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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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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (752 reviews)
“fresh fish” (233 reviews)
“ahi” (208 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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1 - 10 of 2,588 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I honestly do not know how this restaurant gets such a good ranking. The young lady that waited on us made us feel like we were imposing on her time. When she brought my shrimp sandwich and I asked for tartar sauce she acted like...More

Thank plsitton
Reviewed 2 days ago

We grilled several sea food items -- amazing and fun. We have also eaten in the restaurant with much delight.

Thank jscriv2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious food and fun environment. We really liked the tacos and was our first experience with the Poke bowls.

Thank jfbence
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant was highly recommended by the concierge at out hotel. The fries and onion rings were awesome. I had the ono burger, but if you would have told me it was a chicken salad sandwich, I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference....More

Thank thedelilama
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure what they do to the Rainbow Poke dish, but it's got to be sorcery. Hands down the most delicious poke I've had in my 3 trips to the Hawaiian Islands. I was *thisclose* to getting another one for dessert. Tip: They open...More

Thank SeabassATL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Softshell crab roll, that's mainly what you need to know. The Ono Nigiri was like butter, probably the most tender and succulent sushi I have ever had. Their rolls are definitely upscale restaurant pricing, I've had less expensive rolls in Aspen Colorado, but to be...More

1  Thank zgshaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best fish place on the island of Kauai. A must stop when in Hanalei. Excellent food, often a bit of a wait and their lunch menu is more reasonably priced then their dinner menu. Excellent food. Had the fish and...More

Thank SNFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want sea food, you can't get it anywhere fresher than here. I once a week get fresh fish at their store in the rear of the building and while very expensive, it is worth it. If you get to the store too early,...More

1  Thank zinmanfred
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about the dolphin by our kayak tour guide. Definitely good restaurant. Had poke and seafood chowder. Both very tasty, the poke was so fresh, didn't really care for the mayonnaise on the rice in poke bowl but the fish was spectacular.

Thank houliganski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just landed in the island, nil reservations, only had to wait 10minutes (seemed to empty after 7:30pm) ordered a sushi for myself and a battered fish with spud for my partner. The waiter got confused as we weren't eating that much, and didn't get the...More

Thank Karl S
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Questions & Answers
SKSA
26 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.
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Ruben B
9 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Meals
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, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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