Maui and Big Island - where do folks get their fish?
- Bob Dobalina Apr 23, 2013 02:13 AM
Hi everyone -
Traveling to Lahaina and Kona (a little upcountry) next week and we are staying in a couple of vrbo-style places so would like to get my hands on some fresh locally caught fish, for a little home cooking.
Would love the inside dope on the best places to find fish - I think I have read that the supermarkets do a pretty good job, but if anyone knows about that little place that sells fish at 5 a.m. down by the water kind of place, I am fully committed to getting up that early to get there.
To that end, any truly local, non-touristy holes in the wall for prepared foods also much appreciated.
If by "a little upcountry" Kona you mean near-ish to Kawaihae then you will want Da Fish Shack. Quite close to the harbor (on 270 toward Hawi). Food is fresh, fresh and the people are friendly. I think they also smoke their own tuna that they sell at the shack (but I'm not positive--I only know they smoke their own for home).