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Suisan

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93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4611
+1 808-935-9349
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Houston, Texas
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129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Suisan is definitely a local spot - it was refreshing to eat without people snapping pictures with / of their food! The poke was SO fresh and the portions were enormous (our eyes were DEFINITELY bigger than our stomachs - we ended up having a ton of food leftover). If ordering with someone else, we recommend getting a single serving... More 

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Thank XCrun12345
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely dakine best poke anywhere, period! Get the two choice poke bowl for just a little more, and you can choose brown or white rice. Don't forget to say "yes" when they ask if you want furikake on top the rice! Freshest fish of all kinds and at least 8 to 10 flavor varieties...then picnic at Liliuokalani park or Coconut... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Most delicious and fresh fish ! Spicy Poke Bowl awesome . Fish Market and made to order bowls. Outdoor picnic tables. Excellent local spot!

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Thank Debbie D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A most go!! Best Poke ever. Do not be discourage from the outside, yes it is a Fish store. Go in and meet the best people and the greatest POKE!!!!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really looking forward to the Poke during our visit to Hilo. I was disappointed. Suisan served my least favorite Poke on the Big Island. It was fresh but poor preparation and average, at best, taste. I will not return.

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Millbrae, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fresh poke with multiple varieties. Many choices to pick from. Very generous portions with order of poke bowl. Very popular local place, Highly recommended.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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624 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Suisan Fish Market offers fresh fish that's delivered right at their harbor side dock by local fishermen, and these are offered in their market in filets and whole form... the best feature of this place is their amazing poke, offered in an expansive array of seasonings made on the spot with raw/cooked fish or shellfish. First timers can taste... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to go to the cafe next door but it was closed for a family emergency according to the sign. One of us loves poke, the other not so much. We did the special of 1 lb of spicy poke and 1 lb of free poi, with side of rice. Excellent, fresh poke. Get the special sauce for that... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a good place to purchase fresh fish to prepare yourself. But don't expect a big selection. I think we say 5 varieties.

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Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place doesn't look like much, since it's really just an offshoot of what appears to be the company's main business, which is wholesale fish. (And the headline photo is NOT the location of this little cafe - it's from a few blocks away, and appears to be the same company's distribution site.) But what an offshoot! The fish comes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4611
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-9349

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?