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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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“ahi poke” (31 reviews)
“sushi” (16 reviews)
“bento” (19 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 7:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a small grocery store with a deli counter that serves fresh fish. We stopped here after driving up Waimea Canyon drive for a light lunch, and bought 2 kinds of poke, rice, and seaweed salad from the deli counter. Everything was fresh and...More

Thank acwtravels
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here after checking out the Waimea Canyon at the lookout. It is not even close - best poke on the island (and we tried many others including Makai Sushi) and the best poke I have ever had. We tried the regular ahi and...More

Thank JayBoy76
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by this wonderful supermarket to stock up on some various poke before our drive to Waimea Canyon. Huge selection of Poke and Tako. Some really good deals on Japanese bento lunch box as well. I only wish there was another location of this...More

Thank asiana747
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Crazy selection, difficult to choose. So fresh, well priced. Had to go back just to be able to taste everything! Picnic benches out front or pack it to the beach and have a picnic. So. Dang. Good.

Thank JLS300
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ishihara Market has the best poke on Kauai, hands down. Lots of varieties of poke to choose from including ahi variations, shellfish, crab and other seafood as well as many salads and other sides--all pretty reasonably priced for the high quality of the pokes...More

Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Numerous different kinds of poke and sides. Very fresh - they sell a lot. Also good pre-made sandwiches, for packing your own picnic to go. Great, old grocery store atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank john P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this market so much that we stopped in here twice to stock up on food, snacks and drinks before heading on a hike and before going to the beach. Love love love their fresh poke mixes. Every one of them was good. Since...More

Thank Chiq4Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the locals frequent Ishihara Market in Waimea. Delicious deli (sushi, obento lunch, etc); large variety of poke; and excellent fresh seafood choices. Be sure & pick up lunch here on the way to Waimea Canyon and have picnic. Far superior to Kokee Lodge lunch...More

Thank juliemQ5147CU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place for poke on the island Recommend by local, born and raised on Kauai. Experience poke the way the locals expect it!!

Thank Dom D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong there is some good food out here but nothing beats the various Poke concoctions they have here. Wow! So fresh and amazing. Don’t miss it.

Thank bklyn550
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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