Fresh Catch, an Oahu Island-style seafood and meat deli, is located in Kaimuki on Waialae Avenue. Just look for the big blue building across City Mill.
Donna points to the fisherman holding the menu for today’s specials. The dishes listed here change daily.
Fresh Catch’s ahi stuffed crab roll is wrapped in nori (dried or roasted seaweed), covered in tempura flakes and generously topped with a heavy cream sauce and furikake (chopped seaweed, sesame seeds). A definite must try.
Fresh Catch has a variety of plate lunches to choose from. Here's the furikake salmon, which is surprisingly moist and ono (delicious).
Fresh Catch serves a butter-garlic heavy cream sauce over its ahi belly—a tasty twist to this Island-style dish.
There are 25 different styles of Hawaiian-style pupu (appetizers) at Fresh Catch. Never tried poke before? You can ask for a free sample.
The most common type of poke found at backyard barbecue parties in Hawaii is the ahi shoyu poke. Here, it comes with round onions, sesame seeds, green onions and a sprinkle of Hawaiian chili peppers for flavoring.
Many stores and restaurants serve spicy ahi. Here’s Reno’s spicier version called Fireball Ahi. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Reno also created a spicy version of his smoked tako.
If you prefer something on the sweeter side, try the salmon poke—teriyaki sauce with furikake on top. Popular even among non-salmon lovers!
If you prefer your raw fish unseasoned, try the restaurant’s sashimi (a Japanese delicacy). Sashimi is best eaten with a dipping sauce (mix shoyu with wasabi or hot mustard).
The red velvet cupcakes with chocolate chips are made by Reno’s wife, Mahea, and his two cousins.
You’ll often see Fresh Catch customers staring at the appetizers trying to decide what to eat. No matter how many times I’ve been, I still do the same thing. Poke? A plate lunch? Laulau? Oxtail soup?
There is definitely a fisherman theme to Fresh Catch’s interior design like this fake lobster that hangs on the wall.
Besides the fake lobster, there are cute posters such as this “Crab lovers only” parking sign.
Looking for a souvenir? T-shirts with Fresh Catch’s cute shaka-waving octopus are available.
Reno hands over our poke selections for us to take home.