Duke's Canoe Club Waikiki

4.6
1977 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We are open for dine-in, takeout and curbside! Visit dukeswaikiki.com to view our menus or place an online takeout order.

Duke’s mixes Waikiki adventure with the spirit of a legend, the father of modern-day surfing, Duke Kahanamoku. As one of the most celebrated restaurants along the shore, Duke’s is known by guests and locals alike for its iconic live entertainment, classic takes on island favorites and deep roots in Hawaiian surf culture. Whether you choose to enjoy the dining room menu or create lifelong memories in the Barefoot Bar, the allure of the fresh beachside cuisine and shimmering turquoise water will always invite you back to celebrate life like the legend himself.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1977 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday had yummy food wish there was more options for brunch

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vipWeloveHawaii
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the breakfast buffet today. A bit different than what your use to. The chefs actually serve you the items you wanted. The selection was ok nothing like it has been in the past. If you want an omelette or eggs over you order that through your waiter, no more omelette station overall the food was ok service as usual was wonderful, they Always do a great job making you feel welcome. Would recommend!

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nellyC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Phoebe was an amazing server!!! She made me feel right at home & extra special. I will be definitely be back when I come to visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s not to love. Bartender Chris is the best!!

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KyleH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a 7pm reservation and were let into the waiting area ahead of time. We waited for 20 minutes after 7pm and never had our names called. I went to the the front desk and asked and they said that we were already seated, which clearly we were not and they gave our table away. The front desk lady seemed annoyed that I asked when we would be seated and if we could be sat outside like we had requested.
Our waiter was great and so was the food. The music and atmosphere was awesome as well.
It was our first dinner on our honeymoon and it ended up not being everything we expected

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vipWeloveHawaii
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here for a quick lunch. Had a reservation so we’re seated pretty quickly I really wasn’t that hungry and I knew from past dining experience that the portions are huge! I mentioned to the server that I wanted the burger but didn’t think I could finish it, so he asked if I wanted to do the child’s burger, I told him that would be great! Food arrived hot and fresh. Just enough with the fries. My husband had the steak & fries which is said was cooked perfectly and that he would definitely order this again!! Service was wonderful highly recommend Really appreciate that sever!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and location!!!!

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GBWinstonSalemNC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding as usual. Perfect in every way.

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CynthiaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The parking was an issue. Costs 30 dollars. This we could have spent on food drinks

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Kimmib65
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was AWESOME Except trying to check in - even with a reservation. It took a long time - losing money with no bar service while you wait to be seated (SLOW) and they accidently gave our table away? HOW? They were overwhelmed. Situation was corrected BUT it shouldn't happen. Once you are let into the waiting area the Hostess doing the seating needs a LIST of the last names of the people waiting but it was only in the computer where we checked in so Hostess doing the seating didn't seem to know who was waiting to be seated or where or how many - confusing and unorganized. I worked food service for over 20 years and caught on quickly folks with reservations were being over looked and I live on Oahu.

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vipWeloveHawaii
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you a looking for a quite place to eat and have a conversation, this is not the place if you want a great meal great music great service this is the place!! We were celebrating our anniversary so they gave us a complimentary Kimo pie for dessert, free or not, you have got to try this so good definitely share as it is huge!!!
Our meals and service was great I had the salad bar, which the chef stood behind plexiglass along with the food and prepared the things you requested, all items very fresh my husband had the kabobs which is said were some of the best he had ever had service was great will definitely be back!!

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vipJoeK
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Dukes is the quintessential tourist trap but you gotta go.
Have a Mai Tai or 2 , watch the ocean, listen to the live Hawaiian music.
Yes, it’s pricey and the food is nothing special but the drinks are good.
Suggest getting there for happy hour and enjoy the ambiance but skip it for dinner. There’s better food to be had for the same price or less.
Go there for the view and the total Hawaiian tourist trap immersion.

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MeraN
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Dukes. Excellent service, food, and we were seated right away. A must to go every time we travel there.

