We had four meals at Duke’s or their sister property Hula Grill on our trip, so it seemed like I should have a Mai Tai at one of them. The Kalapaki Mai Tai features Spiced, Coconut, and Dark rums from local favorites Koloa, along with passion and pineapple juices. This is actually a pretty refreshing riff, with the coconut bringing a hint of flavor rather than dominating. And the passionfruit played well with the coconut and spice elements.
We enjoy our meals at Duke’s, with famed waterfront views and friendly service. We also love Duke’s famous Hula Pie. Duke’s Kauai location at Nawiliwili Bay at the Royal Sonesta/Marriott Resort is quite lovely, and their two-story layout is enhanced by an amazing water feature that runs through the middle of the restaurant. We had two early lunches here on our way to various travels and it was such a great spot for a meal.