Top Choice Seafood in Honolulu

Tamura's Poke

Arguably the best poke on the island is up on Waialae 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 the…
Seafood in Honolulu

Nico's at Pier 38

Chef Nico was inspired by the island-cuisine scene to merge his classical French training with Hawaii’s humble plate lunch. French standards such as steak frites appear alongside market-fresh fish sandwiches and loc…
Seafood in Haleʻiwa

Haleiwa Joe's

With a superb location overlooking the marina, Joe’s is the place for romantic dinners. Lunches are just so-so; we much prefer the inventive pupu, discounted at happy hour.
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 c1946 general store. You can't miss it roadside …
Seafood in Kapolei Area

Poke Stop

Tucked into a sleepy corner of a nondescript minimall, you’ll find some of the freshest raw fish on Oʻahu. We love the deconstructed sushi bowls and more than 20 kinds of poke – the sweet onion ʻahi tuna and furikak…
Seafood in Waikiki

Ono Seafood

Arrive early at this addictive, made-to-order poke shop, before it runs out of fresh fish marinated in shōyu (soy sauce), house-smoked tako (octopus), spicy ahi rice bowls or boiled peanuts spiked with star anise. L…
Seafood in Kahuku


The original, graffiti-covered shrimp truck that spawned an empire. No longer a lonely little vehicle, Giovanni’s is flanked by a covered patio and surrounded by a bevy of other food trucks – serving different meals…
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 picnic tables. Alternative eating options include tempura shrimp, fried fish and burgers.
Seafood in Kahuku

Romy's Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp

Eat overlooking the aqua-culture farm where your giant, and pricey, prawns are raised. Steamed shrimp and whole fish available too. Try the pani popo (Samoan coconut buns) for dessert.
Seafood in Turtle Bay


Reserve in advance and you might get to dine by torchlight with your toes in the sand. This open-air cabana bar and restaurant stakes out an unparalleled position beachside. The menu is regular surf-and-turf; pupu s…