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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

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (95)
Scenic View (89)
Good for a Date (67)
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Special Occasion (65)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Casual (51)
Local Ingredients (47)
Romantic (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
Good for Groups (40)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Fun (34)
Authentic (22)
People Watching (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Live Music (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Healthy (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 9 hours ago

Beautiful dinner on the lanai

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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was excellent. The waiter was helpful and explained the featured dishes. The food came out hot and was delicious. This is a popular place so there was a fair amount of noise although we could still carry on a conversation.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Very good food, service, value and selections
A rare steal is the salad bar
When you purchase 2 main courses the sale bar is only $7.00 The selection is enormous. No one else offers this

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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·Dined 4 days ago

An absolute must in Kauai. Don't miss the hula pie!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 6 days ago

Drinks in fresh pineapples, great salad bar, Maui Onion soup YA!, and an atmosphere filled with Aloha! What a great dining experience. I would recommend Duke’s to anyone. The menu is vast and offers a wide range of options. Thank you Duke’s for a great meal and an atmosphere second to none.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I used to be a fan of Dukes. Unfortunately, I think they must be suffering from low volume. Dinner this week was exemplified by salad bar that was full of old and wilted greens. Not a good way to start a meal.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time we ordered our drinks they were either water down or did not taste the way it was suppose to be (cosmopolitan). Second time was a charm. My husband ordered an old fashion. Wasn’t anywhere near an old fashion, but consumed anyway. Dinner was good.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and great service. Loved being on the water for dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Enjoyed our visit to Duke's on our last night in Kauai. A perfect ending to a very nice holiday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food and service was excellent, although getting a bit pricey. We had a wonderful table looking out at the ocean but it was very breezy.
Somewhat disappointed that they changed the menu to match the other Duke restaurants. Used to be able to select a fish and how it would be prepared. Now its a set menu.
Dukes management....that's what made this place so good!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent service, great menu, delicious food, & ambience!! We are Never disappointed☺ + HULA pie is divine:)

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great place to come to and a great view the wave and the surfer

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Groups, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Favorite on Kauai ! Great view and yummy salad bar

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food but somewhat pricey! We had a terrific waitress too.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Best dining experience we had on our trip to Kauai. Our server, Hunter, provided excellent service that just added to an amazing meal. We will definitely be back in the future.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My All Time Favorite Restaurant in the Islands. My first time at Dukes Canoe Club 2004 on Waikiki. Now 13 Years Later the Dukes at Kallpaki Beach at Lihue, Kauai. Incredible everything Service superb Jennifer at Bar $ then Hunter at Dinner. The Crab Won Ton app was out of this world😵
Our Fish at Dinner was so fresh and perfectly prepared not overdone. We received a Birthday desert called Duke’s Macadamia Ice Cream Chocolate Pie Incredible👍🏾Service was impeccable

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Been to this restaurant three times, it has become more of a family restaurant. Very noisy . Food is good, salad bar is outstanding. Service is very good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server, Jake, was outstanding and fantastic. He did superb in letting us know the fish for the night. Very friendly and easy to talk to. Perfect evening. Looking forward to our next dinner soon.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went for our 50th wedding anniversary. Waiter was extremely efficient and pleasurable to converse with. Food was very good and the portions were good. We were in Kuiau and it was nice to eat in a nice restaurant with reasonable prices.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Dukes never disappoints the food and service are always good. We have been dining there for 20 years and the quality is always good.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent service , delicious food. Had the macadamia crusted fresh catch of the day, so good! Our server was so personable , above and beyond friendly! The view was fantastic. Recommend making a reservation and getting there right when they open to get a good table out front.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Vacation no more to say

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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