For fine dining with a casual, family friendly feel, look no further than The Dolphin Poipu, Kauai’s best kept secret for gourmet sushi, exotic specialty cocktails, locally caught fresh fish, and ono-licious steaks and seafood.

Enjoy swaying palms and romantic sunsets from our fabulous lanai with friends and family.
With high quality ingredients in every dish, plus welcoming service with aloha, The Dolphin Poipu in The Shops of Kukuiula on Kauai’s scenic south shore is where locals feel like they’re on vacation and visitors feel like they’re home.

Currently Closed

Opening Hours

Our restaurant will be reopening on November 4 for dinner.

Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm.

Wednesday to Sunday.

Reservations are recommended.
Outdoor seating only. Masks are required.

Restaurant

MENU

Appetizers

Miso Soup

$5

Seafood Chowder

Cup $6 | Bowl $10

Calamari, clams, scallops, shrimp, bell peppers, potatoes, and white onion in a creamy white sauce.

Steamed Artichoke (seasonal)

$16

Calamari, clams, scallops, shrimp, bell peppers, potatoes, and white onion in a creamy white sauce.

Artichoke Crowns

$14

Four artichoke hearts stuffed with breadcrumbs, butter, and garlic topped with parmesan cheese.

Stuffed Mushrooms

$14

Mushroom caps stuffed with breadcrumbs, butter, and garlic topped with parmesan cheese.

Calamari

$15

Two giant squid steak fillets, breaded and deep fried, served with homemade cocktail sauce.

Fried Shrimp

Mkt. Price

Four shrimp, butterflied and breaded, served with cocktail sauce.

Shrimp Cocktail

$15

Six shrimp served with homemade cocktail sauce and lemon.

Shrimp and Veggie Tempura

$17

Shrimp Tempura 15  |  Veggie Tempura 13

*Hamachi Kama

$18

Grilled Yellowtail cheek served on organic greens with ponzu, sesame seeds, and sliced lemon.

Dolphin Salad

$14

Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Thousand Island, Oil & Vinegar.

Edamame

$7

Tossed in sesame oil and Hawaiian sea salt. First one’s on us!

*Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Entree

SEAFOOD

*Fresh Fish

Mkt. Price

Your choice of our fish of the day either charbroiled with butter and our house seasoning or blackened with butter and cajun seasoning, then served with drawn butter.

*Teriyaki Ahi

Mkt. Price

Our House Speciality: Local Ahi marinated in our homemade teriyaki sauce, served medium rare with drawn butter.

Lobster

Mkt. Price

Baked 9 oz. tail, our house seasoning and drawn butter.

*Fresh Beer Battered Fish

$26

Chef’s choice of fish, cut and skewered, then deep fried in local beer batter and served with homemade tartar sauce.

Stuffed Mushrooms

$14

Mushroom caps stuffed with breadcrumbs, butter, and garlic topped with parmesan cheese.

Alaskan King Crab

1/2 LB Mkt. Price | 1 LB Mkt. Price

Steamed and served with drawn butter.

Calamari

$31

Three giant squid steak fillets, breaded and sauteed, then served with homemade cocktail sauce.

Dolphin Scallops

$31

Six Hokkaido sea scallops baked in drawn butter, marsala wine, mozzarella cheese, breadcrumbs, and our house seasoning.

Dolphin Shrimp

$31

Six shrimp baked in drawn butter, marsala wine, breadcrumbs, and our house seasoning, then topped with sour cream.

Fried Shrimp

$29

Seven shrimp, butterflied and breaded, with cocktail sauce.

Dolphin Salad

$14

Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Thousand Island, Oil & Vinegar.

Edamame

$7

Tossed in sesame oil and Hawaiian sea salt. First one’s on us!

VEGAN FAIR

Seasonal

$29

CHICKEN

Hawaiian Chicken

$26 | Menehune (Single) $22

Two 6 oz. boneless chicken breasts marinated in homemade teriyaki sauce, grilled and served with more teriyaki sauce.

Haole Chicken

$26 | Menehune (Single) $22

Two 6 oz. boneless chicken breasts breaded with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs, and served with sweet & sour sauce.

Hapa Haole Chicken

$26

One Hawaiian chicken breast and one haole chicken breast.

