Both Gourmet and Honolulu Magazine have given this seafood restaurant awards over the past couple of years. When you dine here, you will understand wh... More
Both Gourmet and Honolulu Magazine have given this seafood restaurant awards over the past couple of years. When you dine here, you will understand why. The fish is incredibly fresh, and the seafood selection ranges from local favorites such as Mahi-Mahi and Ono to live Maine Lobster and Dungeness crab. If you're in the mood for a seafood salad, this place offers a fantastic one. A vast and varied wine list offers a myriad of choices to complement each dish.
My wife and I were treated exceptionally well by the staff. We had an outstanding waiter who never allowed us to wait for anything and made excellent recommendations. Food was prepared well and exactly as requested. Prices were not too high, for a great Steak House in Honolulu. Loved the entire experience.
Excellent food, amazing service, great recomendations for wine parings, educated staff that were helpfull and pleasant, but not invasive... and they even bought us our desert!! (That came with the table-side flame show!! It was a perfect evening for us, and inspired us to continue the romance back at the room!) Also the flat rate valet parking was good... the street we were going to park on would have cost more. The only bad was that the music was a little too "muted".
Beautifully prepared fresh seafood. Excellent wine selection. Fabulous service. With the leather booths and formal atmosphere-- this kind of feels like an old-school mobster hangout-- I mean that in the coolest Sinatra sense!
An excerpt from an email I wrote to a tour book publisher regarding Nick's Fish market in Hoholulu. My wife another couple and I ate there the week of March 1st:
As all of our meals in Waikiki were concerned it was the most expensive and of the lowest quality.
We were greeted, after making a reservation, with Your table isnt ready you can wait here. Oh really, I thought; I wonder if we should wait in another restaurant. We did get our table quickly (inside of 5 minutes.) The girls ordered a couple of Martinis and we called a couple of scotch whiskeys they had a good selection. We ordered a couple of appetizers, which were pretty good, an ahi tartare and escargot. The Caesar Salad prepared tableside (as I believe all good Caesars should be) was very forgettable. The romaine was not as fresh as it should have been and the preparation at tableside might as well have been done in the kitchen. The price for this salad was not at all justified, in fact for what we got it was downright rude. My wife ordered the swordfish; of the four entrées hers was the only one that came prepared properly. The other lady who joined us ordered a filet that was to be cooked medium rare (after a discussion ensued with the waiter as to Nicks interpretation of medium rare.) Her steak was cooked medium well to well done; by the waiters own description. My wifes cousin ordered the mixed seafood grill. Everything on his platter was overcooked and dry. I had the grand finale I ordered macadamia nut encrusted ono, which was so fishy when I took a bite, that I have no idea how it is that I didnt get sick. That is from either food poisoning from eating bad fish or from the gagging that I did right there at the table.
When we finally saw a waiter and he asked us if we would be having desert. It was mentioned to him that our food was, to say the least, substandard. We were at the point in our meal and with our disgust in the service that we only asked for the check. Nothing was offered and we were basically shunned and ignored.