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Duke's Kauai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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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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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another great TS restaurant that delivers great food, drinks, service and ambiance. We had an outstanding waitress (Pula I believe) in the bar area. Outstanding pork and fish tacos, and great salads.

Thank Mike m
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been to Duke's several times. Generally it's noisy and quite crowded. Not my preference, but it is obviously liked by many. Food is okay, not great. Wait staff average.

Thank OregonOutBound
Copperas Cove, Texas
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened to be in Kauai for my husband's birthday and someone recommended we go to Dukes! I am so glad they did! We all had something different and we all thought our meal was excellent. The view of the ocean was gorgeous, as was the waterfall and koi pond. Our waitress was very friendly, overall a great restaurant to... More 

Thank daisylouwho
Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful experience, Dukes came highly recommended not only by friends but also by review books. Our server Michael, I'd prefer to call my new local friend was amazing, courteous and made the night for my wife and I on our honeymoon. Excellent service, incredible flavors with all aspects of the meal, from the appetizer through dessert was... More 

Thank WilliamDB3
Lihue, Hawaii
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always fun to eat at Dukes. Nice atmosphere and great service. Open air restaurant with nice view of Kalapaki Beach. Lots of food to choose from, and must have the salad bar!

Thank mmn79
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and had the pulled pork and the Caesar salad with chicken. We also had calamari to start. The calamari was fine, just small portions. The other food was nothing special. I could probably had the same from any other chain restaurant you could find on the mainland. I don't think it was worth the money.... More 

Thank townby
Jacksonville, Florida
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Milo the bar tender was so professional with a quick smile and constantly taking care of the orders ticketing into the bar. He engaged in conversation with regulars and new patrons. The cocktail in a pineapple was half the price of Waikiki and just as tasty. The calamari is the strip variety similar in shape of a fat French fry... More 

Thank RCLight
Lihue, Hawaii
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family wanted to go to Duke's for a special occasion last week, although I don't go there often. There were 6 of us, and we all had a good time. My grandson order the fresh sheared ahi, and he was happy with his choice. My daughter-in-law and granddaughter had the prime rib, and they liked it. Her Mother had,... More 

Thank jim l
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is mediocre. The service is slow. The view is a waterfall in the restaurant or the beach if you are seated outside. The parking is valet. I expected better service and food. The beer is good.

Thank Janien J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was hard to find! But worth getting lost a bit. Service is so quick and staff is so nice and helpful. Beautiful location for a romantic dinner. Very popular place, lots of people but we had finished our meal in 30mim so very speedy. Very pricey! $$$$ was a worthwhile splurge. Worth every penny, Fiance had prime rib,... More 

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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
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?