Duke's La Jolla

4.8
3292 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 3292 people are saying
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vipAlexT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great. Pretty ideal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was as amazing the view!

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Deck
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I dont know if thymey read your request but we didnt get the table we want but its still ok

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MoisesP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! Our server Jonathan was the absolute best!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a beautiful view from our table and the food was AMAZING, and our server was super nice. Definitely planning on returning

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EllieC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Nice setting and good service. Food is okay. Chicken is too dry

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Robin
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, sun, friends!!! Really great place to eat and hang out!

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RachelH74
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly and responsive and the food and drinks were excellent. Food was priced decently for a nice restaurant, drinks were a bit expensive. But it was worth it. And it was nice and warm for outdoor San Diego COVID dining in February! Thanks for the heaters ;)

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Abby
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! Love the location and the ambiance 10/10 recommend

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vipSherrybaby
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as good as being at one of their Hawaii locations. We will definitely return again.

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vipTony
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great scenery. Luke our server was very attentive. Celebrity a birthday and It was recognized. Very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding service!

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Renvik
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean.

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vipSvee
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches I’ve had in California! Our table had the best view, the food came in so quickly and the servers were extremely nice and accommodating. The food was delicious - each and every item we ordered was on point! Definitely order the banana macnut pancakes and the avocado toast.

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OpenTable Diner
Jersey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to come here for a meal with a beautiful view! The service food and drinks are always perfect, definitely a must visit when in San Diego

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service great food we will definitely be back and tell our friends.

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vipSally
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and super efficient service with great view and ambiance! Very pleasant and great value

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible.

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Anniversary
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our birthday reservation request for a ocean view was not applied, so we had to wait for a table, but it was worth the wait! The food was very good as well as the service. We will be back.

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LeslieR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite stop in La Jolla after a long bike ride. Love the views!

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vipjimmy
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, good selection on lunch menu, perfect location to enjoy all the reasons we live in San Diego

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Dukes for my birthday. Everything was perfect! The Hula pie is fantastic.

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KristenW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely restaurant, and the staff was very nice. However, the food was too salty. Mine and my fiancé’s. For me to say that is bad because I love salt. Not completely inedible, but my fingers did swell afterwards. We would still go back to eat though!

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fitrunr
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There isn’t a better place to enjoy the views of La Jolla Cove. Reasonably priced menu, great service, and the tropical ambiance makes you feel like you're in Hawaii. One of our favorite restaurants in San Diego!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give the service 10 stars, I would. Food was delicious and location is beautiful.

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CynthiaG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had the Mahi tuna dish and I had the hot pot. It was our first experience at Duke's and we enjoyed our meal. The flavors were bursting with spices that our palets enjoyed. Will stop again once we are down in that area.

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vipShellyO
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

6th anniversary wedding for my kid’s

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Alma
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Had read it would be a great scene for the sun set but it actually was not at all. Nice view of the sea was beautiful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service
Beautiful outdoor view patio sitting

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DwayneC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. However, it was a surprise luncheon. When I checked in, the hostess asked if was a party of 4!! And my wife was under the impression it was only 2 of us. I wanted to surprise her with the other two. Kinda spoiled the surprise, but it is what it is!

Otherwise, we had a great time and enjoyed the drinks and food!

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RickM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view, great service. Will be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & awesome views... Food was delicious!

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AdamZ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding food in a beautiful atmosphere overlooking La Jolla Cove. We ordered seafood appetizers and main course, and everything was wonderfully fresh and flavorful. The Hula Pie dessert deserves its fame, and is more than enough for two. In fact, I can imagine going to Duke's just for hula pie and coffee after a night at the movies once we can do that again.
Speaking of which, their COVID-19 protocols are thorough but don't intrude upon the dining experience. If anything, the extra space between tables provides a more comfortable experience. And the patio is well equipped with heaters to ensure that even on a chilly night it stays comfortable outside.

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RonB
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Dukes several times and have always had a great experience! We have also been to Dukes in Hawaii as well with the same great experience!

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day. Has the chicken Katsu and ribs with chicken and everything was so delicious and just melted in your mouth. And the staff was super nice as welcoming.

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DianeW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

It was our first night in SAn Diego. Open door website did not say outside dining only. Mgr was not rude just not accommodating. We have been to other Duke’s that were a much better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Duke’s! The huge outdoor patio is great with nice warm heaters and a beautiful view.. The Ono was incredible and so were the the fish tacos. We highly recommend it. (Sierra was a great server as well).

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and amazing waiter

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NancyY
1 review