Duke's La Jolla

4.7
3816 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
What 3816 people are saying
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeanieW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Food was good, but not as good as the Kauai location. Service was just ok; waiter was inattentive. My tuna was not as I asked, but was still good. My husband’s meal was very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - nice selection of food and beverages. We sat on patio with a nice breeze and view of ocean. Restaurant was busy but we had prompt service.

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JAMESH
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very good. Was hoping for a table with a better view, having made reservation a month out and stating in advance that we were coming from the East Coast on vacation and celebrating a birthday. They did a nice job on the birthday, just not the table placement I was hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Muy mal servicio y groceros las personas de la entrada

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Knucklehead
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were excellent. Drinks were overpriced if you ask me. Overall great experience

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DianeG
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poke tacos were very good. Seafood hotpot was as well very good. Scenic views were the best!

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JamesB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at Dukes a couple times now. The fish is always fresh and flavorful. We’ve had the sea bass and halibut and both are very good. We also had the fried calamari appetizer and it was also very good. Cocktails are tops. Great service. The wait staff is very attentive but not overly so. Don’t hesitate! Recommend making a reservation if you can!

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MarkC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on time and had a perfect outdoor eating experience! The food was great! Our server was excellent and attentive to our needs, she was awesome! We will return to Dukes!!!

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WaterfrontDinner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner celebrating our anniversary while on vacation in the San Diego area. Was seated on the patio not a waterside table, but close, and still a nice view. The sunset was beautiful, the air a little chilly so bring a jacket. Ahi Tuna was very good and prepared well, and so was the ribeye (the off-menu special). They gave us a complementary dessert of our choice for celebrating our anniversary there. Wait staff provided excellent service. Parked in garage next to Dukes - $30 (ouch).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Birthday.




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CarolP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service for our party of 6 was good. But we ran out of drinks in our Coke/lemonade/water glasses, and my fork was noticeably dirty when I removed it from the napkin setting.

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vip777driver
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I frequent Dukes Waikiki, so am comparing to that experience. I had noted a birthday on the reservation and mentioned my frequent dining with Dukes status when seated with server. Ordered iced tea and had a glass of tea no ice. Asked for a glass of ice. No ice came in a timely manner so after 5 or so minutes I went to the bar to get it myself.
No birthday acknowledgment and I had a certificate for two drinks, an app, or desert with two entrees.
Overall the experience was okay but I’ll stick to Dukes in Waikiki

JZ
JZPhoto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Saturday lunch. Dukes is a favorite whether in La Jolla or Waikiki.

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Kcole
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Was lucky enough to be seated outside and had the perfect water view

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PabloH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views

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AndraM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. The food was delicious and you can’t beat the view.

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SherylK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location and service. Highly recommended. Reservations a must.

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Dans
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and view. Service was great. Highly recommended.

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vipbillb
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food server was excellent!

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vipTools
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our party had a emergency with their dog & 2 were late for our reservation. The staff still honored our reservation which we appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!!

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vipLynnP
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I was disappointed in the vibe of the place and also the food was very average. Not what I was hoping for going to beautiful La Jolla. I suppose if you sit outside it would have a better feel.

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vipFatOtter
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the view !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great bang for buck. Definitely worth it.

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JMM18
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

On vacation in San Diego. We loved the food and the staff were wonderful! Best dishes the mac crusted fish, poke, hula
pie, key lime tart and Ono fish. Basically everything was the best 😃 loved the mai tai less sweet version! Thank you!
The Marshall Family, Almaden Valley CA

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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vipBandita
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The view at Duke's is stunning. This is why you deal with downtown La Jolla crowdedness and traffic. Had a nice table outside. The food was good, but I was a little underwhelmed. The HuliHuli chicken was on the dry side and the side slaw was just OK. We did enjoy the nachos. My daughter had the burger which was good. The fries were ok but could have been crispier. The menu reminds me on a more upscale Islands fare. But I probably prefer Islands food. The waitress was new and didn't quite get our orders right, but at least she was honest about it and sweet as can be so no issue with that. Just wish the quality of the food was a bit better.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Basic- very basic. Had higher expectations from other people recommending- visiting from East Coast- service was great- food was cold she fixed that-

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vipMarie
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was very friendly and informative, attentive !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Good view, food, and wine.

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JessQ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They sat us near ocean view. Wish we had waited a bit longer just for actual table next to the view. Three became empty as our appetizer arrived.

Hostess are a little standoffish until you make conversation. However our waiter Oscar was very nice and prompt. Food did not take long. Really appreciate the birthday cake for my sister.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from the service to the food!!

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MelissaS
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was deyand staff was very friendly. Beautiful view.

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LeslieB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. Fun atmosphere!! We enjoyed this outing with friends and liked to so much that we’ll be back soon!!

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SunnySd19
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very fun family dinner to celebrate a birthday. The food was great, everyone really enjoyed their entrées. Hula Pie for dessert of course!

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vipPaulB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Sat down ordered then we were told we had to move tables as our table had been reserved, so embarrassing as we walked with out water and menus over to another table, very armature and not what you would expect from a La Jolla Resturant, give it a pass

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michellev
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience and service. Highly recommend.

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ThomasA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, spectacular views and reasonable prices! Will certainly dine at Duke’s on future occasions.

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Baily
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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TC36377
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great view. Friendly staff inside. Waiter was a little grumpy. Told us we had to order or the kitchen would be closing. Not happy I asked for a paper wine menu.

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 4.7 stars by 3816 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.