Duke's La Jolla
You don’t need to cross the Pacific to get a taste of Hawaii. Duke’s La Jolla is San Diego’s island-inspired home, honoring the Ambassador of Aloha, Duke Kahanamoku, with coastal cuisine of Hawaii, craft cocktails and a genuine spirit of aloha. It’s the same authentic hospitality and panoramic ocean view that you’ll find at all of the California and Hawaii Duke’s restaurants, paying tribute to the Duke and welcoming you to celebrate life like the legend himself.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
ZD Chardonnay | California
your choice of fresh fish, all-natural chicken or kalua pork served with chips and salsa
jumbo lump crab, shrimp, asparagus, preserved lemon, gruyere cheese, hollandaise
They were closed. Which is lame because we reserved a table and went there.
We always come back to Duke’s! The atmosphere is unlike any other. The service is outstanding and the food is great!
Great service & delicious food! I had the seared ahi and it was cooked perfectly.
The food was not nearly like the restaurant in Hawaii, but like a cafeteria food quality. Very disappointing.
Celebrated a Special Birthday. The scenic view of the water, great service, and delicious food made it extra special. Birthday Hula Pie made the celebration the best.
Server was super friendly & food was great!
Excellent service, view, food and outdoor dining deck.
The only thing this Dukes has going for it are the views. There is no denying that the views are gorgeous. However, their customer service is absolutely terrible. We went there intending on having anniversary drinks, appetizers and dinner. We were so disgusted by the hostesses' and waiter's attitudes that we left after the drinks and appetizer to have dinner elsewhere. We love other Dukes restaurants, but we will never bother with this one again.
Everyone was wonderful!
Always great service and wonderful food! The view is spectacular!
We had a wonderful experience—especially since we couldn’t get to any of the Hawaiian properties in the past year! Delicious, as always. Attentive and attention to detail with COVID rules. Gorgeous view.
Warm outdoor seating and friendly service.
Birthday dinner! Had to go to Dukes. A new tradition.
Thanksgiving 2019 was Dukes in Hawaii.
We went for a birthday dinner. Service was excellent. Food was not great.
First we LOVE Duke’s it’s our go to place. We purposefully made reservations to be there at sunset and were seated at a table with a great view . BUT an employee stood talking to the table in front of us for over 20 minutes BLOCKING my view . All the other staff were practicing socially distancing and quickly moving along with the except of this one. No apologies for doing so and for being less than 6 feet from us the whole time as well .
The food , drinks and our service were amazing as always. Our server made amazing recommendations for both appetizers (you must try the Calamari) and the main dish the hot pot.
Very beautiful setting, delicious food!
It was a strange Thanksgiving but being at Dukes made us all happy. Setting, service and food were all great. Our waiter was so comforting and attendant to our every need and we had a great corner table. Could not have been nicer.
Here's to better days to come for everyone!!!!!!!!
The coconut crusted shrimp appetizer was delicious and my seafood hot pot was so creamy and melt in your mouth delectable! The mac nut crusted mahi mahi, fish tacos and bbq combo plates were wonderful as well. My son commented that his mango bbq ribs were fork tender, no need for a knife at all. We finished with a trio of desserts, the seasonal apple ice cream pie & the key lime pie, but the highlight was the hula pie! Our server was professional and friendly and very knowledgeable with the menu and drinks. We had a fantastic Hawaiian Thanksgiving Dinner!
We had a beautiful table overlooking the waterfront. The calamari is highly recommended. The staff were very kind and helpful.
Food and service was great. Social distancing precautions were in place.
Delicious meal with beautiful views! Great service!
Wonderful! Food was amazing, service was top notch
Nice patio dining a d a very attentive and pleasent server. Enjoyed my brunch there and will.go there again.
Best breakfast and view in San Diego. Great service and very friendly.
Lovely place: Clean, spacious and excellent service. We went for dinner the food, cocktails and dessert were just OK, not a big fan. We are definitely going to come back for brunch.
Always a treat at Duke’s. Excellent attentive service. Fresh Hawaiian style food. Beautiful setting.
Great Birthday meal! Huge free birthday dessert! Loved the restaurant and will be back!
This has become one of my favorite restaurants. We have been here four times now and we are never disappointed.
Food: amazing. Justin: fantastic server. Host/hostess: some of the best ever.
Good food, great service, clean with great views .
Such a great location and view. Great food and service too.
Fabulous view, fantastic food, great COVID-19 precautions. Tables were actually spaced appropriately, not 6 feet from table edge to table edge so when you insert people you are really only about a foot apart like most restaurants. Felt very comfortable eating here and staff was more than pleasant. Great job!!
One of the best views in La Jolla. Great dinner for fish lovers. Loved the beer!
Celebrated my birthday there. Me and my friends enjoyed
Everything about Duke's was exceptional. The open-air patio ambiance and great service just added to the delicious appetizers, delectable entrées and indulgent desserts.
Perfect patio table, great view, food was tasty and fairly priced and the service was excellent. Great experience in very tough times for restaurants.