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“FANTASTIC”
Review of Hanalei Dolphin

Hanalei Dolphin
Ranked #8 of 51 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed October 16, 2012

AFter an 8 mile trek through and over the Na'Pali COast, we we so hungry we would have eaten anywhere. Our bellman at the ST. Regis kep recommening The Dolphin. So off we went, weary hikers, tired and hungry. Wow! FRom the moment we arrived we knew we were at the right place. Sat outside, weather was flawless, menu full of amazing options. I went for the hard stuff: fried shrimp and baked potato. As someone who eats alot of shrimp, this was probably one of the best. LOVE THIS PLACE

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Very friendly service, really felt taken care of. They had a kids menu for our daughter, so that was nice. They had Hamachi Toro on the menu, got the last piece and it was super tasty. Also enjoyed a few other pieces of sushi and all were excellent. My wife had the Hawaiian chicken and really enjoyed it. There was a wait to be seated but they give you a pager and you can browse the boutiques in the same complex. Our pager didn't go off but a hostess chased us down anyway, I was very impressed by that. Price was reasonable for the area.

1  Thank JamesR36
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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

The dolphin was a fun sushi date while staying in Hanalei. The fish market around the corner had the best spicy ahi poke I've ever had in my life- get some to go even though it's a little pricey, it's awesome!

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1  Thank lovetotravelaround2
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

No reservations and usually a crowd, but worth the wait! Creative rolls with the freshest fish and a great atmosphere. What's not to love?

1  Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Hanalei Dolphin doesn't take reservations but after calling ahead to explain we had a member of our party in a wheel chair; they made accommodations. We were treated very kindly by the manager upon arrival. Initially we had to wait for a long period before receiving service as the restaurant was very busy. Once we had our waiter; (he said his name was J (period) we received excellent service!!!! All the entrees of fish for 5 people were excellent with the exception of one order which was over-cooked. There was no problem in sending it back and receiving the best grilled ahi ever! The grilled asparagus is to die for along with their wonderful desserts. The restaurant appears to be understaffed but if you are lucky enough to have Jay for your waiter you will be well taken care of. A very pleasant evening. Thank you Jay.

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2  Thank Kauai13
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