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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%
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“sushi” (818 reviews)
“fresh fish” (253 reviews)
“baked potato” (28 reviews)
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5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The seafood is truly outstanding at Hanalei Dolphin and that seems to be well known. The place gets really busy around 7:00. We arrive around 6:30 and had no problem getting a table for 3 without reservation. Anyway, the Teriyaki Ahi was really something special....More

Thank torstenf81
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we first arrived there, all the parking up front was mostly taken around 6:30pm peak time! There is more parking round the back. They were quite busy so we got a pager. The servers seemed a bit scattered too unfortunately. Outside are tables you...More

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a devastating flood hit back in April, the completely remodeled Dolphin Restaurant and Fish Market is back! The Market, located in the back with parking, is my fav! Best fresh sushi rolls, poke, and pieces of fish to take home and cook! Rolls come...More

Thank SuzMar75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four enjoyed two dinners, a shared sushi, and two large bowls of clam chowder which served as dinner. The only disappointment was the fried shrimp. Fried shrimp is not a very exciting dish but even so it was sub par. The sushi...More

Thank cazcindy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty standard sushi and presentation. Fish was fresh. Given the fish is local and the presentation is standard, I felt they were just a tad on the pricey side but still a good option.

Thank Looking4Fun509
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Were hoping the news was wrong, but sadly the Dolphin is still closed & under repair as of 9-27-18. Hope to dine there & use the fish market next time we on Kauai for our 11th visit.

Thank 2JimD
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

They plan on re-opening just not sure when. Luckily other places have re-opened and there are plenty of food trucks nearby complete with shaved ice.

1  Thank OneSailor
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Great lunch menu. We had the Calamari burger and the bull burger which was a filet steak (butterflied) sandwich. Both were tender and tasty. Not much more than the a hamburger. The waiter was excellent. All the sushi that went by our table looked great....More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

The swiftly-rising Hanalei River overflowed its banks after 50” of rain fell in 24 hrs. in April, and flooded parts of Hanalei. We were told that the river rose very quickly, as did the flood waters. People scrambled to evacuate and some had to be...More

8  Thank thaward
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Just to let you know Dolphin is closed for restoration following the floods. Many shops are open in Hanalei so go shop there and help the local economy!

4  Thank Ola C
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Cheryl M
7 June 2018|
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Response from GARY W | Reviewed this property |
Yes- It is a great place to eat. Enjoy.
Cheryl M
1 June 2018|
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Response from dkrejser | Reviewed this property |
I am ot shre if the rest is open. I was in Hanalei a week after storm and restaurant lookedclosed but the market was open
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
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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