Duke's Kauai

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Set on the sand of stunning Kalapaki Beach, Duke’s Kauai provides visitors and locals alike with an authentic Kauai experience complete with panoramic ocean views, island inspired cuisine including fresh fish, premium steaks and refreshing tropical cocktails. Here at the original Duke’s restaurant honoring the great Duke Kahanamoku, guests are surrounded by artwork highlighting Duke’s life as Hawaii’s most famous citizen and father of modern surfing as well as the genuine Aloha that is Duke’s legacy. Our Barefoot Bar offers a more casual menu serving both lunch and dinner. The Barefoot Bar does not accept reservations and is seated on a walk-in basis only.
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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They forgot to do something for the birthday we were celebrating

TJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute must if you’re on the island of Kaua’i. Never had a bad meal here, great drinks, great service, outstanding food!!

MJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I think the quality of food was not up to par
The coconut shrimps were refried so burned and oily in taste
Fish were not marinated well though were fresh
No choice in coffee except decaf

RR
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner on vacation, been to Dukes several times and never disappoints

N
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambience!

MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I’ve been to all the Dukes except for the Malibu one and our experience here made this one my least favorite. The location is beautiful and it has a great view. The food wasn’t as well prepared as other Dukes. Little things like no sauce on my Huli Huli chicken...fishy crab wontons. It wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t as good as the others. Maui is my favorite!

MW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The waitress seemed bothered having to serve us. My wife has mobility issues and the place has too many stairs to climb. My dinner was dry and not hot. For $111 I could find much better dining experiences.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and can’t wait to go again

S
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice holiday meal. Always good fish. Great location and view.

MM
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been fortunate to visit Duke's in Maui and Oahu as well. Though Kauai is a smaller and generally more laid back island than Maui or Oahu, this branch felt most chaotic. The food was ok but not great. I would recommend Keoki's Paradise in Poipu instead. They are owned by the same parent company; the food and ambiance are MUCH better

F
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I would recommend Dukes only because of the Kauai Marriott experience. They still need much work with the front desk hosting staff. And the salad bar area was in need of freshening up. Both presentation and quality. The servers were magnificent and the dinner food quality was what is to be expected with Dukes.

AK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, overlooking Nawiliwili bay. Gorgeous waterfall and koi river running through the restaurant. Food was amazing - we both had steak and coconut shrimp, delicious! The hula pie is also quite good, and generous with the macadamia nuts. Our server was attentive and friendly. We didn't try the salad bar, but you could add it to your meal for on $4, and it looked great. Free valet parking as well. Highly recommend!

KS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We placed our reservation for 4:45 and were the first seated for dinner overlooking the beach. The wait staff was very attentive to our needs and helped us pace our meal so we could catch a flight at the nearby airport. The mac crusted opah was fabulous and the seared ahi tuna was some of the best I have ever had...tender, succulent and perfectly prepared. This was a meal that was worth the price!!!

A
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great view, great service, excellent food. Be sure to visit

b
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always our first stop on the island ... our server, Amanda, is the best !!!

DW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Kauai. The food is great. The service is excellent. Rick, our waiter, was attentive and helpful. We go to Dukes every time we are in Kauai.

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Atmosphere and view are great. Touristy Pricy average food. Hula pie is always a must do for the family while in the islands.

BC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time! They keep just keep getting better and better. Been coming for years. The management and staff were impeccable, kind, and professional. We loved it! Thank you!!

u
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food
Pleasant and Prompt Service
Fantastic Location

S
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Dukes has a great atmosphere and loved hearing the live band from downstairs. BUT I did not think the food value was there. Portion sizes were small.

KK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal and friendly, attentive service. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Kauai!

L
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go here always on the way to the airport before we fly home it is consistent and great

O
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

GF
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent, our meals were delicious, and the atmosphere was lively and enjoyable. Our server guided us through the gluten-free options. Although there weren't many, the recommended entree was outstanding! We have also visited Duke's on Maui and found Duke's on Kauai to be just as good. We would definitely return.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious coconut curry shrimp and hula pie is a must have!

SD
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Salad bar very disappointed

RG
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait 45 minutes the first time at Dukes but well worth the wait! Made reservations two days later as the food and service was so awesome.

PH
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fun restaurant. The ambiance is totally Hawaiian and the food is delicious. Make sure you leave room for the Hula pie!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous & the service was exceptional!! Try their famous Hula Pie...you won’t be disappointed

LZ
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat Dukes for great local fish. The salad bar is great too!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Amanda, was fantastic! Ask for her if you go!

KN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We've been to this location three times now, and unfortunately, this last time did not make our trip worth it like the other two times. Despite having a reservation, we waited for a table (even though there were several open seating options) and were seated at a table closest to the garbage/bussing station. No view. So noisy with clanging dishes and smelly garbage. Food was good, server was knowledgeable but even with it not being busy in there, service seemed to be a lot slower. Needless to say we were disappointed. We will likely try again next trip, but not looking forward to it as much as we have in the past.

n
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

本物に素晴らしいレストランです。
味よし、雰囲気よし、接客よし。良い素材を使っていて魚、えび、サラダどれも美味でした。接客をしてくれたウエイターの方は英語オンリーですが、英語が少ししか分からない日本人の私達にも一生懸命説明してくれて気配をも素晴らしかったです。お店の雰囲気も木の作りでカジュアルでありながらロマンチックです。多少綺麗な格好をしていきましたが、周りを見ると気にする事はなさそうです。絶対にオススメです。次にカウアイに行ったときにも必ず行きます。

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D
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guaranteed Great Food! Our server, Kila was attentive and amazing. Thanks, Kila! Dukes is a regular stop for us each time we visit Kaua’i, which is typically twice a year. Never disappointed! Fabulous location, food and service...always!

JB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in an ideal location. One of the best stops in Lihue!

CS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late flight out and being only five minutes to the airport was nice. Great service from a very knowledgeable waiter, great salad bar and menu. The music was quite good and the ambience is perfect.

L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Requested a table by the railing. We were early searing at 5:15 pm and there were tables open. We were not seated at the open railing tables but rather crammed against the wall. Uncomfortable, cramped...request completely ignored by hostess!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiting for late night flight back to mainland. Always get the Hulu pie and love the steak. Salad bar was great. Nice selection and breads. Great service as well.

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

AB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food & Service

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