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The Dolphin

2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # A-101, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-1414
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi rolls” (61 reviews)
“california roll” (13 reviews)
“fresh fish” (59 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # A-101, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Plenty of energy and atmosphere. Complicated menu but staff very helpful and pleasant. Staff definitely met the local kuai exceptional customer service standard. But Staff a little too busy and missed an appetizer

Thank bibbbbyybb
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dolphin is both a fish/meat market, as well as a restaurant at night. We utilized both aspects of this establishment. The fish we took home to cook came recommended by the gentleman at the counter, and I can honestly say it was some of the...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 5 days ago

our server, Ryan, was top notch, suggesting a fish for my friend that she absolutely loved. My steak was very good also. First time eating at Dolphin Poipu, and as a long time customer at the hahalei location, we noticed the lack of atmosphere that...More

Thank Bob U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent sushi dinner here with the most fresh fish we have had yet! The obvious choice that was so delicious was The Rainbow Poke. We love poke and this was a different take on the dish with an authentic Hawaiian flair. We're...More

Thank simpsonkim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me say that some of the best fish I’ve ever had was from here. We bought some fresh opah to cook at our condo and wow was it amazing. Earlier in the week we had a roll for lunch. Half ahi and half crab,...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every trip we make to Kauai, we have to go to The Dolphin. Normally, we head into Hanelei to that location since we usually stay on the north side of the island. This time, though, that location was closed due to damage from the floods....More

1  Thank Gary333888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seating is great. Food was one of the best meals I had. Service was wonderful. Great ambiance. Would recommend to anyone

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going there for the past 5 years and our visit their last night (April 27, 2018) was so bad. So much employee grumbling, obviously not a happy place to work. Disorganized and the sushi was a joke. Slow service and sloppy. Very disappointed.

Thank shakymama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought Hebi at their fish store and cooked it at our resort with a small amount of their special fish seasoning ( sold separately ). It was so good. Cost us about 60% less than eating in at the restaurant. However, we did go...More

Thank NZMoyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few places in Poipu to get sushi. It’s an open air restaurant and depending on weather it can be chilly at night. They also offer cooked steak, chicken and fish so non sushi people have plenty to pick from.

Thank Terry D
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April 13, 2017|
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Response from Douglas A | Property representative |
Aloha, We operate on a first come first serve basis, no reservations required. Come on down we would love to take care of you. Best,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # A-101, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-1414
  • E-mail
The First AND Last Stop in Hanalei & NOW in Poipu! Since the early 1970’s The Dolphin Restaurant has been a favorite of visitor and local alike, known for the freshest cuts in seafood, second to none service, nostalgic riverside ambiance and a World Class sushi lounge. Now with a second location in the Shops of Kukui'ula on Kauai's South shore, you can take in romantic sunsets and ocean views while quenching one's thirst with a specialty cocktail or satisfying one's palate with over-the-top, gourmet sushi and the freshest fish, steaks and seafood. Visit our new location, The Dolphin Poipu.
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