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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 rolls” (61 reviews)
“fresh fish” (60 reviews)
“california roll” (13 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # A-101, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had to crowd our way into the Sushi Bar area, as the dining room was packed tightly, but it was really fun to watch the Sushi chefs at work )and they never slowed down for one minute the whole time we were there.) My...More

Thank lfichter2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not eat in the restaurant but rather purchased some marlin steaks from their market downstairs. From ocean to plate in one day. Does not get any fresher than that. If you are a cook and love to make the local cuisine.....look no further....More

Thank Golfgal60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get in early parking can be a challenge. If you are on the south shore allow at least an hour for travel. Well worth it.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to go here last minute. The host said we would have a wait. It was about 5 minutes. But we did get there about an hour after it opened. I had the Shrimp Tempura which was amazing. My husband ordered...More

Thank stephanierack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful venue - our server Erin was friendly & very helpful & her service was second to none! - food was perfection - can't wait to go back!

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry on our last night and couldn’t decide where to go ( too many choices) Seafood was What we really wanted and we got it. At first our service was a little sketchy, but the food made up for that instantly. The swordfish...More

Thank lalat08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Return visit for always excellent food and pleasant lanai dining . We arrived around 8 PM and business was obviously slowing down for the evening. Apparently our waiter was in a hurry to finish his shift. He was anxious to take our order from the...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Causal dining but the Mahi-mahi is delicious-highly recommend. Stay away from the fish and chips. We love fish and chips but didn’t care for this one at all. Service was good -well worth a visit

Thank Sheila O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh fish that is well prepared, good list of sushi and sashimi, great place to sit outside and watch the sunset. Unpretentious. Great staff. Good mix of all types of seafood preparation from fish and chips to sashimi.

Thank Nora R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here our first night. Shrimp cocktails were nice, tempura shrimp, and clam chowder were all good. Place was not very busy. Don't know if because it was Sunday or what. They had a large selection of sushi items on the menu.

Thank Travel-Seal
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14 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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