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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” (746 reviews)
“fresh fish” (231 reviews)
“ahi” (206 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed yesterday

Ate twice at the Dolphin during our 7 nights on the north shore. The ahi is outstanding as were all of our dishes.

Thank BOTBPittsburgh
Reviewed 2 days ago

This in another one of our favorites in Hanalei. We also love the Dolphin Fish Market in the back of the restaurant. This poke and fresh fish are amazing. Its a great place to go after the beach or for a nice dinner

Thank Sixlittlebirdstravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

The seafood was so fresh and delicious. We ordered the teriyaki ahi both times because it was so good! One time we also got the scallops, which were amazing! The other time we got the shrimp which was also good but the scallops were better....More

Thank Sabrina V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Folks at Dolphin make the experience truly personable. Food is served with aloha. Love the sushi bar the best. The only problem is parking. Go early or be prepared to wait.

Thank Meleana1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good lunch here. Ahi poke bowl was great as was the butterfly fried shrimp and sushi rolls. Great location on the river as you can see kayakers and paddleboarders go by. Friendly service.

Thank Robyn F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We started with ahi poke ( new experiance and spectacular), tempura shrimp sushi and then shared a blackened fresh catch sandwich and inhaled every delicious bite along with the great Mai tais.

Thank Marina N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would go back again and again. The location is great, the food was great, my kids even like it LOL. Check it out after a day at Hanalei Bay, Tunnels or Ke'e Beach...A+

Thank stepgie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at a busy time and their credit card machine was down. But that didn't excuse the chaos. We had to wait a bit for a table and they couldn't manage to give us a drink until our table was ready. Then we sat...More

Thank arvinpeltz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not eat here but we did stop at the fish market around the back of the restaurant and took fish back to the house we were staying at to grill. It was amazing! We also took sushi home and it was great. We...More

Thank jessicagerold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here for 3 days and this is the first restaurant where wait staff did not try to upsell us on every item we ordered. If that wasn't enough, the fish was fresh and cooked to perfection and the bartender knows how to make...More

Thank Opal144
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are reservations needed? Is there any "Happy Hour" meal pricing? Is the gluten free menu different or more limited than the regular menu?
27 March 2017|
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Response from Chris3081 | Reviewed this property |
We went mid-week and did not have much wait, if any.
Ruben B
Can you order from the regular dinner menu and from the sushi menu at the same sitting. My wife would like something from the dinner menu. I would like the sushi.
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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