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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” (792 reviews)
“fresh fish” (250 reviews)
“ahi” (208 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 yesterday via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner, but found out they don't seat or serve until 5:30. Lunch ends at 3. Apps and drinks are available between 3-5:30. We settled for that and managed to spend 160 for 4. Too much friend stuff on the...More

Thank SageGirl2015
Reviewed yesterday

Informal, busy, but very good seafood at an honest price, Unassuming from the front but a quaint riverside entry from the side. They took us immediately without a reservation. The drinks were larger and less expensive than the hotel bars and just as good. We...More

Thank mauricedullea
Reviewed 2 days ago

Here on our last night on the island...willing to spend a little more for a nice meal. Got there w/o a reservation at 7:00 and had to wait 45mins for a table. Servicer was super...explained the "fish-of-the-day" and specials very well. ORDER the Calamari app,...More

Thank Fran F
Reviewed 3 days ago

While we very much enjoyed the teriyaki chicken and seafood chowder, there just seems to be a little more attention to detail needed to make this a great dining experience. White rice and plain veggies for sides could be more memorable with a little creativity....More

Thank Amyandco
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went paddle boarding on the river and had hoped to stop in at the Dolphin.....but there is no access from the river and they don't even want to encourage it. I think success has just made them above the rest! Not interested in being...More

Thank Nora A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were visiting from Australia and while eating at another restaurant in Princeville we asked the waitress "where do the locals most like to go"? The Dolphin was her first pick so we trusted the tip and away we went. Got there reasonably early and...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our favorite lunch on the island. The sushi and poke are fantastic. They also have great beer and cocktail selection.

Thank bethannkw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good food & drinks, nice location. Laid back, casual. Perfect spot for lunch while visiting Hanalei Bay.

Thank Roberta I
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the seared fish of the day. Only issue the food was not hot. The restaurant was busy and there was no staff to take good to tables if the wait staff was busy with a table. Not there fault, restaurant should have servers at...More

Thank Hawks60
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the ahi carpaccio with the shared house salad. Itʻs the perfect meal for 2. View isnʻt fantastic but the food is. Typical tropics service takes time - but worth it. Relax, have a drink and chat while you wait. You wonʻt be disappointed!

Thank Sandppiper229
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, 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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