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About Duke's Kauai

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.

3610 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Shoreline Access

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 246-9599

Website:
http://www.dukeskauai.com/

Parking Details:
Free valet

Public Transit:
Bus stop on Rice Street

Executive Chef:
Alexander Amorin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Duke's Kauai Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (105)
Scenic View (95)
Good for a Date (74)
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Special Occasion (70)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
Casual (53)
Local Ingredients (47)
Romantic (44)
Worth the Drive (44)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Good for Groups (38)
Fun (29)
Authentic (25)
Hot Spot (22)
Live Music (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Bar Seating (18)
People Watching (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Healthy (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Best restaurant we ate at while on the island. 5 star.. waiter was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved it...location was awesome! We have been to other Dukes and this one was just as good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was awesome by both the hostess and wait staff. The location is fantastic as is the ambience. The food was some of the best we had on Kaua‘i, including at some high end restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner out on our last day on island.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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·Dined 5 days ago

Loved the ambiance and the spirit of the place! There was live music playing when we arrived and had a wonderful vibe. Our waiter was pleasant and very friendly. Our only issue with the food was the salad bar. Salad was wilty, not cleaned, and the oil and vinegar bottles were so greasy they were difficult to use. Our prime rib was spot on, though. We would recommend Duke' s to friends but warn them about the salad bar.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance. Very good food. Super service. Outstanding views of the bay.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I (and friends) have been eating here for years when we visit Kauai. Always great, like the salad bar a lot. Staff is always wonderful. We like the many fresh fish options with several ways to have it prepared. Other entres good as well. View is awesome. Open air with ocean view.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

The best part of the meal was the hula pie. Frankly, we were a bit disappointed in the meal. The presentation of the food lacked originality. Two lobster tails (a bit overdone) sitting next to a pile of rice with a few sautéed vegetables to add color. The fish had decent flavor but it was a bit dry and overdone. It too came with rice.
Service was good but for the price we paid we expected much better.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Vacation no more to say

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Our waiter is one of the very favorite we have ever had while eating there. It is so nice to see their friendly faces and would suggest this spot to anyone. Much thanks to the gracious manager for stopping by and making sure we were happy. This is one of the warmest dining experiences that we have had. Thank you Kim, Frank, and the awesome staff!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Live Music
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and location were great. Duke’s needs better coordination between the reception check in and the bar. We had to wait 15 minutes to be seated for our reservation (past the appointed time) so we opted to go to the bar for a cocktail. Unfortunately the bar seats were all full and there is a separate waiting list for a cocktail table. Neither one tells the other if there is a wait until you make the trek to the bar. Slight inconvenience when balanced with the food and location on the water.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Great cove view, good fish selection. Salad bar nice addition.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Really enjoyed dukes! Great service and atmosphere!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Duke's Kauai is our favorite. Terrific spot and ambiance, great food, and the Mai Tais taste way better!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Open floor plan so all occupants can enjoy views of Nawiliwili Harbor and the two lighthouses. Great value for Kauai. It’s fresh fish and beef products were reasonably priced and tasted delicious.

Frank was our server, and he took spectacular care of my wife, and our two boys. Especially our two year old who slept the entire time. Frank put together two chairs and made him a little bed so we could enjoy our evening in peace.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 7, 2017

What a wonderful setting for a special occasion, or a night out. We had a breathtaking view of the ocean/bay at sunset. The service was impeccable and the food was very good.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a dinner reservation at Duke’s on a Saturday. Our table was ready when we arrived and it was the kind of table we requested. We ordered a bottle of white wine. The wine was a little bit too warm but it chilled in the wine chiller so that the second pour was better. Unfortunately our server was not not really interested in refilling our glasses. So we were left with that task.
Our dinner was very good (Ahi and swordfish). The salad bar is fine, but had no outstanding items.
Overall we enjoyed our dinner.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. Love it there All of the restaurants in the group are some of our favorites.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Fish was a little dry. Hulu Pie was great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

this is a classic. Excellent spot to be ocean front and listen to great music. excellently located near the airport. great place to stop after just arriving or departing from the airport

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My favorite Dukes...eat there multiple times whenever I’m in Kauai...Service always top notch, food always very good and the Hula Pie such a treat! Already looking forward to my next trip!

