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Hanalei Dolphin

Hanalei Trader Building, 5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-6113
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Ranked #15 of 37 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $20 - $35
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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newark, delaware
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a delicious poke appetizer along the river while wating for our table. Both fish we tried for dinner were well cooked and seasoned; also enjoyed a piece of the Hawaiin cake for dessert. They serve edamame instead of bread with the meal which was a nice change.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to spend some $$$. It is small, but very delicious food. Nice view, casual feel. Everything you would want in a nice meal.

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Cary NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A restaurant can choose to be the best and do the best with what they have to work with---unfortunately the Owners of the Dolphin choose to be moderately mediocre because they have a constant flow of business in a tourist town somewhat bereft of choices---many items are frozen and pre-prepared so trying to get them to do anything extra or... More

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West Menlo Park, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My friend and I are on the search for the best fish taco on the island. We liked that they had a nice piece of grilled ono for the fish portion. The tortillas were flour and while we prefer corn tortillas for our fish tacos, it was a good tortilla. It came with greens and a cabbage slaw if preferable,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The food has actually gotten better but the same lady who was so rude to my group the first time we ate here was there and she was no better. Maybe she just hates people from the mainland.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have had lunch here many times over the years. Always a good experience. I am a fan of both their fish and chicken sandwiches. The beer is cold and outdoor seating next to the river is very relaxing. It does get busy for lunch and in the evening.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There's really not a whole lot to say. Ok food, nothing to rave about. Other places in Hanalei that are better.

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Lincoln, NE
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great location right on the river. We have been here before for lunch. We got a table right next to the river. We had a burger and a salad and the food was very good. Drinks were good and service was very good. Prices are a little high for lunch.

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las vegas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great outdoor seating with views of the river on one side and waterfalls on the other!!! We eat here every time we go to Kauai. The staff is always pleasant and the food is delightful. There is a seafood market in the back if you want to prepare your own meal. Sit outside for the best experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The food at the Dolphin is very tasty. The sushi is fresh and the Poke is the best! We have had numerous menu items and all were tasty and well-prepared. The staff is well-trained, pleasant and efficient. Prices are moderate for Hawaii. Anywhere in the restaurant makes for a nice experience, but sitting at the river-side tables make the Dolphin... More

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Additional Information about Hanalei Dolphin

Address: Hanalei Trader Building, 5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-826-6113
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35

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