since the restaurant is carry out only we ate the in the car. They were huge and delicious. Very filling. You...More

Thank EJsgirl527
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

got even better! now they have poke bowls! and the smoked fish is so good, have them slice it for you. very affordable too, see all the locals here- good sign. everything is so good, the toppings for a poke bowl are amazing...parking is limited,...More

Thank rosar779
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best fresh fish we had while on the island. Our only regret is that we didnt eat there more than twice. The price is super reasonable and the amount of food is perfect. We enjoyed all of their Ahi tuna dishes and...More

Thank austen k
Reviewed 19 May 2017

When we picked up our rental car we asked the guy who brought the car around where to go for lunch. Without hesitation he said "Fish Express, but you have to bring me back a bowl." We liked it so much we came back another...More

Thank Frank S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We would like to stop on the way from the airport to our place in princeville for some lunch. Is there a beach or picnic tables near by? Thank you !
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
Is fish express far from marriott resort in Lihue?
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.
What is the most ecomical place to rent a small car in Kapului on Maui.. .
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, 3-3343 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-245-9918
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.
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