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Duke's Kauai

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$$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705 (Shoreline Access)
(808) 246-9599
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Maitland, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is attached to the Marriott and the bar and restaurant were hopping. We ordered the Moonfish (Opah) that was macadamia nut and herb butter crusted and sauteed. This was delicious and came with sauted bok choy. We also ordered the Kushiyaki-chicken and beef skewers over basmati wheatberry rice. Yum. We added the salad bar for $3 which was an... More 

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Lakeville, Connecticut, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife were there for two meals both dinner my 1st meal was a burger,fries very good I was befriended by a local cat whom I sheared some burger I think she liked it as much as I did my wife fish taco's they were so good she had them both times.My second meal was mango bbq sauce ribs they... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The thing that makes this restaurant stand out is the salad bar. Our dinner entrees were delectable, but the salad bar was so comprehensive and well stacked that it made the meal. I would definitely recommend this to visitors who are hungry and desire well prepared entrees.

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Thank MRK-Portland
Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this restaurant! I always eat at Duke's when I visit Kauai. I made a reservation for dinner for two through the Open Table app. We used the valet parking which was very easy. We arrived early and were seated right away. Our waiter was great! I got the monchong and my boyfriend got filet mignon. Both were fabulous!... More 

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Thank socalcountrygal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went just for the Hula Pie and we were not disappointed. Our waitress was upbeat, friendly and accommodating. A great and fun atmosphere and the Hula Pie was fantastic! You have to have Hula Pie if you are in Kauai. One piece is huge...so share!

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White Rock, Canada
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great spot for a drink and appetizers!!! Great views of surfers and water sports. Good drinks and tasty food. Korean beef tacos are a favourite!!

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Thank Holly B
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good casual dining downstairs.....good...more formal dining upstairs. Great view.....on the waterfront. Pretty mountains and water outdoors.

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Thank Cathy B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fish sandwiches were good but not spectacular for kauai. Service was good. Maybe fish plates at dinner would be better.

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Thank DeAnn L
Kirkland, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful setting on Kalapaki Beach. Enjoy a swim at the public beach fronting the Marriott, then lunch at Duke's. Swordfish sandwich & fries with tartar sauce were perfect and preceded by delectable coconut shrimp. Perfect lunch in unbeatable setting with friendly & attentive staff.

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Thank MikeV5315
Vancouver, WA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here numerous times. Every meal was very good. Better than anything we have had in the Poipu area so far, but we have not gone to the highest $$$$ here yet. 10 times better than The Dolphin in Poipu and less expensive. Dukes had the best salad bar we have found so far.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: (808) 246-9599
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.

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