Nico's at Pier 38

1129 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States
Hours:
Closed until 6:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 6:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.3/10

Based on 244 votes

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  • ahi tuna
  • poke bowl
  • furikake pan
  • garlic pesto shrimp
  • Poke
  • daily specials
  • scenic views
  • breakfast food
  • good for groups
  • outdoor seating
  • sandwiches
  • casual
  • steak frites
  • mahi mahi
  • crab cakes
  • BBQ chicken
  • good for a quick meal
  • lunch
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  • burgers
  • Nathan K.

    You know that saying, patience is a virtue? Expect to test that saying when you lunch here. It's busy as hell on most days, but the food is worth the wait.

    Nathan Kam · August 16, 2010
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  • Ryan O.

    The furikake ahi is the traditional pick, but the daily specials are always worth a try. Read more

    Ryan Ozawa · February 5, 2010
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  • Diana J.

    Great pesto shrimp

    Diana Jeon · January 13, 2012
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  • Koa R.

    If you don't like going to Nico's for lunch because it's too crowded, try going for breakfast. The fish & eggs and fish omelette are both super good, and their loco mocos are the best I've ever had...

    Koa Robinson · October 26, 2010
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  • John W.

    Not sure why they labeled this French restaurant. It's mostly plate lunches and seafood. Very delicious.

    John Wheeler · December 28, 2011
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  • Kahuna Matata

    Change never tasted so good!! Commit to the #HIEatLocal Challenge at www.KanuHawaii.org!! Also, get biodegradable to-go boxes on request! Lots of local & sustainable offerings! Yes: Guy Fieri ate here

    Kahuna Matata · September 10, 2011
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  • Nathan K.

    Excellent place for breakfast. Fish and eggs is always a winner!

    Nathan Kam · February 10, 2011
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  • HONOLULU Magazine

    The new Nico's is bigger and better! We recommend the poisson cru, a Tahitian version of poke marinated in lime juice and coconut milk. It's so ono! -Dining, April 2012

    HONOLULU Magazine · April 26, 2012
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  • K M.

    Furukaki ! Awesome Ahi

    K Mo · May 28, 2011
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  • Ramyt

    Furikake Ahi and Loco Moco are pretty good. Fish & chips plate is probably the worst I've had on the island. Poke is so-so; much better at fresh catch

    Ramyt · November 10, 2013
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  • Ed M.

    Anything ahi is good here. The loco moco here is winnahs too!

    Ed Morita · February 25, 2010
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  • Daisy Z.

    Garlic pesto shrimp is ok. The blackened fish 'which is better. Really tasty. Highly recommend this. The Hoisin BBQ chicken is good too. Lots of chicken at a great price

    Daisy Zook · July 8, 2013
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  • Aya N.

    Omg, their blackened fish 'wich sandwich is DA BOMB!!!! I want another!

    Aya Nishihara · June 22, 2013
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  • Emily C.

    Fish and chips are amazing!!!!!

    Emily Cho · May 18, 2013
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  • Lucia M.

    The freshest seafood you will find in town.

    Lucia Malla · February 6, 2013
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  • Jay R.

    Furikakeahi is sooo good! Come early to get a table by the water. Friday's they have live music & Hawaiian plates :)

    Jay R. · September 28, 2012
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  • Keakaokalani P.

    Try the Furukake Pan Seared Ahi - #ʻono definitely my #goto

    Keakaokalani Peters · September 7, 2012
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  • Sarah V.

    Try the Opah With Scallops Mousse Over Mixed Greens - Ordered the special, wow! Delicious.

    Sarah Vining · May 22, 2012
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  • Ray K.

    Save money by ordering the left over fish parts! The flippers and gills are the most swallowable!

    Ray K · February 25, 2012
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  • Brent

    Definitely try whatever is the fresh catch of the day. It's worth it.

    Brent · April 9, 2011
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  • scrivener

    I always get the catch of the day. Freshest seafood anywhere.

    scrivener · March 9, 2010
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  • Julie T.

    Try daily specials

    Julie Tang · February 15, 2010
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  • Jessica E.

    Awesome crab cakes and ahi sandwich.

    Jessica Eturralde · November 12, 2014
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  • Hareesh N.

