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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.
Lihue, HI 96766
Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bus stop on Rice Street
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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