5482 Kōloa Road
Love fresh fish? Then Kōloa Fish Market is the place you want to go. The quintessential hole-in-the-wall takeout joint, Kōloa Fish Market offers excellent poke, seared ahi, plate lunches, and a handful of delicious hot dishes to go. Whether you are headed out to see Kaua‘i’s sights, kicking back at the beach, or want to bring delicious fresh local food back to your vacation rental, Kōloa Fish Market will provide you with heaping helpings at prices that won’t break the bank. Most plate lunches range between $9 and $11, and you can purchase by the pound as well.
Kōloa Fish Market Hawaii Specialties
As the name implies, Kōloa Fish Market Hawaii’s number one specialty, like many examples of Koloa dining, is fresh fish creations. A deli-style chill loaded with pans of various poke, such as tako (octopus) poke, avocado ‘ahi poke, Maui onion seaweed poke, and spicy shrimp poke – just to name a few – fills almost an entire side of Kōloa Fish Market. Changing daily specials such as Kalbi Chicken and Creamed Turkey are just a few of the non-fish menu items available. Hot offerings include Sautéed ‘Ahi (yellowfin tuna), Kalua Pig, and Hawaiian lau lau plates, a traditional Hawaiian creation of seasoned pork wrapped in taro leaves steamed to perfection and served with chicken long rice, lomi salmon and a cup of poke. If you haven’t tried poi, the staple food of Hawaii and Koloa dining made from taro, Kōloa Fish Market carries Hanalei poi, which is the best, sweetest poi in the Hawaiian Islands.
How to Get There
From Līhue, take Kūhiō Highway (HI-56) south. Kūhiō Highway will turn into Kaumuali‘i Highway (HI-50). Take Kaumuali‘i Highway west about twelve miles until you see the signs for Kōloa and Pōʻipu. Turn left onto Maluhia Road (HI-520) and follow the road into Kōloa. Maluhia Road ends at Kōloa Road, where you will turn left. Just after you pass Weliweli Road you’ll see a little row of olive green plantation-style buildings. Kōloa Fish Market is in a small beige structure to the left of the green buildings, directly across the street from the Kōloa post office.