Oahu Restaurants

Nico's at Pier 38

  • 1133 N. Nimitz Hwy. Map It
  • Iwilei
  • Seafood

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Lyonnaise chef Nico Chaiz's harborside restaurant is steps from the Honolulu Fish Auction, which explains his "line to plate" concept—superfresh fish at a reasonable price. The signature dish is an ahi steak crusted in furikake (a Japanese mix of toasted nori and sesame seeds) and pan-seared, but he lets his French flag fly with steak frites and bouillabaisse, too. At lunch—when the place serves local-style plate lunches—you'll rub shoulders with a mix of rough-hewn dock workers, fishermen, office drones, and cops. Come dinner a younger crowd arrives for beers on tap and cocktails. Try to get a table on the outside lanai. And if you're staying in a place with a kitchen, there's also a fish market selling fresh seafood, as well as prepared foods like poke, soups, and stews; it's open 6:30–6 Monday–Saturday, and 10–4 on Sunday.

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1133 N. Nimitz Hwy., Pier 38, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817, USA

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Published 01/10/2017


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