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Hanalei Dolphin

5-5016 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714
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  • 74%
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  • 63%
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  • 62%
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  • 51%
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  • 51%
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  • Hanalei Dolphin
    Ryan Windsor
    5 Jul 02, 2014

    This has been one of my favorite sushi bars worldwide for quite some time. Jeff Benson was still the head chef during my last visit, and the food is as fresh as it gets (they operate the fish market out back). Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Order omakase.

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    Natt P
    5 Jun 12, 2014

    Great food and drinks in a beautiful environment. You can eat lunch and dinner inside or outside. The outside tables are near the river. This restaurant is located about 30 minutes north of Kapaa Sands. It is a good place to eat and drink before or after the beach or playing in the river.

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    5 May 20, 2014

    Usually a wait to get seated for dinner, but very tasty food, and delicious drinks. Order a couple while you wait in the adjacent outdoor seating area, and make a night out of it. One of the better places in town (well right outside of town).

    Recommended for:FoodiesLuxury TravelersTrendsters
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    Linda S
    5 Apr 22, 2014

    Great sushi, great food and atmosphere...don't miss the fish market in the back for great fish to take home and cook.

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    Denise H
    5 Aug 12, 2013

    We love the sushi bar at the Dolphin, they don't take reservations so either send a scout early if you want to eat between 6-8 or wait until 8:30 and you can get seated almost right away. The dining room is also fun and the food is always great!

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    Doug B
    4 Aug 06, 2013

    For Sushi Lovers...
    One of our favorite restaurants on the island. It is a full restaurant, fish market, and sushi bar. I only go for the sushi bar. Great fresh local fish selection, we have never gone wrong with the Omakase.

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    Alanna S
    5 Jun 11, 2013

    I have not been to the restaurant but the fish market is excellent which is why I have given this establishment 5 stars.

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    Karen Le
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    3 Mar 26, 2013

    One of the best places on the island for fresh and delicious Ahi Poke, my favorite!! Huge chucks of tuna lightly marinated, the spicy and the sesame are good. Accompanied with a Wakame Salad and Soft Shell sushi, it makes for a nice stop in Hanalei. We also ordered the pull pork but that didn't wow us too much and prices are a bit high here for take out. Very friendly service though :)

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    Nita Chapman
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Great tropical island atmosphere with great fish, sushi and drinks. Wait staff is friendly. We eat here 2-3 times every trip to north shore - we love it that much. Try the Terriaki ahi - it's a house specialty!

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    Jennifer Scholnick
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    4 Jul 03, 2012

    food is good but the fish market in back is even better...ask for the special salt rub (reddish color) to use when bbq'ing your fish, and the sushi rolls make an excellent snack/lunch

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    Nohra Jacobsen
    5 Jun 14, 2014

    Great food and scene along the river.

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    Amanda
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    5 May 17, 2014

    Pricey but great drinks and fantastic sushi! A lot of seating inside, on bar deck, n lawn.

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    Kelly P
    5 May 02, 2014

    yummy in a beautiful, relaxed setting

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    Sarah Glasgow
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    4 Oct 11, 2013

    Freshest fish you can imagine. Unique sushi... Especially if you order off the menu.

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    David F
    5 Jul 12, 2013

    A fun place to meet with a very friendly staff and the BEST sushi on the island.

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    Pamela L
    4 Jun 07, 2013
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    Angela T
    5 May 30, 2013

    Great seafood and steak, a little pricey but worth it.

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    Tammy M
    5 May 29, 2013
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    Donna C
    5 Apr 29, 2013

    Bring home fresh fish to grill or have a wonderful dine in experience.

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    Corey Lydstone
    5 Jun 21, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
23 member's reviews
347 people visited Hanalei Dolphin
  • Price

    Moderate
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  • Open Hours:

    Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Phone:

    (808) 826-6113

Description

This popular eatery is located around a scenic location that provides guests with a relaxing and delicious meal in paradise. The servings here are expensive but very much worth it when you consider the huge portions they give you. They are acclaimed preparers of fish, offering a huge number of different such fish prepared any way you would like it. Consider Hanalei Dolphin for some great Hawaiian ... read more
seafood in a beautiful setting.

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