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“Dining on the River”
Review of Hanalei Dolphin

Hanalei Dolphin
Ranked #4 of 47 Restaurants in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Grass Valley, California
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Dining on the River”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

It's too crowded and hot inside for my taste, so we chose to eat outside in the grassy park area in front of the restaurant adjacent to the Hanalei river. The food is very good but pricey. A pleasant place to spend some time and enjoy a drink and a pupu when the weather cooperates.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great sushi”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

This restaurant has a lovely relaxed vibe and a great location on the river in Hanalei.
We ate solely from the sushi menu & while it was all delicious & inventive, it was a little on the expensive side (compared to what we pay for sushi in Australia & other US restaurants).

Visited April 2013
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful Ending to a North Shore Vacation”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Flying Hawaiian and Hanalei sushi rolls were great as was the Dolphin Pie, a banana flavored creation. The fish was very tasty. Service was courteous. A very nice way to end 8 days on the North Shore.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
Level 6 Contributor
445 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Wonderful seafood and great service. We will be back. They do not take reservations so go early or be prepared to wait. It's worth it.

Visited April 2013
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Burlington, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“April 5-12, 2013 visit”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We enjoyed the lunches here. Went back twice. Seating outside along the river and watch the SUP (stand up paddle) and kayaks cruise by. Very sceninc, enjoyable food and staff. Expect to pay $12 to $15 for a sandwich and extra for the 'frings' 1/2 onion ring and 1/2 french fry order. Ono! very good.

Visited April 2013
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