Duke's La Jolla
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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
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Kimo's Original Hula Pie
chocolate cookie crust, macadamia nut ice cream, hot fudge, toasted mac nuts, whipped cream
corn tortillas from el nopalito, tomatillo sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo, queso fresco, chipotle salsa, tortilla chips
Panko Crusted Calamari
guava cocktail sauce, meyer lemon remoulade
The view is wonderful and the vibe is fun. The food is very good quality and not overpriced like many of the view restaurants in LaJolla. Service was friendly but, seemed a little short staffed as we had to wait 10 minutes for someone to greet us at our table and they left our water glasses empty for a while.
What a fabulous evening! Sat out on the patio as the sun was setting so it was a spectacular spot. The nachos were very good as was the coconut shrimp for our appetizers. My son ordered the special, which was a rib eye steak, and it was grilled to perfection. The rest of us had tacos and salads, all were great quality, fresh and presented on special plates. Highly recommend for an affordable, tasty, beach-vibe dinner experience.
It was our anniversary. The waiter gave us a complimentary hula pie:)
Fabulous Experience! Shannan was GREAT & really enjoyed the View!
Great views and service!
Food was awesome too!
Love this spot!
Wonderful as we sat next to railing outside with a fabulous view. Some of the food was outstanding snd some was average. Loved it though snd will recommend for sure.
Great view, great service. Not sure if it was because we had a reservation, but we got the best table in the house. Jake served us well. Hula pie is to die for!
Dukes made Mother’s Day very special for my mom and wife. The food was very good, the free mimosas for mother’s was a nice touch. The restaurant was beautiful and service impeccable. Will most definitely be back
Food and service were excellent. Duke’s never disappoints and the staff is always so friendly. Amazing views as well.
Dukes has great food accompanied by a great view. Luke is a great bartender & server who will take care of you.
Our family met for dinner on the patio.
The food was average, nothing really noteworthy.
The waiter was very good.
Great food and casual vibe with an amazing view of the ocean.
Our visit to DUKE'S restaurant was quite good. It would be nice to know the name of the waiter -- she didn't introduce herself !! While the meal was very good (as well as the salads that we ordered), the meal was explicitly identified as being a "split" meal -- when the meal was delivered, we were given a singular plate of food, with an 'extra' plate to then allocate the split. Although it's not a big deal -- a restaurant of this stature should be able to deliver a far better table product, given the cost of the meal !!!
Outstanding as always! Susie was the best. Looking forward to our next visit!
Very nice atmosphere that was not too noisy and the tables were spaced appropriately. Food and drinks were very good
They made me feel really special on my birthday! Would definitely recommend and will be going back!
Bad luck with food ? I don’t think I remember ever being sick after eating out.... my friend and I bought felt cramps a few hours later that lasted for her till late at night. We shared a tuna poke plate and a macadamia crushed sea bass, both plates had the same sides (some Mayo based pasta salad, rice and cabbage salad)... I won’t be back.
Make sure you are diligent with your reservation, and any requests. I made mine 3 weeks in advance, then called to confirm, and we also arrived early being the first to arrive. They asked us to wait by the benches. When it came to start showing people in, they bypassed us, and gave others our table, with others walking past us as well. One staff member apologized, no worries, just stay alert.
Perfect date night to end our vacation in La Jolla. The filet & herb crusted fish was delicious but the hula pie was the real star! Loved every minute of our experience & is 100% worth the tab.
Great location and views. Stale macadamia nuts on the hula pie?!
Wasn't happy I wasn't able to change where we were sitting even though I had requested a table outside with a great view. A table had become unoccupied but still couldn't change.
Great Food OUTSTANDING SERVICE my family and I were all impressed with your service and friendly Staff.
Great food, great service and wonderful views! Drinks were well made!
Beautiful location overlooking the ocean. Great food great service hula pie was excellent!
First timer at Duke’s and it did not disappoint. Food & drinks were good with a wide variety of options. Ambience was nice and our server was very attentive.
Cool vibe amazing drinks great service okay food.
Outstanding service and delicious food with beautiful views of the Cove.
Jonathan was the best waiter ever. We had the best time with the best view and AMAZING food. 10/10 recommend
Always delicious food and fabulous service! The best poke tacos ever!
Incredible view, food & service. 10/10 would recommend.
Server was on point the whole time. Great food, great atmosphere and great service!!
Its a very good place with good views especially in when it is warm out side. try to get seated before the sunset and request for the table next to railing. you will love the view.
Food is good too. we tried nachos and coconut shrimp.
casual dining; wonderful views on the outside deck overlooking La Jolla Cove; prompt efficient friendly service; great poke tacos!
I came here for my birthday and I didn’t receive a birthday dessert even though they shared on their Instagram that they were offering a slice of cake if you were there to celebrate your birthday.
We were on vacation in San Diego and wanted to have a good dinner - Dukes exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and we were very happy with our dining experience.
Delicious and soooo fresh! Great and fun wait person!
Amazing place with great ambiance and delish food.
The food was delicious and the view was incredible. Perfect date night spot.
Service was great from our server but the hosts are rude and unaccommodating. We had a reservation but had some simple questions re: upstairs vs downstairs seating and the host was rude, short tempered, and ill informed. The food is mediocre but the views are great. Other Dukes locations are amazing but I won’t dine at this one again. It was my 3rd time and each time has bee unsatisfactory. The hosts are the face of the restaurant and they kill the experience with their attitude.
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 4.8 stars by 3528 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.