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vipMrOahuFoodyExpertGuy
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My wife and I went for brunch 11:15 am for our anniversary. Very nice atmosphere, fun, nice waikiki beach + ocean view. Clean restaurant. Impressed by all digital menu using your own device and QR as well as contact tracing is all digital scanning a qr so you don't have to touch a restaurant pen and paper. We thought Duke's served brunch but they don't. They serve lunch so that was a bit disappointing. Apparently their sister restaurant Hula Grills which is upstairs serves brunch. Server was friendly but when I told him we needed just another minute to look over the menu he took 5-10 minutes to return. Food was good. I enjoyed the fish tacos and my wife liked the coconut but the dipping sauce for the coconut shrimp is Duke's and Hula Grill's sweet chai pepper water which was too acidic, peppery and not complimentary for coconut shrimp. Duke's needs a non peppery sweet dipping sauce for that dish.
Valet parking was huge disappointment. Turns out Duke's is not partnered with the valet parking service in the front of the building. Their sister restaurant Hula Grill is. So I had to pay $12 for 1 hour dining at Duke's. Duke's validates for self parking at another hotel several blocks away but they don't tell customers that until you valet park and ask for the parking ticket to be validated when the meal ends. Duke's needs to fix that and support the valet service at their front door.
Ultimately I would not recommend Duke's for an anniversary lunch. Menu is skimpy, not diversified. We went for brunch but no brunch items. I've been there for Dinner and love it and the live music for dinner. But not an anniversary place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I didn’t realize it was a buffet breakfast. Food was just okay .

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DaneM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, with live mellow music right on the beach, while watching the amazing sun set! Wonderful time!

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, 100% recommend. Excellent service and food!

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DottyT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Bad customer service, waitress was inpatient and ignored our table.

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Epeeds
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I didn’t see why everyone thought this place was so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dukes is a known staple. Having said that, they had Fantastic service, amazing food, perfect ambiance. Couldn’t have asked for a better time.

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BarbaraW
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait awhile even though we had a reservation. People came in after us and were seated, I think they forgot us. We were seated right after we asked what was going on with our reservation. We were seated in the back when people who came long after us were seated up front with much better ocean views. After that, everything was excellent! There is no place to rate the receptionist and seating....

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Came here for daughter’s birthday breakfast to start out the day right. Breakfast buffet was going ion so we ate that. Food was ok but service and atmosphere was fantastic. Overall a great time, would return for lunch or dinner. Complimentary birthday ice cream cake was nice surprise.

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SteveH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Dukes for breakfast after a great staycation for Valentines weekend. Great timing on getting seated and our waitress was very attentive and quick with refills. The buffet offerings were very tasty and plentiful! Thanks again for another great dining experience!

JP
JeffreyP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite place in Honolulu. Enjoyed Henry Kapono and the food was excellent! JP

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TravelBuddy72
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Music...food.... incredible!

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JesseniaF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. The atmosphere, the music, drinks, and food was phenomenal. What made it an even better experience was our waiter who attended to our needs and made the best recommendations for us.

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GianM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation in advance is suggested, they’re very busy, since this place is THE place to enjoy good food and drinks near the beach!

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Barbara
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we’ve been going to duke’s every february for almost 30 years. best coconut shrimp on the island and the Hula Pie is to die for!

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EfrenA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The customer service is amazing. We are completely satisfied on the foods that were served and the server took care of us very well.

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Krissy
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a 1015am reservation here for our 2 year anniversary. We went with the breakfast buffet. The service all around was fast. No waiting, always being served every 5 mins & short lines at the buffet. Loved it.... Round 2 All you can eat breakfast food? Yes please!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Dukes’s and they did a great job ensuring everyone was COVID safe. We will always make Dukes a priority each time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

23rd Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Server was not friendly. Her name is Janelle.

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ToniF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing from the time we arrived! Great food and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was just Horrible so bad we had to get the manager involved.
Food was amazing and almost made it worth the bad service.

Actually received our food before our first glass of wine!

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DavidK
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak wasn’t real filet but service was great get the prime rib instead

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vipNicoleS
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the live music and view! This is the spot for any type of group to enjoy!

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the filet mignon with Yukon mash potatoes and bok choy with mushrooms. The filet mignon was so tender, juicy, and flavorful. The bok choy with mushrooms was very well seasoned and the mash potatoes had a hint of sweetness which made it very good. There was also green mustard sauce on the plate that was out of this world! I would highly recommend the filet mignon dish to first comers.

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Just seemed that everything that came out was cold. Had the sticky ribs and they were cold and my prime rib was cold. Service was a little slow too.

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You can order delivery directly from Duke's Canoe Club Waikiki using the Order Online button. Duke's Canoe Club Waikiki also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 922-2268.

Duke's Canoe Club Waikiki is rated 4.6 stars by 1977 OpenTable diners.

Duke's Canoe Club Waikiki does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tsrestaurants.securetree.com/Duke-s-Waikiki/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.