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Uncle’s Reels in Nothing But a Fresh Catch

Digest Eat This

July 2, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill honors all the uncles in our lives who, long ago, would spend hours pursuing the perfect ahi, aku and bottom fish. Specializing in the freshest of seafoods, this popular local establishment opened its doors in July 2007 at the Waterfront at Pier 38.

  • Manager Sean Simpson with the Parmesan Crusted Mahi Mahi ($19.95)
  • Parmesan Crusted Mahi Mahi is a customer favorite.
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“This is a restaurant that reminds people of all those uncles in their lives,” says manager Sean Simpson. “We have a lot of family photos on the walls here, and actually the owner, Bruce Johnson, is my uncle.”

According to Simpson, all fish comes directly to the restaurant from the auction block.

“We get fresh fish from the auction block six days a week,” he says. What’s on your plate was caught that morning.”

Geoffrey Arakawa has been serving as executive chef at Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill since its inception. A highly requested and favored item off the menu is the Parmesan Crusted Mahi Mahi ($19.95) with caramelized onions, roasted garlic, cream cheese and real king crab meat sauce. Uncle’s Fresh Opakapaka ($23.95) sauteed and topped with a butter garlic caper sauce and Uncle’s Garlic Ahi ($17.95), sauteed and topped with green chili and capers, and drizzled with Uncle’s mid spicy soy sauce and green onions also are considered favorites among locals and tourists alike.

For the non-seafood eater, don’t be discouraged, Uncle’s Backyard BBQ Chicken ($15.95) and U.S. Choice New York Striploin ($19.95) are equally delicious.

“Sushi is available Thursday through Sunday nights, and we showcase both fusion and classic creations. It’s a big hit that many people come for.” Simpson adds.

Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill

  • Where
    • Waterfront at Pier 38
    • 1135 North Nimitz Highway
    • Honolulu, HI 96817
  • Call
    • (808) 275-0063
  • Hours
    • Tuesday – Sunday
    • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Lunch and dinner)
    • Mondays
    • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Lunch)