Duke's Kauai

4.5
3538 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are open for dine-in and takeout with live entertainment from 3:30-5:30pm & 6:00-8:00pm daily. Except for Sunday, live music from 10am-12pm & 6:00-8:00pm. Please visit our website at dukeskauai.com for current menus or to order takeout online.

We are complying with all COVID-19 protocols. Please be prepared to wear a face covering when not at your table.

With the crystal blue waters of Kalapaki Bay and the Hoary Head Mountains surrounding you, Duke’s Kauai invites you to celebrate life like the legend, Duke Kahanamoku, himself. The unique island-inspired atmosphere connects guests to the garden isle with luscious indoor waterscapes and a breezy Barefoot Bar. Savor the fresh tastes of the island with locally sourced, contemporary beachside cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. The aloha spirit and Duke’s legacy live on at Duke’s Kauai.

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 3538 people are saying
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kDen
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and phenomenal food. We’ve been on Kauai for years and it’s the best dinner we’ve had here by far.

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vipPatty
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the macadamia nut crusted fish of the day. It was delicious. My date had the prime rib and really enjoyed it and the flavor. Madison was a great server. Liked the music from the venue downstairs. We love going to Duke’s when we are in Hawaii.

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NancyP
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful waitress and delishious food. We had a slice of Hula Pie to celebrate our arrival on Kauai

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fredb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic salad bar conducted in an absolutely safe covid environment with barriers keeping customers from getting near the wonderful salad options and masked and gloved servers dishing out the food. Kudos to Dukes for their safe approach. Meals and drinks good too. Service wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Dukes to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The battery in our rental car key fob died after the valet parked it. The car alarm proceeded go off intermittently. Quite annoying for all. Especially the valet. We discovered this after our order was placed. I was then stuck on the phone with the rental car company trying to sort out a potential solution when our meal was brought to table. Instead of leaving it for me eat cold. The manager and our server Madison fired me a new steak when I returned. I was not in the best of spirits and really appreciated the gesture. The meal was amazing as always and the evening ended with my wife getting Hula Pie. We will continue to travel from Seattle for this tradition. It is now cemented! Thank you Duke’s!!!

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LindaL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both our food and the service were outstanding. In this time of restaurants being short-staffed, short menu, and do everything yourself from order on your phone to pay the bill on your phone, this was a lovely trip down memory lane as to how we used to enjoy a lovely evening out, and what we used to expect from a top-level restaurant. I wish we could eat here every night this vacation.

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Tish
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the ambiance and food was fantastic

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DinerDave
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back enjoying Duke's delicious food, ambience, & Aloha spirit after these last 2 unprecedented years.. & their Hula pie is as Awesome as ever😋❣

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LauraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful at Dukes! Wonderful food, servers & atmosphere! Mahalo!

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose it for the view and the excellent food we have had before.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have been coming here for at least 15 years when in Kauai (except for covid restrictions last year) and Dukes is the top of our must visit restaurants! Very disappointed in a few things (maitre'd desk was 2 star, salad bar was 1 star, fish was average in flavor) but our server Jordyn was phenomenal!!!! Duke's ambience is 5 star, Jordyn was over 5 star, our anniversary dinner was a great night and Jordyn helped it stay positive!
We will return again next year, hoping the covid related issues are resolved and Duke's again will be the 5 star restaurant we remember!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy our waitress was awesome!

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JeffH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to dine with view of beach. However, Duke's did not recognize our Open Table reservation, but seated us anyway.

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YvetteD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot. Great food. Coconut shrimp were AMAZING

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere and kind staff.

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DianeW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere, service and food for a special event!

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BrandiW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was Great 👍 Food was Amazing 🤩. Staff was Very knowledgeable and Attentive. I would definitely recommend this place and will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service slow, no salad bar on Saturday nights, food subpar. Nothing special. Way better places to eat on the island!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is good, the salad bar always worth it, but overall the meal is just very pricey for what you get

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MikeN
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience tonight. Arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and we were immediately seated. Our waitress was Taylor. She did a great job. Very sweet, sincere and efficient. The filet mignot was excellent. Tender, cooked per our request and was delicious. We ordered a Pina Colada. It came served in a pineapple and was tasty. Highly recommend the restaurant and be sure to ask for Taylor as your waitress!

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RebeccaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Great food. Wonderful service.

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ThomasS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pros: Food was moderately quick, prices not terrible, and one of the better mai tais I’ve had.

Cons: it was not overly loud but the ambient noise was loud enough I could not always hear what my wife was saying, they were out a few draft beers I wanted to try, parking is kind of torturous but kudos to the attendant for making it work.

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Bartoni
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went for our anniversary and they made us feel special as the night was a special one, filled with great food service and atmosphere.
great location and the time we booked could not have been better, as we viewed the sun setting over the mountains as we finished up our meal, and what a meal it was! thank you Dukes Kauai….

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was sub par. My wife’s steak came out rare instead of well done and we waited 15 minutes (checked my watch) until the waitress made it back to our table. So after the steak sat for 15 minutes, the waitress left to speak with the kitchen and came back and offered to cook it more rather than provide a new piece of meat. I was taken back a little there. It is what it is. There are a ton of other places we enjoyed more.

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darrelw
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and every dish was nicely prepared.

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TerriM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable.

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vipRoysfan
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch. All I can say is terrible. Prime rib, rare and no option for another temperature. The carver literally said, “do you want a rare piece or nothing?”
Banana Mac pancakes were regular pancakes with a few nuts sprinkled on top of the whole cold tray of pancakes served with cold syrup. Yum,,, not. But the worst was the eggs Benedict. They had poached eggs in a water bath warming tray. They had been in their so long that the whites were no longer attached and you received a hard boiled yolk on top of an un toasted English muffin. When I pointed this out to the person serving me on the buffet line, I got a “sorry this is how they are”. at that point, I said sorry, I’d like a poached egg with both whites and self yolk please have the kitchen make it for me and bring it to my table. He was a bit surprised that I was asking for my food to be prepared properly. But, 10 minutes later I did have a proper eggs Benedict albeit with an un toasted cold English muffin. Server was OK, there was a bridal shower at the table next to us and she spent all her time with them. We were sat at a table right on the edge of the balcony and directly in the sun. I think they do this so you won’t stay long, cause your sweating at just a few minutes.

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PaulK
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friendly staff, tasty food, great beachside vibe!!

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Michal
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, perfect atmosphere, amazing food. Get there early and enjoy a walk along the beach and/or a cocktail!

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Joey
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the cove & ocean, set the tone for a relaxing meal. The music from the guitarist downstairs floated upstairs and added to the ambience. Our server was genuinely cheerful and super helpful. Our Mac Nut Crusted Mahi-mahi was excellent, the flavors were well balanced and bright. Topping off with the Hula pie was an indulgence but well worth it. Wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone went above and beyond. The female bartender didn’t catch her name. But we wanted to have a cocktail while waiting for our table and there was only 2 stools available for four of us and a policy that she could only serve those actually seated so while we were trying to decide what to do she walked away and found 2 extra bar stools for us to use . She was awesome. The hostess that sat us asked ahead if we would like to be close to the water and she gave us a great table. Our server Blaise was so sweet and outgoing gave us great dinner recommendations the furikake ahi . To die for. We will definitely be back and recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, a wonderful experience

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Janelle
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sons 25th birthday service was spectacular!

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TeresaL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved everything! Gave 4 star on food because…My Ahi was thin and cooked through the middle. Everything thing else was 5 star rating. Our waiter and his services were awesome . Loved the view and Hula Pie. Great place to celebrate our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review