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Pahoa Fresh Fish

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Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
09:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fish here is delicious! Deep fried with a panko crust and usually served with waffle fries and coleslaw. My advice, do not get the cod it has been frozen beforehand. The Mani and ahi are fresh and have never been frozen. You can definitely taste the difference.

Thank JessikaWilkes
Manistique, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pahoa fresh fish gives you a generous portion of fish at very reasonable prices. It is deep fried but not greasy. Waffle fries and slaw come with the fish. It's not fancy but it does the job. If you want an alternative to high priced tourist locations and don't mind casual surroundings, give it a try.

Thank Robert F
Joliet, Illinois
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here to eat because we ran out of other options. It is in a strip mall and the outside is nothing to be impressed but the food was excellent and plentiful. You have to overlook the look inside to appropriate the food

Thank FERN L
Pahoa, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our go to lunch stop! Great to pick up and take to the tidepools! The pieces of fish include, Mahi, Salmon Ahi and Ono fish and the pieces are large! The cole slaw is great , no skimping on this plate!

Thank cindyluvshawaii
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate Lunch here and I had Fried Ahi Tuna and Chips. The selection of fish varies according to what is available local catch. The Ahi was delicious and came with 1/2 pound a waffle fries, tartar Sauce and Cole Slaw. The portions were huge. They also sell fresh fish in the store and I don;t think I could have... More 

Thank Eric H
Beijing, China
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281 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a brief lunch stop at Panoa Fresh Fish and had excellent fish and chips. The fish is fried a bit differently than typical - with a panko crust instead of batter crust and not very oily which provides a crispy yet firm fish. They offer a variety of fish and shrimp or calamari. They have a 3 pc... More 

Thank bjnomads
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the combo which was fish and shrip and a side crab cake. The shrimp were over cooked and rubbery, the coleslaw was warm, the crab cake was doughy on the inside and the fries were cold. On a positive note the fish was delicious. They were out of everything but mahi mahi so we didn't have a selection... More 

Thank Beverloop
Greenville, Texas
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Fish & Chips. Definitely won't find this in Texas. This is a small place in the middle of a strip mall that totally surprised us. Ahi, Ono, Cod, Mahi-Mahi, Salmon were the fish of day. We saw lots of locals eating here which confirms It's Delicious!

Thank inFlightFun
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I have to agree with the other reviews that say this place has the best fish and chips, even compared to those in the UK or Ireland. We loved the fish and chips and onion rings. I got ahi and my family got ono fish and chips. I would go with the ono for a purer fish and chips experience... More 

Thank Momto2_12
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I eat here at least once a week. The Ono (or Wahoo, if you prefer) is my absolute favorite. Thick, buttery like flesh, steaming inside a fried to perfection panko coating. If you order it to go, they will take it out early so it wont' be dry when you get to where you're going. But why travel...this fish is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
09:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: 8089658248
This place is relatively new and a real gem. Would love to write a review to let people passing through Pahoa towards Volcano National Park about it.

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