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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” (752 reviews)
“fresh fish” (233 reviews)
“ahi” (208 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Hawaiian, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant was highly recommended by the concierge at out hotel. The fries and onion rings were awesome. I had the ono burger, but if you would have told me it was a chicken salad sandwich, I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference....More

Thank thedelilama
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not sure what they do to the Rainbow Poke dish, but it's got to be sorcery. Hands down the most delicious poke I've had in my 3 trips to the Hawaiian Islands. I was *thisclose* to getting another one for dessert. Tip: They open...More

Thank SeabassATL
Reviewed 5 days ago

Softshell crab roll, that's mainly what you need to know. The Ono Nigiri was like butter, probably the most tender and succulent sushi I have ever had. Their rolls are definitely upscale restaurant pricing, I've had less expensive rolls in Aspen Colorado, but to be...More

1  Thank zgshaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is by far the best fish place on the island of Kauai. A must stop when in Hanalei. Excellent food, often a bit of a wait and their lunch menu is more reasonably priced then their dinner menu. Excellent food. Had the fish and...More

Thank SNFamily
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want sea food, you can't get it anywhere fresher than here. I once a week get fresh fish at their store in the rear of the building and while very expensive, it is worth it. If you get to the store too early,...More

1  Thank zinmanfred
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were told about the dolphin by our kayak tour guide. Definitely good restaurant. Had poke and seafood chowder. Both very tasty, the poke was so fresh, didn't really care for the mayonnaise on the rice in poke bowl but the fish was spectacular.

Thank houliganski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just landed in the island, nil reservations, only had to wait 10minutes (seemed to empty after 7:30pm) ordered a sushi for myself and a battered fish with spud for my partner. The waiter got confused as we weren't eating that much, and didn't get the...More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is in a wonderful location. The food was amazing. They are know for their sushi. All the rolls we ordered tasted great. The waitress was so kind. The only thing to be aware of is the price. It is super expensive, even for...More

Thank Hxa0063
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 3rd time to eat here over a several year period and I can say that the food and service has been consistently very good. The only minor disappointment was the lack of variety of fresh catch fish available. We had the Ahi...More

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago

food and drinks were good and the view was very relaxing. recommend by a couple we met building a house in the area.

Thank Earl W
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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
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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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