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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” (837 reviews)
“fresh fish” (260 reviews)
“ice cream pie” (34 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei Trader Building, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch menu. We had the Calamari burger and the bull burger which was a filet steak (butterflied) sandwich. Both were tender and tasty. Not much more than the a hamburger. The waiter was excellent. All the sushi that went by our table looked great....More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

The swiftly-rising Hanalei River overflowed its banks after 50” of rain fell in 24 hrs. in April, and flooded parts of Hanalei. We were told that the river rose very quickly, as did the flood waters. People scrambled to evacuate and some had to be...More

4  Thank thaward
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Just to let you know Dolphin is closed for restoration following the floods. Many shops are open in Hanalei so go shop there and help the local economy!

2  Thank Ola C
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Dolphin is a go to destination when visiting Kauai. Their sushi, chowder, and entrees are of the highest quality. Both restaurants are in great locations with shops and galleries. Definitely worth the drive to either location.

1  Thank sgreene3
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Unfortunately this restaurant was heavily damaged from flooding in April.. It will be awhile before they are able to re-open.. Its unfortunate they can't post this closing on their website or FB page.. They make it appear as though they are open for business.. Not...More

5  Thank Monte H
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We ate in this restaurant based on recommendations we received at our hotel. The food was good although my fish was slightly overcooked.' We did enjoy the edamame snacks that are free on every table.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

It sounds like the flooding has led to temporary closure for this restaurant. This is always a MUST visit for us on our trips to the North Shore. The food and atmosphere never disappoints!!!

Thank Kmland23
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The recent reviews on this page must be for the Dolphin in Poipu...the Dolphin in Hanalei was very flooded by the river it is near during the rains of April 15-16 and is torn apart and they are saying it may be a month or...More

2  Thank slashby
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Loved especially the sushi varieties, and the poke. We also liked the open air setting (out on the porch area). We arrived just before 5:00 and were seated quickly; we saw quite a wait for later arrivals.Absolutely worth the price!

Thank 808Traveler808
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great sushi as well as other entrees. We had a party of six, so we were able to order a good variety of dishes. Super attentive servers kept the rolls coming and glasses full, even thought it was 8pm on a Friday! Thank you!

Thank Eric K
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Cheryl M
8 June 2018|
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Response from GARY W | Reviewed this property |
Yes- It is a great place to eat. Enjoy.
Cheryl M
1 June 2018|
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Response from NapaliToursHanalei | Reviewed this property |
not till august 2018 there was extensive damage
27 March 2017|
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Response from Chris3081 | Reviewed this property |
We went mid-week and did not have much wait, if any.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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