Duke's Kauai

4.4
3288 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 3288 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMariaG
Pinehurst
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food. Great ocean view. Music from downstairs was too loud and could not hear each other talk.

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Alpha
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was mostly delicious, but the Keiki (kids) menu was lacking. The macaroni and cheese was just some cooked pasta with some cheese sprinkled on top...watery and gritty. Our food was really delicious though. And the drinks were great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Duke’s Kauai, especially the cocktails that are served in a pineapple and in a coconut shell. What a sweet and fun way to serve them.
The restaurant is beautiful and the servers are helpful and courteous. We will definitely be back.

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vipLepeka
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Asked for a specific area to be seated in my reservation…didn’t happen. Had to send some food back - overcooked. Server must have bee new—-she never came back to check on our order, provided extremely slow service(and the restaurant was not full!

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MelissaH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. The coconut shrimp appetizer and calamari were amazing. Our family of six enjoyed everything we ordered as well as yummy drinks, live music and great ambiance. Service was top notch!

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Charthouser
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We always visit Duke’s while vacationing on Kauai. My wife and I just celebrated our 33 wedding anniversary along with our two daughters and their husbands. Everything was fabulous! The servers struggled a bit under the COVID restrictions to meet expectations but, all in all we had a memorable experience dining with Duke’s.

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JenniferB
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, no complaints there. However, the service left much to be desired. We had reservations and arrived promptly yet a walk in for two was seated before us….. so we had to wait well past our reservation time. Also our server wasn’t very pleasant - I asked for recommendations and she didn’t seem excited or willing to offer much help in that area. We ordered an appetizer which seemed to sit under the heat lamp for longer than necessary - I had to remind our server that we ordered the short ribs. Even though the top two were a bit dried out, they were still quite tasty. The service we received seemed quite slow compared to other tables, I believe our dinner experience took about two hours, which seemed a bit long as tables that were seated after us were finishing well before us. Overall 4 stars for the excellent food - but a deduction for the 1 star service.

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vipMavk
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent table in middle of the tropical greenery. Excellent waitress with tons of personality to deal with 3 kids 5 and under. Food was delicious as was the Mai Tais. Was celebrating 67th birthday and it was perfect along with the hula pie-Yummy !!!

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DavidC
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday. All the meals were excellent, though I found the garnish on the Ahi steak excessively salty.

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CurtisC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had their prime rib buffett on Saturday (or Wednesday). It was so yummy with 2 kinds of poke, a buttery cooked fish and prime rib with over a dozen sides and salads. We really enjoyed it. The view was amazing, service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect and a beautiful location
Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual

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JenniferD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, delicious food, amazing waiter, ocean view, ambiance. Perfect!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall! Great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pupu in island 🌴

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband and I were really disappointed by our experience at Duke’s on our honeymoon. We’ve heard such good things but the quality of the food and presentation reminded us of a TGI Friday’s. Not sure if it’s just this particular Duke’s but I wouldn’t recommend.

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KenP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lobster over cooked, no pineapple limited salad bar.

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T8505865
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Traditional place to go, but food wasn’t as good. Mac Nut Crusted fish had minimal sauce, veges were basic and salad bar was missing half the items normally available. Really missed the zucchini bread muffins from the salad bar.

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Had a reservation and waited only a few minutes for our table. Drinks and food arrived on time. No complaints. Server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday & Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance were excellent! Our server was Delaney, and she was great. The $13 Mai Tai is overpriced, but it was good. Hula pie was awesome. Great experience!

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vipShar
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great views, although a rain storm came in, but they were able to put see-through flaps up to keep us from getting wet. It didn't last long. Fried rice is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was underwhelming overall. Starters were quite nice but the mains let us down. We needed a special order for our daughter with food allergies and they put minimal effort in - but it was safe. Servers were constantly hurrying us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nice waitress- great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food….outstanding ambiance….Duke’s is just special.😃👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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vipMaileQ
Las Vegas
80 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and ambiance. Upstairs dining room overlooks the beach and surf, downstairs has an indoor waterfall and rain forest - you can't go wrong either way! Prime rib was fantastic and rare (just the way I like it). Staff is young but very sweet and accommodating. There's also great live music (was a singer/guitarist this evening) from 6-8pm. Will definitely make this a regular spot 👍🍷🥩👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress, food, view & ambiance!!!

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viplk2eat
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food tasted like it came from frozen TV dinners- reheated and bland. We had multiple different plates from kids hamburger to Dukes “special” fish. Appetizers were just OK. SAVE your money and go elsewhere!

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful location!

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PaulaG
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Duke’s on my nephew’s recommendation. It was our last night on Kauai, and we were celebrating our anniversary. We were entranced from the minute we arrived. The valet and hostesses were very welcoming, the views were exceptional, and the atmosphere was friendly. We were fortunate to have Blaze as our server! Her energy and exuberant attitude made her one of the best servers we’ve ever encountered anywhere! We followed her suggestions and ordered the macadamia nut hummus appetizer, coconut ginger braised seafood, furikake tuna steak, all of which was delectable, and so different from our usual selections. And then there was dessert: Hula Pie for the win! If we lived in Hawaii, Duke’s would be on our list of regular restaurants. As it is, we’d highly recommend it to anyone!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Must try the Macadamia hummus it was delicious! Also the Hula Pie.

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KellyO
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dukes was a wonderful experience! We had a great view, yummy drinks, and tasty food. Make sure you add on the salad bar to your meal and be sure to get the Hula Pie— SO good! I can’t wait to go back!

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LynnL
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Madison our Server was outstanding! The food was excellent. 2 people at our table had the Furikake ahi and said it was outstanding. Drinks great. Mo betta beverage was delicious.

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jent
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was overcooked and dry. Overpriced for the quality of the food. The waitress seemed tired even though they just opened. View was pretty.

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ScottE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Only so-so food, very long wait for the server when we arrived and throughout the evening. Over two hours for dinner. No where near as good as we had been told. Huli Pie was great though. Would spend my time and money elsewhere, if given the chance.

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AnnB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were really looking forward to great fish and hula pie for my husband’s birthday. Very disappointed that there were only 2 choices of fish and only 2 preparations. Then we learned that Duke’s was out of hula pie!!! Fortunately, our server, Madison, found a piece for us to share - she really came through for us - Mahalo Madison!!

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MartinC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had reservations early, before 5pm. We were greeted with a sign that read, "out of hula pie." Then told there is no Happy Hour! To pay $17 for a Mai Tai which consisted of mostly ice was ridiculous! Will not go back to Duke's on this trip! Pretty disappointing!

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KimberlyT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and atmosphere!! Definitely a highlight of our trip to Kauai. We dined on Sunday when they offer crab. My husband enjoyed prime rib and crab while I had filet mignon and crab. Both meals were some of the best we’ve had!!

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AlexandraT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great and service was amazing! We went out to dinner to celebrate our honeymoon and sat overlooking the beach, it could not have been better 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was terrible not enjoyable. Greasy and not good

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Duke's Kauai is rated 4.4 stars by 3288 OpenTable diners.

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