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18 Best Seafood Spots in Oahu You Need to Try

Oahu is a popular tourist destination for many, many reasons, and the food is undoubtedly one of them. However, knowing where to head for the best seafood in Oahu is imperative, as you cannot possibly go to every seafood restaurant on the island. So, to make things easier, we have set out to find the best seafood spots in Oahu you need to try.

You can find everything from to-go foods to upper-class options. We’ve included the opening times, price range, location, and Tripadvisor link to each restaurant to make your food journey on Oahu an easy experience.

1. Nico’s Pier 38

  • Hours: Mon-Sat, 6:30am-9pm; Sunday 10am-9pm
  • Location: 1129 N Nimitz Highway, Honolulu
  • Price: $$

At Nico’s Pier 38 in Honolulu, you will have your choice of delicious seafood and fresh poke. The most recommended dishes at Nico’s are the crabcakes and furikake seared ahi, which you can order cooked to your liking.

2. Maguro Brothers Hawaii

  • Hours: Mon-Sat, 9am-2:30pm; Closed Sunday
  • Location: 1120 Maunakea Street, Maunakea Food Court #111, Honolulu
  • Price: $

Maguro Brothers first opened in Chinatown, Hawaii but they’ve since opened another store near Waikiki. The brothers, Ryojiro and Junichiro Tsuchiya, carefully break down the fish in front of their customers.

Maguro Brothers offers fresh and delicious poke bowls, fresh sashimi platters, and donburi (king salmon sashimi served on rice). While Maguro Brothers can be tough to find as you need to navigate either Chinatown or Waikiki’s backstreets, the search is well worth the effort for their exceptional knife skills and delicious food. 

3. Ono Seafood

  • Hours: Tues-Sat, 9am-6pm; Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Location: 747 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu
  • Price: $

Ono Seafood is probably one of the most popular poke spots on Oahu. They are located in a great area, close to Waikiki Beach, and offer a variety of delicious seafood. Their spicy ahi poke is absolutely delicious.

In addition to poke, Ono Seafood also serves some wonderful seafood delicacies, such as sashimi and taegu, which is candied codfish. Their boiled peanuts are also a popular snack.

4. Fresh Catch

  • Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-5pm; Closed Monday
  • Location: 1113 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu
  • Price: $

There are three Fresh Catch locations on Oahu, and one is close to Waikiki. Fresh Catch is most famous for its delicious poke bowls, and they offer more than 30 different types of poke. However, some of Fresh Catch’s most popular poke are Ahi Limu, Spicy Ahi, and Tako.

5. Haleiwa Beach House

  • Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am-3pm; Fri-Sun, 11am-8pm
  • Location: 62-540 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa
  • Price: $$

Haleiwa Beach House gets very busy on the weekends, and they don’t take reservations. Therefore, it is recommended that you go early to enjoy the beautiful view and delicious food they offer. Haleiwa Beach House has a lot of delicious seafood on its menu, including a delightful Lobster & Shrimp Red Thai Curry, and Grilled Mahi Mahi.

If you are visiting the north shore of Oahu, be sure to stop by this restaurant.

6. Karai Crab

  • Hours: 5-9pm daily
  • Location: 1314 S King Street Ste G2, Honolulu
  • Price: $$

Karai Crab might be a little hard to find because it is in the center of a residential area. However, the food at Karai Crab is fantastic. The must-try dishes include the oyster shooter with chili pepper, snow crab legs with Karai secret sauce, and honey shrimp plate.

7. Paia Fish Market Waikiki

  • Hours: 10:30am-9:30pm daily
  • Location: 2299 Kuhio Avenue, Lawlaw Hotel, Honolulu
  • Price: $

If you’re looking for a real ocean-to-table experience, the Paia Fish Market is the place to be. You can order a wide variety of freshly caught fish prepared according to your taste. You also choose the sides you would like with your fish. Dishes you can try are blackened salmon sashimi, shrimp tacos, or clam chowder.

We frequent this spot because it’s one of the cheaper options in Waikiki with great quality food.

8. Sansei Seafood Restaurant And Sushi Bar

  • Hours: 5:30-9:30pm daily
  • Location: 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Honolulu
  • Price: $$

Sansei Seafood and Sushi Bar is located in the beautiful Marriott Resort and Spa on Waikiki Beach, meaning you’ll have a breathtaking view while enjoying your food. Sansei specializes in seafood dishes made with locally caught fish. They are also famous for their sushi, and you should try their dragonfly roll, 69 rolls, and spicy Sansei edamame.

