Duke's La Jolla

4.7
3197 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are open for takeout, delivery & outdoor dining! Visit dukeslajolla.com to view our menus or place an online takeout order.

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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3197 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed. Which is lame because we reserved a table and went there.

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MichelleM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come back to Duke’s! The atmosphere is unlike any other. The service is outstanding and the food is great!

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MaileD
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service & delicious food! I had the seared ahi and it was cooked perfectly.

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vipkaos
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was not nearly like the restaurant in Hawaii, but like a cafeteria food quality. Very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super friendly & food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, view, food and outdoor dining deck.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was wonderful!

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Foodie
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and wonderful food! The view is spectacular!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNicoleP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm outdoor seating and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Had to go to Dukes. A new tradition.
Thanksgiving 2019 was Dukes in Hawaii.

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ChadH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went for a birthday dinner. Service was excellent. Food was not great.

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vipMomof3
San Diego
144 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful setting, delicious food!

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Robinson
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!!!!!

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Christiane
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LynD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving friendsgiving

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vipjon2000
London
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful table overlooking the waterfront. The calamari is highly recommended. The staff were very kind and helpful.

Recommended.

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MarvinF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Social distancing precautions were in place.

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AliciaC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with beautiful views! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food was amazing, service was top notch

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USingh
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio dining a d a very attentive and pleasent server. Enjoyed my brunch there and will.go there again.

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Papal
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast and view in San Diego. Great service and very friendly.

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GERARDOC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipWilliefam
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a treat at Duke’s. Excellent attentive service. Fresh Hawaiian style food. Beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Birthday meal! Huge free birthday dessert! Loved the restaurant and will be back!

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vipMichaelM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of my favorite restaurants. We have been here four times now and we are never disappointed.

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KarenB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food: amazing. Justin: fantastic server. Host/hostess: some of the best ever.

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MELANIEW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, clean with great views .

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great location and view. Great food and service too.

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TanaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best views in La Jolla. Great dinner for fish lovers. Loved the beer!

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irinam
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday there. Me and my friends enjoyed

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JackmanL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PaulB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect patio table, great view, food was tasty and fairly priced and the service was excellent. Great experience in very tough times for restaurants.

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vipValerie
San Diego
5 reviews