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Restaurant Review: Koloa Fish Market

Hawaii is renowned the world over for its fresh seafood and laid back vibe. One restaurant that embodies both qualities is Koloa Fish Market. This little mom and pop shop serves up big flavor and an array of Hawaiian favorites.

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The family owned eatery has been serving great food to locals since 1994. Upon walking up to the restaurant, don’t be surprised if the line wraps around the corner, especially if you happen to visit on Saturday evening. Koloa Fish Market’s menu is comprised of classic Hawaiian and Asian cuisine, prepared and served in a traditional way. Never had authentic teriyaki? Want to know what the big deal is about poke? Then you should scoop up a few portions of these and prepare yourself for a real treat.

Aside from the many types of poke on the menu, such as avocado ahi and wasabi poke, Koloa Fish Market’s selection of other foods is impressive for such a small shop. They have smoked marlin, opah, tako, as well as meats such as roasted pork and chicken. In addition, you’ll also find Japanese bento and delicious desserts such as sweet potato pie, huapia, and tapioca pudding on the menu.

The Kahlua pork, long rice, and ocean salad are not to be missed. If you’re looking for fresh fish and seafood to take with you and cook on your own, Koloa Fish market has that as well. Those who have big appetites won’t be disappointed in the portions at this eatery, and if you’re someone who likes to try a little bit of this and that, Koloa Fish Market’s a la carte menu makes it easy to do so.

Koloa Fish Market is located right across from the Koloa Post Office at 5482 Koloa Road. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, open 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday, and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays. One key thing to note is that this restaurant is cash only and only serves take out — definitely old school, but the food is worth every penny. For an authentic taste of Hawaii at a great price, head to Koloa Fish Market the next time you’re in the area.

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