Duke's Kauai

4.5
3008 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 3008 people are saying
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RLee808
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Consistent quality. Never disappoints. Good service and live music. Don't forget the Hula Pie!

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vipJolal
Boise
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location

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vipScrabbleGeek
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than even the best reviews! We loved everything about Duke's - the food, the ambiance, the wait staff.

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vipPatM
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Great food. Love that there is a salad bar!

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SharonM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fun tropical atmosphere! Indoor open air experience with a waterfall and live entertainment. Perfect for a special occasion or just hanging with a loved one.

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vipCorinne
Tucson
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening with our efficient server. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time! We were celebrating and on our honeymoon and the staff made our dinner a wonderful and memorable experience. We were fortunate enough to experience live music while enjoying our delicious meal and drinks. It was fun and when we come hack to Kauai we would eat here again. Thanks!

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LorraineG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dinner and service were very good. Although, I was surprised to learn that if you make reservation on Open Table you are seated upstairs with a different menu from the lower seating area. I would have preferred to sit by the beach level but they were unable to accomadate us at that point. We only found out about the other menu after we ordred and it was a bit more pricey with less appetizer options.

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JulieV
Springfield
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first stop in Kauai. I had the coconut seafood curry and my husband had the prime rib and lobster tail. My curry was amazing. The prime rib was a little over cooked to Medium instead of Medium rare but it was still good. They offer a salad bar trip for $5 which was totally worth it. Great good, fantastic waiter, overall we would definitely go back.

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Evie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Location, Location, Location!! Great views of the beach/ocean and fun ambiance. Food was good and after dinner we walked along the beach. Great place!

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vipMichele
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Coming back right now! Best next to the Marriott Kauai Beach Club.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We called an hour before our 7pm reservatuon and asked to push back our reservation a half hour. They said they could not accommodate the change. When we got there at 7pm the restaurant was slightly more than half full, by 7:30 it was maybe 1/3 full. Food and drinks were not impressive.

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Curt
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Salad bar, Prime Steak and ambiance makes for an excellent dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waitress was attentive, accommodating & friendly. We ordered the Prime Rib buffet. My husband enjoyed it, I didn't. The prime rib was over-cooked & I took a bite into a piece of spoiled meat. It grossed me out so bad that I had to order something else. The vegetables were disgusting-looking & should've been thrown out. The broccoli had yellowish-brown heads in various spots. The rice was great. The Hula Pie was great. The mashed potatoes were good.

There was a group of kids on the beach being allowed to play hide & seek & counting SO LOUDLY during our entire dinner, it interrupted the beautiful beach ambiance. Yelling as loud as possible "ONE...TWO...THREE...(to 10)" during our entire dinner (we were indoors upstairs & could hear them downstairs outside).

The valet guy was nice. Our waitress was incredible. I would give the food a 5/10. If we go back it will be just for the ambiance & maybe a drink, but not for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ono Duke's style was delicious! Our server Blaze was phenomenal. We will return again and ask to be seated in her section.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ok food but more of a tourist place to eat than really great food. Service was good and price was a little high for quality of food.

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LoriD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious. We had a wonderful view of the water. Our waitress had an amazing, fun personality and did a fantastic job. Nice experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great to come back to Dukes when we are on island.

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Janet
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I split the prime rib and it was basically two prime rib dinners. We were in awe! It was delicious. We also shared an appetizer coconut shrimp which also was very good. We ended our meal with a shared piece of Hula pie that was amazing!

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vipsjghickey68
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Dessert saved the meal.

Was excited to get in at Duke's for a late lunch as their reservations seemed hard to come by. Reading the menu my mouth was watering as some of their special nights.

We started off by ordering ice tea. Being in a tropical location I expected more from the restaurant than Lipton. Unfortunately this was a very bitter tea that sadly had to be sweetened to make it drinkable (for me).

The lunch menu was pretty basic and we tried the fish & chips touted as fresh fish in a Kona Beer Batter. What arrived was best described as frozen fish you'd get in the freezer aisle at the local supermarket. The plate was unappealing and carried over to its taste.

The other item on the menu we tried was the BBQ Kalua Pig sandwich with chips. This was pretty good. I was surprised to receive it with the BBQ sauce on the side but found it allowed me to add just the right amount to make the sandwich shine. The side for this was house made chips. These were really good and they provided an ample portion.

