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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 #14 of 39 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Princeville, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We always go to the Dolphin for dinner at least twice while we are visiting in Kauai. We go before 5 pm as they start taking names at 5pm and start serving at 5:30 pm. They do not take reservations and get busy every night of the week. My husband loves the sushi also. There fresh fish which is prepared... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I had the ahi fin burger for a lunch visit and was very fresh and well put together. I love the fresh fish sandwiches and burgers in Hawaii. Would have been better had they had mac salad. Dinners here are a bit pricey. The fresh seafood selection is great they also run a fresh fish market. I was told the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Very friendly waitress and all our fish dishes were wonderful. So fresh. Yes a bit pricey.

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Fairview, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

While staying at the St. Regis in Princeville we kayaked up the river and docked at the Dolphin for lunch. Sat outside with a glorious view of the mountains. I had a shrimp taco that was flavorful and delicious. Shrimp cooked perfectly. My husband had a fish taco with fresh fish right from the fish market attached to the restaurant.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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156 reviews 156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great spot for sure. This was recommended by my mom, and she's PICKY. My tuna was amazing. It was Rainey and cold, but didn't bother us at all..busy, busy.

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We wondered in because of the nice setting, it wasn't busy, food came fast and was good. However, we never felt comfortable since the food had arrived, while still picking away the waitress was already picking at our table, cleaning up and that was only the start of it. What was supposed to be a relaxing dinner turned out to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The dolphin serves up some mean sushi at the restaurant, but one of the real treats is the fish market out back if you have a place to cook where you're staying. The Tuna Poke will melt your mind, and I suggest picking up some fresh striped marlin for homemade ceviche.

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Sunnyvale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My friends and I ate here several nights ago. One of us had sushi which she raved about; one had the calamari which was incredible and I wished I had ordered it as I really love good calamari. I had the special which was rainbow fish. The plate was pretty and it was very good. There are no reservations so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food was delicious, don't get me wrong, but it was somewhat difficult to enjoy because the staff was making a lot of noise at the bar right next to us while we were eating almost the entire time we were eating at lunch. Not to mention, the food was pretty expensive compared to some other places we dined, though... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was the best place to eat for me in a long time. I live in bay area so there are lots of good restaurants out here too. But if this restaurant would have a branch in San Francisco, I would choose to go there over and over again. We went there 3 times and had the chef's special with... 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
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35

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