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Dolphin Sushi & Fish Market

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The shops at Kukui'ula, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
+1 808-826-6113
11:30 - 21:30
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Bellevue, Washington
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're staying in the Poipu beach area of Kauai and like sushi, Dolphin is a must-go restaurant. Fabulous and super-fresh sushi and sashimi--probably the best sushi place we've eaten at. Four of us shared a large sashimi assortment, and 3 of the sushi rolls which were works of art---beautifully presented. They also offer fresh fish entrees and have a... More 

Thank maryaileen2016
Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the great write ups I was expecting a magnificent dinner. It wasn't, basically a glorified Hawaiian plate dinner. Food was ok but nothing special, way over rated.

Thank thegrizwolds
Phoenix, Arizona
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430 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, maybe the night of 2/18/17 was just a bad night for the hostess, but she was unfriendly to people before us who also opted to go elsewhere and to our inquiries too. Now we LOVE the location in Hanelei but we will not tolerate spending our dollars for unfriendly service when there are other choices. It is not like... More 

Thank Phoenixroby
Sonoma, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been twice for lunch and also did take out. We had the poke bowl, spicy ahi and the first one on the list, I can't remember the name. We went back for an easy takeout dinner with sushi rolls, and sesame poke...very, very, very good. The wait staff super helpful and very nice, both in the restaurant and... More 

Thank Felicity8778
Kekaha, Hawaii
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

There were 14 of us and they were able to accommodate us all together with a little maneuvering, they were kind and gracious. We ate for 3 hours and asked the sushi chef to create a few things for us....boy are we glad we did. It was amazing and fresh. We had sushi, fresh fish grilled (freshest on the island)... More 

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Every time we come to Kauai we make it a point to stop here and eat some lunch and then head around back to the fish market to buy some fresh fish to take back home to cook @ the condo where we're staying. This time we had calamari, some sashimi, fish tacos and they also had a poke bowl... More 

Thank Dani D
New York City, New York
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is perhaps a trend at Kauai. Dolphin had excellent Clam Chowder Soup and Shrimp Sandwich. I took it to go for my tour. The service or the delivery I did not care for. I had to pay gratuity for even picking up my to go package. Quality of seafood was great despite the mediocre service. Would recommend.

Thank ZJ-161718
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Delicious poke bowls over rice and some tasty mai tai's make this place a great place for lunch. We stopped by on a rainy day and enjoy the covered patio beside the river and our very tasty poke bowls. Generous portions and reasonable prices. If you don't feel like a sit-down, head to the fish market in the back and... More 

Thank Victoria M
Chilliwack, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

For a fantastic take out lunch or dinner, go around back of the building to the fish market part of the restaurant where you can pick up a delicious fish sandwich, poke bowl, or sushi roll. Prices are good and we have never been disappointed. We also enjoy choosing one of the wide variety of fresh fish to bring home... More 

Thank jpschwk
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at the Kukui Ula location several times and also buy our fresh fish from them. Always good. There's often a wait so make sure to make a reservation.

Thank MelisBD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The shops at Kukui'ula, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-6113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?