Duke's La Jolla
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.
- 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
22nd Birthday celebration.
We had a pleasant experience celebrating my wife’s birthday for an early lunch. Highly recommend location.
I really dislike giving negative reviews especially at this time! However, our dining experience was disappointing at Duke’s. The first thing that really upset us was getting to our table and seeing a used face mask on one of the chairs! It gave our group the feeling that our table had not been prepared or sanitized especially since we had a reservation.
Really good food in a casual, but elegant atmosphere. Terrific servers, keeping folks happy. Pandemic dinner on the terrace was just the thing.
Great view of the ocean, amazing service, and the food was tasty!
There were 4 of us for dinner. We had appetizers, 4 entrees, and dessert. All the food was great. From the first greeting we received walking in to the end, service was awesome.
Service was fast and awesome!
Food is always great. We were fortunate to get the best table in the house with fantastic views. I only wish they'd separate the tables with loud children from those of us who just want quiet conversation
Our food was delicious
Would give six stars if I could! Had a wonderful and romantic dinner with my boyfriend.
Gorgeous place. Great food. Amazing View! Highly recommended
Great food, great location and view
Great views and great food. Would definitely recommend to a friend and return myself.
Great view, great food & overall we really enjoyed our experience and can’t wait to go back.
I believe our server’s name was Shawn, he was amazing and took such good care of of his customers. Been to Duke’s in Hawaii and the La Jolla is by far the best. Great food along with contrails option.
Fantastic food and service. No complaints. They even let us stay to get some work done when an urgent matter arose. Very nice management.
Amazing food and view ❤️ Service was great and food came out fresh and hot.
Phenomenal seafood, cocktails and views! Nice place to celebrate a special occasion.
Great vibes! Must sit outside to see the view! Shawn was a great waiter as well ! His energy was amazing! Made my boyfriends birthday brunch perfect! Thank you!!
Great food, excellent service and a view you can't beat.
Steak was mediocre, crab legs rubbery and no vegan options.
Had the perfect corner table outside, great food (Opa), fabulous view and an excellent server (Mary). Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
It was another great experience with our grandbabies this time. Introduced them to Hula Pie
and they loved it!
Great food and an exceptionally friendly staff. Love the lobby too.. Stunning, unmatched views of the entire La Jolla coastline, scuba divers, waveboarders. Really a fun time. I only wish they played Hawaiian music.
A beautiful restaurant with an awesome La Jolla ocean view
Wonderful way to spend a lovely afternoon with friends and family! Great food, fabulous service, and phenomenal views of the Pacific Ocean. And delicious Mai Tais to boot!
Beautiful ocean view. Food was good and service was excellent. I definitely recommend and will return on my next visit.
It was a beautiful day, great food, good service and some of the best views in La Jolla
We had a beautiful view on the patio. Our server made helpful suggestions and was spot on
As always, food and atmosphere was amazing. But this time, our server, Sean, was AMAZING. he went above and beyond to make us feel at home and special and it was such a delight
Wonderful meal with great service. Too cloudy for a great sunset that evening but still a beautiful view.
Large outdoor dining. Great view. Good food that is reasonably priced. You feel like you’re on vacation.
Service was impeccable. Staff emphasizes safety. Waiter was very attentive to our needs. Will come back again.
Really enjoyed dinner here. They've nailed how to warm up the outdoor patio. We froze at other places! Excellent good and service. Great for teens and kids as they have burgers and kiddie cocktails on the menu. I had a lovely fish dish that was excellent.
We absolutely love Duke’s! The only reason I didn’t rate it “outstanding” was because they changed the seafood Hot Pot to a plate. This used to come in a piping hot bowl/pot and you could then dump in the rice. It loses its fun, temperature and cleverness without the real pot experience.
I personally am not crazy about that style of food, but the two people I was with very much enjoyed it. Our server Mary was exceptional!
I made a reservation for my friend’s birthday. I included in the notes that it was a birthday and requested a table with the La Jolla cove view. Due to traffic, I was running 10mins late, I called and let them know. My friend arrived before me and was already seated. When I got there, I asked multiple times to change our table but was denied. We were told that once seated, the table could not be changed due to limiting exposure...even though the tables would have been sanitized. We hadn’t ordered anything yet. If safety was the real concern, the tables should be 6ft apart.. The food was okay, service was okay. No one brought out a birthday dessert. Would not dine here again. Terrible experience.
We had a lovely table on the deck overlooking the water. The service was excellent- thank you to our server, Kyle! We enjoyed the ambience and food very much. The best view in La Jolla!
Never had a bad experience here. Amazing food, staff and view. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful ocean view patio.
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 3383 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.