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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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived around 5. They do not take reservations. We got right in and got an outside table facing the harbour! We had a few drinks during happy hour and a couple of appetizers. The poke was the best I have ever had and we also had the poisson cru. The poisson cru wasn't quite to our taste and it... More 

Thank Rhonda H
Olney, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great lunch menu with carry out options, outdoor seating available with umbrellas and on the waterway.

Thank mikestiff2
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208 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Trip Advisor for another good choice. The Poke Sampler was out of this world. The best I've ever had. The crab cakes were amazing. The cocktails were great. Nice seating outside. The prices were super reasonable. I'd definitely go back again.

Thank xspechtme
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our go-to restaurant whether it be for lunch or dinner. The menu has so much variety and all budgets. They have an "a-la-carte" poke/take-out section where you could get your fix if you want something on the lighter side. Freshness if of course, not compromised. The restaurant is family-oriented, great for large parties, patio-seating available and can also... More 

Thank Amy T
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We go to Nico's at least every time we visit the islands. Even if we just have a long enough layover, we will take a cab and grab some lunch. I'm not a huge fish eater and go for the hoisin chicken every time. It is stellar. My husband usually will get the catch of the day - last time... More 

Thank casadedadas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This sits about 150' from the fish auction on the pier where the longliners come in. They've grown from a fast food stand to be big, sit down locally famous restaurant. You have to try this.

Thank papaalhawaii
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with another couple. Had a blast! The out door area is nice and has a good view of the boats. The sunset is nice reflecting off the water! We had crab cake salad, and the grilled fish- both were 20% better than average. Reasonably priced. Good for anyone seeking to get away from the Waikiki high prices and tourist... More 

Thank Brandon P
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrated visiting in-laws at Nico's. Food, service and atmosphere was excellent. Nico's at Pier 38 is located off Nimitz Hwy, in the fishing village. This restaurant is open air and benefits from its proximity to the Honolulu fish auction. Had ahi belly bites for an appetizer, great tasting but spicy (Sriracha). Two of us had ahi, one wanted rare, the... More 

Thank heybrah
Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic happy hour with drinks and upscale snacks. We ate outside, the interior is rather noisy. For Honolulu the prices are average. Dinner was very imaginative with many seafood choices. Excellent grilled scallops. Live Hawaiian music started at 6. Outside tables have umbrellas to keep the sun and occasional rain off diners. Service was very attentive without being obtrusive.

Thank Porschediver
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the bar to watch the monday night football 11/14/16 and found that Bruce H was very pleasant and assisted us with our drinks. We were waiting for our party of 14 and it was nice place to hange out after work. The atmosphere was good and not too loud. We ended up eating dinner and the clams was... More 

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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, Seafood, Hawaiian
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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?