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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AB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always, a great experience. Brought our friends, they lived it too.

JH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was Valentine's Day, so we thought we thought we made a good decision by avoiding Waikiki and the more popular places, but service here was below average. Staff avoided eye contact, as we sat for 15-20 min before anyone even acknowledged us at the table with water or menus. Once our server was there, however, she was very nice. The seafood chowder was delicious, but COLD. The special dinner entree was over-priced for the portion size and the asparagus that was served included the tough fibrous ends that were inedible. The miso butterfish was not cooked well - they had gotten the order wrong and seemed to have rushed in the preparation. In the end, we regretted going out for Valentine's Day.

RS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

perfect place to have a dinner for special events. good food, excellent and quick service. worth recommending to friends and relatives. thank you.

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased.

M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it had been about a year since I had been there, it was great to see that it is still a 5-Star restaurant. Since our lunch reservation was at 12:30, we knew it would be a bit more loud than our usual walk-in at 2:00. Everything was great!

P
Hawaii
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always. We brought people from the mainland to lunch and they loved everything!

N
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Above average as usual. Much better than Nico’s and Jico’s Upstairs, by far!!!!!

J
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fresh fish hard to beat. 3 of us had fish. Cajun blackened ahi for me (not on the menu but when I told the waitress I wanted blackened ahi, she said they could do that for me!) Fresh Mahi in the fish and chips and ahi belly with a wonderful sauce - all terrific. Service was good although it took a while to get our entrees. The decor is fun with great photos of long liners. There is no view of anything and it gets a bit noisey. Overall, we will go again and recommend it!

AN
El Paso
76 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The entrees came out before the appetizers. Only half the appetizers came to the table. Servers were very nice. Food was very good. There was a family with 3 small children that yelled through ther entire visit.

JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Have eaten here in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, tonight was a bad experience. Ordered the grilled fresh ono. It was way over cooked (dry and chewy) so I returned it. By the time I got the second meal my wife was done eating. The vegetables were also cold. Thoroughly disappointing meal. The entree should have been taken off the bill as an inconvenience, but was not. I won’t go back anytime soon.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, service, and atmosphere.
good location, ample parking.

m
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good quality fresh seafood at Uncle's Fishmarket. It's our go to place for seafood, and we're local residents.

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the cutest waitress. She made us feel like we were her only customers. She was there every time we were ready to reorder, gave us time to make our selections while bringing us drinks, putting in our orders for appetizers and never letting us wait. Had a continual smile and interacted with each person in our party. She’s the reason we reserved for Feb 14th and requested to be in her section.

RL
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, the place served very fresh fish and the food is good.

MN
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. In from Canada always eat here at least 5 times.

S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Mateos was our waiter, and he gave us great services. Food was great. Air conditioning was too cold in the back room.

W
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s always good experience

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Why I put 2 stars
Service so-so if this price I expect better service , food not my expectations.
Dara is very nice service 👍👍👍
but she introduce the Daily special “Ono” 👎👎👎was disappointed us
Fish no favorite and hard .

“Miso Butterfish”was very good👍👍👍👍👍

Oyster from Vancouver 👍👍👍 wasn't very fresh and who open the Oyster need to TRAINING again, when I eat the Oyster each of the oyster still have big piece of the shell , I don't like the feeling , oyster shell inside The Mouth👎👎👎NO way.

Also the guy who bring out the food to the table 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎
No introduction any of our food . And no smile . Oyster no small fork no plate .
He talk to all table except OUR table.
Because we are not White people???? Can't see any
Excuse.

o
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great!

R
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food
Outstanding service!

R
Hawaii
70 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a good restaurant. We always bring visitors.

M
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great goto spot for business, casual or just great seafood. Always a winner with the excellent fresh catch and the superb service.

ET
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Everyone so nice!

HR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was cold, portions small, and prices very high

CP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been to Uncle's for over 4 years and found the improvements wonderful. The music noise level and type of live music played during our dinner was greatly enjoyed. Our server was efficient and very likeable. The food was very good; sashimi fresh and excellent.

k
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience4

Excellent choices for local seafood. Air conditioned. Great service

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh fish, casual atmosphere, great service!

T
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made Rez via open table -too easy! Did it 15 minutes before arriving and when we got there -they had it. Blonde female hostess/manager - super nice. Usually sit in Lisa’s section. She is the best! The server we had was excellent as well. Food - Fish n Chips and Poke Salad. Ice Tea was a winner!! Thsnk you guyz!!

a
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had seared ahi which was perfectly cooked & still cold in middle. Great taste and texture. Went at 11:30 am on Thursday and there were only 4 other parties dining. By 12:30 pm, the dining room was nearly filled.

CT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Birthday! The food took super long, not sure why because we weren’t told anything. The food is always good but slow service can really deter us from going during lunch time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was great and it was a cool atmosphere. My poke/sushi bowl was excellent, but my mother-in-law and father both had the clam chowder and said it was awful. To the point they weren’t even sure it was clam chowder. Granted they are tough customers. My mother and mother both didn’t like the fried shrimp as it was thin and over breaded. Everyone one else loved their meals so just order the right thing (fish tacos, sushi bowl, and sampler platter)

I
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is always good. But several kinds of fishes were not available at 4:45om New Year’s Eve. 2 of our party wanted the Opakapaka & something else but wasn’t available. They were also low on availability of desserts. Disappointed that the restaurant wasn’t ready with adequate inventory for the New Year’s crowd.

PF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sehr leckere Fischgerichte. Fisch ist fangfrisch und beim bestellen wird man darauf aufmerksam gemacht welches die Tages aktuellen Fischsorten sind. Preisleistung stimmt.

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MD
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local fish and well prepared. Pricey since the fish is fresh. Also, only one bathroom stall/gender. More bathrooms outside in common area across the street.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed with gluten free menu and knowledge about food allergy safety!

RK
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was good but they ran out of a number of items when we were there.

CM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Great service. Fresh fish!!!!!

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always make a point to go to Uncle's every time we come to Honolulu. Like the local ambiance.

GK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food, atmosphere, service without being pretentious and loud.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Our server was very patient despite how long we took to order and then how long we stayed altogether.