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New Nico’s Pier 38 Restaurant & Fish Market Open for Business!

January 23, 2012

Yes, it’s a rare Monday post, but this one is for good reason. It combines several of my loves in one!

  • Fresh Poke – check!
  • Ono Kine Grindz – check!
  • AND… a “New” Restaurant announcement – check!

I put “new” in quotes because Nico’s Pier 38’s owner Nicolas Chaize is no stranger to the restaurant biz. His original restaurant has been in business for almost 8 years. Now, located practically across the street diagonally, his new restaurant is three times the size and even includes a fresh fish market! Can’t get any fresher fish than that!

The soft launch was last week Thursday (01/19/12) and already on Friday (01/20/12), without any advertising or fanfare, the new Nico’s was PACKED. Here are some scenes from that day…

Outside the new Nico's Pier 38 Restaurant & Fish Market location
Outside the new Nico’s Pier 38 Restaurant & Fish Market location

The line inside the new Nico's Pier 38 Restaurant
The line inside the new Nico’s Pier 38 Restaurant

The crowd inside the new Nico's Pier 38 Restaurant
The crowd inside the new Nico’s Pier 38 Restaurant

The bar at the new Nico's Pier 38 Restaurant
The bar at the new Nico’s Pier 38 Restaurant

Now with new dinner hours (5pm-9pm), I can see this bar – with a beautiful view overlooking the ocean – getting a lot of action.

Furikake Pan Seared Ahi from the new Nico's Pier 38 Restaurant
Furikake Pan Seared Ahi from the new Nico’s Pier 38 Restaurant

Inside the new Nico's Pier 38 Fish Market
Inside the new Nico’s Pier 38 Fish Market

HUGE! They even have bottled drinks, coffee, bait, and a small selection of market type products (e.g. sugar, SPAM, sauces, chips, noodles, etc.)

The whole fish selection at the new Nico's Pier 38 Fish Market
The whole fish selection at the new Nico’s Pier 38 Fish Market

Since the restaurant and fish market are practically located on the pier, the fish is as fresh as you can get! (Read my poke article covering the United Fishing Agency Honolulu Fish Auction at Pier 38).

The fresh poke selection at the new Nico's Pier 38 Fish Market
The fresh poke selection at the new Nico’s Pier 38 Fish Market

Nico’s Pier 38
1133 N. Nimitz Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 540-1377
Restaurant Hours:
Daily 10am-4.30pm (lunch)
Daily 5pm-9pm (dinner)
Fish Market Hours:
Mon-Sat: 6.30am-8pm
Sun: 10am-8pm

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Weekly T-Shirt Update!

The graphic/screen designer suggested that the artwork on the front be 12″ (instead of the original 9″ or 10″) so we went with what he suggested since he’s the pro after all. Hopefully it turns out OK.

Stickers! I’ve been passing them out to my closer group of friends so you may start seeing them here and there (hopefully). If you see them, or, if you get one from me, please take a photo of it in action (where it’s stuck on) for me. I’m collecting it for the Facebook page. 🙂

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Lucky We Live Hawaii? Let Us Count the Ways…

October 16, 2009

With every bad, there are ten times as many good. The median home prices here in Hawaii are insane with salaries often not where they should be, but we’ve got the ono kine grindz and wonderful weather, with the thousands and thousands of warm-hearted kama`aina to share it with (to name a few).

I often get asked why I stay here in Hawaii and I ask those very people why I would ever want to leave? We live in paradise. A place that most others can only dream about. Sure, there are certain trade offs, but I would rather live a longer and healthier life with the people I love the most, than be miserable looking for something that was home in the islands all along. It’s something you can’t put a price tag on and I wouldn’t trade that for anything else in the world… Period.

Do ya share my sentiment? Use the comment area below and holla atcho boy. Post some of the personal reasons why you feel lucky to live Hawaii…

I’ll start:

Besides the obvious “weather” answer, I’ll go with:

* Diverse cultures. Diverse cultures = diverse people (personalities, traditions, etc.) and diverse foods.

Where else can you go to a party and enjoy sashimi, beef broccoli, pancit, meat jhun, etc., with your Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, etc. friends from small kid time? Gotta love it! Lucky I Live Hawaii!

Your turn…