IMG_0166In the heart of Waikiki lies one of Honolulu’s most famous restaurants: Duke’s. It is an embodiment of the ‘father of surfing”, Duke Kahanamoku, who grew up surfing the very shores the restaurant sits in front.


IMG_0119Travel back in time to the setting of Waikiki when Duke roamed around, when tropical beach huts lined the coast and you could eat right on the beach. Duke’s Restaurant in Waikiki is as close as you’ll get to those golden days for early surfing.



IMG_0150Coconut Mojito with Mango which is kai coconut shochu, koloa gold rum, mint, lime juice, coconut cream blended with mango. Very delicious drink. One of the best Mojitos I’ve had!

IMG_0164South Swell which is karma silver tequila, triple sec, monin hibiscus syrup, pineapple, lime, and club soda.

IMG_0160Our first appetizer was the Sun Dried Tomato Hummus which is basil-macadamia nut pesto, kalamata olives, feta, cucumbers, and flatbread. Great for vegans/vegetarians! This tasted a lot better than most places that serve hummus, Reid ate half of the plate by himself.

IMG_0158Followed by Panko Fried Calamari with wasabi-guava cocktail sauce. Another dish that was quickly devoured.

IMG_0170As one of our main entrees from the Island Favorites, we had Kushiyaki Kabob which is grilled skewers of teriyaki chicken, steak, peppers, onions, zucchini served with roasted pineapple salsa and basmati wheatberry rice. Reid loved this dish! It came on the plate like a Kabob but without the stick pierced through the middle to make it easy, and less messy to pick at.

IMG_0171Mary’s choice of dish was the Sautéed Mac nut and Herb Crusted which is panko and parmesan crust, lemon caper butter, and mash potatoes (which she substituted for basmati wheatberry rice).

IMG_0176Watch the sunset while eating great food! After stuffing your face, enjoy a pleasant walk on the famous shores of Waikiki Beach. Either late afternoon or right when they open (to still catch a nice sunset after dining in), Duke’s has a great ambiance and pacing to enjoy a quality meal.


Validated self-parking available at the Ohana East Hotel. Valet parking available at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

Saturdays & Sundays ONLY: 3 hours free parking at the Ohana East Hotel with purchase at Duke’s. (Regular parking rates apply after 3 hours.)


Breakfast Buffet: 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch from 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Buffet: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Barefoot Bar: 11:00 a.m. – Midnight

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Duke’s Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 116
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 922-2268

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