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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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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The atmosphere here is like a pub/bar, one-man band playing, noisey and open setting facing the docks. Food was good, pokes ordered from the store side was delicious. Would not mind patronizing it at dinner time for happy hour and dinner.

Thank phil1450
Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant serves great fresh fish. We sat outside on a windy day and the patio was so sheltered we were hardly affected by the wind. The service was good, but our server seemed a little scattered. The menu had a nice selection of choices. The appetizers were good and the main courses were excellent. It's set back in an... More 

Thank Patti H
Wollongong, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful experience here eating the freshest fish so expertly cooked,. We both had yellow fin tuna done to your individual preference. I loved the option of raw through to well done. It had seaweed & sesame seed coating which I could savour for days. It is served in take away type containers but you can sit in... More 

Thank 202diane
Spokane, WA
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170 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Open air, beer, seafood and music. What's not to love? The ahi belly bites are a $10 app that's almost a meal. We combined them with edamame and 2 salads and were done. No room for dinner! Great beer selection and live music around 6 made for a pleasant meal. It is very busy so can be noisy. Still very... More 

Thank RushCubFan
Zushi, Japan
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is some of the best Poke I've had in the islands! I highly recommend the 3-Poke plate. It is more than enough for a really good lunch. I would not waste my time with shrimp or other seafood on the Poke list, just go straight for the Tuna! I really enjoyed the California style Poke. It was a departure... More 

Thank David B
Grand Junction, Colorado
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349 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW Next to the Honolulu Fish Market this place rocks the "fresh" in fresh fish. Busy. Noisy. Great food. Seared Ahi Plate was fantastic. The Poke from the market was the freshest I had the entire trip. It was kind of tough finding a place to sit but be patient people move in and out pretty quickly. Enjoy!

Thank COparrotheads
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place started as a secret local hole in the wall and is now a semi full blown restaurant. Located next to the fish auction. The fish is fresh off the auction daily. They serve dinner as a full service dinning experience. But where they have really made their name is with the lunch crowd. The lunch is counter order... More 

Thank 52mini
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a flight delay and a whole family that was hungry, Nico's standard, yummy fare was a hands down hit with my family of 6. The generous portions along with the friendly folks and unpretentious setting makes this place a great place to eat. We will definitely be back since Nico's is now on our list of go to places... More 

Thank MLDinSF
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a busy restaurant with lots of options. Had lunch there one day while visiting our son stationed on Honolulu. I ordered the burger and it was awesome. My daughter had pizza and my husband had salad. We enjoyed the variety of items. It was a little pricey though.

Thank Tammy H
Savannah, Georgia, United States
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By the waterfront, this restaurant is large and self service. The food is great! You order and pick up your food at various stations, find a table and enjoy. Outdoor seating is a good choice.

Thank Ruth M

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?