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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” (823 reviews)
“fresh fish” (259 reviews)
“baked potato” (28 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
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 today

This was our pick for a nice birthday dinner. Good food, good service, pleasant atmosphere. I'd recommend it and would visit again.

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dolphins does not take reservations, but we were lucky to get a table with just a few minutes waiting time. Choices for seafood, sushi etc. were great and a super friendly waiter “guided” us very patiently through the details and options. The service was great,...More

Thank Hongkon
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the calamari steak sandwich, and their Mai Tais. They do not take reservations, but we never had a problem finding a space, provided we avoided the peak times.

Thank JostWendt
Reviewed 2 days ago

they the sushi chefs were great. the food was great> But when you have to call the attention of the server for anything... thats not good service. they nee to train there personal as customer service means they ask it the client what they could...More

Thank NapaliToursHanalei
Reviewed 2 days ago

They don't take reservations and we went on Saturday night and had an hour wait. Had a hard time parking. Food was good I had shrimp and my husband had sushi. Both were good. I would not come that often as it is expensive. The...More

Thank AlohaHawaii
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great staff and delicious sushi. We sat right at the sushi bar and had a great time. A bit pricey for us so not somewhere we'd come often because of that, but the sushi was good and they had good knowledge of gluten-free, plus offered...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant with fresh fresh fish. We had sushi and it was delicious. There was a wait for a table. It is a bit noisy, but some like that.

Thank Sheryl34347
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three in our party ordered the Mahi Mahi on a recommendation from our hotel concierge (Hanalei Bay Resort). We were told to get there right at 5:30 as it would be crowded, the locals loved this place (doubtful), and they didn't take reservations. We got...More

Thank PickySeniorTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try lunch here as they do not take reservations for dinner and we would have had to wait over an hour for our large party. The interior wasn't open at lunch so one option was to sit outside on concrete stools (not...More

Thank Madebes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The variety and quality of food was great. However the service was dissatisfying. 3 times they tried to take our plates away while we were still eating! Its certainly not a relaxed place to eat but food was good!!

Thank Quantummottle
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Questions & Answers
27 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
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
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
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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