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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 35 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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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

After waiting 45 min for a table we found out the food was not worth the wait. The sushi was very average at best but with the price of an expensive sushi restaurant. I wouldn't go back.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great sushi rolls as always, and nice plate lunches in the restaurant. Seems to under new management, and 'tho friendly, service was quite slow. Can't beat the outdoor seating.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for great fish / sushi on Kauai, Hi - then don't miss out on the Hanalei Dolphin. The fish is so fresh, the sushi is incredible and the staff is so friendly and awesome. If you're going for dinner - remember that you need to plan accordingly because this place is popular.

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Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The best Ahi tuna filet. Fresh the day of serving. I like Ahi tuna steak and in Kauai it served the day it is caught. This tuna steak was fresh, sweet taste, perfectly prepared. Highly recommend the tuna here. Nice open air restaurant on the north shore of Kauai .

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WI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice selection at the fish market if you want to take home to cook. Prices aren't a bargain, but its a heck of a lot cheaper than eating out every nite.

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Rock Hill
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The boyfriend and I visited on a Saturday night. They don't take reservations so we had a little wait (about 30 minutes). We waited outside at a table situated along a river where we could order appetizers and drinks. We started with calamari and the Tahitian Poke. The calamari had a lot of breading and was just okay. The Tahitian... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You can read other reviews, this place is a classic. If you're only going there one night and want a spectacular dinner with a gorgeous view, this isn't the place, but it is a great place to get a meal. We have been to Kauai at least 20+ times and this place has always been here, so that says a... More

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Fostoria, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had 3 meals here while staying in Princeville for 3 weeks. The sushi was great. Ask for the price of the fish if it not listed, the bill could be a real surprise. I agree with the comment about sitting outside and watching the river and the quiet activities, it is so peaceful. Only thing is that you don't... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were in the Sushi bar with wall seating (picture very close to your fellow patrons). Food was great, service was great then some young man who appeared to know the staff sat down next to us and announced he was having four girlfriends join him around a three top table. The party appeared to be workers who were familiar... More

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Haiku, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Awesome fresh fish and great location. The views of the Hanalei River are breathtaking. Sit outside and watch the kayakers and paddle boarders go by. The staff was incredible. One of my favorites on the North Shore! I will be back!

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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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