Fodor's Expert Review The Hanalei Dolphin

$$$ Hanalei, Haena, and West Dinner Fodor's Choice

Fresh fish caught in local waters by local fishers take star billing at this upscale, tropical-theme restaurant and sushi lounge on the banks of the Hanalei River. There are also many land-based dishes on the menu, including Hawaiian and haole (white-person) chicken, beef tenderloin, and steaks. The Dolphin doesn’t take reservations—if there’s a wait, order a cocktail or glass of wine and hang out in the lush riverside garden. The on-site market sells fish and seafood as well as sushi rolls, steaks, and organic greens.

Dinner Fodor's Choice Seafood $$$

Quick Facts

5--5016 Kuhio Hwy.
Hanalei, Hawaii  96714, USA


Known For:
  • Fresh local ingredients
  • Extensive wine and sake list
  • On-site fish market also carries cheeses and steaks
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Sat.

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