    If you like shrimps, don't miss garlic pesto shrimps .. Thumbs up .. If you are into fish checkout furikake pan seared ahi cooked to perfection

    Hareesh Nuthi · February 13, 2014
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  • Dave W.

    fried ahi belly paired with a Stella on draft. magnificent.

    Dave Williams · July 27, 2013
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  • hawaiiblog

    This place really fills up. Go before 11:30 for best chance at finding an open table. I love the Furikake Ahi and the Deep Fried Ahi Belly and usually the catch of the day.

    hawaiiblog · July 26, 2013
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  • Karen C.

    Furikake pan seared ahi is a must for seafood lovers and first timers!

    Karen Chen · June 10, 2013
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  • Jia T.

    Loooove the cilantro sauce!

    Jia Thompson · November 4, 2012
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  • Ashley O.

    If the wait is too long, get it to go and eat it outside.

    Ashley Ogawa · April 22, 2012
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  • Charlie P.

    Go to POP Fishing and Marine right next door. They sell Nico apparel for kids and adults @ 20% off retail. I love Nico's to death! Ahi/Ono...killer! Their secret: freshness, preparation, and sauce!

    Charlie Penaflor · December 9, 2011
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  • Annie K.

    As seen on Diners, Drive Inn, and Dives!

    Annie Kawasaki · November 5, 2011
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  • Leslie A.

    Fried egg over fried rice for breakfast is killer.

    Leslie Arnold · January 15, 2011
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  • Em S.

    Ahi was AMAZING!

    Em Sauce · 1 week ago
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  • Pete M.

    Cheap Happy Hour, low key, and relax environment. Great food, reasonably priced!

    Pete Mitchell · 2 weeks ago
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  • Chris L.

    Low key at lunch, fancier for dinner. Amazing fish.

    Chris L · January 22
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  • Meg F.

    We stopped for lunch after visiting Pearl Harbor and we're not disappointed. Ahi tuna was a top choice.

    Meg Farmer · December 24, 2014
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  • Luis M.

    Despite what the menu says, they serve the pan seared ahi with sides. Mine came with string beans, carrots, and a choice of white or brown rice. And yes, it was delicious!

    Luis Manalo · December 9, 2014
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  • Kaitlin T.

    Very fresh seafood, and great daily specials. I got the seared ahi in a crab sauce and it was wonderful - huge filet of ahi, too!

    Kaitlin T · December 9, 2014
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  • Ellis L.

    I've been meaning to try different menu items, but the furikake ahi always calls to me...

    Ellis Louie · December 6, 2014
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  • Austin T.

    Amazing seafood, awesome outdoor seating, great drinks, fast service, friendly staff. The freshest of fish, it's located in the same building as the actual market. Seared Ahi Tuna Steak is superb!

    Austin Teter · October 2, 2014
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  • Randall

    How can you go wrong? If you like fish go with the catch of the day.

    Randall · October 1, 2014
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  • Alice S.

    Quick poke bowl stop

    Alice Silbanuz · September 25, 2014
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  • nao_koj

    poke bowl is good!You can choice three kind of seasonal poke.

    nao_koj · September 13, 2014
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  • Andrea H.

    Love the furakaki pan seared Ahi tuna. :-)

    Andrea Hamilton · August 29, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Nico's At Pier 38 as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • @joe4pres

    Go to the fish market next door to add some crazy good poke to your regular meal.

    @joe4pres · August 5, 2014
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  • Pocho N.

    Pretty kick back chilled atmosphere. Nice live music with option of patio for dining. Will come back for sure!

    Pocho Nieves · June 28, 2014
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  • Derrick A.

    Great lunch 😊

    Derrick Alipio · May 30, 2014
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  • melissa s.

    Ample parking in the nearby lot, free of charge. The Fish & chips is awesome, the seafood pasta was ok but the sauce was very thin, the local plate lunch was great! DO try the deserts they are amazing

    melissa sutton · April 20, 2014
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  • キヨ

    Flide Ahi Belly.マグロを揚げたやつ。グリーンサラダはオーガニックでめちゃくちゃ美味い。

    キヨ · October 12, 2014
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