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“Delicious food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Duke's Kauai

Duke's Kauai
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Ranked #6 of 119 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Oak Grove, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

What a great place! I wish we had dined here more often during our stay in Kauai. Make sure you try the Hawaiian Pizza and Cashew Chicken! Top it off with a Piña Colada and enjoy the live music overlooking the beach.

Thank Britta B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not worth the hype”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Normally restaurants connected to Marriotts are great. This one was just ok. The food presentation was lackluster, the service was poor.The Hula pie, which they are known for was just ice cream with hard chocolate coating and whip cream. No big deal

Visited October 2012
Thank DesignWisconsin
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Kauai, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“What a View!!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Have to dinner many times upstairs. My favorite is lunch downstairs, beachside, in the bar. The view is super and so is the people-watching. If it is very busy there might be a short wait to get the table you want, but the staff will do their best to make your wait as short as possiable. I have never been dissapointed in either the staff or the food. Both are consistantly superior, which is why I will keep comming back and always tell others to "just try it one time". Aloha

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank AntyJ_12
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome...fresh Pina Coladas too!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Our first night in Kauai, the concierge at the Waldorf recommended Dukes. What a treat! We got there very early when they were opening (still on E. Coast time) and got an ocean table without a reservation. The food was fantastic and drinks were great. Get the fresh Pina Colada in the pineapple (was one of the best drinks of the trip). We also had a Free dessert coupon from the hotel for the Hula pie (ice cream pie with choc cookie bottom and syrup). YUM!!!

Our waitress was awesome and told us about one the best hiking spots we found on the trip.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MariaZ
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Moreno Valley, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great food and great service. The all you can eat salad bar is a nice touch with your meal. The steak and lobster tail is to die for!! Great view of the ocean as well.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MrsSmith111111
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