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With the crystal blue waters of Kalapaki Bay and the Hoary Head Mountains surrounding you, Duke’s Kauai invites you to celebrate life like the legend, Duke Kahanamoku, himself. The unique island-inspired atmosphere connects guests to the garden isle with luscious indoor waterscapes and a breezy Barefoot Bar. The Barefoot Bar is seated on a first come-first serve basis. Savor the fresh tastes of the island with locally sourced, contemporary beachside cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. The aloha spirit and Duke’s legacy live on at Duke’s Kauai.
Authentic Northern Italian fare, also specializing in seafood and steaks. Cafe Portofino is a beautiful upscale restaurant overlooking the ocean located at the Royal Sonesta Resort. Please come and enjoy our award wining cuisine and breathtaking views. Official parking for the restaurant is available at the Royal Sonesta Resort.
Please note, all seating is first come, first served- no special seating requests can be honored. For parties over 6, online reservations are not accepted, please call the main number.
If you have children in your party, please leave a note on your reservation or message the restaurant so that we can better accommodate your seating. Grazie.
- AGAlexGToronto / Ontario •7 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoWe appreciate the host staff accommodating our change of time request and for giving us a wonderful table to take in our final evening on the island (carrying on our tradition of dining at Dukes before flying home). Mark was wonderful and made for an enjoyable dining experience :)More infoDuke's KauaiPrice: Expensive• Hawaii Regional Cuisine• Lihue•4.5
- OTHawaii •2 reviews5.0Dined on Nov 26, 2023Very friendly people and very clean the restrooms. The foods are good and fast serviceMore infoLilikoi Bar and GrillPrice: Moderate• Hawaii Regional Cuisine• Lihue•4.2
- JRJosephRvipOrange County •2 reviews5.0Dined on Nov 26, 2023Dined there a few times last week, all positive experiences. Thank you.More infoKukui's Restaurant at Kalapaki BeachPrice: Expensive• Hawaii Regional Cuisine• Lihue•3.9
- SsethkLos Angeles •1 review4.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Steak was med well instead of med but still awesome. Service a little slow but ambiance great, had a harpist playing classical italian music.More infoCafe PortofinoPrice: Expensive• Italian• Lihue•4.2
- TTommyLos Angeles •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Amazing service, food had quality taste, drinks we’re tasty (spicy margarita and the pain killer), the view is unbelievable, and if you are just visiting the restaurant the valet complimentary.More infoHualani'sPrice: Moderate• undefined• Lihue•4.7
Lihue, the capital city of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, is home to arguably the most diverse array of restaurants on the island. The restaurants in Lihue serve everything from authentic Italian cuisine to organic pescatarian food to "ono local grindz." However, all of the local eateries have something in common: the fresh seafood. The locally caught shrimp is especially popular with visitors. Known throughout the Hawaiian Islands as some of the tastiest shrimp around, the shrimp of Kauai is much sweeter and softer than the shrimp sold at mainstream grocery stores. As a special surprise, Kauai shrimp is usually served with the head on.
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- Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor
- Kauai Cliff House Suite
- Kauai Plantation Railway
- Banyan Harbor
- Wailua Falls
- Kalapaki Beach
- Vidinha Stadium
- Kauai Lagoons Golf Course
- Gaia Gives Resorts @ Kauai Beach Resort Lihue
- Nawiliwili Light Station
- Grove Farm Homestead
- Kauai Beach Resort 3306
- Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
- Kauai Marriott Resort
- Lihue Shopping Center
- Hanamaulu Beach Park
- Nawiliwili Park
- Kuhio Mall Shopping Center
- Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
- Kukui Grove Shopping Center