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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” (804 reviews)
“fresh fish” (252 reviews)
“baked potato” (28 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So we arrived at the restaurant and asked the gentleman to see the menu as we’ve read quite positive reviews. He frowned upon us as if shouting out “how dare you look at the menu” - we skimmed the first six burgers, still feeling the...More

Thank Leszek J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here with a party of 9. Everyone in the group raved about their dinner. Fresh fish selections either grilled or blackened. Had the grilled swordfish and it was amazing. Full sushi bar here! Try the flyin Hawaiian roll delicious.

Thank Frank W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Dolphin during our trip because we love sushi and felt we had to get some while in Hawaii, and it was about what we expected. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and we had a good time. The sushi was good but...More

Thank Madison O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a local friend who knew every local there. Go at opening or be prepared to wait. We spent $40 per adult no booze for great fish, porch seating. It rained as always on north shore

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for early dinner. First thing that surprised us was a cocktail waitress, who said that she couldn't help us with dinner, and any drink orders from her would be on a separate check. Just....odd. We decided to wait for our server. And wait. And...More

Thank W Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here one night and the food was the best we had on our trip. This is a very busy place, so I recommend going early. We sat at the bar and I enjoyed watching the sushi being prepared. We had sushi and their...More

Thank stotz89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They don't take reservations but have outside tables where you can wait and order sushi and kid foods. There was a very pretty view of the river. We ordered some there then went to our table inside and ordered more and the non sushi eaters...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. Hand rolls came an hour late. 1 of our group of 4 ordered only hand rolls for dinner. Manager did not seem concerned about our problem. We were warned by staff at our hotel that the restaraunt was poorly managed.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have visited Kauai many times and love spending time on the north shore. When we do, one of our favorite place to eat is at the Dolphin. Fun atmosphere, friendly service, and great food. I highly recommend the seared/blackened ahi, and...More

Thank jrp113
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked the Dolphin enough to eat here more than once. The food is casual and excellent - two things not always found in combination. The riverside setting is beautiful and the staff were all pleasant.

Thank Joyce K
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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, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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