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Hanalei Dolphin


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Fin Burger
Fresh fish of the day charbroiled or cajun with homemade tartar sauce organic greens tomatoes and onion
1/2 lb black angus burger with mayo organic greens
Calamari Burger
Calamari steak breaded deep fried with homemade tartar sauce organic greens tomatoes and onion
Bull Burger
Filet mignon charbroiled with mayo organic greens tomatoes and onion served with BBQ sauce
Feather Burger
Teriyaki marinated chicken char grilled, with homemade thousand island, organic greens, tomato and onion
Fried Shrimp Burger
Butter filled and breaded, them deep-fried, served with homemade tartar sauce, organic greens, tomato and onion
Garden Burger
The original, charbroiled with mayo, organic greens, tomato and onion
Garden Burger
The original, charbroiled with mayo, organic greens, tomato and onion
Chilled Fish Burger
Teriyaki marinated fresh charbroiled and made into a salad with homemade tartar sauce, organic greens tomato and onion
Fish or Shrimp Tacos
Two​ beer battered deep-fried fish or panko fried shrimp tacos, served on warm flour tortillas with kailani farms organic greens and cilantro-lime sauce, fresh guacamole and salsa on the side
Fresh Fish and Chips
Beer battered and deep-fried, served with homemade tartar sauce and fries
Seafood Chowder
Our own creation of shrimp, calamari, scallops, clams, potatoes, bell peppers and onion in a creamy white sauce
Ask your server what's fresh, 4 oz. Of our sushi chefs top grade fish, served over organic greens with ponzu sauce and fresh wasabi
The Dolphin Tahitian Poke
4​ oz. Of fresh fish and shrimp cut daily from our fish market, mixed in a creamy coconut lemon grass sauce and spiced grape seed oil on gingered organic greens
Shrimp Cocktail (6 Tiger Shrimp)
Served with our homemade cocktail sauce
Kailani farms organic greens, bean sprouts, grape tomatoes and dolphin croutons with your choice of one of the following. Homemade dolphin dressing, which include, oil and vinegar, bleu cheese or thousand island
Grilled Fresh Fish
Charbroiled or cajun
Fish Salad (Chilled)
French Fries Fring
Gourmet Onion Rings.
Homemade Side Sauce
Thousand island, bleu cheese, tartar sauce, salsa, guacamole or cocktail sauce
Homemade Dolphin Ice Cream Pie
Three flavors layered, banana - coconut -macadamia nut on a oreo cookie crust with chocolate sauce and whipped cream
Lapperts Vanilla Bean Sundae
Your​ choice of either - passion fruit, chocolate or strawberry topping served with whipped cream
Hawaiian Butter Mochi
Our homemade mochi with a delicious chewy center and golden crispy crust served with a lilikoi glaze and scoop of lapperts vanilla bean ice cream
Macnut Chocolate Brownie
Our homemade rich, moist, and chewy brownie served with a scoop of lapperts vanilla bean ice cream
Lapperts Lychee Sorbet
Light and refreshing island favorite
Lappert's Green Ice Cream
Cool and satisfying flavor
$20 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews sushi fresh fish baked potato ice cream pie ahi opah chowder salad lobster poke bowl fries burger chicken bread the river fish market great seafood
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Unfortunately they were not open for lunch while we were there, so we stopped in to their fish market and bought food to take back to our condo! The crab roll was to die for. The seafood chowder was just fantastic! Perfect meal.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Wildsongs
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mara (I think that was her name?) was an excellent server. She gave us recommendations which we took and were very happy with. Incredible sushi, grilled local fish was excellent. On the more expensive side if you get an appetizer and a main but genuinely...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bee E
Reviewed 5 days ago

I realize that people do not go to a seafood restaurant for a vegan meal but if there is a vegan in the party and a "special of the night vegan" entree then it seems like the perfect choice. I don't remember what the entree...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank vneerg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to sit at the bar and were so happy with the attentive service. Food was awesome! We started with the poke and moved on to the ahi steak. Yes, a lot of tuna but such a good decision as it was tender and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MsLoriP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was a bit distracted, maybe because the place is always hopping. Our appetizer and entrees were awesome. Fresh and very flavorable.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank StephenZ95472
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fine people at the Westin Princeville suggested the Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant and they weren’t wrong! Three (3) miles down the road (literally down as it’s at sea level) in the village of Hanalei, it’s a GREAT place for a delicious and FRESH fish dinner....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank WilliamR395
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to go for dinner on the north shore of Kauai. The restaurant is populated by tourists and locals, a very good sign. The food is fantastic, I am in a rut at the Dolphin, the ahi tuna is so fantastic that...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bolson2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to get fresh fish and have a nice dinner overlooking the river. They also have outdoor seating, weather permitting. The service was good and the prices reasonable. However, even better than the restaurant is the seafood market in the back...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jhfischer2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place. Had a brief wait to get seated. The service was great and the server was knowledgeable on the menu items. Food was absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Pioneer540178
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit apprehensive after reading some of the negative reviews, since this was our anniversary dinner, but our experience was positive all around. Our waitress was outstanding (wish I could remember her name!), very friendly and efficient. My wife had the scallops (just...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Cheryl M
June 7, 2018|
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Response from GARY W | Reviewed this property |
Yes- It is a great place to eat. Enjoy.
Cheryl M
June 1, 2018|
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Response from dkrejser | Reviewed this property |
I am ot shre if the rest is open. I was in Hanalei a week after storm and restaurant lookedclosed but the market was open
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Chris3081 | Reviewed this property |
We went mid-week and did not have much wait, if any.
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