Yama’s Fish Market

I picked up lunch at Yama’s Fish Market for some friends and met them at their workplace for a picnic lunch break.

Yama’s is one of my favorites for take-out Hawaiian food and fresh poke. I usually get their full Hawaiian plates with lomi salmon, poi, haupia, and poke so they run over $10.00, but I didn’t realize how reasonably priced their regular plate lunches are. Other than one tiny table outside, they don’t really have a place to sit down and eat so it’s the perfect place to get take-out on your way to the beach or a beautiful park.

Lau Lau Plate ($5.85). For anyone who doesn’t know what lau lau is, it’s pork (or chicken and/or fish) inside taro leaves wrapped up in ti leaf and steamed until it’s melty soft.

Yama's - Lau Lau ($5.85)

and a side order of Chicken Long Rice ($2.50)

Yama's - Small Chicken Long Rice ($2.50)

Kalua Pig Plate ($5.85). What a value for this heaping pile of kalua pig!

Yama's - Kalula Pig Plate ($5.85)

Mochiko Chicken Plate ($6.45) served with sweet chili sauce. I was surprised because I thought they gave my friend chicken katsu instead of the mochiko chicken she wanted, but she said that’s how their mochiko chicken is. It’s crusted with panko which is unusual to see.

Yama's - Mochiko Chicken ($6.45)

My Ahi Poke Patties Plate ($6.45) with sweet chili sauce, one of their specials for the day. I wasn’t sure what I’d be getting, but these panko-crusted ahi poke cakes (limu and all) were delicious. I thought they might be seared rare but FYI, they were cooked all the way through.

Yama's - Ahi Poke Patties ($6.45)

It was a cheap but most delicious lunch! Click here to view the menu on their website.

Yama’s Fish Market
2332 Young Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
808.941.9994
Mon-Sat 9:00a-7:00p
Sun 9:00a-5:00p

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7 Responses to “Yama’s Fish Market”


  1. 1 Er June 4, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Yes, their mochiko chicken is very unique. It looks like katsu, but it isn’t. There’s flavor already in the chicken, so you don’t really need sauce or anything.

    My other favorite there is the garlic chicken…SO YUMMY! Only thing is it’s usually on their special menu, and they tend to run out as the day goes on, so you have to go early to get it. But it’s worth it! :)

    • 2 honolulueats June 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm

      Yes, I totally thought they gave you the wrong order. I haven’t tried their mochiko or garlic chicken. Yes, they were all out of any kind of bentos when I went.

  2. 3 Er June 9, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Didn’t know where to put this, but thought I’d show you a picture of the bento one of our student worker’s brought for lunch yesterday:

    http://a.yfrog.com/img13/8900/hbwr.jpg

    His girlfriend made it for him. CRAZY CUTE huh?! Can’t believe he wasn’t embarrassed to eat it! :P The TIME that was put into it…made me think of your FANCY bentos you always make. ;)

    • 4 honolulueats June 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm

      Cute! Was it half eaten when you took the photo? Funny. I’m not into all that character and cutesy stuff, because the target audience for my bento is my hubby (I’d feel bad if he got teased for it at the office). But if I have children, I’d probly make cute character stuff for them. Some people dedicate their lives into making character bentos… I can’t do it.

      • 5 Er June 13, 2010 at 3:43 pm

        Yeah, I don’t think I’d EVER be able to do something like that. But I do give him credit for eating it at the office and having all of us “fawn” over it. :) He didn’t seem too embarrassed by it too, amazingly.

        Oh, and yes…I walked in after he had already eaten a couple of the musubis. :)

  3. 6 せっちゃん June 12, 2010 at 4:12 am

    LauLauはtaroの葉っぱでくるんだお肉やお魚を蒸したものってこと?Hawaiiならでは、って感じの食べ物に思えます。味もイメージできないなぁ。taroの葉っぱの香りがするとか・・・?日本にも朴葉焼きって言うのがあるけれど(私は食べたことないけれど)そんな感じかなぁ・・。

    • 7 honolulueats June 12, 2010 at 11:46 am

      そうそう。味はやわらかーく蒸したほうれん草って感じ。おいしいよー。


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