Duke's Kauai

4.6
2247 reviews
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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.
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C
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food is great and everyone there is pleasant and accommodating.

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C
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I love this place as our go to when here in Kauai.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dukes has always been a favorite. It seems like in the last year the salad bar selection is going down and to run out of multiple things on a Saturday night is poor

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KL
Savannah
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Duke’s every time we come to Hawaii. It’s a great restaurant with good food and service and the view is outstanding. We love the layout and look of the restaurant design. It’ obviously popular as you really should get reservations in advance if you want to go.

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PP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Marriott for 4 nights. Had dinner at Dukes twice. The food was great and Keenan our server was the best. If you make a reservation ask for Keenan’s station. You won’t because disappointed.

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RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

In terms of food, a little expensive for what you get and how it's displayed. However, great ambiance albeit a bit noisy at 7:45 PM on a Thursday.

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M
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, fresh fish and salad bar too! The view is perfect for a meal like Duke's

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BD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hostess and waitstaff were beyond incredible. Thanks for helping make our birthday celebration extra special.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. This place has great food and great service. The hula pie is a must.

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PS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the salad bar was fantastic. Great location

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DA
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent salad bar, perfect fish & Prime Rib for dinner, with a Gorgeous view!!!!!

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C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall the food was great and location is right next to the Marriott. Our server tried, but fell short on simple requests. Waited about 10 minutes for a soda to be refilled and couldn’t finish my meal until it arrived. They might be a little understaffed as she looked as though she was being pulled in multiple directions and it wasn’t very busy. Quality of food was great. Atmosphere was pretty nice too. Would return to give them another shot.

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PR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place right on the beach.

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BL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Omi was excellent! She smiled the whole evening. It was my birthday so we celebrated with the Hula Pie! Absolutely delicious!!!

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BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant we visited during our stay in Kauai. The service provided by everyone was superior. All of the wait staff were superior. We had the salad bar and fish tacos which were superior. The value is very good. The dining room has an open air view of the harbor bay which is extremely pleasant.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Mediocre food, typically slow Hawaiian service, not great value for money paid. Mostly a tourist trap.

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M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to eat

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KS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Duke's is our go to for special occasions or have friends visiting our island. We know that the food is going to be ono (delicious). Always make room for their signature dessert, the hula pie!

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b
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was nice as usual but extremely busy with graduation parties & didn’t have the “wow” factor we usually expect from Duke’s.

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f
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was Dukes. This one is the best though. Loved all the history.

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JE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Opah fish and it was delicious! Great atmosphere and service. Highly recommend!

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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food isn't the reason to dine here
Seriously over priced, lacklustre, moderately edible.
Chelsey was our server. Will return to see her. I dine here for convenience as I work close and live close. She gave best service I've experienced in this location.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly service and views of the bay. One of our go tos everytime we're on Kauai. And the Hula Pie is the best!

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food - husband loved the tuna! Salad bar was very fresh

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KE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service with a fantastic view!!

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PA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful friendly and fast service. Food was awesome!

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DD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly, the ambiance beautiful and the food delicious.

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G
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local feel, great downstairs bar as you prepare to go upstairs for dinner. Poke was amazing. 3 different fresh caught fish in additional to tuna; I had Ono and it was to die for. Would definitely recommend.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday. No recognition

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WS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit to this Duke's location. The restaurant is similar to the Duke's in Huntington Beach with a nice ocean front location. The menu was very limited for fish selection. The preparation of the dishes seemed more like what I would expect at Red Lobster. The staff was generally friendly and helpful. The salad bar was something I had not seen at a Duke's previously? I think there are too many choices to dining in Kauai and Duke's will not be on my rotation in the future.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes are my favorite and the prime rib was delicious and perfectly cooked.

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SB
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table with a great view. Our server was very nice and attentive. The food was excellent. We each had one of the fish specials. The Hula pie was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful dinner. Do enjoy the food downstairs in the barefoot bar also, but wanted to try salad bar.

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TK
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The website stated that they had nightly live Hawaiian music, but there was none. We had expected the lovely foursome of ladies coming around table to table singing to us. Very disappointing.

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MM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat dinner at Dukes on our last evening on the island, on every trip. The service is excellent, they have an amazing salad bar and selection of local fish, and the view is spectacular!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great. Love their salad bar. The food was average.

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OF
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, server was friendly, and there’s a beautiful view of the bay from just about anywhere in the restaurant

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KH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Salad bar variety was lacking and chocolate cake tasted li,e is had sat in the fridge a while but the fish was amazing amd our server was fabulous. Unfortunalely we were seated for the second ti e at a small table by the server station where everyone walked by. I would recommend eliminating this table

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F
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Expect to wait 20-60 minutes between 4:30-6:30. Food’s not worth the price or wait, but the view is wonderful.

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SP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service was outstanding! I had the Ono over black forbidden rice which was excellent. My wife had the mungchung ( fish) which was dine perfect. Finish off with a Hula Pie if you can!

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