One of our Sundays in Honolulu, I can't recall which one off hand, but ...
We took a drive and found ourselves looking for lunch late in the afternoon.
We were cruzing down Beretania Street and the next thing I know,
my husband is pulling into Pier 38 or "the Fishing Village", yeah baby!!
One of our haunts when we lived here was Uncle's Fish Market & Grill,
they hadn't been open for very long prior to our departure,
but long enough for us to visit several times.
It's nothing fancy, another place where you look up at the board,
tell the nice lady what you want to eat, pay for it, get your tray of food and find a place to sit.
It was always crowded!
they've gone glam on us since we've been gone,
Now it's table service and a full bar!
(had a lovely white from New Zealand with my lunch)
with that said, it's still an easy going, casual, local joint with super good fish
let's start off with some pupus or apps..
Tako or Octopus Poke; Sashimi or raw Tuna, really any type of fish but this is Ahi, think Carpaccio; Ahi Poke, a raw Tuna salad if you will (did you see those chopsticks going in for a bite before I could snap a pic)
Garlic Ahi, oh my gravy, that's my husband's lunch...
this is MINE!!! ALL MINE!! HA! (he's allergic, poor thing)
Opakapaka or Pink Snapper with a Mushroom and Lobster Sauce
Do you see those nuggets of goodness?
Never and I mean never have I had a "Two for one plate" as the wait staff called it.
Two nice sized fillets of fish and then topped with easily a decent sized slipper lobster, and oh yeah an ONO (delicious) Mushroom Sauce. I could not finish, but then I really wanted dessert. There's a cold case off to the side of the restaurant with the cakes already sliced and waiting to be served (I had already checked that out as we waited for our starters).
Chocolate cake for Mister K~Girl and Japanese Cheesecake for the girl.
I had never heard of that kind of cheesecake before, the wait staff all said that was their fav.
(we got excellent service mainly to the fact that we were the only ones there)
Pier 38 is where the Hawaii Fish Auction is located, so man, you just cannot get any fresher fish than right here. The commercial fishing boats pull up not 150 feet from Uncle's front door.
I would say to you that if you find yourself in Honolulu,