Catch Astounding AhiInside Feature
August 19, 2018
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
With Hawaii’s unique position in the vast Pacific Ocean, local diners and visitors alike are treated to some of the best seafood available, especially at Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill.
Located at Pier 38 just steps away from where fishing vessels dock in Honolulu Harbor and the latest seafood is brought ashore and purveyed at the Honolulu Fish Auction, Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill offers up an array of fresh-off-the-boat selections.
“We offer lots of variety, including options as far as the type of fish you prefer and how you like it prepared,” says Jenn Paulson, restaurant manager. “We’re family-oriented, and treat you like part of our family when you visit us.”
Ahi is regarded as a popular choice for its rich flavor and texture, and Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill offers a variety of preparation styles through which the fish’s versatility and allure are showcased.
Ahi Strips with Spicy Garlic Fries ($12, available during happy hour) features fresh panko-breaded ahi that is deep-fried to golden-brown perfection and served with zesty garlic fries. Ahi Poke Trio ($22) is another great option that comes with three ample servings of fresh ahi — guests can enjoy kukui nut pesto ahi topped with local fried ogo, ahi poke with green onions, and spicy ahi coupled with fried onions.
Uncle’s Award-Winning Garlic Ahi ($25) presents a fresh ahi steak sauteed medium, which is dressed in a sauce of compound butter, bonito veloute and chili soy blend, and topped with garlic, green chilis and capers.
Fresh Ahi Belly ($17) is Uncle’s belly-filling take on this local classic, as the big-eye tuna is sauteed with a fresh citrus soy glaze.
In addition to locally caught fish, Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill also serves up specialties like live Maine lobster and jumbo shrimp from the U.S. Big Uncle’s Combo ($19.50) showcases an assortment of delicious seafood as two pieces of fresh fish, two giant gulf shrimp and two calamari strips are seasoned, panko breaded and deep-fried before being plated alongside a hearty portion of french fries and a side of house-made coleslaw.
Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill offers live music every Sunday from 5 to 8:30 p.m., including regular appearances by award-winning slack-key guitarist Jeff Peterson.
Paulson also encourages guests to stay tuned for more information about Uncle’s Pearlridge location currently in development, which could potentially open later this year.