Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant

Phone (808) 826-6113
4 stars from 3 reviews
Address 5-5016 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei Dolphin Center, Hanalei, HI 96714
The Dolphin Restaurant is known for fresh seafood and a peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy your lunch or dinner in their restaurant or classy sushi lounge.

• Food Types: Beer / Cocktails • Food Types: Seafood
• Food Types: Sushi • Payment: $$$ - Pricey - $30 to $60
• Meals: Dinner • Meals: Lunch
• Style: Casual • Offers: Open Air / Outdoor Seating

Full Description
Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant serves lunch and dinner in their peaceful riverside location. One can enjoy a good riverside lunch in an umbrella shaded tables or a romantic dinner along the river banks of Hanalei River. Sample their master sushi chef’s menu at their sushi lounge and enjoy a wide selection of fine wines to compliment your choice of meal.

Dolphin's sushi lounge welcomes you to experience its sushi menu designed to satisfy sushi fans. Their world class chef makes sushi items that visitors will remember long after leaving the restaurant and they're committed to serving only the freshest foods.

If you're looking to cook your own fish, try the onsite Hanalei Dolphin Fish Market instead.

There is a second location of Dolphin in Kukui'ula in Poipu. Visit here for over-the-top gourmet sushi, specialty cocktails, fresh fish, steak and seafood.

Fred J
Joined: Sep 2017
Reviews: 21
Likes Received: 1
Didn't know that poke would be my thing but tried it here and loved it. Delicious! We also split a fish burger, which also didn't sound good but a local next to us assured us it was amazing. He was right, it was amazing. Everything was so fresh tasting.
Ellen R
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 90
Likes Received: 119
This restaurant is right beside the Hanalei river. If you sit outside you can enjoy a view of the slow moving Hanalei river. In the evening the interior is dark which make it hard to read the menu. We split the beer battered fresh fish served with steak fries. So crisp and hot. If you're more budget conscious try the lunch menu served 11:30am to 3pm.
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 27
Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant is fairly well rated with a 3.5 star average over hundreds of individual reviews and has lots of customers who visit frequently.

Sushi fans do generally seem to enjoy the sushi here but the other seafood items seem to be a little hit or miss.

There are complaints about the service here and it being inconsistent. Some think the pricing is a bit high for the quantity of food you get. Adding to the inconsistency here is how some reviewers loved the food while others didn't like it at all with some claiming it wasn't as fresh as it could be.
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