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“Onolicious fish n chips!”
Review of Pahoa Fresh Fish

Pahoa Fresh Fish
Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Pahoa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

This place is kind of a dive, but well worth checking out. For $12 we got a 5 pc with waffle fries & coleslaw. It was over a lb of perfectly cooked Ono, enough for more than 2!! Kinda slow cuz the lady who runs it is all by herself, but who is in a hurry? It was well worth the wait for the quality & value. I'd wait for that fish any day!!!

Thank Kristodda
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Planing on eating at Subway next door when we notice this restaurant, and are we glad we eat there. The fish and chips are very good. We had a choice of Mahi Mahi or Ono - we had the Mahi Mahi. The fish were huge! The pieces seem to be 1.5" thick. Not greasy and had a good crunch. The waffle fries were good, but we didn't much because we filled up on the fish. We also tried the crabcake which was good too.

It is not the fastest service as it is always busy and it's Hawaii. Relax and go slow.

Wish we discovered this place earlier in our visit so we could have gone more often.

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Thank Eric F
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Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

Small little place working hard. Under staffed and a bit grumpy, gosh should we apologize for coming in and making you work later? Turn off the open sign then.
Fish is good, frying machine seems to keep oil strained and good. Try the Ono.

Thank grannybud
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We enjoyed the crab cakes and went back a second time to have them as an appetizer. The fish was average and a little disappointing after all the raves on this site. This is a very busy little place and usually a wait as there is only one person working at a time. Glad the food is deep fried as not so sure on how sanitary the place is.

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Thank Beth J
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Sorry, I'm local and don't get all the positive reviews....so here is my "contrarian" review....

1. Service is painfully slow as place is usually staffed by only one person.
2. I'm not a Health Dept Inspector, but I question the sanitation as same person who cooks also
rings up the cost and HANDLES your money. Again, a second person would solve this issue.
3. Breading is thin and fish is often bone dry. Maybe I just prefer a Tempura style batter, but this
batter is very "Mrs. Paul's" style.
4. Fries are GREAT. See, I'm not all negative.

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1  Thank mikesurfer
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