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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (87)
Scenic View (79)
Good for a Date (60)
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Special Occasion (59)
Great for Outdoor Dining (54)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Casual (51)
Local Ingredients (45)
Good for Groups (39)
Worth the Drive (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Fun (32)
Romantic (32)
Hot Spot (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Authentic (20)
People Watching (20)
Kid-friendly (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Live Music (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Healthy (15)
Business Meals (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Cozy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was a ten! Our waiter was fantastic!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good experience with good food and very nice setting.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great as always Dukes! No matter what location I visit I’m always impressed and satisfied ! Thank you!

Tags: Live Music, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

We have visited Kauai about a dozen times and we have dined at Duke's every time. This is one of those restaurants that you keep going back to, great food and Hula pie. My wife loves the salad bar and I love the prime rib. We will be back on our next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

I love the salad bar, so many choices. My husband had the ribs. Very good, not as meaty as some places. He was very happy with his meal

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

We were given a great table as requested, and enjoyed our fresh snapper dinner, and the very gracious and friendly service.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 7 days ago

Duke’s has become one of our preferred dining sites during our annual visit to Kauai. They have great fresh fish and the macadamia nut preparation with an exquisite buerre blanc sauce is a must. The wine list is interesting and fairly priced compared to other fine dining restaurants on Kauai. Service is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Waterfront, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Great service. Food was incredible!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food as always
Great service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were disappointed in the food and overall experience at Duke's. I ordered the filet and chicken brochette over rice. It was delivered cold. Our server was so busy we couldn't get his attention because the servers were slammed. He said he would ask the chef to remake my dinner, however all they did was microwave it. It came out cold again and extremely dry. It was a total loss. The salad bar was only a good deal if you added to the meal for $4.00, otherwise it was $18.00 with only a small selection to choose from. My husband ordered a fish special over rice. The portion was small and lukewarm at best. We skipped desserts-not very interesting. The cocktails are basic and very expensive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The staff couldn't have been nicer. We made a reservation for the long time and they were happy to accommodate us. The hostess was terrific andWe had a wonderful waiter named Jake who was extremely attentive and we had a wonderful evening.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It’s always a great evening when we go to Duke's. It’s our go to restaurant for food food on Kauai. The best salad bar on island! ❤️🙌🏽 And when in doubt, always get the hula pie!

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was great, I had the prime rib the waiter suggested he liked the prime rib grilled and spiced with cajun spice, so I tryed it, prime rib ended up to be medium which was ok I like very rare meat, the spice was not that pronounced, next time I will just get the regular prime rib, my girlfriend had the prime rib she ordered it medium rare but it was more on the rare side but she ate it and loved it she commented it was so tender. The bad part was we asked for leftovers to be taken out and the waiter never brought our food back, but we were having such a great time that we forgot about it till we were in our car.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was so fabulous a couple of days ago, we had to go back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had dinner here before heading to the Lihue airport for our departure. There are two areas with different menus, upstairs fine dining and downstairs bar/informal dining. I wasn't aware of this until we showed up and were asked which area we wanted to be seated in. We chose to eat upstairs in the more formal area. Both were very busy. The views of the ocean were excellent. Service was very good and the food was average. Overall, this place is probably one of the better dining options for anyone headed off to the airport because the proximity was excellent... minutes from the airport.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good food, great service, and nice atmosphere. Fun!

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Music, Good for a Date, Waterfront, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We have a good dinner in Duke’s Kauai. Fish was very fresh and tasty. Service was good and friendly.

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We live on Oahu and have always enjoyed the Dukes (and sister restaurant Hula Grill) in Waikiki. We were equally pleased with the Kauai edition. In fact, the restaurant itself is more pleasant than the Waikiki unit. This is not gourmet dining. This is simply prepared seafood, tasty fish tacos and very good salad bar (only a $4 add with an entrée - a bargain!). Go and enjoy the view, the atmosphere, the service and the food. We won't miss it on our next trip to the garden island!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great service, food and atmosphere. Wilk be coming back next time in Kauai!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Organic, Romantic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Three gorgeous ladies greeted us and gave us the table we had requested. Calvin the waiter went along with all our fun and we all laughed and laughed and laughed and ate a little in between. The food was good as always but I was hurt as the salad bar went up another dollar. But delighted that they put the wontons back on the appetizer list.
I was introducing a new family to the area to this favorite local spot amd I now they will be enjoying it for years of birthday and anniversaries.
Calvin was the absolute best waiter ever!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always love Dukes! We will return! Salad bar is awesome for $4, and always return just for that! Great entrees and drinks too!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The three of us went to celebrate New Year's Eve without all the noise and fuss and to share, once again, the special feel of Duke's...plus, it was our 57th wedding anniversary. It would have been nice to hear the strolling lady musicians who were there in the past, but their absence did not take away from the setting, the good food and the excellent service. Mahalo!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Waterfront, Scenic View, Healthy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My family of 4 ate at Duke's on Christmas Eve. We made reservations thru OpenTable and requested a table along the railing when I arrived. We waited an extra 10 mins or so, but it was worth it for the better view. We all ordered the filet. 3 of the 4 were cooked perfectly, but mine was slightly overcooked (med well vs med). It was still delicious! I mentioned it to the waitress just so she could pass it on to the chef and she quickly said Hula Pie for dessert was on the house. The pie was huge, enough for 4 to share, and absolutely fantastic. Prices were reasonable for Hawaii.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good, but not great. Disappointing experience, however great location with a wonderful view!

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Salad bar is great, food good. Hawaii priced, no deals here. Hula pie worth it

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

uh, tired chain food - prime rib a gristle-fest / lousy location, poor food, filthy bathrooms without toilet paper

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

My family had a dinner at this restaurant tonight. And our experience was wonderful. Courteous staff, nice music, great food...all this at the beach side. I strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We wear seated quickly. Amazing view of a small bay and beach. Our table was on the restaurant side of the covered patio and both had great views of the water. The restaurant was busy and appeared to be full and we never felt crowded or hurried. My sister ordered the filet mignon cooked medium-rare. It came out nearly well done. It was taken off our bill (without question and they were apologetic), after I brought it to our server's attention. I on the other hand, ordered the "moon fish" with a Mac nut crust. I can honestly say that this was one of the the very best meals I have eaten ever. Very happy with the service and overall experience. We will be making this a holiday season tradition.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very accommodating and great food. Great views and lots of options.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Dukes exceeded our expectation. Good food and great service. The seared ahi was excellent. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Overall a good experience and we will return. Great view overlooking the beach and ocean beside the Marriott Beach Resort in Lihue. The downstairs restaurant and bar has a casual menu and the upstairs has more upscale dining. It was very busy during Christmas week but from what I hear it is busy year round.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Despite being Christmas Day, staff was very friendly and we did not feel at all rushed.
The view and ambiance were lovely and food very tasty. The waiter was very honest with his recommendations and overall, Duke’s was a great place for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas Eve at Dukes!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had to stop in while we were on vacation and it was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good meal all around.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a 8:15pm reservation. Had to wait half an hour after that time to get a table!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

When we arrived and checked in we were offered a table next to salad bar and kitchen door. I indicated dissatisfaction to the hostess who stated there only obligations a table at our reservation time. I was told it would be another 10 to 20 mins to change tables which became 30 mins. By the time we sat down it was 8:30pm. The food is good and reasonably priced so I would still go here but we didn’t love it.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Dukes. Great food and service. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We will return. PS. Try the Hula Pie - Yummy.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service and location

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service. Disappointing salad bar. Menu..limited vegetarian entree options....mediocre meal( had mushroom gnocci)

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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