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Nico's at Pier 38

1133 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Pan seared Mahi Mahi over a seafood orzo with roasted fennel tomato sauce.
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  • Nico's at Pier 38

    The freshest fist - it was swimming this morning! Check with them for live entertainment times and dates.

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    The freshest fish - it was swimming this morning. Check with them for live entertainment times and dates.

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    The food is great and you don't feel like you've been robbed (a very common feeling at any restaurant in Honolulu) Every Friday they have the Hawaiian food and music but I love the rest of the week. The Catch of the Day it's always the best!

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    Good food, some things are very reasonable. Alcohol very overpriced for the price point of the restaurant, only tap wines available. Cute place, live entertainment and nice feel. All desserts are frozen but are good, vast selection. Orange chicken is great!

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  • Nico's at Pier 38Pro 2014
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    One of my favorite restaurants for lunch in Honolulu! It's THE place to eat Furikake Ahi on the island. No one makes it better than Nico's. Whether it's the guaranteed freshness of the fish or Nico’s special ginger garlic cilantro dip, I have never been disappointed with my meal there. Go early to beat the lunch rush!

    They also have live music. I love Nico's!

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    Nico's is where you go to get the freshest and yummiest fish. Located right next to the fish auction on Pier 38

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    Delicious fresh seafood, and you cannot beat the price. This is also a favorite place for the locals. Nothing fancy, but very clean and upbeat!

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    Furikake Ahi rocks, but I usually get takeout and they tend to over cook it. Their daily specials are great and this is literally the freshest fish you can get, since its right next to the fish auction. In fact, if you come down at 5:30am you'll often see chef nico bidding on the days catch. Live music some nights and beer & wine on tap. Cute little takeout section too, with a great market with poke and other items to go.

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  • Nico's at Pier 38

    Nico's was referred to us by local business associates at Wahine Media. It was WONDERFUL. I too recommend the seared ahi. Nice and casual with an outside eating area!

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    OMG! Big fat super fresh pieces of Ahi Sashimi for $13!!!! If you love fresh fish, this is the place and I love the casual atmosphere. Also, great Pino Noir on tap. I will be back on my next trip to Honolulu.

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    An amazing out-of-the-way find. The fish is fresh every day and you can taste it! I'm tempted to keep this place all to myself. But no... here you go. :)

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  • Nico's at Pier 38Pro 2014

    This was my first meal when I first arrived to Hawaii and I absolutely loved the Seared Ahi! It was slightly crunchy with the seaweed on the outside and so tender and juicy on the inside. I am drooling just thinking about it! My boyfriend ordered the catch of the day but it was dry and not as great as the Ahi. The only complaint I have is with the take out styrofoam boxes. When they put my food in the take out boxes I noticed that it burnt holes in the styrofoam (meaning the melted plastic got onto my food and I'm actually ingesting that into my body :( ). If you are listening Nico's please use recyclable materials for your take out boxes so you don't poison your customers! It's also friendlier to the environment!

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  • Nico's at Pier 38

    Hoisin bbq chicken and orange fried chicken

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    Delish garlic pesto shrimp

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    Fantastic fresh fish, and plate lunches. Tasty and healthy food, and good portions.

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  • Nico's at Pier 38

    Red Wine Braised Short Ribs just fell off the bone:)

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    Fried Ahi Belly

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Description

Located at (you guessed it) Pier 38 of the bustling Honolulu Harbor, Nico's is a unique restaurant that blends the elegance of french cuisine with the deliciousness of Hawaiian 'grinds.' Head chef Nicolas "Nico" Chaize, is a Frenchman who has become an adopted son of the islands and embraces the flavors of Hawaii while maintaining his precise and visually pleasing french cuisine heritage. His plate-lunch style offerings are housed in the same Styrofoam containers as the other similar vendors around Hawaii, but they are much more carefully presented. More than just the looks, his dishes taste delicate, and might be among the most healthy plate lunches to be enjoyed in Honolulu. Everything is very competitively priced, making this waterfront eatery a great place to enjoy expertly prepared cuisine without breaking the bank even a little bit.

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4.5 out of 5
22 members' reviews
1,248 people visited Nico's at Pier 38
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  • Open Hours:

    Monday 06:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Tuesday 06:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Wednesday 06:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Thursday 06:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Friday 06:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Saturday 06:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Sunday Closed - Closed between 9:30am to 10:00am for lunch switchover
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    (808) 540-1377

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