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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” (794 reviews)
“fresh fish” (250 reviews)
“ahi” (209 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All 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 2 days ago

Stopped in for dinner one night because my wife had a hankering for sushi and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. I would not pass up this gem when you are on the Princeville side of the island.

Thank japerl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They have the best and freshest seafood! Every night we spent in Princeville we ate fresh seafood that we grilled or pan fried. We had Ahi Tuna, NZ Salmon and Opah (Moon Fish). The staff is very friendly & helpful & are happy to include...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at the St Regis for a week but ate here two of those evenings. Great prices with incredible food.

Thank Slammyhagar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The house poke is good and the chowder is rich and thick. I was a bit disappointed with the serving (a bit slight for the price). Tacos were great. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Rob_Ahrens
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped for lunch. The garden seating was quiet and had a view of the river, but hard seating. We enjoyed the attentive service and large portions. The Chowder Bowl was particularly delicious, also enough food for lunch. We would return, if ever again in...More

Thank RetColAF
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun casual atmosphere Attentive,pleasant staff Best Ahi Tuna I’ve had on the islands- thanks for the server’s recommendation

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best place for dinner in Hanalei, great sushi, drinks are good and everything on menu is excellent especially the fresh fish of the day. I highly recommend

Thank Chucky1013
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

1st rule of sushi its all about the rice can’t use cheep rice have to use highest quality from japan and no use of sake in rice mixture.all wrong

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The fish was Fresh! I had the fish and chips which was made with ono. You could tell it was fresh and hand better. Many choices for sushi too. Presentation was good. Service was good but not special. You pay a little extra for fresh...More

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are just home from 2 weeks in Hawaii - 1 week each on Kauai and Maui. We love seafood so ate it most nights. Hanalei Dolphin was our first - having been strongly recommended it by our resort. We followed all recommendations by getting...More

1  Thank ljr20172017
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Questions & Answers
27 March 2017|
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Response from momofdukes | Reviewed this property |
Difficult to eat gluten free there as it's a limited menu to begin with.
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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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