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“After 15 years, still as good as the 1st time”
Review of Duke's Kauai

Duke's Kauai
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Ranked #4 of 121 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Shoreline Access
Transit: Bus stop on Rice Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We have been coming to Kauai biannually for the past 15 years and on every single trip have eaten at Duke's Canoe Club on Rice Street. The menu has changed over the course of time, as have the servers and staff, but it has been one the most consistently great food and service. We now make it our first stop for dinner in Kauai.

I had the Opah sautéed with macadamia crust and my wife had firecracker moochong. Outstanding. Along with a terrific salad bar it is a great deal and as always friendly, informative service. Always willing to share some local spots to go.

I love the open no walls feel of this restaurant built up like plantations of long ago. We had a nice rain shower that added to the ambiance. Not a fancy restaurant but always good with plenty of locals there too.in 15 years and probably 30 visits I have never had room to try the Hulu Pie which many say is fantastic.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here. Their salad bar comes with your meal and is great! Lots of options to choose from. we both ordered a fish entree and although expensive, was delicious. The portion size of fish was much larger than expected and we both left stuffed. the service was fantastic and the setting was beautiful.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is the only Duke's in Hawaii with Taco Tuesdays. We usually arrive on Tuesdays and head to Duke's first.

Thank GreenGail
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Duke's on Kauai, located both at the edge of the Marriott Lagoons Resort and fronting a local beach is an ideal setting. Dining on the Lanai is a window onto a great blending of local folks arriving with their beach chairs as well as visitors feeling out the lay of the land. The food is quite consistent over the years. On this occasion we shared the Kalua pulled pork sandwich and the Fire Grilled Shrimp Salad, both of which were very good. Pua was our server and she is dynamite! Just a great Hawaiian setting to be sure and a great place to stop for a late lunch if you have a later flight.

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Thank Jollymon22
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

My spouse brought me here during our vacation, the whole of Waikiki had changed so much in the last 6 years, but Duke's still had its old charm. Authentic Hawaiian decor, relaxed environment, delicious food, and the Salad bar!!! If you want to taste locale Hawaiian flavour like you have to eat here!!!

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Thank Janetta N
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