Duke's La Jolla
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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
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.
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.
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.
Great location and views. Stale macadamia nuts on the hula pie?!
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.
Great Food OUTSTANDING SERVICE my family and I were all impressed with your service and friendly Staff.
Great food, great service and wonderful views! Drinks were well made!
Beautiful location overlooking the ocean. Great food great service hula pie was excellent!
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.
Cool vibe amazing drinks great service okay food.
Outstanding service and delicious food with beautiful views of the Cove.
Jonathan was the best waiter ever. We had the best time with the best view and AMAZING food. 10/10 recommend
Always delicious food and fabulous service! The best poke tacos ever!
Incredible view, food & service. 10/10 would recommend.
Server was on point the whole time. Great food, great atmosphere and great service!!
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.
casual dining; wonderful views on the outside deck overlooking La Jolla Cove; prompt efficient friendly service; great poke tacos!
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.
Delicious and soooo fresh! Great and fun wait person!
Amazing place with great ambiance and delish food.
The food was delicious and the view was incredible. Perfect date night spot.
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.
We had a wonderful meal and time with our family at lunch. Everyone was pleased with their what they ordered. I had the Macadamia nut, panko and parmesan fish (sea bass) and it was excellent! We have eaten at all of the T & S restaurants in their chain and they never disappoint! I would definitely recommend Duke's
For the most part, was a wonderful experience. The three other people I was with had no complaints regarding their meal. My only complaint was I ordered the cheeseburger medium well and it came very well and I asked for a caesar salad in place of the fries but received spinach and tomatoes on my plate with a side of caesar dressing ( not quite the same).
Great time, appetizers and drinks.
Very good fish. Very, very good.
Very good service.
Views to die for.
Our server accommodated a special request from the bartender, as well as the chef! Thanks for coming through for us. It's those extra special efforts that keep us returning. We'll be back soon!
Great view for a decent price! Wish they brought back the bigger menu with eggs Benedict, though.
amazing food & wonderful service. highly recommend the chicken & ribs plate, 10/10!
Wonderful lunch spot! We went for my friends birthday and had a wonderful experience. The poke tacos and mango BBQ Salad were fantastic as well as their famous Mai Tai. Our server was great, so kind and attentive. We will definitely come again.
Great dining experience from the staff to the food! The poke tacos are a must!
Excellent views! Great good and great service. I loved their crab cakes and their seafood omelet. We definitely plan on coming back soon.
Food delicious & service outstanding,
The view fabulous.
We went to Duke’s to celebrate a birthday and we were sat in the outdoor patio. Our table’s location was perfect and had one of the best views. In addition to the food being amazing, our server was very personable and attentive. Definitely one of my favorite places to take friends.
We were a little late for our reservations and needed to change the number for people in our party. The hostess took a few minutes and seated us right away. The wait staff were great from drinks to main dishes and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend Dukes to anyone that is visiting San Diego/La Jolla area and looking for a restaurant with great atmosphere, view, staff and food.
Good overall experience. Would recommend Duke's to others.
We were a group of 6 and everyone was pleased with their meals, which included Pork sandwich, Poke tacos and grilled fish. The service was excellent. We split a piece of Hula Pie, which is huge and delicious. Great view of the Cove and Ocean. It was worth the wait.
We went to Duke's to celebrate our Anniversary and we couldn't have selected a better place! Our server Madelyn (I belive) was simply fenomenal, her service was exceptional! The food was really delicious! I can't wait to be back!
Delicious food! Hula pie is a must! Great service.
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 3511 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.