These 12 Restaurants In Hawaii Have The Best Seafood EVER

When you call an archipelago surrounded by the Pacific Ocean home, you inevitably become spoiled by the incredible, fresh seafood options available to you. Nowhere else in the country will you find fresher seafood or authentic sushi offerings than right here in the Aloha State and while we love all of the seafood spots we’ve visited, these 12 are some of our all-time favorites — from fancy restaurants nestled along the coast to casual hole-in-the-wall eateries. Though some of these restaurants might be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, they’re all worth an add to your island bucket list.

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With so many great seafood spots scattered across the Hawaiian Islands, we can’t name them all here, but maybe you can! Tell us about your favorite seafood restaurants in Hawaii in the comments below, then click here to discover some of our all-time favorite sushi restaurants.

Address: 747 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
Address: 799 Poho Pl, Paia, HI 96779, USA
Address: 76-6246 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Address: 3390 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, USA
Address: 127 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Address: 66-246 Kamehameha Hwy B, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
Address: 81-951 Haleki'i St, Kealakekua, HI 96750, USA
Address: Next to Embassy Suites, 226 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Address: 1279 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Address: 4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapa?a, HI 96746, USA
Address: 1417 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
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Seafood Restaurants In Hawaii

August 17, 2020

What are the most popular seafood dishes in Hawaii? 

While you’ll find a little bit of everything in Hawaii when it comes to seafood, the islands are known for some mighty scrumptious shrimp trucks, plenty of poke spots, and delicious mahi mahi, ahi, and lomi lomi salmon. No matter what you order in the Aloha State, though, you can be sure it’s as fresh as can be!

What are the best seafood restaurants in Hawaii? 

In addition to the seafood restaurants listed above, the islands are home to countless remarkable restaurants that specialize in seafood. Some of the most popular include Nico’s at Pier 38, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, and 53 By The Sea — and that’s just in Honolulu!

What are the best hole-in-the-wall seafood restaurants in Hawaii? 

For every high-end restaurant tucked away in one of Hawaii’s stunning oceanfront resorts, there is an ultra-casual eatery known for scrumptious food without any pretense. The first restaurant that comes to mind is Giovanni’s Shrimp, an off-the-beaten-path food truck on Oahu’s north shore that is an absolute icon.

Address: 747 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
Address: 799 Poho Pl, Paia, HI 96779, USA
Address: 76-6246 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Address: 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Address: 3390 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, USA
Address: 127 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Address: 66-246 Kamehameha Hwy B, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
Address: 81-951 Haleki'i St, Kealakekua, HI 96750, USA
Address: Next to Embassy Suites, 226 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Address: 1279 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Address: 4-1300 Kuhio Hwy, Kapa?a, HI 96746, USA
Address: 1417 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA