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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%
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“lunch” (82 reviews)
“ahi poke” (31 reviews)
“sushi” (15 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Hawaiian, Deli, Gluten Free Options
9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

If you like Hawaiian style Japanese food, friendly/helpful staff and good value, then this place is for you. After driving by it the first time, we made 2 more special trips just to revisit and enjoy their great food. Everything was good. We would recommend...More

Thank Voodew
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I came here with a friend with the purpose of getting poke, and I was not disappointed! They had a great selection of super fresh poke ingredients (wakame seaweed salad, ahi poke tuna, salmon, wasabi tuna, and a decent selection of other seafoods). Overall about...More

Thank Aili S
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We were on a tubing activity and at the end our guides recommended Ishihara Market for having the best Poke' on the island. So we love Poke' and drove their the next day or so. I ordered the spicy tuna poke' and my wife ordered...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

While I I'm not a fan of poke, this wonderful Market offers and incredible array, plus some very nice potato and pasta salads. They have a great selection in the store and we found the prices to be very fair. Extremely friendly people, very helpful,...More

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 21 February 2018

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 19 February 2018

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 14 February 2018

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 13 February 2018

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 13 February 2018

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 4 February 2018

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
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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
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Average prices
US$ 7
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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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