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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%
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“poke bowl” (39 reviews)
“fresh fish” (92 reviews)
“ahi” (68 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, 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 4 days ago

On the way to and from the airport, stopped in here for poke bowl, wrap, fish sandwich and fresh fish plate. Each item we tried was really fresh, never over seasoned and just made with what seems to be genuine care. Everyone we talked to...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great poke. There's a lot of options for poke on Kauai, Safeway and Food Land are two of them. Both offer fish that has been preserved using chemicals, therefore it's about a third the price. Fish Express has all fresh fish, and therefore it's about...More

Thank rutrippin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg. This place is a must go. Their parmesan/garlic fish and their tacos are amazing. Actually anything I ordered there was amazingly fresh and flavorful. Just make sure to be there early (before2pm) if u like to have ur fish grilled and are not into...More

Thank Layla F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish express was our first stop on Kauai fresh off the airplane! Mom and I shared the lobster poke, crab and ahi poke, shoyu poke and some fresh grilled ahi. (We were really hungry!) Everything we ordered was very fresh and super tasty. My favorite...More

Thank Renee P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the way down from Princeville before our afternoon helicopter tour. I had poke bowl with ahi and salmon and it was delicious. Hubby had fish tacos which were also great. He added a Laulau to his order and it...More

Thank SeattleSharon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had trouble finding this as the address registers weon on our GPS. Finally notice its rather large building more than 1/4 Mike away where we were looking. There was NO fresh fish to take hone to cook, BUT the like was super and very...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The fish is fantastic for grilling. Great selection of poke, but, most important for visitors, the great selection of bento boxes at a very reasonable price. All the employees were friendly and helpful.

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 11 November 2017

After landing at Lihue Airport, we were hungry and wanted some poke bowls and found Fish Express highly reviewed on Yelp and TripAdvisor and decided to check them out. We were not disappointed and absolutely loved our poke bowls! We actually ended up going twice...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This place is very crowded and has high ratings. But I didn't find it exceptional. The pricing for fish is reasonable. I did not eat the poke either time I visited so this may be why I didn't love it.

Thank 1,22,267
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Don't come late for lunch! Everything is always good here and the people there are friendly and helpful. I asked about different types of fish that I hadn't had before and they explain what may work best for my grilled fish tacos. They have the...More

Thank Padraicjg
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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
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  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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