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Duke's Kauai

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3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705 (Shoreline Access)
+1 808-246-9599
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Duke's is always a requirement when we visit Kauai. The wait staff are all wonderful, the views of paradise are incomparable, and the food is so very, very excellent.

Thank deanmL6026GE
Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our Thanksgiving meal here - some had turkey and some had fish - and the food was fantastic! Extensive salad bar, and you must order a Hula Pie to share for dessert!

Thank petersdd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good loved the tacos and they had a nice beer selection. We were able to go late after a few drinks by the Marriott bar

Thank johnay271
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worst food we ate on the island, so much so that we both woke up with stomach cramps on the second time we ate there. The first time wasn't the best downstairs, so we thought we'd give it a go upstairs as we had been told it was a better menu. Wish we hadn't bothered now, as it certainly did... More 

1 Thank Cas D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is good, service is good, and the view is good. Worth it! I would say it is worth going once, but I ended up going twice: once for drinks after dinner, and then while my husband was surfing.

1 Thank Jacklyn C
Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are few really good locations for Dinner in Kauai. Duke's is one of the best! Great location, good food and service. We enjoyed everything including the salad bar, which we don't generally like. Yes this is touristy, but have a good time anyway. The fresh fish is good, the steaks looked great, even though the table next to us... More 

2 Thank Richard V
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and wait staff. Reservations are a must for dinner. They have a kids menu. All their fish dishes are awesome. The salad bar is great too. Will be back.

2 Thank rmclane
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every November we come to Kauai - and as soon as we land, we head for Duke's. The Barefoot Bar has great prices and it is such a beautiful setting! They had great music and excellent food - fresh fish and shredded pork sandwiches.

1 Thank Linda L
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The salad bar is amazing and a great benefit . . . Only $3 with an entree. One of the best if not the best salad bar I've ever experienced. Food was fresh, with unique options. Highly recommend. I had the Ahi and it was fabulous, the short ribs were also phenomenal. Of course the hula pie is a must... More 

1 Thank Janel D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location and would have been a great place for dinner. The food for lunch was OK but the dining room looked amazing with its decor. Lunch food was average but beers went down fast. Nothing great for lunch but dinner might have been a different story.

1 Thank Leigh Ann H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
    (Shoreline Access)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on Rice Street
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-246-9599
On the sand at Kalapaki Beach, Duke’s is dedicated to legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha. The restaurant’s open-air design offers stunning, sweeping ocean views while the 30 foot waterfall plunges into a koi pond below that meanders through the tables. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, romantic dinner, or tropical cocktail in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?