Fresh Fish is our Passion
From the line to the plate. Our fish is provided by our local fishing fleet with guaranteed freshness. Please enjoy eating sustainable, healthy fish caught by Hawaii’s finest fishermen.
Nico's fish is hand-selected daily at the Honolulu Fish Auction and brought to the restaurant and fish market within minutes of being sold. Being just steps away from the auction house, we are able to deliver to you the freshest fish available because there is no extra transportation and handling involved with geting our fish to you.
2013 Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor
TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Nico's At Pier 38 with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.
Honolulu Fish Auction
The United Fishing Agency's fish auction is the only tuna auction of its kind in the United States. Located dockside on the Pier 38 Fishing Village, the auction still operates in the same general manner it did when it started over 50 years ago.
The fish are sold locally, or flown to the outer islands, the U.S. mainland, with some exported to Japan, Canada and Europe. Although more than 80% of the seafood in the U.S. market today is imported, Hawaii seafood companies and their discriminating customers continue to place a premium on genuine Hawaii Seafood.
The United Fishing Agency system allows for the efficient sale of the range of fish species, size and quality to suit each special market niche. There is very little bycatch (fishery waste) because Hawaii fishermen keep what they catch and all fish can find a market use.