Duke's Kauai

4.4
3195 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.

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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 3195 people are saying
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4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WallaceR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Good food but limited during nights when serving prime rib.

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foodie456
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

This was the most disappointing meal I’ve had in a long time. We saved going to Duke’s for our last night in town to have a proper send off. I’ve been to many other Duke’s locations (Maui, Waikiki, Malibu) and always had a great experience. Last night was anything but that. We showed up on a Friday night for an 8:15 reservation, only to have the live music stop promptly 10 minutes after getting there - mind you the restaurant doesn’t close until 9. Our waitress (who never told us her name but according to the receipt it was Angelie) didn’t tell us the specials or even so much as take our drink order. After 15 minutes, she just came over and said “do you have any questions or are you ready to order?”. The food was decent, but she did the absolute bare minimum in terms of service. Our appetizer plates sat on our table for the entirety of the meal, she never asked us if we wanted to order another drink even though our cups sat there clearly empty and didn’t even check on us to see how things were tasting. There was someone seated near us who the staff knew and our waitress was clearly more interested in spending time with them than working. We looked for a manager to talk to on our way out, but there was no one to be found. There wasn’t even a hostess at the stand as we were leaving. This is not a cheap place, but certainly felt like one. People pay good money to eat here and have an experience, but this this was a truly disappointing meal. Save your time and money and go somewhere else.

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philips
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Your mai tai s are not as good as in years past

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BeachBoy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Server and buffet staff were kind and did a great job. Food was very expensive, and tasted like Applebee’s quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our last night in Kauai for our honeymoon. Love music on a Thursday was great and we even got a free Hula Pie for celebrating our honeymoon! Our server Kaylin was great.

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ErinS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful view from Dukes! Food was really good too. And service was perfect!!!

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JulieK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disappointed that there was not a salad bar unless you ordered the Prime Rib buffet. I had raved about the salad bar to my daughter and she was looking forward to it along with her fresh fish entree.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, service was excellent and view was beautiful.

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JenniferD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful live music, great food, wonderful service, incredible location!

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was are first time there and it was fabulous. We loved the live music too. Thank you

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Happy
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, we had a good experience. Ordered the prime rib, which was very tasty. Dinner included vegetable and mashed potatoes. Asked if we could skip the mashed potatoes and just have more of the vegetables. They did it, but when the bill came, we noticed we charged an additional cost for doing so. Really???? The vegetable was kale.

Our server was very nice. We were seated at a lovely table.

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rnmscnor
New England
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice venue. Beautiful setting.

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PamelaM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We ordered BBQ chicken and ribs. We were disappointed with both. The ribs were short ribs and very dry and tasteless! The chicken had a weird taste. We make better BBQ chicken on our grill! We have another reservation there for the end of the week and plan to go elsewhere!

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CurtisC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, and the selection of food for the Sunday brunch was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried the Prime Rib Buffet and everything we got off the buffet line was amazing. The drinks were fun, especially La Piña with the carved out pineapple cup.

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KayNo
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Duke’s! It is a must every time we are in Hawaii. Food is great. Portions are a little small for what you pay.

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CraigJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Portions were small, food was just ok. Prices were high.

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vipMAUIJIM
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ordered and went to the salad bar. Before we finished our salad the entrees showed up. Felt we were rushed. I ordered the Ahi. It was a bit salty for me.

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GaryR
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife. The staff did a wonderful job making sure our experience was great and her time there was memorable. Our waitress was wonderful. Of all the restaurants we have been to on this trip so far, Duke’s appears to be well ahead of the rest in being ready for the return of tourists.

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tracyw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service at the salad bar was difficult with the covid panels up.

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IritB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok , just ok , service ok just Ik
Drinks were not as good as at the barefoot bar

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food even better. We always come to Dukes when visiting Kauai. Just love this place. Mahalo!

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ANDREWS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good Good and good service. Though not much of a wine selection

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DeniseB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What An amazing restaurant. The inside of the restaurant was marvelous. The food was delicious. And the service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It’s was good but I don’t get how they can overcook the veggie so badly.

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Kathy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in Kauai. Food is delicious & service is always greAt.

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CurtisC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, good food, drinks were great, and the view and breeze in outside dining was perfect. Overall, it was a great start to our Kauai vacation.

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leikauai
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

caesar salad had no flavor, but the fish and chips were good. service was awesome!

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May31
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Duke's is worth a visit each trip to an island. Great setting and lively staff. This time, though, two of us had the Baked Fish of the day (ono), that was delivered with the wrong texture, neither fresh nor baked well. Maybe it sat around too long over the holiday weekend.

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TomM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the meal and the ambiance. Only negative was due to the restrictions we were unable to get a reasonable dinner hour, we had settle for a real early dinner due to tier restrictions.

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magpie
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall would recommend. Valet service was welcoming and warm. Hostess was a little frosty. Fried shrimp and calamari were excellent. Service was great. Macadamia crusted fish was world class. Fish tacos were very good. Great ambiance with ocean view and waterfall behind us.

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vipBettyM
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun atmosphere and the food was delicious. We had great waitstaff and food came out quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Seems like it would be better to go early in the day as all the desserts and beers were tan out by dinner time.

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SteveH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service and the salad bar is open.

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cindy
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful location, great service, mediocre food. Duke’s has always had great dinners- but $40/pp (drinks not included) for barely average, very limited brunch selections? Never again.

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estabon
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The menu on open table had no info on Saturday night prime rib and salad bar only. I asked to just have a slice of prime rib and was told ,no . you must have rib and salad bar. all you can eat, I"m not a big eater. OK I,ll have Fillet minion, I would like some green vegs with it , creamed corn is not green. I said 'ask the chef to go to the salad bar and grab some veges.' The dinner showed up with kale on the corn and mashed potatoes. Every one was happy with the dinner, the meat was good, thats the main thing. No happy birthday song.

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FrankB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Lava Flow drink to start. So good! Found new yummy dinner, Teriyaki Kabobs with chicken & steak & veggies served with very tasty rice dish. Frank had his favorite mac crusted Mahi-Mahi and loved every bite. Salad bar delicious as always.

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MichelleH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food

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TimD
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent salad bar. They served you this time (covid). We go at least a few times per year. A highlight every trip.

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You can order delivery directly from Duke's Kauai using the Order Online button. Duke's Kauai also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 246-9599.

Duke's Kauai is rated 4.4 stars by 3195 OpenTable diners.

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

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.

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