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Kalena Fish Market

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2985 Kalena St, Ste A, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1812
+1 808-246-6629
10:00 - 15:00
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at 1 o'clock and they were out of many of their specials. Ordered a Korean dish that had a sampling of their different items and we were extremely disappointed. A real hole in the wall.

Thank Jon W
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Yummy plate lunch in downtown Lihue. Parking best across the street at local park. Cash only! Appears to be a place that locals frequent.

Thank Sarah R
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Frequented by the locals just off Rice in Lihue - delicious Hawaiian fish plates for convenient take-out meals.

Thank juliemax310
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

We had a morning flight from Honolulu, and even though the trip from O'ahu was about half an hour we were hungry. This place was poke heaven, and had all sorts from ahi, salmon, tako, shrimp, and lobster poke. They did offer Japanese bento and Chinese options, but we stuck to the poke. Ordered a side of chicken long rice,... More 

Thank arnold v
Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

My family all enjoyed amazing food from Kalena Fish Market. The swordfish dish I had was incredible, but so were the fish tacos and poke. Every single item we ordered from this little place was over the top great and the most affordable place we went to on the island. They also have very convenient, yummy Bento boxes to take... More 

Thank Madam6
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. It was very good. The fish was great and the servings were huge. They have an array of sides as well as rice and potato salad. It is a cash only casual place but the food is good and will fill you up!

Thank Denise S
Port Angeles, Washington
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Love fresh fish? We are regular visitors to Kauai and like to stop in here before we head north to our condo after arriving to pick up lunch. The poke selection is great and the sushi yummy.

Thank Penny G
Lihue, Hawaii
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

By far the best meat Jin I have ever tasted!!! There is this daikon side that is my favorite ( flavorful and crunchy)The sides are delish too!! The owner is personable and friendly!! They only take cash and most of the people order take out and eat wither at the beach or park nearby.

1 Thank whatpatwants
Lihue, Hawaii
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Great place to pick up and take out to the beach! Meat Jun and Kalbi ribs are a favorite. Also combo places available.

Thank Ruthie03
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Kalena is a small, mostly carry-out place, that serves Korean food. Some of the best fish you will eat on the island is served here. They offer a daily fish (and chicken, beef, pork) in a couple of Korean preparations. The two most popular preparations are Katsu and Jun. Katsu means breaded in Panko and fried. It is a little... More 

2 Thank Dave G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Hawaiian, Korean
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2985 Kalena St, Ste A, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1812
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-246-6629

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?