Reel in some delicious dishesA La Carte
February 13, 2022
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
Riding the wave of a restaurant concept that first launched in 1989 in the sleepy fishing town of Paia on Maui, Paia Fish Market has expanded to include three locations on Maui and one minutes away from Waikiki Beach.
“We fed all the hungry surfers and windsurfers with our large portions,” says Paia Fish Market manager Magno Passos of the original concept, which will also be shared soon at a planned Kailua location. “On the menu, there’s a variety of local Hawaiian fresh fish caught daily, like tuna, mahi mahi, ono, opakapaka and opah prepared grilled, rolled in Cajun spice, blackened or sautéed with butter, garlic, wine and lemon juice. “The portions are huge, and we also offer salads, fish burgers, fish and shrimp tacos as well as seafood pastas and fajitas.”
Check out Paia Fish Market on the ground level of The Laylow hotel in Waikiki as the ever-popular Mahi Mahi ($21.95 lunch, $23.95 dinner) is grilled to perfection served on a hearty plate with hand-cut crunchy coleslaw, housemade tartar sauce and a choice of french fries, Cajun rice or potatoes.
Blackened Seared Ahi Garden Salad ($17.95) is another fresh option that includes two cocktail shrimp, organic mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and sprouts. Pasta fanatics can dive in with the Seafood Pasta ($23.95), which features linguine noodles coupled with fresh fish and shrimp sautéed with a savory blend of garlic, wine, cream, Parmesan cheese, onions, capers, mushrooms, tomatoes and basil.
Kamaaina diners are encouraged to keep an eye out for specially priced items, including select dishes such as fish and chips or shrimp tacos.