Savoring ‘Fresh’ Gifts from the Sea

Digest Lite Bites

June 4, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Reel in your favorite bounty from the sea at Fresh Catch, an island-style seafood and meat deli that delivers hearty local cuisine. Chef and owner Reno Henriques opened the doors to this “one-stop poke picnic and tailgating deli” four years ago in Kaimuki and followed that up with a second location in Kaneohe last year.

  • Spicy Hawaiian Poke ($12.99 per pound) has proven to be a top seller at Fresh Catch.
  • Ahi Katsu ($10.25)
  • Teri Furikake Salmon ($10.50)
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“We offer everything over here. We have 30 different types of poke, marinated meats, sashimi platters, lau lau, patele, beef stew and more than 15 types of seafood plate lunches, such as baked salmon, fried fish, crab rolls,” says Henriques, a local boy who graduated from Saint Louis School and the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore.

“We always use fresh, local fish that comes from the auction block every day. Nothing is frozen here, everything is fresh,” he adds.

Excite your taste buds with Fresh Catch’s daily and weekly chef specials, including its most popular Ahi Katsu ($10.25) and Teri Furikake Salmon ($10.50). All plate lunches are accompanied by two scoops of rice and green salad.

“Our Ahi Katsu is topped with panko, seasoned with salt and pepper, and then we deep fry it. We also give it additional flavor by adding a wasabi mayo spread on top,” Henriques explains.

“The Teri Furikake Salmon features our baked salmon with a teri mayo sauce and sprinkled with furikake. All are served with two scoops rice and green salad.”

Poke lovers, listen up. Spicy Hawaiian Poke has been added to the plethora of flavors here, and priced at $12.99 per pound, it’s no wonder patrons can’t seem to resist.

Finally, for dessert, savor Specialty Red Velvet Cupcakes available at this local eatery, baked fresh by Henriques’ wife Mahea, and cousins Keala and Shanna of Divine Desserts.

Fresh Catch

  • Where
    • 3109 Waialae Avenue
    • Honolulu, HI 96816
    • 45-1118 Kamehameha Highway
    • Kaneohe, HI 96744
  • Call
    • (808) 735-7653 (Kaimuki)
    • (808) 235-7653 (Kaneohe)
  • Hours
    • 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Monday – Friday
    • 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturdays
    • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Sundays
  • Website

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