Coconut’s Fish Cafe Surfs Into Dallas


Coconut’s Fish Cafe, founded in Kihei, Hawaii in April of 2009 is coming to Dallas with its new franchisee, Desert Streams Restaurant Group. The first restaurant is opening in Texas this December.

The concept, as defined by Coconut’s founder Michael Phillips, delivers the highest quality food, made with original and family recipes while providing guests with healthy options. For Hawaii residents and visitors to the South-side of Maui, Coconut’s has become a local favorite and a visitor destination in the last five years.  


The menu at Coconut’s Fish Cafe focuses on Hawaiian fish and flavors and signature items such as a coconut milk-based coleslaw, sauces and dressings made fresh daily, and gluten free choices. One popular dish, the Famous Fish Tacos, are made with a variety of 17 different ingredients including a mixture of two grilled fish, Mahi-Mahi and Ono, and are served over white corn tortillas. Another popular options is the fillet of fish on a fresh-baked bun, served with famous coleslaw and house-made tartar sauce. Also on the menu is the coconut shrimp appetizer, served with a homemade Thai chili pineapple dipping sauce.

The contemporary interior is reminiscent of the Coconut’s Hawaiian home. The 74-seat dining room features custom surfboard tables and benches, bamboo accents, and Hawaiian scenes throughout the restaurant.

“We are excited to be the first Coconut’s Fish Cafe franchisee and to bring this exciting and addictive concept to Texas,” says Tim Brasher of Desert Streams Restaurant Group. “We employed the utmost attention to detail when recreating the experience at Coconut’s. By personally knowing where our fish comes from, being actively involved in the preparation and presentation of all of our customers’ favorites, and by offering a variety of fresh, healthy alternatives to our guests, we knew that Coconut’s would instill a sense of pride in our family and our team. We are excited to share our efforts with our Dallas community.”

The new concept will be located at The Pavilion on Lovers Lane and will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm.


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One response to “Coconut’s Fish Cafe Surfs Into Dallas

  1. Joy Nelson

    We do love their fish tacos in Kihei, Maui.
    Aloha, Joy

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