Duke's La Jolla

4.8
3528 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 3528 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSkifamily4
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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TamaraA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. The waiter gave us a complimentary hula pie:)

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ColleenR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Experience! Shannan was GREAT & really enjoyed the View!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and service!
Food was awesome too!
Love this spot!

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DebraS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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KimberlyT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipCH23
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Duke’s never disappoints and the staff is always so friendly. Amazing views as well.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dukes has great food accompanied by a great view. Luke is a great bartender & server who will take care of you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our family met for dinner on the patio.


The food was average, nothing really noteworthy.


The waiter was very good.

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AnnaleeP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and casual vibe with an amazing view of the ocean.

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vipLAZO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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 !!!

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JerryB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Susie was the best. Looking forward to our next visit!

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vipRickL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere that was not too noisy and the tables were spaced appropriately. Food and drinks were very good

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made me feel really special on my birthday! Would definitely recommend and will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

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.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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GillianV
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipEddiV
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Great location and views. Stale macadamia nuts on the hula pie?!

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CYNTHIAF
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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RAQUEL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Food OUTSTANDING SERVICE my family and I were all impressed with your service and friendly Staff.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and wonderful views! Drinks were well made!

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johnh
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location overlooking the ocean. Great food great service hula pie was excellent!

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Scott
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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Tatb
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cool vibe amazing drinks great service okay food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food with beautiful views of the Cove.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was the best waiter ever. We had the best time with the best view and AMAZING food. 10/10 recommend

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Greg
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and fabulous service! The best poke tacos ever!

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vipAubrieB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible view, food & service. 10/10 would recommend.

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TeddyH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was on point the whole time. Great food, great atmosphere and great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipMarya
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

casual dining; wonderful views on the outside deck overlooking La Jolla Cove; prompt efficient friendly service; great poke tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMartaM
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and soooo fresh! Great and fun wait person!

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KristenK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great ambiance and delish food.

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ChelseyL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the view was incredible. Perfect date night spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement/Anniversary Dinner

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 4.8 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.