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Duke's Kauai

3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
+1 808-246-9599
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hula pie” (591 reviews)
“waffle fries” (38 reviews)
“fish tacos” (238 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3610 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1705
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Beautiful and unique restaurant. Good fish dishes for dinner. Good plan to go for a welcome to the island dinner. Great views wherever you are seated.

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 11 May 2016

By sharing Excellent service your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and pla We have come to Dukes for years! Love the fresh fish and prep. The service was good. Salad bar is a good value too. The upstairs has a great view we...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Thought I would grab something quick due to a long day. $20 for fish and chips was a little much. The portions were small and fish was dry. Not sure what the slaw was, but uneatable. If it wasn't a to go order, would have...More

Thank mcn001
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Almost two years ago a friend of mine took me to Dukes for lunch and the food was very good! On this visit with my family I had to bring them to Dukes for lunch not only because of the great food but the view...More

Thank DStuman
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Three of us ordered fish preparations that were among the best we've had in any restaurant ever. My son-in-law, a big time rib lover, wolfed down ribs that he claimed were the best he had ever eaten. Our server was exceptional in describing the food...More

Thank vsaxton3322
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Food good as alpes we invite friends to come who live on island they also enjoy food very much great place to go wonderful view of harbor they make great drinks

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Nice view, relaxing setting and great fish tacos. Oh, and a decent pins colada. Not a bad way to start a vacation. Lots of tourists, but ok for our first Hawaiian meal.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We have dined at Dukes Kalapaki Beach for almost 20 years, and have been disappointed the last two years at the diminished quality and preparation of our food, particularly beef. We usually dine at Dukes several times over the course of our annual vacation on...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

During a 10 day visit to Kaua'i we are at Dukes restaurant and more casual downstairs bar 5 times-- and enjoyed every meal. Food was great-- lots of locally caught fish dishes -- helpful servers and view out to Pacific-/ can't go wrong with that...More

Thank kenneth c
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We ate in Duke's Barefoot Bar not only because it's located at Kalapaki Beach but also because of the man Duke's is named for, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. A great spot to have our last meal on Kauai. The food and service was good and we...More

Thank Nova L
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Robert R
What's the dress code at upstairs Duke's restaurant?
20 March 2017|
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Response from tornado17 | Reviewed this property |
Island casual for the most part. Some people dressed up a little ( dress shorts and collared shirt) but not fancy dress by any means.
Debra A
what time is happy hour
3 March 2017|
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Response from Vesna B | Reviewed this property |
Happy hour between 4-6pm
What is the corkage fee?
14 October 2016|
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Response from Scarlkj | Reviewed this property |
Why would you bring your own? They have a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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.