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Hanalei Dolphin

5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-6113
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (831 reviews)
“fresh fish” (259 reviews)
“ice cream pie” (34 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed yesterday

Hands down the best sushi and fresh fish in Hanalei Bay / Princeville. A most go to if you are on the north side of the Island of Kauui

Thank craigsd619
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in on our first day. It hadn't changed much in many years since we were there last! Great food! Excellent service.

Thank Wildsongs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a terrific lunch at the Hanalei Dolphin. Service was very good, but the restaurant was crowded so we had to wait about 30 minutes. I chalked this up to the Spring Break crowd. Would go again.

Thank ronbrannon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us ate at the Dolphin last night and it was a great experience. The ambience was that of old kauai which set a nice tone. We started with a drink at the bar which was nice. Two of us had the shutome, Hawaiian...More

Thank imcookn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my gf just casually went in off the beach and ordered liquor drinks and sushi rolls and their chefs are no scrubs they use fresh ingredients local and we slightly modified our drinks and food spicey because we like spicey infused sushi and...More

Thank Mitch R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner on our last night on the island. I was so disappointed that we had not gotten in earlier during our stay because we may have eaten there once, twice, or three more times if we had only...More

Thank SteveSCR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best fish is the mahi mahi when they have it. Teriyaki ahi which is one of the specials is awesome. They serve fish with butter for dipping which is super. Edamame instead of bread b/4 the meal which is great - no other restaurant I...More

1  Thank 988BarbaraS988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try to get down to Hanalei everyday for some ALWAYS fresh poke from the fish market. The restaurant itself does NOT disappoint & we've been going there for years now. This is by far my most favorite restaurant in Kauai!!!

Thank bscanlin1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing sushi and poke, which is worth the 40 min wait for a table. Super friendly staff. While waiting looked around the shops and had a cold beer in the bar. Reason for 4 stars only is that the napkins and utensils were dirty. Had...More

Thank dkrejser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places on the North Shore. Outside tables that overlook the Hanalei River. Watch the kayaks paddle by as the kids play on the lawn. Enjoy a Poke Bowl of the freshest island fish. The bar has the same view...More

Thank Islandgirl20202014
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Questions & Answers
27 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Chris3081 | Reviewed this property |
We went mid-week and did not have much wait, if any.
Ruben B
10 June 2015|
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Response from dragonfly129 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, The outside has the special sushi menu bur we ordered from both the regular dinner and special sushi menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-6113
  • E-mail
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