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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” (816 reviews)
“fresh fish” (254 reviews)
“baked potato” (28 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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1 - 10 of 2,779 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had not been here in several years. This year we made it a point to come for dinner on Valentine’s Day. We got to the restaurant at 5:00 and were able to put our name in for a table for 5:30 seating. It was...More

Thank HeyCath2602
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped for lunch on 1/31/18. We both had their calamari burger. The calamari pieces were huge, and were cooked perfectly. Great view of the river from their outdoor tables.

Thank dwshafer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were tempted by the restaurants in Princeville shopping center. We were tempted by Hanalei’s food trucks. So glad we waited until we came upon the Dolphin. With a beautiful table by the river, we relaxed as the paddle boards and kayaks glided by. The...More

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Two of stopped by for a late lunch, then the other 4 in our party came back from their hike early. The staff were very accommodating, moving us from the smaller table to a bigger one. The food was lovely, this restaurant remains good over...More

Thank AlvaJoyce
Reviewed 1 week ago

I continue to be amazed that this place can stay in business with the current menu and pricing. Their location is awesome. And a possible answer to why they continue to be busy is that there is a new batch of sucker tourists entering Halalai...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Marlin sandwich. Good portion, bun and sauce. My partner had the tuna poke. Both good. Service was commendable. Cute location.

Thank Didi33133
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had eaten here a few years ago and not great. Thought we would try it again. Service was slow and had to wait a long time for drinks. Teriyaki Ahi was really good. Fresh fish choices were only three. Monchong fish was dry and over...More

Thank bleesdo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat on the deck by the front door. Liked the casual feel. Not fancy. Really good local fish and sushi. Mushroom app delicious. Good service and draft beer. Reasonable prices. Would definitely go back

Thank LoriParkCity
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find, available parking, friendly staff. I recommend that this restaurant shoul take reservations but at this time you have to sit around with a beeper to finally get seated. Mostly sushi and seafood entrees. There are a few poultry and meat dishes. Nicely...More

Thank GARY W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing at all wrong with this place. It was very crowded and we were able to get a table which was nice. The service was fine but the food was just OK. $36 for a fairly small piece of slightly overcooked fish with four pieces...More

Thank David N
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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