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.
Our restaurant is now open for dinner, 7 days a week!
Hours & Menu subject to change.
Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm.
Reservations are recommended.
Outdoor seating only.
Seafood Chowder Cup | Bowl
Calamari, clams, scallops, shrimp, bell peppers, potatoes, and white onion in a creamy white sauce.
Steamed Artichoke (seasonal)
Fresh steamed artichoke marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, served with mayonnaise and drawn butter.
Mushroom caps stuffed with breadcrumbs, butter, and garlic topped with parmesan cheese.
Two giant squid steak fillets, breaded and deep fried, served with homemade cocktail sauce.
Six shrimp served with homemade cocktail sauce and lemon.
Grilled Yellowtail cheek served on organic greens with ponzu, sesame seeds, and sliced lemon.
Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Oil & Vinegar.
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.
*Fresh Fish GF
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.
Our House Speciality: Local Ahi marinated in our homemade teriyaki sauce, served medium rare with drawn butter.
Baked 9 oz. tail, our house seasoning and drawn butter.
*Fresh Beer Battered Fish
Chef’s choice of fish, cut and skewered, then deep fried in local beer batter and served with homemade tartar sauce.
*Panko Crusted Fresh Fish (upon availability)
Chef’s choice of fish, panko crusted, served over a bed of white rice, with a asian BBQ drizzle, green onions and sesame seeds.
Grilled Shrimp GF
Seven shrimp, skewered and grilled with our House seasoning, served with drawn butter
Three giant squid steak fillets, breaded and sauteed, then served with homemade cocktail sauce.
Six Diver Sea Scallops baked in drawn butter, marsala wine, mozzarella cheese, breadcrumbs, and our house seasoning.
*Fresh Fish - upon availability
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.
Firm, lean, mild and best served medium rare.
Hawaiian Black Sea Bass.
Firm and mild. Texture of Spiny Lobster.
Firm like Ono, mild and flaky like Mahi Mahi.
Pacific Blue Marlin.
Firm, flaky and lean.
Flaky and mild.
Fluffy, flaky and slightly sweet.
Flaky, firm and mild.
Longtail Red Snapper.
Delicate and mild.
Firm, flaky, mild and best served medium.
Similar to Salmon, flaky and oily.
Delicate and mild.
Firm, steaky and slightly oily.
Hawaiian Grey Snapper.
Firm, flaky and mild.
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.
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.