Duke's Kauai

4.5
3095 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are open for dine-in and takeout with live entertainment from 5-7pm daily and Sunday from 10am-12pm. 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 3095 people are saying
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Cuisinista
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to a Dukes this week. Great view, music and good. Nice server and bar staff.

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ElmoF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding prime rib! Fish entreés very good. Great ambience, located overlooking Kalapaki Bay.

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vipjac425o
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mixed review. Waitress lovely. Table perfect location. Salad bar was not great. Watery dressing on Caesar. Tasteless pasta salad. Very good potato salad. Fish good. Steak decent. Dukes is not what it used to be.

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KATHY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was just average and way too expensive for the portion size. Staff not particularly helpful either. Coconut shrimp was obviously frozen with no flavor, ribs were over done, 2 tiny ribs, chicken seemed like just a frozen small chicken breast that was tasteless, green beans were not done. We went for the prime rib, but changed our minds after seeing just small pieces that looked like over cooked roast beef medallions. I don't think we will be back.

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JimS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and perfectly cooked fish. Settings is idyllic. Service was good, but a bit error prone. Highly recommended.

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RickT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beach vibe. Great food, cocktails and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and ambience.

KK
vipKristoKN
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My crusted fish was delicious but the sides that were plated with it were cold.

CJ
CraigJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dukes is always a great meal

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viptrf333
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duke’s rocks !What else is there to say ???????????????????????????????????

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AndyR
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice place, excellent view. Good menu choices, clean and open space.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were very disappointed that they did nothing for our 50th anniversary. We told them when we booked the reservation that it was very important to us as It was such a special day. We reminded them at the front desk when we came with our six friends. They did nothing. It ruined our night

MW
MikeW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The main courses we had were very good. We had an Korean ribs appetizer was a disappointment. Overpriced for 5 mostly bone ribs. The little meat was very chewy. The salad bar was unremarkable.

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vipShar
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual .... excellent. The view is beautiful. The food delicious.... very glad they still have a salad bar, even is plated for you. The service is excellent both times we visited. I like a table in the front a little away from the music which comes up from the first floor. Will be back next year.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal very much

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There had been some menu changes since the last time we ate here and limited happy hour menu but everything was tasty and the service was good.

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vipmadame1971
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch at Duke’s just before we flew home. We were seated adjacent to the waterfall, and it was such a lovely setting for our final meal in Hawaii. My husband ordered the hamburger and he loved it. I had the pork sandwich and it was huge, but I finished it all! It was so good. We shared the gigantic hula pie for dessert. We barely made a dent in it. If it weren’t a frozen dessert, I would have taken it on the plane! Delicious!

Our server was attentive, friendly and efficient. It was a wonderful experience.

TM
TiffanyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service & beautiful setting!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tori took care of us. She is a terrific server. Very professional and very personable. Great food, excellent table and wonderful music from John Mahi!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the view and dessert ...

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vipMPlocal
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For travelers with mid-afternoon flights, this is a perfect pre-flight lunch spot just minutes to the LIH airport. You check out at 11 ish, go have a great lunch on the beach and are in plenty of time for a ~ 3p flight. Especially as the services at LIH are still a bit limited as they gradually re-open (May 2021). Grilled seasoned fish "lunch plates" were just what we wanted. And lunch prices seemed very reasonable to us.

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Critic1
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing way to start our vacation in Hawaii

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LarryC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed. Valet parking is the only option. Secondly the teenage hostess lacked the skill to deal with our request for a better table. Waitress could not be bothered with our questions so we ordered a drink. Finally the drink arrived and we requested the check. I was prepared to pay immediately but the waitress scampered off to another table. I had to chase her down to deliver the credit card. Staff need basic customer service skill training

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vipFoodie
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The fish was old and dried out. The salad bar was the best part of the meal along with our server, Savanna.

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RyanC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were staying at the Marriott on property and had a similar or better view from our room. I think you mostly pay for the view at this place, personally. It's a great spot. However, the food is just ok and expensive. If it didn't have the view, it wouldn't be worth it at all, in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We eat at Duke’s every time we come to Kauai, but this time was a disappointment. It was a “significant” birthday celebration for my wife. I stated that when I booked the table. I also told them when we were seated. We waited quite a while for our server. She told us they would give us a slice of Hula Pie for the celebration. As far as the food was concerned, the main course was great for all four of us.(fish)The salad bar was sad - pretty bare compared to pre-Covid times. We enjoyed our Hula Pie, but found out later, they charged us for it. Shame on us for not catching it before we left. Shame on them for charging us.

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ArleneS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. Brought with us a family member who has never been in Hawaii before. Loved the food, service, and water view. Also enjoyed Hula Pie at the end.

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Rogerodeo
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites on Kauai.

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kimD
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very glad this restaurant is open. its beautiful and in a great location.
the fish was a little over cooked and not super warm, but we still enjoyed it and will go back.

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dans
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy huge Restaurant with quality. Was surprised to see a salad bar open again.
Barriers and someone else filled your plate.
Baked Ono was outstanding as the salad bar.

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Phoenix042655
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food options abbreviated perhaps due to Covid. Place very tired....

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RicardoC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

We are on the path to improve quality diet, unfortunately we fell the quality of the food at Duke's, is not organic, that means we fell a bit sick next day.
The wine, is not a Duke's class selection, most wines on the menu are from California, and there they are using too much poison fertilizers and high amount of sulfite, if you want continue sell them, is fine, but give to worldwide customers a better choice, such from Italy and France were the wine regulations are improved.
We love be there, and my opinion is just expecting to improve the pleasure to return many times.
My question is, if you fell a bit sick next day due to a dinner on a restaurant, do you back to the place to eat again ? I will return to dinner at Duke's and hope see more organic and healthy food and wine. Thanks for ask me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to have the salad bar back! The staff now serves you, but still delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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Buckeye
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday brunch. Fresh foods. Great service. Amazing view.

JR
vipJimR
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

After so many years of success this iconic place seemed to be just phoning it in on our latest visit with slow service and average quality food.

IM
IvanM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to have a delicious meal on a beautiful patio before we had to leave the island. Perfect ending to a wonderful vacation!

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vipAngieB
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always great at Dukes. Always nice settings by the water.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as always at Dukes. Every year it's a pre planned reservations for dinner while in Kauai.

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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 4.5 stars by 3095 OpenTable diners.

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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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