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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (265 reviews)
“fresh fish” (60 reviews)
“chowder” (22 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

If you like fresh sushi this is your place in Kukui'ula Shopping center, open air seating and excellent service.

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this place for the outdoor location and to eat fish to celebrate my friend’s birthday. The sunset view was great. The waiter kept forgetting us and what we ordered. The fish I️ was offered ran out before the waiter got my order in...More

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have two restaurants on Kauai; we at at their South Shore place. Fresh sushi and fish specials will not disappoint. I had the blackened mahi mahi Service was fine: ate out side on the deck: so the setting was not the best. In Hanelia...More

Thank drastler
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Nice relaxing atmosphere after a busy day of snorkeling etc. The Mai ti were excellent as well! Didn't offer as many sea food items as shown on website. It depends on catch of the day etc.

Thank Rodneyrogers
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went right at 11:30. Scored a table outside on the river Food is fine although a little overpriced. Good service and great atmosphere outside Loved the poke.

Thank braidmacd
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We got to the restaurant kind of late. We were seated right away, and even though it was kind of late, the service was good and attentive. Sat on the deck and enjoyed the trade winds. Food was great, just not terrific, but we enjoyed....More

Thank Clinton1
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We went here on a Thursday evening about 7:30 pm and the board at the front desk indicated five different types of fish available...when we were seated we were informed all but two were sold out. The only ones left were Ahi and one serving...More

Thank JohnnyK60048
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The view here is amazing! The food was really just okay and not worth the price. We found other restaurants in the area where the food was of better quality. Also, the service was pretty poor. We were forgotten, as were other tables.

Thank Seeay
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Went stopped in for dinner to celebrate our 20th Anniversary while we were on the North Shore. A friend from my wife's work had recommended it and we were not disappointed. I had a HUGE sushi roll, I con't remember which one, but it was...More

Thank MollyAndEric
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived before they were open for dinner. They offered appetizers or wait until 5:30 for dinner. I had fish tacos and stuffed mushrooms. My husband had the shrimp appetizer. All were very good.

Thank Patricia R
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13 April 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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