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The Dolphin

2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # A-101, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-1414
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (141 reviews)
“fresh fish” (35 reviews)
“spicy tuna” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # A-101, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
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Reviewed 2 days ago

was hoping the seafood would be amazing...but it just wasn't. average i'd say and quite expensive for average. I'd recommend travelers look somewhere else

Thank orthoB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant offers seafood & sushi. We went there to have sushi. The rolls have the right size (not american jumbo size) and the nigiri 's too. The quality of the fish is excellent. The price is a little bit higher than other sushi places...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice to wait for your table by the water. The food is very fresh and the rolls are very creative.

Thank Carrie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at the adjoining restaurant that is part of this. This is seriously the best poke bowl I've ever had in my life!!!! It has ruined all other fish for me.

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd been here before 5 years ago and couldn't wait to go back. After a long afternoon of shopping we were lucky to get a seat outside by the river with a cool breeze. I had the best burger on the island the others tried...More

Thank redlexus79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up having to name a place quickly to rendezvous with family. We were just approaching the Dolphin and we had never heard of it. Too early for dinner but we could order appetizer and drink. They started taking names for dinner @ 5...More

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not bad, but nothing special. I think our server must have been new as she had to keep checking with the kitchen on specials, corkage, etc. She was nice and no complaints. Although the restaurant wasn't packed, the food took quite a while to show...More

Thank Socalsix
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious- seafood chowder, scallops, lobster tail, sushi, and dolphin salad all superb. Waiter, William, was fairly new and made questionable remarks trying to be witty and because of that we missed out on ordering dessert.

1  Thank MsMaddy3724
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

This place is incredible! We sat at the sushi bar with Andrew. I explained to him my wariness to leaving my sushi bubble (the boring shrimp tempura and Philly rolls). He created some incredible rolls and sashimi. I wish I would've thought to snag a...More

Thank kjs4343
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Shared a sashimi platter with friends. Was delicious and fresh. Excellent drinks as well. Service was good. Beautiful location.

Thank Mark F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take reservations
April 13, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Douglas A | Property representative |
Aloha, We operate on a first come first serve basis, no reservations required. Come on down we would love to take care of you. Best,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $48
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # A-101, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-1414
  • E-mail
The First AND Last Stop in Hanalei & NOW in Poipu!
Since the early 1970’s The Dolphin Restaurant has been a favorite of visitor and local alike, known for the freshest cuts in seafood, second to none service, nostalgic riverside ambiance and a World Class sushi lounge. Now with a second location in the Shops of Kukui'ula on Kauai's South shore, you can take in romantic sunsets and ocean views while quenching one's thirst with a specialty cocktail or satisfying one's palate with over-the-top, gourmet sushi and the freshest fish, steaks and seafood. Visit our new location, The Dolphin Poipu.
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