Nico's at Pier 38

1129 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817
Open until 9:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 6:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • "... open table. I love the Furikake Ahi and the Deep Fried Ahi Belly and usually..." (6 tips)
  • "fried ahi belly paired with a Stella on draft. magnificent." (2 tips)
  • "... fish checkout furikake pan seared ahi cooked to perfection" (4 tips)
  • 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 K. · August 16, 2010
  • Ryan O.

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

    Ryan O. · February 5, 2010
  • Diana J.

    Great pesto shrimp

    Diana J. · January 13, 2012
  • 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 R. · October 26, 2010
  • Kahuna Matata

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

    Kahuna Matata · September 10, 2011
  • Nathan K.

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

    Nathan K. · February 10, 2011
  • 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
  • John W.

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

    John W. · December 28, 2011
  • K M.

    Furukaki ! Awesome Ahi

    K M. · May 28, 2011
  • 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
  • Ed M.

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

    Ed M. · February 25, 2010
  • Aya N.

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

    Aya N. · June 22, 2013
  • Lucia M.

    The freshest seafood you will find in town.

    Lucia M. · February 6, 2013
  • D. A.

    long order line? gonna eat in? WELL den, just go 2 da bar & sit, bartender will take care of da rest - order drinks/meal & relax (hint: like eat poke, too? buy @ store first). Aloha!! ;-)

    D. A. · January 15, 2013
  • 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
  • Ray K.

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

    Ray K. · February 25, 2012
  • Brent

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

    Brent · April 9, 2011
  • scrivener

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

    scrivener · March 9, 2010
  • Julie T.

    Try daily specials

    Julie T. · February 15, 2010
  • 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 N. · February 13
  • 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
  • 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 Z. · July 8, 2013
  • Emily C.

    Fish and chips are amazing!!!!!

    Emily C. · May 18, 2013
  • Jia T.

    Loooove the cilantro sauce!

    Jia T. · November 4, 2012
  • Keakaokalani P.

    Try the Furukake Pan Seared Ahi - #ʻono definitely my #goto (via @Foodspotting)

    Keakaokalani P. · September 7, 2012
  • Sarah V.

    Try the Opah With Scallops Mousse Over Mixed Greens - Ordered the special, wow! Delicious. (via @Foodspotting)

    Sarah V. · May 22, 2012
  • Leslie A.

    Fried egg over fried rice for breakfast is killer.

    Leslie A. · January 15, 2011
  • 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 s. · 2 hours ago
  • Ka'awaloa K.

    Two words: AHI BELLY!

    Ka'awaloa K. · 2 weeks ago
  • Linda L.

    Poke bowls are really good and reasonable.

    Linda L. · March 13
  • Marco M.

    I will recommend you to taste the swordfish which is globally ok. You should come for a Friday lunch to benefit from a live concert.

    Marco M. · March 12
  • Victor V.

    A must have. Furikake ahi! Medium rare

    Victor V. · February 5
  • Dylan D.

    Delicious fresh fish! Keep an eye out for the special of the day (My kukui nut crusted ahi was amazing). Also, their chocolate chip and peanut butter Reese's cup cookies may make you cry with joy.

    Dylan D. · January 23
  • Cornnie G.

    Nico's buys their desserts from

    Cornnie G. · January 21
  • Cornnie G.

    They have a new flavor of soda...Fanta blue vanilla. It looks and tastes like cream soda. Yummy!

    Cornnie G. · October 21, 2013
  • Shigeru C.

    Ahi belly was great. I chose brown rice at no extra charge.

    Shigeru C. · August 9, 2013
  • Dave W.

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

    Dave W. · July 27, 2013
  • K B.

    Webcam is awesome

    K B. · July 26, 2013
  • Debora D.

    perfect early dinner to wait out traffic. bouillabaisse was delicious & the view & company were excellent!!

    Debora D. · July 20, 2013
  • Miroki T.

    The ahi is definitely a signature, but their bouillabaisse is amazing as well! I normally don't like bouillabaisse but it was definitely worth the risk this time! So good!

    Miroki T. · July 8, 2013
  • Zebulon L.

    Lets go bowling.

    Zebulon L. · July 6, 2013
  • Glendee K.

    Oh my FAV place!.... The best on the "road".....

    Glendee K. · June 20, 2013
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    hidenori i. · June 13, 2013
  • Alexis R.

    Excellent fresh fish. I love the fried ahi tuna belly. You have to get there early for lunch since I think much of the active duty personnel also eat there too!

    Alexis R. · June 12, 2013
  • Patty

    Great food!

    Patty · June 11, 2013
  • Karen C.

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

    Karen C. · June 10, 2013
  • Sarah S.

    The blackened fish'wich is amazing! Make sure you have a drink handy it's got some heat!

    Sarah S. · April 26, 2013
  • Jennifer E.

    Ask for the Apple Long Island

    Jennifer E. · April 2, 2013
  • Raychelle T.

    Try the steak frites. Amazing!

    Raychelle T. · March 18, 2013
  • William K.

    Good beer and better seafood.

    William K. · February 20, 2013

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