Duke's La Jolla
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
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Fresh Fish Tacos
fresh fish, roasted tomatillo sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo, queso fresco, corn tortilla
Hula Pie Shake
a liquid version of our famous kimo's original hula pie
Seafood Hot Pot
lobster, shrimp, fresh fish, mussels, oyster mushrooms, coconut cilantro broth, jasmine rice
We celebrated my wife's birthday at Duke's in La Jolla. From the time we entered the restaurant throughout the meal they recognized her birthday with a placard and birthday wishes. Our server Georgia was excellent. We even received a free Hula Pie which is my wife's favorite.
This was our 3rd visit here. The food and ambience were great. Excellent service each and every time we visit. Highly recommend.
Duke’s continues to be a fabulous experience. They swapped the fish for veggies in the fish tacos since I am vegan. The macadamia nut hummus is really good. Mail Tai takes one away. Mahalo.
Brunch with my husband! Best view in town and macadamia nut crusted fish was amazing. Banana macadamia nut pancakes were heavenly!
Could not have been better. Great food, great service. We had a memorable evening!
Dukes never disappoints, the food is amazing and the setting overlooking the ocean is spectacular.
Awesome food and staff! They’re super accommodating! Love the birthday card and the hula pie❤️❤️❤️
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here for lunch, and we had a wonderful time! The food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. We absolutely loved it and highly recommend to anyone visiting La Jolla.
Overall was really good! It was our first time going here and our favorite was the calamari appetizer. The huli huli chicken was amazing.
Jake was our waiter and he was patient, professional, accommodating, personable and efficient. The food was good (burger) and sitting on the deck on a lovely, sunny afternoon overlooking the ocean was great.
The view was spectacular, so hard to concentrate on the food, but it was good!
Not bad, not great. Rib appetizer was dry. Poke tacos good. Burger was good. Service was attentive, but not exactly friendly. Not sure I'd go back for anything particular.
Great food and fun atmosphere. We will be coming back again. A great backdrop for a beautiful evening dinner on the beach.
Book early to get the outside
Service excellent!!! Food was ok.
The food was average. Our waitress was super nice but not very attentive.
In addition- we went there specifically for the view and there was a tarp that covered the patio for warmth (it was still very cold) and the view was non-existant even on a sunny day.
I was thinking this was a fancy restaurant but to my surprise it was not. Kind of a step above islands but with a price tag of $$$$$. Food was excellent though. Maybe with a different frame of mind going in, it would have been better.
Amazing food! Great atmosphere. A must go to in San Diego
Great place to enjoy good food in a casual atmosphere with great service.
Nice place, great view. Will definitely come back. .
Great food..great service…great drinks….incredible view….what more could you ask for!
Consistently delicious Mai Tai’s, beautiful ocean view, friendly staff and fish menu items are always fresh and delectable!
Everything was absolutely amazing ... Crab wontons, Ahi, and the Aloha Pie! Each one insanely delicious, but somehow the wonton appetizer stole the show
Great place for anniversary lunch! Perfect service and meal was delicious!
Made reservations in advance to take out of town family and requested outdoor seating with a view. We were seated on the lower level with a plastic covering the ocean view and was not notified that optional upstairs seating that had unobstructed view was available and open. The food was mediocre and much like diner food. Our group had the Loco Moco, Chicken and Ribs, Breakfast Burrito and a couple of kids items. The food quality without the view was certainly not worth it. Aside from this, the staff had a few mistakes with our order, one having given us a wrong drink item and 2nd completely missed the request to have the sauce on the side. After our meal, one of the staff mentioned that the upstairs dining are is open for walk in patrons only while the downstairs are for reservations. It was pretty disappointing especially if you planned on dining with the ocean view.
Duke’s La Jolla is always wonderful and today was no exception. Our server Luke was amazing ! We started with the coconut shrimp appetizer and I had the pancakes . My hubby had the nachos and they were amazing.
The Mai Tais were great .
Amazing COVID protocols and we choose to seat outside which seemed even safer. Tables were distanced and masks while not seated was enforced.
If you are looking for a great brunch with a wonderful view this is it.
Thanks again to Luke for making our brunch so lovely.
The food was outstanding! And the service was excellent- Alan took good care of us 😎
It was disappointing. Made reservations and did not get an outside seating to enjoy the ambience. The food was OK but not worth the price.
Awesome ambience. We've lived in La Jolla for the last few years and finally got around to trying Duke's on the New Year. Service was exceptional and staff was very friendly! The food was great, loco moco meat was good and the Macnut pancakes were awesome. Breakfast burrito was a little hard to eat, but still good. Everything was a great experience, just a little pricey compared to what we eat when we go to Hawaii. Drinks are SO cute and to die for, will be coming back to try the other options they have!! Mahalo!
Came here for NYE dinner with our little one. Ended our meals with a hula pie. Sean was an amazing server! Mahalo!
Real tasty and unique. Unfortunately appetizer and entrees came within 5 minutes of each other but otherwise really good all around.
We love the food here!
The staff was friendly and amazing.
We had an amazing experience at Duke’s…AS ALWAYS! Food was amazing, drinks were perfect, and service was great! I have nothing bad to say about our experience at Dukes!
Great experience. Perfect location. Awesome views. Food was great, got us in ahead of our reserved time.
Good food. Good service. Wish the curtain was up so I could see ocean better.
Hospitality desk missed Aloha spirit; a trio of definitely hostile in working with us coming a bit earlier than our reservation - which was quite early in the evening already! Noticed a fair amount of staff, but only a few 'serious' workers. Food service was too slow and the fish taco's were a disappointment. Even though this is not my first time at the restaurant, I would be inclined to try others first.
Overpriced despite decent portions. Service was very good and nice to have covered patio with heat lamps. Coconut shrimp was recommended but sadly bland.
Our waiter was most charming and made us feel most welcome.
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 4234 OpenTable diners.
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.