Duke's Kauai

4.6
2318 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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New England
7 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great beachside restaurant with good food good service a great ambience and the portions are good value! you can watch surfers surfing in the water while you have a great dinner. Highly recommended! I made the reservation on OpenTable and noted it was my daughter's birthday. So they gave her a free piece of their signature Kona pie and we didn't even have to remind them about it. When we weren't happy about the position of our first table the hostess offered us a fantastic table with a great view but we only had to wait a few minutes for that.

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Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, atmosphere and ambiance. Friendly professional service.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was amazing and so was the food! And you can’t beat the view of the ocean!

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

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Overall would highly recommend to anyone visiting!

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

The restaurant is located on the beach and has a breathtaking view. The service was the kind you would expect from Duke's, efficient, graceful and cheerful. The food was excellent and filling. I had the prime rib. It was delicious but more than I could finish. Do I took it with me.

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

We have been to Dukes several times and each time is a wonderful dining experience. We had Jeremy as our waiter and he was superb! Can't say anything bad about the night. Great food, great service, wonderful ambiance and fabulous view!

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WD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fish had the most delicious sauce! I’d definitely come back next trip to Kauai!

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BM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Amanda, was very sweet! Great salad bar, seared ahi and hula pie! We come here as a tradition and will be back. Mahalo!

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TR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! Nice atmosphere and great service. Our easier was very friendly.

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Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice time. Good food

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, best fish you will find anywhere. Atmosphere is over the top.

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JP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming and friendly staff. The view was Amazing. The fish was fresh and delicious. Overall a great dining experience.

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1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere great food parking is terrible

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating Father’s Day and my husband’s retirement. Great service, great food, great experience! Thank you!

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Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great place for a special meal. beautiful location, great service staff, great food, excellent salad bar.

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed celebrating Father’s Day with my husband and girls. The service was efficient and friendly. The food was fresh and delicious. We ordered the calamari (thick slices but well breaded and fresh), crab cakes (soft, fell apart but full of flavor), Mahimahi, mongchong, shrimp pasta, and kabob. The fish was very fresh. All the dishes were flavorful and well-portioned. We all took about half our food home. Lastly, the ambiance was beautiful and relaxing. We were seated with an unobstructed view of the ocean where we could hear the waves and the talented live band playing downstairs.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The Father’s Day specials (steak) was over cooked, but the waiter brought out new steaks. The service was incredible. A little loud, but overall a good experience.

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NG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the best on Kauai. Our server,Frank, was great. Food delicious? P

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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hubby, 2 teen daughters and I visited for dinner one night while in beautiful Kauai. Food was very good. We all had seafood and tasted fresh and delish! HULU pie a must!!!!!!!!!! 😋Service was good, but not outstanding. Waitress & hostess friendly. We sat upstairs on perimeter, had a fairly nice view, and it was a little quieter for conversation than the inner part of restaurant near salad bar. We would recommend and visit if we go back to Kauai.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late to our reservation. When I called Brittney ensured us that we had nothing to worry about. When we arrived, we were seated within 5 minutes (a big plus!!). Our waitress Kapua was the best! She provided such awesome service. Mark B. also came by to see how we were doing!! Awesome staff & great customer service!

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was entertaining and the location... Well, it's Kauai. Overlooking the beach, ocean breeze blowing into restaurant. Amazing

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PS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Seem to me that the Salad Bar has less selection and not kept 'fresh' like before? The fish I had was not that good, maybe I should not have asked to bake the fish? Little things means a lot!

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MJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

If you can get Kehlani as your server do it, he made the night amazing!

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New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It is on the coast so the views are, of course, beautiful, but the upstairs dining had a Disney Resturant type of feel. It is good for kids, but not a place I would go with a group of adults to enjoy a nice dinner. The area itself is worth seeing, but the dining in Duke’s was mediocre.

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HH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During our stay on the island of Kauai, our mean at Dukes was by far the best! we all ordered something different and it was all amazing! Make sure to get the Hula pie!

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location and restaurant, open table reservation was honored and given a nice waterview table, excellent service! Can add salad bar to entree, delicious salads and muffins. We returned the next day for lunch at their downstairs bar next to beach, also a great experience!

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Central Coast
47 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. The salad bar is so good and a wonderful variety. I still wish they would bring back the Teriyaki steak that they used to have on the menu. Our server Kevin was excellent and made sure we had an enjoyable dinner. The kabob was good but still not the teriyaki steak. Of course we always enjoy the hula pie. It is always our fist stop when we arrive at the hotel.

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LL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Duke’s on the last night of our vacation. We sat on the deck and had a great view of the beach, bay, and nearby mountains. Food was excellent and dollar for dollar was one of the best spots we dined on Kauai. Service was great as well.

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Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner at Duke’s. The salad bar is awesome, fresh fish delectable and service friendly and professional. Way to go!!

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BD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I wouldn't order seafood again. It's very hard to cook fish well when there are so many people ordering. I should have figured that out. My fish was over cooked to the max, and I did let our server know. Everything else was great. This Is definitely a steak place. The ambience is superb.

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HR
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Duke's (upstairs) to celebrate our anniversary. I had Mahi Mahi which was fresh, moist and cooked perfectly. My husband had a steak which was also very good. The wait staff is great - even brought us a piece of their famous macadamia nut pie for dessert to celebrate. And they do have the best salad bar on the island.

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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food and Service!

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

It was a dinner on our honeymoon. The service was amazing but my pasta was obviously over cooked. The hula pie was great though.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! Fantastic drinks, great food!
Beautiful location
And incredible service!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and it was great! The atmosphere couldn't be beaten and the food was delicious. Our waiter was excellent and the fact that he was an Eagles fan (since we are from Philly) was such a coincidence! lol Thanks for a great end to a fabulous vacation.

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JM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitresses were great. They moved our location when the trade winds were too breezy for my wife. Views were excellent. Live entertainment from downstairs added to the ambiance.

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San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from ken.
Beautiful setting.
Great salads bar and dessert.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and it was fantastic! Our table was ready at the appointed time and the view was just about as good as it gets. Jeremy, our waiter, was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. He helped us pick out the right wine to go with our meal and made sure we got a piece of hula pie for free in celebration of our anniversary. This is a great place to have a great meal in Kauai.

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Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Extremely reliable great fish dishes with nice salad bar with fantastic views of bay.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and experience!

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