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We always go to Duke's when we are in Hawaii and we have never been disappointed. The drinks are amazing as is the food and service.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good overall experience. Salad bar a real value at $4 extra. Seafood entrees were prepared perfectly. Service competent. Only downside was the band at the downstairs bar was so loud it disturbed upstairs dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Live Music, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome food and staff. Highly recommend. Thank you for the anniversary hula pie. It was the bomb along with all the other food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love Dukes, the food is always great, service is great. Beautiful setting and they also have fun live music and happy hour downstairs at the bar!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Josh & Jeremiah are the best. Attentive & thoughtful at every turn. I will be back for the stellar service & delicious gnocchi. Thanks guys!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed Duke’s. It feels fancy but because it’s on the beach the dress was casual. Fabulous salad bar to start you off. Large portions and the food was delicious. Just wish we would have saved room for dessert because it looked delicious. The service was fabulous. Great ending to our stay in Kauai.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was wonderful, and our server was fantastic. We were celebrating our 54th anniversary, and she presented us with a luscious dessert. Our only complaint is we would have liked a better table, such as, a view of the water and not sitting in a walk way.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A great restaurant. The salad bar was fabulous! The fresh fish was outstanding. Great ambiance! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The view was great, the food was good, but the server wasn't very attentive to us. Appeared to be concerned with only the Marriot guests.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Love the fresh fish and the view of the bay. The service was quick and the server knew what fresh fish of the day was and how it was prepared.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Scenic View
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First night of the honeymoon - dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very disappointed!

This place was recommended by a local and after checking some reviews, we decided to stop for our last dinner on Kauai before catchI got our flight home. The touristy surf decor was what you might expect. The service was not great - the waitress took my hubby's drink order while I was in the restroom, and never came back to take mine. The food came out quickly but most was barely warm.

The food itself was horrible! My fish (spicy ono), which I'd been assured was fresh caught, was dry, over-cooked and tasteless except for a bit of seasoning. My hubby's lobster was equally flavorless. The mashed potatoes were literally like glue. And the fried crab & cream cheese won ton appetizers (highly recommended) were greasy and the crab filling tasted like cheap canned crab. We left most of our meal, essentially donating $100.

Don't waste your time or money here. Probably ok for a drink but even then, there are likely far better options.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Restaurant and food were great.....
NEEDED better directions and road marker when entering Dukes!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had the best view of this island paradise from our table. Our server was simply outstanding! Our experience was relaxing and enjoyable as we were well cared for while dining.
The food, the drinks , and the dessert and of course the service ...just another day in paradise!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Duke’s is always a must each trip to Kauai! We love the atmosphere, location and food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have been going to Dukes for many years. We really enjoyed the waterfront view, food and service as always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food, while not imaginative, was delicious and well cooked. The service was attentive and for as busy as it was, just fine. Would I go again or recommend? Probably not. Why? It’s really just a tourist spot. My first sentence says it all. The food was delicious for the most part, but not imaginative. Overdressed Chef’s special salads on the salad bar. A mediocre variety of veggies on the salad bar with interesting dressings. The bed of rice was oversalted and the side veggies were the typical frozen squash medley with a bit of oregano on it.

The fish! Oh, the fish! Perfectly cooked, well seasoned and totally worth the trip.

The famous hula pie while good, didn’t reallly need to contain a quart of ice cream. A smaller size would have been just as delicious and done the job effectively.

In general, there are better (more interesting) dinining options in the area.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had a great meal at a fantastic location and the service was excellent

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our server Michael was fantastic, as was our food. Mai tai's could have been improved upon

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vip
 (Central Texas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent fish. Ono and uku on the menu. Great menu items and the salad bar is much better than in the past.

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