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Nico's Pier 38

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1129 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4522
+1 808-540-1377
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nico's was nice but overall I was disappointed with the menu selection. Being feet from the ocean I guess I was expecting a greater selection of fish then what there was. The food I went with good, but nothing to write home about. This was our last stop after a week on Oahu and we got spoiled with great service,... More 

Thank Brett M
Davis, California
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Met our friends who were visiting from Oregon for dinner. The fish and chips with mahimahi was excellent as were all the other fish dishes. The waitstaff was very patient as my son was delayed in Friday afternoon traffic. Our friends commented on the very reasonable prices for the high quality fish.

Thank Stan N
New Orleans, Louisiana
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415 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nicos is down at the Port, which always seems appropriate for a seafood restaurant (see Nicos Neighbors photo). You can sit either indoors or out; both have lots of ambience and make a pleasant setting for your meal (see Nicos Interior and Nicos Exterior photos). Given the French origins of the owner, I ordered the Poisson Cru and the Bouillabaisse.... More 

Thank Vincent M
Kansas City, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nico's is on my list every time we come to Hawaii. The premise is that the very freshest fish comes right from the docks and is made for you at NIco's We went for dinner on our way to the airport and had the fresh catch of the day, which was MahiMahi. It was quite delicious, with a butter sauce... More 

Thank KaneoheBoy
Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am from Louisiana, so I am pretty familiar with fish. Nico's has a huge selection of fish and I had not heard of half of them. There were cops and firefighters who were eating there, so you know it is good If you go--arrive early. Place gets packed at lunch and when they sell out of a certain fish--it's... More 

Thank DiamondDoug44
Hartsdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Family had Dinner here the first day that we arrived for our vacation. The food was very good, however a little pricey. Not bad though. Fresh fish selections as they get their seafood from the fish market across the street every morning when the boats come in. The restaurant was featured on the Food Channel, so it definitely has... More 

Thank Neal F
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy restaurant on the pier that upgraded several years ago from a takeout lunch place to a sit down restaurant. Although the fish especially the ahi tuna poke was very fresh, the sauces were not very interesting and main entrees uninspired. The service was good and drink list including wines average.

Thank David H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in and the place was packed. When we saw that you had to order from one of the stations then find a place to sit, we almost left, but we thought the food must be amazing here so we decided to give it a try. I ordered the "Daily plate of the Day" and my wife ordered chicken.... More 

Thank Lynn R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered garlic pesto shrimp and it was good but not amazing. Those in our party who ordered the Ahi said it was really nice, and it looked good ... if you're an Ahi fan, which I am not. It's got a pretty casual atmosphere where you order at the counter, fill your own drink at the soda fountain, and... More 

Thank maserk
Kihei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not amazing, not great...good, and for the price I was content. I'd heard great things about Nico's...probably should have tried something else!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Hawaiian, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4522
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-540-1377
Located at Pier 38 in Honolulu, by day, Nico's offers harbor views and fast food seafood in open air dining room or outdoor lanai. At night, Nico's is a full service restaurant with harbor light views, a full bar and the freshest seafood in town. There is a fish market within that offers sashimi platters, a poke bar and fresh Hawaiian food daily.

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