Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38

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Created by a fisherman as a tribute to his mentors and heroes, Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill at Pier38 is the first of our two location opened since 2006 and located at 1135 N. Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu. Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill uses the freshest fish from Hawaiian waters to produce an unpretentious seafood experience based in classic European and Asian cuisines. Honest, made-to-order food that locals crave and visitors seeking an authentic Hawaii meal desire.

A diverse seafood restaurant, Uncle’s also has air flown ‘best in class’ seafood products like live Maine Lobster, jumbo shrimp from the U.S. Gulf, and delicacies from Japan.

Fresh, Local and Authentic—that’s Uncle’s.
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GM
San Joaquin
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the options the menu has to offer. It is ideal for the fish lover. I’ve been going for many years and it has never disappointed.

t
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service food etc.

JW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating at Uncles. I enjoy the food and service is always great.

K
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an outstanding lunch! The fried shrimp, seafood chowder, and crabcakes salad were all yummy! Will definitely go back!

AC
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, and I mean great. We had a group of ten and everyone’s meal was wonderful. From the daily specials to the standards everyone cleaned their plates. The portions are nice sized and no one left hungry. My wife and I come home to visit once a year and we always reserve a night for Uncle’s.

CK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch was fine. Problem I had was with the reservation. I tried to make changes to my reservation but it wasn’t accepted

N
Hawaii
86 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. An enjoyable dining experience.

LS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I had made reservations & when we arrived, we were seated at a table near the bar area. No one came to offer water or to ask if we were interested in a beverage or appetizer for about 20 minutes from the time we were seated. I had to walk over to the hostess station to inquire who would be servicing our table.
The hostess was apologetic but it was apparent that there was a lack of organization going on. She finally came to our table and informed us that the bartender would service us for our orders.

We’ve gone to Uncle’s for dinner numerous times in the past. My parents love the food and service. I didn’t see a manager on site. Could that have caused the poor service?

LT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! We love Uncle's. Whenever we fly in, to avaoid traffic we go here and it never disapoints! Highly recommend the calamarie steak as an appetizer and the Uncle's Fish special!

a
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was wonderful as always. I also appreciate the quiet Hawaiian music and the videos of the ocean. But... this time our server was a bit spacey, he neglected to separate our checks even though he affirmed he would do so, and the kitchen got my guests order wrong.

d
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place for business meal, fresh fish and good drinks

D
New England
195 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!!! Everything is fresh off the boat. And tastes like it.

Great causal restaurant.

LW
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fish is always fresh, prepared perfectly and so ono!

HK
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere.

SA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, waitress was friendly and attentive.
Food is top quality

DS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints! Staff was very courteous and respectful. Food was great and came out in a timely manner from our appetizers to dessert! Our waitress never interrupted our discussion, always offering to come back later to take our drinks order or meal orders. She would check back every couple of minutes to see if we were ready. This was how it should be with wait staff. I appreciated this. She was always smiling!

MD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Prices have gone up. The fish pieces and sandwiches are bigger. We had the fish tacos and an Ono sandwich and both were great! Monday night was slow. A great place for local seafood for Kamaiana.

OG
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually visit Uncle's Fish Market at least every trip that I make to Honolulu for work. Their fish is the freshest possible and since they remodeled, they have a much larger seating area and their own restrooms inside the restaurant. You don't have to walk across the driveway to the public restrooms any longer. I am on a low carbohydrate diet, so I ordered the crab salad which was delicious.

H
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Well kept secret in Honolulu. Definitely one of our favorites

MK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food. Freshness. Service. Ambiance. Excellent. Our party really enjoyed ourselves.
Only suggestion - Big Uncle's Combo was delicious and I love deep fried anything but I think this dish would be kicked up a notch if one of the seafood items was prepared another way.

MS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and good was excellent. Fresh seafood daily

SF
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food always tastes great here! Here’s a pix of the Ono..I also ordered the Sashimi trio which was yummy & very fresh!

MA
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Continue to be a "go to" venue for lunch meetings, i.e. business and personal.

KY
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food; will be back. Courteous service. Would have liked another added spice to make the raw fish absolutely perfect. The fish was very fresh. Very timely; fast prep and great presentation. Although the restaurant was crowded, the tables were far enough apart to allow easy conversation.
Great job!

i
Hawaii
80 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had dinner on Labor Day and the restaurant was not crowded as it has been in my past visits. I had the Onaga with curry sauce and I have to say for $42 it was a big disappointment. It didn't taste bad, I was just expecting something special and it was not. My friend has the ahi tower which looked delicious and was a much more reasonable price. I will go back because I love seafood, but I will never order the curry again.

BL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Uncle’s often but mostly for lunch. We went to see the matinee of Phantom of the Opera and it was the perfect place to enjoy a very tasty meal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant during our trip in Honolulu !

S
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a nice restaurant to celebrate birthdays. The food was good but a bit pricey.

O
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The ahi belly was undercooked twice, even after it was returned the first time. Our server was apologetic and gave us one free dessert. The sauce on the onaga was salty. Others in our party said the mac nut opakapaka was good.
I’ve had the fish and chips before and that’s good. We would probably go again, maybe for happy hour.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 30, 2019

Aloha Oldie, and thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Uncle's. Your feedback is very important to us, as is the preparation of our food. Your insight lets us know where we have room for improvement, and we will certainly pass it along to the management to make sure that your concerns are addressed. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide you with a better experience soon. Mahalo!

