Duke's La Jolla

4.7
4032 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery! 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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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KenN
London
4 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I’ve been to Dukes, Jakes, etc many times and I only need to do one more before I have visited all of them. Dukes La Jolla was fair. I would rate all the others I visited Good. I won’t be going back at this Dukes when there are so many better restaurants around. Jen ,our sever, was nice and efficient. My friend had a vegetarian burger and said it was without any taste. I had the Macadamia Nut crusted fish. It was not cooked very well.

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Local1
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Employees are cheerful and helpful. Cool setting, great food and great drinks.

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vipFTWFoodie
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great staff, great food, incredible views!

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diningout
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for lunch. Food was very good and views were amazing! Nice La Jolla experience.

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LindaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely recommend beautiful views
Great food wonderful service

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KyleK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience celebrating our anniversary. Food and service was awesome. A little pricey, but had a good time

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MyraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thank you. great table

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Solewine
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We made reservations and the table was ready when we arrived. The service was prompt and attentive. The portions were generous and everything was well-prepared and delicious. The setting outside was lovely and we had a view of the ocean even without sitting near the edge.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Felt very comfortable dining there with kids. Loved the ambiance and the food.

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vipBJP1
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Service overlooking La Jolla bay.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Is not like the Dukes in Huntington’s at all !

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CathyG
Naples
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating my birthday! Duke’s made me feel extra special with a personalized birthday card and a complimentary dessert! My husband and I shared the Hulu pie which was delicious! The view was incredible! We will definitely be back! Thanks, Duke’s!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant does not give you the points for you OT reservation.

There are many other choices in the area and it was not a great dining experience. Choose wisely.

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Mimi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect meal with great service and beautiful setting. Delicious. Can’t wait to dine again!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table outside and the heaters kept us warm. It was a perfect evening. The food was amazing, fresh, and fast.

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MichaelC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to this location. We’ve always been a fan of Duke’s in Waikiki, but moved away from Hawaii 7 years ago. We happened to be in LaJolla on vacation and grabbed a last minute reservation for lunch. It was a fantastic reminder of Hawaii- all we remembered it being too. Great food and fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend

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BakeInSanDiego
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been at Duke's a few time now. The food is outstanding, staff friendly. Spirit of Aloha and Mahalo alive and well!

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Reagan
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, ambiance was great, very satisfied

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vipgarman
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice lunch at Dukes La Jolla today. We enjoyed the nicely prepared calamari starter, two delicious fish entrees, and the always outstanding hula pie. Jake was an attentive and excellent server. The whole experience was grand.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a month in advance for a get together with friends…3,000 miles from home. My wife and I from Florida, our friends from Delaware. We wanted a great view of the ocean and a delicious seafood dinner. Dukes delivered on both accounts. The view was spectacular and the macadamia crusted sea bass was excellent. We’ll done Dukes.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the views were remarkable and the food was delicious, our server, Michael, provided a “best-in-class” level of service to make my mother in laws 75th birthday one the we’ll remember!!! Michael is someone that represents the gold standard for taking care of his guests!!!

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Edie
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Always love going to Duke's - but very disappointed in our table - I reserved a
particular table - did not get it - we moved to a better one - and they said not possible so were seated at an OK table - for my friend's 95th birthday.

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LaurenG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat overlooking the ocean and it was gorgeous. Jen was great, fun, and helpful! Seafood stew was delish! Tacos were slightly salty. Salads were awesome.

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LoriO
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - reasonable pricing - stunning view & the light show last night was spectacular!

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kb722
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food at Duke’s is really good, but the service this visit wasn’t even half as good as the last time I was there. We had to ask the bartender at least three times for our check, and although I clearly let them know prior to AND when we got there that we were celebrating a birthday, we had to flat out tell our server to bring the birthday dessert out for our friend.

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Betty
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING!!! Our server (Jonathan) was on point and made great recommendations. As you walk down the stairs to the lobby you feel yourself transported to Hawaii and makes you want to travel there. Did I mention the food was amazing? We were there for restaurant week and enjoyed the ribs, the macadamia hummus, the shrimp and the ahi - we all ate the seared ahi and WOW!!! The hula pie was also a great way to end our meal. Can't wait to come back!

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MichelleJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with an amazing view. I recommend the hibiscus coconut mojito.

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vipBonnie
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Staff is wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view vibe and food great experience

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Bepaged
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great view from this restaurant!! And the food is great. Be sure to try to Hula Pie as well as the fresh fish from the menu.

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Tasha
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

No Aloha or Ohana vibes! Would come back thanks!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place …. nice view , luv the food plus free Hula Pie 🎂💜🎈 Moms bday 😘 . All the staff are very nice too .

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KrisS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my girlfriend here and she loved all of it! They set us up right next to the edge of the terrace and the view was amazing! The macnut crusted mahi mahi and the furikake ahi steak were amazingly delicious. The staff were incredibly friendly too. Might just become our special date spot.

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vipPDottie
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food outstanding. Service was particularly great with sever making suggestions. Love the poke tacos.

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Hernandezfam
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my husband went for a date night and it happened to be restaurant week. The food and atmosphere was great! We loved it and will definitely be going back. Our waitress was amazing too!

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Rachel
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed all the food we had at Dukes. It's an especially good deal during restaurant week, so look for that next year. The restaurant week menu includes lots of choices, and everything we had was great - coconut shrimp, hummus, macnut crusted mahi mahi, ahi steak, and of course, the hula pie (which appears to be a smaller portion for the restaurant week menu, but it's plenty large even so). The waiter was great and the setting is lovely (try to come at sunset). The only complaint was the food runner did not time things correctly and brought out our entrees before we had finished our appetizers. I hate that! We mentioned it to the waiter and he apologized and said he would remind the food runner to check the table before bringing the food. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipInokaD
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for amazing drinks, food, and to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather overlooking the La Jolla Shores.

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Caroline
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, delicious food, the kindest staff. Definitely recommend!!