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“The fish is amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hanalei Dolphin

Hanalei Dolphin
Hanalei Trader Building, 5-5016 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-6113
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Ranked #14 of 40 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $20 - $35
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Lehigh Valley, PA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“The fish is amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

We have gone to the Dolphin at least once every trip for the last 5 years. We have never been disappointed. This year we had the best Ahi ever! It was incrediably fresh and prepared just right -- rare, as we like it.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, VA
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2009

Hanalei Dolphin was recommended to us and with good reason. The food there was very good. Fresh fish cooked just right. It is a very poplular restaurant that does not take reservations, but they are very efficient and can serve many people each night. They also have a sushi bar, but we did not go there the night we were there.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado
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“The worst meal I have ever had”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2009

The blue book was wrong! Bad service and bad food. Way over priced and just not a good place to eat. Stay at home and order a pizza!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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northeast Kansas
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Ate here twice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

It was that good. The atmosphere is wonderful, relaxing and real Hawaii. The food was the best we had all week, both times. Friendly people and good service. Expensive, but worth it! Don't miss eating here!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

Went there on our last night in Hanalei. The food was surprisingly good. We had the ceviche, parmesan mushrooms, and teriyaki ahi. All of it was good. The ceviche could have had a little more flavor, but was fresh. It was enough food for 2. The entrees come with a salad and a side. Coming from San Francisco, the amount of food you get for the price was impressive. Our server was really on top of things. The fish was really fresh. Would definitely go back again. The place is also pretty cute inside.

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