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Getting Along Swimmingly at Wahoo's
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Getting Along Swimmingly at Wahoo’s

Story By Terri Hefner Photos By Leah Friel
September 18 - 24, 2011

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If you’re a fish lover who prefers to see them while snorkeling or on a visit to the aquarium rather than on your plate, then the name Wahoo’s Fish Taco may give you a sinking feeling. But once you’ve checked out the menu, you’ll want to dive right in.

  • Outer Reef Burrito ($7.99)
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“It’s really easy to eat here if you’re a vegan or vegetarian,” says co-owner Stephanie Gambetta.

That’s because Wahoo’s “California-Mex” lard-free tacos, burritos, enchiladas, bowls and more are offered with “your choice of filling.” So while the carnivore next to you may order a Outer Reef Burrito — flour tortilla stuffed with ahee rice, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, savory black or spicy Cajun white beans and flame-broiled fish topped with fresh salsa ($7.99) — non meat-eaters can order the same burrito and substitute mushrooms, banzai veggies or tofu for the fish.

And to further whet your veggie-loving appetite, the casual surf-style eatery also has a variety of salads. The 7 Layer Salad is very popular here, with brown rice, black or spicy Cajun white beans, cheese, guacamole, shredded lettuce and cabbage, and salsa. It can be ordered as is ($6.99) or with tofu (add $3).

There’s an ocean full of options at Wahoo’s, so you can order your food just the way you like it — and let the fish just swim away.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco

  • Where
    • Ward Gateway Center
    • 940 Auahi Street #140
    • Honolulu, HI 96814
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    • Kahala Korner
    • 4614 Kilauea Avenue
    • Honolulu, HI 96821
  • Call
    • (808) 591-1646 (Ward)
    • (808) 732-9229 (Kahala)
  • Hours
    • Ward
    • Sunday – Thursday
    • 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Fridays and Saturdays
    • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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    • Kahala
    • Monday – Thursday
    • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Fridays
    • 11 a.m. – midnight
    • Saturdays
    • 7 a.m. – midnight
    • Sundays
    • 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.