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“Very nice meal.”
Review of Duke's Kauai

Duke's Kauai
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Ranked #3 of 125 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 July 30, 2013

We dined upstairs in the canoe club and found it to be a large inviting restaurant. We had reservations and were seated on the perimeter where we could view the water and enjoy a nice breeze. The salad bar was not overly abundant in selection, but we found plenty of fresh choices to fill our plates with. Our waiter was pleasant, informative, and attentive. He explained his preferences on the options for preparing the fresh fish depending on which fish we chose. My wife picked monchong Duke's style, and I picked opah mac nut & herb encrusted. Both were very, very good. We finished up with the hula pie which could serve 2-4 people, and it, too, was delicious. This was not the best meal on our trip, but it was very, very good, and I would recommend it when in Lihue.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

All the seafood was fine but one night I wanted a steak so i realize that Kauai is a beef producing state and should be good steak, right? Not good here, it was tough and stringy with a Ponderosa steakhouse flavor. Sad but true. Also, the downstairs level is noisy. the view from both levels is great.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This restaurant has something for everyone including a massive salad bar. Balcony table with a view of the beachfront just adds that something extra! The internal decor is just as spectacular and the service was very attentive. Great food and even greater memories!

Thank WaneringKs
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Our server Lara could not wait to get away from us we have recommendations she completely ignored us, our water glasses were empty we ask for a manager no one ever came the service was terrible this place has a great reputation and atmosphere but the food and service suck move on move across the street or down the beach.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice happy hour and reasonable, locally acquired food. We never had a long wait time, which is a plus with a toddler.

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