Get tangled up with fresh catches, pastasA La Carte
March 18, 2018
Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
Living in Hawaii, residents are lucky enough to enjoy a number of fresh seafood options, courtesy of the island’s fishing community. To pay tribute to his own mentors and heroes in the industry, fisherman Bruce Johnson founded Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill.
Take one step into the restaurant located at Pier 38, right across from Honolulu Fish Auction, and you are welcomed in to see imagery of fishermen and fishing boats, and to taste some of the freshest fish available — from those found in Hawaiian waters as well as products flown in fresh, including imported delicacies from Japan, live Maine lobster and jumbo shrimps from the U.S. Gulf.
The menu showcases these “stars of the sea” in appetizers, raw bar items, sandwiches, entrees and even stellar pasta dishes.
There is Fresh Clam Linguini ($21), showcasing New Zealand clams, along with arugula and cherry tomatoes tossed in a butter garlic sauce, and served with garlic Parmesan bread.
You can’t go wrong with Uncle’s Seafood Pasta ($25), which combines sauteed fresh fish, jumbo shrimp, scallops, calamari and clams atop a bed of linguine and mushrooms, with your choice of marinara or Alfredo sauce, and served with garlic Parmesan bread.
Alaskan King Crab Legs ($59) quickly steal the show, as this entree has kept guests clawing for more the past few weeks on the specials list. One-pound of Alaskan steamed crab legs are served with drawn butter and a side of poached asparagus, sauteed shrimp and linguine pasta with a light white wine butter caper sauce.
Director of restaurant operations Brian McKelvey shares that because of its popularity, this dish will make its way on to the main menu. Furthermore, he says that Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill will be adding live lobster tanks again — a special treat sure to have patrons hooked.