Duke's Kauai

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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DO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Had wedding anniversary there, out 52nd; waitress welcomed us as Marriott had made out reservations and we looked forward to a special night. Lot of noise as there were tables being set up for a large group. Waitress said for our special occasion we would get a Hula pie complimentary. We said Wow! Had good food and then had Hula pie. Paid for meal and back in room looked at Bill and discovered
We paid for the pie. Guess waitress forgot we were special. Human error I guess.
We did not feel specisl anymore. Girl was busy with other things.

G
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was pleasant and attentive. Good food. Definitely will go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this location. Great visual setting. Was too dark to enjoy the ocean view as we had late reservations.
Meal was fantastic as always with Duke’s. Reasonable prices.
Server was fantastic and knew the menu and ingredients.

N
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Fish was over cooked! Food prices were high in comparison with the quality. Service was poor. We order a bottle of wine “Prisoner”...the server opened the bottle and served us the first glass then never showed up!
We will never go back at Duke’s.

SS
Denver
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner! The food was excellent, the view was amazing, the Hula Pie was fantastic, and our waiter was the best!

IN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and steak cooked perfectly. Food was delicious. Beautiful beach front setting. Fantastic service from our waiter.

GR
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a good extension of the franchise known for its Hawaiian cuisine and welcoming atmosphere. Food was good, service personable and pricing not out of the expected level.

KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food is really good at Duke's. Miss the old days when they offered lots of fish every night. The service for our table was below average. We were ignored by our waiter. Other tables around us were seated after us, and they were done several minutes before we ordered dessert. Unfortunately we had a bad waiter.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Retirement

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h
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! Always our favorite when we visit Kauai.

DU
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff. Food was delicious and presentation was great. Not our first visit and definitely not our last. Go Cowboys!

LS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sea bass with mac nut crust was great. Out of Ono so had moonfish which was fair. Salad bar great. Too full for dessert!

L
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner with friends.

DW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I was surprised at lack of vegetarian items. So I was happy they had a good salad bar but even then some of the pastas had meat in them. Usually a chef will whip things up but I asked and was no.

KC
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special dinner.

S
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First off, our server, Chelsea, was beyond Awesome!
The food was great, however, we both thought the salad bar (for only $4.00 with entree) was disappointing. (It is $18 by itself)
I had the sauteed "Mac Nut & Herb" fish entree which was Monchong & it was fabulous! Cooked perfectly - a little dry for me - but my husband tasted it and loved it! He had the Seven Spice Ahi, and it was delicious - very moist and spiced perfectly.
We had the chocolate cheesecake was wonderful - a little too much whipping cream for me though.

We also had lunch at Duke's one day - but we were shown as a "NO SHOW" I had the Arugula, Beet Goad Cheese salad.It was awesome with candied nuts (Macadamia?). The salad was huge, and the dressing was wonderful. Ample beets, goat cheese and nuts as well. My husband had the Ahi-Poke Wonton Salad - he said it was good - but had hoped for more salad portion.

RN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Duke's for our last dinner on Kauai. The mai tai's were good and not on the weak side. My wife got the prime rib which was excellent (I got a bite). I felt like all I was doing on our vacation was eating so I only got the salad bar. They had a nice variety of items and I felt better after dinner since i know I didn't over eat. May have been a missed opportunity, but I know we will be back!

H
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful but our server was dismissive and distracted and my food was overcooked and cold.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Hawaii celebrating our 25th anniversary

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What really struck me about dukes was the kindness of my waitress, Kristine. Dining alone can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience but this server was all about caring for the customer. The food was great and I had a lovely view of the ocean. Be sure to make a reservation in advance.

KG
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kauai Duke’s never disappoints. We have gone here for many, many years and have never had a disappointing meal or service. It’s our go to restaurant when friends visit us and for special occasions.

Keep up the good work!

MW
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good fish. Very fresh. Nice salad bar. Good service.

MP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone, but remember to make your reservations early if you want a table with a view.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday and server was fabulous service

RL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omi our server went out of her way to make sure all my food was dairy and gluten free...the dessert was so amazing and the table was what I had in my sub conscious mind when I made the reservations to.
Everyone from the valet parking our car and the girl at the salad bar so sweet complimenting my dress I designed for Valentine's Day too.

Happy Valentine's day to everyone.
Romae and Bob Lenci

DC
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and good service!

G
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for the great salad bar! That’s all we wanted and our waiter was great not making us feel pressured to order more but he was informative available and ready to help if needed.

TB
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Salad bar is good value at $4 with entree purchase. Fish entree was just ok. Hula pie is good to share if you have at least 4 eating.

OT
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delights! Food and service very good. Great server, Kevin, attentive and friendly! And of course, the view!

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks

S
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food in a great atmosphere overlooking Nawiliwili Bay! A perfect choice for dinner in Kauai!

CH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome date next to the ocean!

KG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service and food tasted amazing. Make a reservation because it does get busy in there. We finished off with hula pie and will never forget how delicious that was. A highlight to our Kauai trip.

IM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. Although the food was excellent and the ambiance lovely, the service was really the highlight.

KL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

hula pie for your birthday was a good touch. Monchong fish was yummy

S
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Last minute online reservation was super simple and got a table right when we needed it. Food was great and so was the service. We will definitely come again. Great salad bar!!

OT
Central Coast
56 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought it was lovely until I started experiencing an allergy to MSG! I think it was in the rice.

JW
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Careful on ordering food, drinks and service great.

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