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Ishihara Market

9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-1751
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (65 reviews)
“ahi poke” (29 reviews)
“sushi” (15 reviews)
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06:00 - 20:00All hours
Seafood, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were heading to the Waimea canyon lookout and noticed many people eating outside this cool market in the town of Waimea. The sign outside says the market started in 1934. It was lunch time so we turned around and went into the market and...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice a day for almost a week when we were staying in Waimea! The poke is fresh, not salty, with many varieties! We'd get poke here, and have it either a la carte, or get veggie chips or chichirons to have with...More

Thank ouulinda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place to get food to go or eat on the picnic benches outside. Amazingly fresh raw fish "salads" that are not inexpensive but are a great value

Thank David C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We had a local recommend this spot for lunch on our way home from a hike. It was an incredible picnic we carried out to Spouting Horn. Go to the back counter, and ask for his recommendation. Whatever it is, it will be phenomenal. The...More

Thank Habichick
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Read about this place in a guidebook and a friend also highly recommend it. We were not disappointed. This is a small grocery store, but head to the delicatessen in the back and take a number. Pick out a couple of different Poke and buy...More

Thank bmantravel
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We packed up some poke from this lovely market and went to the beach. We tried 4 varieties and all were fantastic. Grabbed chopsticks and napkins along with some coconut porters and had a fantastic picnic lunch. I would highly recommend a stop.

Thank zbryan142
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This local grocery caters to locals and has a fantastic deli in the rear. I knew it was going to be good when they were lined up three deep around the meat and seafood cooler! But you take a number and your turn occurs quickly....More

Thank William R
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We slurped over $100 on the poke and all were yummy. The Wasabi Poke was our #1 choice. Excellent service as they let you taste before you buy. A must stop in Waimea.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

I had some people visiting me at the Waimea Plantation Cottages and Ishihara's market fixed me up with some tasty Island treats for the people stopping by. Dan (the guy behind the counter) did a great job suggesting some things that worked out well. So,...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Their poke is hands down the best on the island. We went on a poke mission if you will. We came back for seconds before leaving. The locals all recommend this little market. While on a sunset sail, our crew said they're a commercial fisherman...More

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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