With white sand beach, turquoise waters, ample shops and dining options, and stunning views of rugged Diamond Head, Waikiki is perhaps one of the most well-known and publicized areas of Hawaii. And Duke's Waikiki, a laid-back beach side restaurant, is right in the middle of all of it. Serving up popular Hawaiian and American-style grub with plenty of island charm and aloha, Duke's combines beachfront casual with high-quality service and cuisine to create a dining experience that has made it one of the most popular spots along Waikiki Beach.
Duke's Waikiki was named in honor of a local-born legend who grew up with Waikiki Beach as his stomping ground. Famous in Hawaii as the "Father of International Surfing," Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was born in 1890 and grew up surfing, swimming, and paddling on the beautiful beaches of Waikiki. After becoming an Olympic gold medalist at the age of 21, he continued to represent the United States in the Olympics for the next twenty years and built a legendnot only for his incredible swimming skill and speed, but also for his "aloha" spirit, humor, and good sportsmanship. During his lifetime, he also introduced surfing to several other countries and built its popularity as a sport around the world.
At a Glance:
Duke's Waikiki features indoor and outdoor seating, a popular Barefoot Bar, and a menu with everything ranging from light pupus (appetizers), salads, and street tacos, to large-portioned entrees, refreshing cocktails, and decadent desserts.
Duke's also offers hearty breakfast and lunch buffets daily, featuring locally-grown produce and Hawaii-inspired menus. As the dinner hour approaches, guests can grab a seat at the Barefoot Bar and enjoy a signature Duke's Mai Tai or South Swell cocktail while watching the sun go down. Reservations are recommended, as tables fill fast!
Outrigger Waikiki On the Beach
Local island and popular American cuisine
Breakfast Buffet: 7am-10:30am. Lunch: 11am-4:30pm. Lunch Buffet: 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner: 4:45pm-10pm. Barefoot Bar: 11am-midnight.
Casual, beachside dining
Most Popular Menu Items: Mac Nut Chicken Katsu, Cajun Fish Tacos, Fish & Chips, Coconut Mojito
Staff recommendations: Mango BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Fresh Island Ahi Poke, Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Kimo's Original Hula Pie
Awards/Accolades: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (2014,) Hawaii Magazine's Best Moderately Priced Restaurant (2013,) Hawaii Magazine's Best Buffet (2013,) America's Best Beach Bar (Travel and Leisure,) Best Place to Go on Sunday (Honolulu Weekly,) Best Nightlife Venue in Hawaii (Zagat Survey)
Link to Menu:
Dining room menus: http://www.dukeswaikiki.com/menus/dining-room
Barefoot bar menus: http://www.dukeswaikiki.com/menus/barefoot-bar
Address: 2335 Kalakaua Ave #116, Honolulu, HI 96815
Validated self-parking is available at the Ohana East Hotel. The Outrigger Waikiki also offers valet parking. On the weekends, three hours of free parking is available at the Ohana East Hotel with proof of a purchase at Duke's.