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j
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Eaten there half a dozen times and never been disappointed. Fish n chips my favourite.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 30, 2019

Aloha johnf, thank you for taking the time to leave the great review. Thrilled to hear that you're part of the Uncle's ohana! Our fresh Fish & Chips is one of our top three favorites too, right up there with our award-winning Garlic Ahi and Sushi Bowl. It will be a pleasure to serve you more of your favorites again soon. Mahalo!

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went there for dinner because one of our tour guides highly recommended this place. The menu is different than the online menu. The sever told us that the menu is undergoing changes. The salmon with the miso sauce was great. We also ordered the pesto pasta with the lobster which had very little lobster- overpriced. It was also drenched in sauce when we asked for light sauce.
The bread pudding was delicious and the portion was generous. The server was very polite and attentive.

We definitely expected more if this place.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 30, 2019

Aloha Julio, and thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Uncle's on OpenTable as well. We're thrilled you enjoyed the salmon and bread pudding; however, we are sad to hear you were disappointed with lobster. Your feedback is very important to us, as is the preparation of our food. Your insight lets us know where we have room for improvement, and we truly appreciate it. We hope to see you again in the future for our real Uncle's experience.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was amazing-

JK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were happy to get a table for 5 at the last minute. We enjoyed the soft background music too. Service staff were great too.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 27, 2019

Aloha JasmineK, and thank you very much for the kind words. We're happy we were able to accommodate your party and especially pleased to hear that you had a great dining experience. It will be a pleasure to serve you more of your favorites again soon. Mahalo!

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RN
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food dishes for three of us were all excellent as were the beer and wines. The space is open with high ceilings and comfortable wooden furniture including good sized chairs. A fun and satisfying evening.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 27, 2019

Aloha RonN, and thank you. We're thrilled to get the five-star rating and especially happy to hear that you enjoyed the meal and beverages! We'll always have a comfortable seat waiting, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. A hui ho!

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DA
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food outstanding service

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 30, 2019

Aloha DAVIDB, and thank you for taking the time to leave the great review. We take great pride in serving some of the freshest, locally-sourced seafood on the island, and happy that you enjoyed it and your experience here at Uncle's. It will be a pleasure to serve you more of your favorites again soon.

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R
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good as always.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 23, 2019

Aloha Ruji, thank you for taking the time to leave the review to let us know that you always enjoy your experience here at Uncle’s. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo.

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OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and delicious.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 23, 2019

Aloha Anonymous, thank you for taking the time to leave the review to let us know that you enjoyed your experience here at Uncle’s. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo.

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N
Hawaii
87 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a favorite restaurant. Consistently good food and service.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 23, 2019

Aloha Nohea, thank you for taking the time to leave the review to let us know that you enjoyed your experience here at Uncle’s. Happy that you are part of the Uncle's ohana and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo.

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delish! Live Hawaiian music being played on an acoustic guitar was lovely.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 30, 2019

Aloha SusanL, and thank you for taking the time to leave the great review! Thrilled that you enjoyed your Uncle's experience, from delicious food to live music, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo.

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OT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

My parents really enjoyed Uncle's. That itself is saying a *lot* since they only like Japanese food and no non-Japanese restaurant has ever impressed them. Since it was my brother's birthday, they didn't get a choice. And we're all glad that we didn't let them talk us out of it! First, the kids' menu was better (IMHO) than other places. No pizza or burger, which my kids usually default to. My son opted for fish & chips (he debated about shrimp & chips) while my daughter chose chicken tenders. These 10 year olds can EAT and since neither could finish their meal, I'd say the portions were pretty hearty for a kids' menu. Hubs and the birthday brother both had fish and chips as well, and said the fish (monchong) was perfect. Fitness nut vegetarian brother had a salad and the fresh tuna sandwich. Usually the most critical of our family, he said the tuna was delicious, and he commented on the freshness of the fish. Mom and dad had the miso butterfish (surprise, surprise, Japanese cuisine!) and both cleaned their plates. Their portions were a bit small though, but perfect for seniors. Last but not least: my crab, bacon and avocado sandwich. I didn't think I would find a crab sandwich better than the one I used to get when I lived in San Francisco. But. This. Was. Better. It was divine. Crab meat, fresh avocado - not tiny slices, but thick, perfectly-ripened slices - and crispy bacon. Not a single fleck of crab shell, which I usually expect with fresh crab meat. I dreamed about this sandwich that night. No kidding. Everyone except my parents had fries with their meal, and we all agreed that they were exactly right. Not too greasy, not under cooked. Plain fries, but still a good compliment to our dishes. Overall, a fantastic and memorable meal. I'm positive that we'll be back. Especially since my parents are now fans, too. OH - a quick note about service: decent, but a few hiccups. Nothing exceptional this time. But the food was enough to ensure our return!

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill - Pier 38
Responded on August 23, 2019

Aloha Anonymous! "This. Was. Better. It was divine." regarding our Crab, Bacon & Avocado Sandwich made our day! It's reviews like yours that we live for. So happy to hear that your brother's birthday choice was Uncle's and we were thrilled that the entire family (especially your parents) thought our food was delicious. We look forward to serving you some of the freshest, locally-sourced seafood on the island again soon, and we'll work on 0 hiccups next time. Mahalo.

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