Finally with only one item on the dessert menu we felt we needed to try it especially since it contained macadamia nut ice cream. The dessert did not disappoint. A nice crust of oreo cookies followed by a piled HIGH layer of macadamia nut ice cream topped with fudge dripping all over and allowing for a dip if your bite didn't have any and finished off with (canned) whipped cream and chopped macadamia nuts. The dessert is big enough for 4 people to eat it and be completely satisfied. We smiled while we broke down the layers and commented on how good the ice cream and fudge were. This dessert was definitely the star of our meal.

If you're looking for a meal with a great view of the ocean and an indoor waterfall with koi pond, this could be your place. I saw some amazing looking ribs coming out just after 3 pm which led me to believe they had a happy hour menu. If it hadn't been my last day of vacation I might have considered coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!! Seating, live music, food, service is all great!!

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vipAnnG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Wasn’t thrilled to be seated w guests in quarantine bubble. Food is ok nothing great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salad bar is available for additional 5.00 with your entree. Valet parking complimentary for Dukes patrons. Great food, awesome service.

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vipraphNd
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Wine list is minimal, predictable, affordable. Menu is ok. Execution by kitchen is lacking. Elementary presentation. Cafeteria flavors.
Live music. I'm not old! Still felt was a bit loud.
Service was standard. Polite, moderately attentive.
Only dine here bc of location. Their rent is worth every penny. All the money this brand has would be nice to see them step up their game.
Very happy to see them employ as many as they do!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica was amazing at changing our reservation to accommodate two extra people. Thank you! Lovely view and live music made for a exceptional dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very sweet and everything was perfect. Love that they added a buffet and everything was served in a safe and sanitary fashion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. A must visit!

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vipMeowMeow
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Meh mediocre

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GoldenLover
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Coconut Shrimp w/Tai sauce as an appetizer - so good. The entree was the Monchong fish w/Mac Nut prep, it is the absolute best fish - mild, not “fishy” tasting. Our choice every time!! Save room for the Aloha Pie (ice cream dessert) to share with other(s). We love Dukes for the food, service and ambience. Never been disappointed.

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vipfloridanativ
Denver
101 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had reservations to eat at Duke's twice but only ending up staying for the brunch reservation. We got in line to for dinner on the Saturday night Prime Rib buffet only to see that the prime rib was not carved to order but rather sitting in au jus in a hotel pan on the buffet line. I was embarrassed for the restaurant and we ended up leaving. On our way out a gentlemen heard me commenting on this fact and said that they actually carve the prim rib for brunch so we came back the next morning. Brunch was excellent, the food was fresh, hot, prime rib carved to order, great live music and good coffee. I recommend the brunch buffet.

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Kare
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Glad to see Duke's open and had some good meals there while staying at the Marriott Beach Club. However, was very disappointed with the Prime Rib Buffet. Food was barely warm (some was cold), and not up to the rest of Duke's menu standards. We were there at 5:15 and some items they were already out of. The Prime Rib was chunks of well done meat sitting in a vat of au jus. Not worth the $50 pp.

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KatrinaM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view in Kauai! Hula pie is amazing! Live music is great! We’ve been here several times and keep coming back!

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BrevinF
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a full stomach, good food, and amazing service then go down to Duke’s Canoe Club for your satisfaction.

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EEWY
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stopped here on our way to the airport. It was a delicious dinner.

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VickiD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very expensive, my food was barely warm. Crab night crab was cold as well. Sent a meal back from our table. Server was friendly and helpful

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SylissaF
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday, and Blaise, our server was EXCELLENT! and made our evening fun. The food was delicious, everyone left very full. Dessert was wonderful. I'm looking forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chels is the best

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FrancisMc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Dukes about 20 years ago. Don't really remember how it was back then but the 2 times we went in 4 days was both an amazing time. Great food, great service, great happy servers, and an amazing atmosphere.

Keep it up,

Mahalo

Francis McMinn

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our experience at Duke’s! The food was great, and Sean was a very attentive waiter. It had been six years since our last visit to Kaua’i, and we were happy to find Duke’s open and just as we remembered it. Mahalo for a wonderful date night!

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Randy
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Can’t beat the view at Duke’s. Every trip to Kauai includes one evening at Duke’s.

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Duke's Kauai is rated 4.5 stars by 3008 OpenTable diners.

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