Restaurant Review: Nico’s at Pier 38 Brings a New Twist on Local Grindz

Avery Trujillo, Reporter

If you haven’t made a trip to Nico’s Pier 38, you’re definitely missing out. I absolutely recommend them if you love fish and willing to try new foods. With fresh fish, local favorites, and yummy, rich desserts, Nico’s brings something new to the table.

The food is somewhat fancy in appearance, but it’s nothing to be afraid of. They offer daily picks to complement their regular menu. You can find isle favorites like furikake pan seared ahi, chicken katsu, and loco moco, in addition to cheeseburgers.

Their desserts are worth making a trip for. They make a delicious five layer chocolate cake that is so moist and fudge-y; it just melts in your mouth. Carrot cake is one treat that you have to try when you have a chance as well. Every time I make a visit they have a new dessert, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the choices. I don’t doubt that you’ll soon have many favorites, as do I.

Nico’s also offers breakfast from 6:30-9:30 a.m. I have yet to try it but when I do, I’ll definitely order their sweet bread French toast, baked fresh at the Kaneohe Bakery. They serve a fried rice plate, with favorites like Portuguese sausage, and kamaboko (Japanese fishcake).

I can never decide what I want when I go to Nico’s. There are so many delicious choices, and options that sound great.

· Monday – Friday  (6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)/Saturday (6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

1133 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96817 (Across the Nimitz Business Center, 1st floor of POP Fishing & Marine)

Tel: 540-1377