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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (112 reviews)
“poke bowl” (33 reviews)
“fresh fish” (85 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 517 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not have any of the cooked items or poke bowls. They had a different selection of fresh fish each day we visited. They only put out the freshly caught stuff and sometimes run out toward the end of the day. All of the...More

Thank SonoraJim
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just about the best poke bowl ever...wonderful fresh fish and delicious toppings make this place one of my very favorite stops while on Kauai! Will definitely be back!

Thank AZ53
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside you would think they just sell fish to take home and cook but go there at lunch time and you are delighted with all shorts of fresh fish and island plate lunches. The most frustrating thing was deciding which to choose from....More

Thank karen l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got straight off the flight and went here. Staff helped us with the menu and making recommendations. I think i ended up with a macadamia nut crusted Ahi and sticky rice (one of the days specials). The food was very fresh and tasty. Good selection...More

Thank Finn_Freya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place we drive here every time we get off the plane! Which is easy bc it's only a mile away....fresh ahi is our fave. They will let you try it if you aren't sure but it's all good . Line can be long...More

Thank ggsmommy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first place we went for poke on our trip to Kauai, so we had high expectations. However, we got there close to closing time and there were limited options. I found that the fish was a little tough and stringy. I would...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Kawai and don't come to Fish express you should just stay home. Amazing poke bowls and awesome musubi rolls.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Finally made it to the fish express and what a treat! I got the fish tacos; (an order is two); and both had a huge piece of beer battered fried Ahi. The Ahi was very tasty, moist and fresh. The tacos were among the best...More

Thank castlerockjoe
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Such a great place to pop in and get a poke bowl. Super tasty and fresh! Wish we had more time to go back. Would have eaten there everyday!

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I go there regularly to get fresh fish to cook for dinner. Have made the best gourmet mahi mahi for family and friends, the fresh fish made it. Most of the staff are very friendly and act like your Ohana, small town, they recognize you,...More

Thank RebeccaMaui15
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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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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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.
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