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Wed, 5/23
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Duke's Kauai

4.5
1637 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(808) 246-9599
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alexander Amorin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Shoreline Access
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Parking details
Free valet
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Public transit
Bus stop on Rice Street
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
What 1637 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Nice atmosphere, service was great and we enjoyed the steak and seafood

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great Service, Food and Views!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband spent the rest of the night in the bathroom. We will never order the prime rib again.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing salad bar. Most important, the chefs can reliably cook the fish perfectly. The preparations are good too!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is the best place in the area. There are other places nearby that won't have near the wait time, but there's a reason for that. Do yourself a favor and wait if you need to. Duke's is worth the wait.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We ate there several times and enjoyed their food, ambience and service very much. A must. Don't miss the Hula Pie!!!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The Salad bar is wonderful, usually the only thing that we get. Oh, and don't forget the Hula Pie at the end. Great Ambiance, open air, in a beautiful spot on Nawiliwili Bay. We go at least once each time we are on Kauai. Make reservations or you might wait awhile.

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The real problem for me was having a table near the what would have been a nice relaxing ocean view, this was instead used for a freeway of servers and bussers racing up and down the aisle.

This unfortunatly was super distracting and completely killed any ambiance that the place had going for it.

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1.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Slow service. Rotted salad bar. Medium "filet" was ordered, very well done leather was received. Second attempt was slightly better, but all the sides were cold. Worst of all, the waitress acted as if she did us a solid by not charging us for the re-done steak. Overall, very disgusted with the experience.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Enjoyed the food, but enjoyed the prompt efficient service even more. We eat here every trip we take to Lihue.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

A GREAT "go to" when at Kalapaki Beach. Be sure to ask about the catch of the day, as many of the tastiest fish offerings are not available on the mainland, so don't miss the opportunity to sample!! The location & view would be VERY difficult to top. Relaxed atmosphere, and great service. YUM!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Amazing food and service!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Truly a dining gem on Kauai. Simple but excellent salad bar. Hula pie a must have and it's good sized for two to share.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I’d reach about Dukes in my research for our vacation, we dined up stairs and our server was great! I’d say for me, the food was just ok.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We come to Kauai every year for a week. Always eat at Dukes at least twice, even when staying on other parts of the island.
Always consistently great!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great restaurant with fabulous food and views.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Lovely dinner in Kauai. I had the filet mignon and it was excellent and my husband had a shellfish stew with sticky rice and he loved it! Ambiance was lovely and location as well. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent service, food and ambience, lovely view of the bay from the restaurant. Perfect with friends before the airport.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Great views, good service. Love the story of Duke and decorations.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Michael our server was an outstanding & excellent server.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

A typical patio diner with overrated prices. I guess because it’s Kauai and the restaurant is connected to the hotel.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The one thing is that they started to charge gor their wonderful salad bar. The food is great. I wish they would put back their teriyaki star it was fantastic. The hula pie is always fun and yummy. We have been eating here for 20 years and it keeps improving

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Dukes is always a favorite place to go when staying at the Marriott in Kauai

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We always go to Dukes when we stay here on Kauai at the Marriott. Besides having great food and service the view of Kalapaki Bay is a memory and the place is a hot spot for all.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Not up to par!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great way to celebrate our anniversary! The filet was one of the best we’ve ever had, and the Hula pie lived up to its reputation!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The salad bar was wonderful! I could’ve and should’ve just eaten that. My fish was dry but I don’t think that’s the norm here. It was a Friday night and they were busy and I just got unlucky. The hula pie made up for it.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Duke's is always a true Kauai experience. It is great food shared with friends overlooking the beauty of the island.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We went to Duke's twice during our week long visit in Kauai. The food and view were wonderful. We really appreciated the good service also. Both meals topped off with a slice of their great hula pie. Can't wait for our next Hawaii vacation!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Great food and great atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Always good food and an excellent salad bar. Every time we come to Kauai we make one dinner at Dukes. Enjoy the Hula Pie.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We went as a last night out on Kauai and it was spectacular. Great view of the ocean, beach, mountains and the bay. We all had a seafood, one each of the four choices listed and it was spectacular. The best meal we had on the island, also the most expensive meal we had, but not over priced.

There were several cocktails listed and we tried a couple and they were very good. Overall a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

This was the 2nd time we have been to Duke's for our anniversary dinner. Both times we had great service and good food. I would recommend getting their early with a reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and service!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Consistently great service and amazing fish selections.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The seating along the railing is the worst. Every guest going to the salad bar and every worker going to the kitchen walks by the table.
The menu says your server will describe the evenings fresh fish, ours had to be coaxed into it.
Disappointed

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We ordered the Prime Rib and the Sirloin as our entrees.
The entree and garlic mashed potatoes were excellent.
The up-sold us on this "Salad Bar" everything was pretty much horrible. I was at least able to throw together a decent Cesar Salad, but would have passed on it, knowing how bad the rest of the salad bar was.

The service was terrible though.
We arrived about 5 minutes early.
We had a reservation at 4:45 and weren't seated until 4:55. (Not really a big deal, just pointing it out).
The place was dead (at least the top dining half was), there were only 2 other parties seated.
For some reason, there were plenty of seating available near the outer railing closest to the beach, but they decided to sit us in the middle area all by ourselves, not sure why, as other guests arrived, they were all seated in that outer area as well, until it was full, then they started seating people in the middle area.
Being that when we arrived, there was pretty much no one there, we figured the service would be quick. It took way to long to get drinks and our food.
When we finally got the bill, we waited 15 minutes to pay by credit card, so after that long of a wait we just dropped cash and left.

It just seem like were neglected or they were understaffed, but either way, for the price you pay, I expected the service and experience to be much better.
The Prime Rib, Sirloin and Gralic Mash Potatoes were excellent.
The beer prices were cheaper then the bar near the pool at the Marriott.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Awesome. Aloha pie a must! Split between four of us.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We were impressed with the whole experience. Service was excellent, food was a wonderful combination of creative flavors, view of ocean beautiful, and music and waterfall relaxing. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Our “go to” restaurant when vacationing in Lihue, HI. Excellent in every category. Especially the excellent, cheerful service given by Delaney. Hula Pie a must.

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