BEEF

*Tenderloin

$36

8 oz. cut of midwestern grain-fed beef.

*New York

$36

12 oz. cut of midwestern grain-fed beef.

COMBO DINNERS

*Lobster & Tenderloin

Mkt. Price

8 oz. cut of midwestern grain-fed beef.

*Fresh Fish & Tenderloin

Mkt. Price

*1/2 LB. King Crab & Tenderloin

Mkt. Price

*Fried Shrimp & Tenderloin

Mkt. Price

SIDE DISHES

Entrees are served with your choice of:

Asparagus Wrap (with one scoop of rice)

Vegetable Kabob (with one scoop of rice)

Baked Potato

Seasoned Steak Fries

White Rice (two scoops)

RESTAURANT POLICIES
All substitutions will be politely declined.

No separate checks

20% service charge added for to-go orders from 5pm – 8pm

20% surcharge to parties of 6 or more

*Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Fresh Fish

SELECTION

Fresh Fish

(upon availability)

AHI

Yellowtail Tuna.
Firm, lean, mild and best served medium rare.

HAPU‘UPU‘U

Hawaiian Black Sea Bass.
Firm and mild. Texture of Spiny Lobster.

HEBI

Shortbill Spearfish.
Firm like Ono, mild and flaky like Mahi Mahi.

KAJIKI

Pacific Blue Marlin.
Firm, flaky and lean.

MAHI MAHI

Dorado.
Flaky and mild.

MONCHONG

Sickle Pomfret.
Fluffy, flaky and slightly sweet.

NAIRAGI

Striped Marlin.
Flaky, firm and mild.

ONAGA

Longtail Red Snapper.
Delicate and mild.

ONO

Wahoo.
Firm, flaky, mild and best served medium.

OPAH

Hawaiian Moonfish.
Similar to Salmon, flaky and oily.

OPAKAPAKA

Pink Snapper.
Delicate and mild.

SHUTOME

Broadbill Swordfish.
Firm, steaky and slightly oily.

UKU

Hawaiian Grey Snapper.
Firm, flaky and mild.

Specialty

DRINKS

Specialty Drinks

SPECIALTY DRINKS

Bonfire

$14

Xicaru Mezcal Reposado tequila, housemade ginger and lime apricot brandy.

Garden Isle

$14

Cucumber infused Hendrick's gin, lavender water, peach bitters, fresh lime, basil simple syrup.

Gingerita

$14

El Jimador Reposado tequila, housemade ginger and lime mix, Gran Gala Italian orange liqueur, Hawaiian sea salt rim.

Kurayoshi Scofflaw

$14

The Tottori blended Japanese whiskey, dry vermouth, fresh lemon, pomegranate liqueur, simple syrup.

No Ka Oi

$14

Koloa Silver rum, lilikoi-orange-guava juice, Koloa Dark rum.

Pineapple Sake-Tini

$14

Joto Yuzu sake, Tito’s vodka, pineapple juice.

Poipu Paloma

$14

El Jimador Reposado tequila, grapefruit, fresh ginger, mint and lime.

Spouting Horn

$14

Thierry Tissot Bugey sparkling Rosé Brut, Tito’s vodka, pamplemousse liqueur, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice.

Skinny Chi Chi

$14

Three Olives Coconut Water vodka, pineapple juice, coconut water.

Tokyo Mule

$14

Hiro Red Junmai sake, ginger beer, fresh lime.

TROPICALS

Pina Colada

$12

Lava Flow

$12

Blue Hawaii

$12

Chi Chi

$12

Margarita

$12

BOTTLED BEERS

Pia Mahi'Ai

$6

Hawaiian Belgian Ale (Can)

Asahi

$7

Super Dry Lager (Large)

Sapporo

$7

Premium Lager (Large)

Kirin Ichiban

$6

Lager

Longboard

$6

Lager

Sierra Nevada

$6

Pale Ale

Heineken

$6

Lager

Kaliber

$5

Non Alcoholic

DRAFT BEERS

Draft Beer

$6

Ask about our available selection of draft beers

NON ALCOHOLIC

Iced Tea

$3

Unsweetened

Lilikoi Iced Tea

$3

Pellegrino

$5

Coconut Water

$4

Smoothie

$10