Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Paʻia

Mama’s Fish House

Mama’s is a South Seas dream: superb food, top-notch service and a gorgeous seaside setting. The fish is literally fresh off the boat ­‒ staff can even tell you who caught it. The eclectic building successfully inte…
Top Choice Seafood in Koloa

Koloa Fish Market

Line up with those in the know at this hole-in-the-wall. It serves outstanding poke in all kinds of flavors (spicy kimchi is the hands-down winner), Japanese-style bentō (boxed meals), sushi rolls, seaweed salads an…
Top Choice Seafood in Kailua-Kona

Da Poke Shack

Poke is a local specialty that blends ceviche and sushi: raw, marinated cubes of fish mixed with soy sauce, sesame oil, chilies, seaweed and…well, really, the sky’s the limit. The point is, poke is wonderful, and Da…
Top Choice Seafood in Waikiki

Azure

Azure is the signature restaurant at the Royal Hawaiian Resort. Seafood fresh from the market, such as Kona abalone, red snapper and ono (white-fleshed mackerel), are all exquisitely prepared island-style. Daily spe…
Top Choice Seafood in Kahului

Geste Shrimp Truck

Beside Kahului Harbor, this small white food truck – emblazoned with a giant shrimp – serves the tastiest shrimp on Maui – maybe even the world! A dozen costs $13 and you'll get a scoop of crab mac salad and rice to…
Top Choice Seafood in Punaluʻu

Shrimp Shack

The shrimp are fried in garlic and dipped in butter, or you could order mussels or crab legs at this legendary sunny, yellow-painted food truck parked outside Ching’s general store. You can't miss it roadside – the …
Top Choice Seafood in Wahiawa

Poke Stop

This excellent poke place is 5 miles south of Wahiawa, in the Gateway at Mililani Mauka shopping center, just off the H-2 on Meheula Pkwy. Load up here for a picnic of incredible poke or a gourmet plate lunch of bla…
Top Choice Seafood in Honolulu

Tamura's Poke

Arguably the best poke on the island is up on Wai'alae Rd in undistinguished-looking Tamura's Fine Wines & Liquors. Head inside, turn right, wander down to poke corner and feast your eyes. The 'spicy ahi' and th…
Top Choice Seafood in Kahuku

Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp

Shrimp is sold from its original truck and just up the road from an added building; both have shaded picnic tables. Menu options include tempura shrimp, fried fish and burgers. Locals fiercely debate whether the shr…
Top Choice Seafood in Hilo

Suisan Fish Market

For a fantastic variety of freshly made poke (sold by the pound), Suisan is a must. Buy a bowl of takeout poke and rice and eat outside the shop or across the street at Lili‘uokalani Park. Could life be any better?