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Ishihara Market

9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-1751
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (68 reviews)
“ahi poke” (29 reviews)
“sushi” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The poke bar at Ishihara is amazing. So many varieties and sizes! The staff is always friendly and the place always busy! Perfect for grab and go lunch for those sunny beach days

Thank Mel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by our Na Pali tour guide for the fish and my wife really liked it. She got the seaweed salad as well as some tuna and salmon and liked it all. The only criticism she had was that she wanted...More

Thank Joey613
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd just kayaked 17 miles along the Napali coast. Our guide picked us up on the Polihale beach and on the ride back to Poipu, he passed around tubs of poke from Ishihara's. It was so fresh and so delicious. I never want to kayak...More

Thank Junebug1482
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shaka Guide app recommended the poke here, and I'm so glad! We stopped in our way back from Waimea Canyon and ate the poke at the swinging bridge nearby. We couldn't get enough, so we stopped in again and bought some more to keep...More

1  Thank caipirinha3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This market is a great place to stop and build your own poke bowl. The variety is impressive. We tried three different meats- a wasabi ahi, a spicy shrimp and another ahi. We added a side of seaweed salad and a side of namasu (a...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grocery store with tables outside to enjoy various varieties of fresh poki, had some rice which is available and a drink and lunch is complete

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bought an insulated bag at the Big Save market across the street, and the seafood delights to put in it at Ishihara. A friend had recommended it. I've never done raw fish, but the ahi was wonderful. We also had salmon and shrimp concoctions...More

2  Thank bfm87
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, fresh fish, lost of variety. The place was covered with locals when we pulled up so I knew it had to be good and it was! The baby octopus was my favorite, second was the traditional poke and then the tsunami poke.

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

What can I say. After being away five years the place only got better. Stopped for lunch on the way back from Waimea canyon. Had the ahi wasabi poke, yummy. Others in the group had the fried chicken, lobster poke and ocean salad all excellent....More

Thank tripper098
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Every local you meet will tell you that ishihara market is THE place on the island to get poke. They have about 20 options of different preparations and different types of fish. We tried a couple types of Ahi and the Tako (octopus), quarter pound...More

Thank Megan B
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Response from 209Elena | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Hawaiian plate, but I know that they make grilled meat lunch plates at around noon or so every day, and they are pretty amazing!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-338-1751
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