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Ishihara Market

9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-338-1751
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (65 reviews)
“ahi poke” (29 reviews)
“sushi” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a local recommend this spot for lunch on our way home from a hike. It was an incredible picnic we carried out to Spouting Horn. Go to the back counter, and ask for his recommendation. Whatever it is, it will be phenomenal. The...More

Thank Habichick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this place in a guidebook and a friend also highly recommend it. We were not disappointed. This is a small grocery store, but head to the delicatessen in the back and take a number. Pick out a couple of different Poke and buy...More

Thank bmantravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We packed up some poke from this lovely market and went to the beach. We tried 4 varieties and all were fantastic. Grabbed chopsticks and napkins along with some coconut porters and had a fantastic picnic lunch. I would highly recommend a stop.

Thank zbryan142
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This local grocery caters to locals and has a fantastic deli in the rear. I knew it was going to be good when they were lined up three deep around the meat and seafood cooler! But you take a number and your turn occurs quickly....More

Thank William R
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We slurped over $100 on the poke and all were yummy. The Wasabi Poke was our #1 choice. Excellent service as they let you taste before you buy. A must stop in Waimea.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

I had some people visiting me at the Waimea Plantation Cottages and Ishihara's market fixed me up with some tasty Island treats for the people stopping by. Dan (the guy behind the counter) did a great job suggesting some things that worked out well. So,...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Their poke is hands down the best on the island. We went on a poke mission if you will. We came back for seconds before leaving. The locals all recommend this little market. While on a sunset sail, our crew said they're a commercial fisherman...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Stopped here on our trip to see Waimea Canyon. Gotta try a plate lunch, but come early as it's a locals favorite and can run out of some items later in the day. Onolicious!

Thank CajunQuest
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This poke is the stuff of which dreams are made. Get there early - otherwise the locals will leave you with slim pickings after the lunch hour. The poke is not only delicious, but it is also fantastic on the wallet!

Thank WindyCityTravelBug
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Easily the best stop for poke on Kauai and a fun market to visit as well! The deli staff are not only pleasant, but they are happy to educate their clientele about their wide variety of poke options- samples are included. I was highly impressed...More

Thank Sarah V
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leslie c
What time do they open?
21 March 2016|
Response from Christin A | Reviewed this property |
6 am
Does anyone know when Ishihara does their Hawaiian Plate Lunch special? Is it every Friday or just the last Friday of the month?
8 April 2015|
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Response from 209Elena | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Hawaiian plate, but I know that they make grilled meat lunch plates at around noon or so every day, and they are pretty amazing!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9894 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-338-1751
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