9. Azure

  • Hours: Weds-Sun, 5:30-8:30pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Location: 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Waikiki
  • Price: $$$

If you’re looking for something more upmarket, Azure is the place to go. This restaurant sits in the gorgeous Royal Hawaiian Hotel and overlooks Diamond Head. If you are looking for a restaurant on Oahu with a great view, this is your answer.

You can order from a menu or do the wine pairing and four-course meal experience, including some of the best seafood you will probably ever taste.

10. Mitch’s Fish Market And Sushi Bar

  • Hours: 11:30am-8pm daily
  • Location: 524 Ohohia Street, Honolulu
  • Price: $$$

Mitch’s Fish Market offers a wide variety of seafood and sushi made from the freshest locally caught fish. Their must-try sushi items include Unagi, Hamachi, and Chutoro. In addition, you should try the live abalone, lobster, and the clam dish from their seafood menu. The clam is served chopped up in its shell with a delicious mayonnaise sauce and mushrooms.

11. Herringbone Waikiki

  • Hours: Mon-Thurs, 4-9pm; Friday 4-10pm; Saturday 10:30am-2:30pm and 4-10pm; Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm and 4-9pm
  • Location: 2330 Kalakaua Avenue #3, International Market Place, Suite 316
  • Price: $$$

Herringbone Waikiki is an upscale restaurant that serves delicious and locally sourced seafood and sushi. Although Herringbone is on the more expensive side, this restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The Heart of Palm Salad, Seared Ahi, and Octopus are some of Herringbone’s must-try dishes.

12. Bluewater Shrimp & Seafood Market

  • Hours: 9am-10pm daily
  • Location: 2005 Kalia Road, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu
  • Price: $$

Bluewater Shrimp & Seafood Market has a more relaxed feel than many others on this list. They offer simple, delicious, and freshly caught local seafood, such as Mahi Mahi and Opakapaka (Snapper), as well as finger foods like Garlic Shrimp and Crispy Coconut Shrimp.

13. Japanese Restaurant Aki

  • Hours: 11:30am-2pm, 4-10pm daily (except closed on Tuesday); Closes at 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday
  • Location: 1137 11th Avenue, Honolulu
  • Price: $$

Japanese Restaurant Aki is an excellent option if you want a bit of a break from the traditional Hawaiian-style seafood but still want to enjoy locally caught seafood. Some dishes to try at Japanese Restaurant Aki are fried oysters, softshell crab, sushi and sashimi, and yakitori.

14. Yama’s Fish Market

  • Hours: 9am-5pm daily, except closed on Tuesday
  • Location: 2332 Young Street, Honolulu
  • Price: $

Yama’s Fish mMarket is one of the most affordable seafood spots on this list. However, don’t mistake their simple plating and down-toned restaurant for poor quality. Yama’s offers many great seafood dishes, such as Poke and Pupu (smoked and sliced tako). At Yama’s Fish Market, you get quality seafood prepared in simple and delicious ways.

15. Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill

  • Hours: 11am-9pm daily
  • Location: 98-1005 Moanalua Road, Pearlridge Center, Aiea
  • Price: $$

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill is a local restaurant with plenty of Hawaiian culture and traditions infused into the cooking. Uncle’s serves a variety of seafood, such as fish tacos, grilled seafood, and blackened ahi. Overall, this restaurant is a must-try if you want a local experience.

Whenever you find yourself in Aiea, be sure to visit Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill for some of the best local seafood on the island.

16. Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp

  • Hours: 10am-6:30pm daily
  • Location: 56-777 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku
  • Price: $

For another genuinely local Hawaiian seafood experience, head to Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp. This food truck-style establishment offers the freshest seafood at the best prices. As the name suggests, Fumi’s specializes in shrimp, but you can also get other food, such as chicken.

Their spicy shrimp and garlic shrimp are the best sellers. There is outdoor picnic table seating under a giant tent, keeping it casual for a laid-back but delicious meal. Because it is so popular, you are guaranteed to wait in line to order at the window. However, we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

17. Maguro Spot

  • Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-8:30pm; Closed Sunday
  • Location: 2441 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu
  • Price: $

For another affordable and delicious seafood option on Oahu, head to Maguro Spot in Honolulu. This restaurant specializes in poke, and some people describe it as the best poke they have ever had. While they offer the traditional poke bowls, they also offer something different, such as Spicy Marlin Poke and Rainbow Salmon Poke.

18. La Mariana Restaurant & Bar

  • Hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-8pm; Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Location: 50 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu
  • Price: $$

The final item on our list of seafood places to try on Oahu is La Mariana Restaurant & Bar in Honolulu. This restaurant offers delicious cocktails and even better seafood. Some dishes worth trying are crab cakes, seafood pasta, and calamari.