Duke's La Jolla

4.7
3658 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We are open for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining! Visit dukeslajolla.com to view our menus or place an online takeout order.

For everyone's safety we will be checking temps of all guests and employees. Face coverings are required.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3658 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view, meal and service!

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Rest4u
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome and the waitress was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Father’s Day

ED
ErlindaD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for the seafood!! Great views too!! Eat here a lot!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was pretty gross :-(. Not the best experience :-(

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience5

This place was great! Our table overlooked the water.

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vipSuzyFoodie
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful view of the La Jolla coastline. Vibrant restaurant and good food, has you feeling you're on vacation in Hawaii. Wait staff is very attentive and friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shawn was amazing with us. We had a very special night with great dinner and an outstanding view.

SD
vipSD2t
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We hadn’t been to Dukes in about 18 months, partly due to COVID-19 shut down, decided to go out pre Fathers Day with family for dinner. I was a little disappointed with my entree, not quite the quality that I remember. Service was good but our waitress seemed to be inexperienced.

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vipNicoleB
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views at this restaurant! The food was delicious.

E
vipEllen
San Diego
122 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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Koko
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Both eggs on the Benedict were hard boiled. Server was slow. Felt like they were under-staffed, for a father's day weekend. Hope it'll be better next time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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Larakara
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Service not so great, appetizers have been reduced in size compared to past. The entrees were plain and tasteless

KR
vipKimR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and our waiter was excellent .

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave restaurant, view, service and food all top notch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were very excited to try this place. The view was absolutely amazing even though it was cloudy and cool. The server started out strong but finished poorly. He recovered by giving us a free dessert but we were frustrated by the lack of attention.

The food was really only OK. The Hot Pot was not hot and lacked some seasoning. There was no salt or pepper on the table. The Mac crusted fish was awesome but really needed more sauce and seasoning. The broccolini served with the fish was very overcooked and tough.

The pie was ok too. Not really worth all of the hype. The Mai Tais were far too flowery for our taste

Overall the meal was ok and the view was amazing. But because it was all just ok and the price point was higher we probably wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience for our 10 year anniversary dinner. Service, ambiance & food were all amazing. Definitely a place to visit while in the area.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went here for parents anniversary. Got seated in a half booth that was directly in the sun the entire dinner and had no view at all of the ocean. Definitely not the ambience we were opting for for the celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The covid restrictions for a large group are ridiculous. I understand the company has a policy in place but not allowing us to move to a table closer to our family did not make any sense and to be honest it really put a damper on my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, beautiful views, good service, relaxed atmosphere. All around enjoyable experience. Would go again.

KB
KyleB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food was delicious and the view was even better. Such a cool experience while visiting San Diego!

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BradB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Family dinner night

JD
JoeyD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best birthday lunch here, the lava flow and hula ice cream pie were the best😍😊

MF
vipMichelleF
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant did a great job of giving us a wonderful table on the patio with a great view! The food was delicious and the service was great! Def recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I expected exceptional service & felt like we were not a priority at all. Went there for my daughters high school graduation, which I put in the notes, and they did t even say congratulations. Disappointing.

NB
NishB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Good food with a great view, good prices.

DC
DeniseC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The shrimp appetizer is a few fried shrimp with a little coconut thrown on top. So NOT worth $16. The sea bass was overcooked and dry. Salads are ok. The value of the food for the price is not there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food, the relaxed vibe and the view of the ocean from the terrace.

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Bernice
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience all around! We went to celebrate my husband's graduation with our 2 kids and we all loved our food. I highly recommend sitting outside as the view is beautiful and very relaxing. Our waiter was wonderful, giving us recommendations for the kids and even taking the time to get a wonderful picture of the four of us. I will definitely visit again.

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vipDMMSanDiego
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to experience La Jolla. The food is great and the location is hard to beat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night I. La Jolla was great. Dukes staff were great. We had an outside table upstairs with a great view. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The nachos came out dry and in one big lump so the chips had to be broken apart. Service wasn’t the best as we had to wait for refills and never had waters refilled. The view was great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience4

Not accommodating for our party of 7 to be at one table.

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Arcct
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A creative Hawaiian Islands menu, good and simple food, spectacular views, and a fast and efficient staff all combined with excellent desserts (!) Make this place a must see when you are in La Jolla.

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WardB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great view

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very happy with the service and view. The food was not as good. Hilo Hilo chicken was dry and ahi was lacking seasoning. Wait staff was very friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

You’re definitely paying for the view. The hummus was really good and the drinks were good but everything else was pretty disappointing.

SD
ScottD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

server was incredible! made the experience that much better along with the views

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Duke's La Jolla using the Order Online button. Duke's La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-5888.

Duke's La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 3658 OpenTable diners.

Duke's La Jolla does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tsrestaurants.securetree.com/Duke-s-La-Jolla/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.