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Duke's La Jolla

4.7
4.7
4648 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 155 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Open Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 454-5888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Anselm

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the La Jolla Cove with spectacular views of the Pacific, Duke's offers a spectacular setting to celebrate your next milestone, promotion or special event. Private dining areas are available for groups from 12 to 130.

  • Private party contact

    Kari Satrom: (858) 454-5999

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Ivanhoe

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there is a public valet stand steps from the front door and well as numerous paid public parking garages nearby

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,648 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sister’s birthday
  2. GK

    GailK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the deck near the railing. Noise level was low, view fantastic and ate Duke's fish (halibut). It was cooked perfectly! Had a wedge salad (split for 2) and a hula pie to split. Plenty of food, couldn't have asked for a better time. If you can park on the street, it is two hours free. We went at 5:00pm and were able to find parking right across the street. Perfect evening for our anniversary! The dress is formal Hawaiian - casual !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and mai tai’s, cool breeze, and amazing service. Thanks for making our 10 Year Anniversary lunch amazing!
  4. N

    Neet

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the ambiance and the drinks all made Duke’s a must visit spot in La Holla
  5. T

    Trisha

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    On vacation
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly accomodating staff and beautiful view. The parking garage is right next door, if you can't find parking on the street. I took off a star because DH didn't like his dish. I loved my though.
  7. BT

    BeckyT

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server...sorry dude, I think you were Jake?? Young blonde surfer dude. He was THE best!! So friendly and funny, like having my son at the table. The view is amazing, the food was outstanding (Huli Huli chicken), and the price was awesome. Being local I love we can come here any time we like!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Great staff.
  9. YC

    YajairaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The place is beautiful with a nice view of the ocean. Our waitress was attentive and the food was good. Only complaint that it's not very baby friendly. The downstairs bathroom stall was not working so we couldn't use the baby changing station there. Asked the hostess if they had a changing table and she directed me to the bathroom upstairs. Once upstairs there was not a trash can in the stall for us to throw away the diaper. Would still go again though.
  10. S

    Shofichecker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Loved it! Very nice view, and food was pretty good. Overall definitely recommend for a special night out.
  11. CC

    CCSDCA

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Brunch was great! We had the Burger, the Omelette and the Coconut French Toast. All were delicious and would get again. The view is beautiful and peaceful. Bathrooms were clean but could use toilet seat cover dispensers.
  12. CC

    CatmommaCheri

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The location is really what you are paying for here. Food is fun but nothing I crave except the Hula Pie. Cocktails were very weak. Next time I will skip the Maitai. Really no good options for vegetarians. I had a salmon dish which was good. My husband had a veggie burger he said was “meh”. His only other option was a risotto dish he had last time and didnt even eat.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service felt a little slow, but we could tell the patio was packed so it wasn’t too bad. When we did need attention our waitress was very responsive. All employees were very friendly, the food was good and came out relatively quickly, although a little pricey. I would eat here again! Mahalo 🤙🏽
  14. JC

    JodieC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and view were amazing.
  15. HJ

    HeatherJ

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view, very kind and helpful wait staff. Food was amazing! If you are full, still get the pie.
  16. JS

    JustinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The views were beautiful. We were there right after sunset. Everything we ate was delicious - wedge and Caesar salads, rib and chicken platter, and the kids teriyaki chicken. Highly recommend!
  17. AG

    AlanG

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place to enjoy a wonderful meal with a great view of the ocean and sunset
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you! Was a wonderful dining experience!
  19. g

    gunnarf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I went here for a date and had read from the reviews that the hosts weren’t very friendly and that people didn’t get outside table or other requests they made at the reservation. This wasn’t my experience at all, I found the hosts very welcoming and friendly and we got a very nice table with a great view. The food was great and service was good. I was very happy with the experience and would definitely recommend.
  20. P

    Paul

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent view and food. Lavender daquiris are the best!
  21. JB

    JoeB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The good: my Mac nut crusted fish and the guacamole were very good. Coconut shrimp was ok. The bad: the server wasn’t the best, we had to keep asking him to do his job, he even walked around to avoid us at one point. The view was not like the pics, overall ambience was just meh. Would not go again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Duke’s in La Jolla never disappoints. Excellent food, service and the views are to die for.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    You can tell a lot about a restaurant by how they treat their guests. We had a late reservation, but we’ll before closing. After our meal we ordered dessert and coffee. The response was we don’t have any coffee because we already threw it out and cleaned up. A restaurant should not take late reservations if they aren’t going to serve their whole menu.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Husband and I did a date night here, it’s right by the water with a great view of the sunset in summer. The staff are friendly, the food is good, and the location couldn’t be better. Definitely recommend.
  25. f

    foodlover

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, but approachable and the view was amazing. Food was really good with fresh fish with lots of unique and flavorful preparations.
  26. BP

    BarryP

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Birthday lunch ever. Wonderful sea bass. Wonderful service, Free birthday hula pie!!!
  27. A

    Anita

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place made me feel like I'm in Hawaii...beautiful view and ambiance. Excellent service and food! We ordered the Coconut prawns...Caesar salad and Fish Tacos. Hula Pie for dessert...huge! Everything was delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal evening & experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful. Food was delicious.
  30. N

    Nouf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was knowledgeable, professional and caring. Food was amazing. Cleanliness was great too. Great first time experience and will be definitely returning for many meals. =)
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! Had the chefs special and I couldn’t get enough. Perfect price as well for the view
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father day !! Great menu , the food was delicious
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely view in a beach casual restaurant. Perfect for Father’s Day. The hula pie is amazing and shareable for 3 people. Delicious chicken Caesar salad. Will definitely visit again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    You can’t beat the view. Spectacular! Sun was out and La Jolla Shores was glistening. Food was good. Service was excellent!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped by for an impromptu late lunch while in town. The server was extra cautious about our food allergies and went the extra step to consult with their binder of offerings and possible issues, to ensure our choices would be safe. The view from the glass-fenced patio was absolutely gorgeous. The food was tasty, service prompt and polite, and the mai tai was perfect. It was great to visit their La Jolla location after going to the Waikiki location while on vacations in Oahu. Mahalo!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  38. MI

    MajaI

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our date night at Dukes. The food was delicious - highly recommend Ani Poke Tacos appetizer. We had the macadamia crusted fish and salmon special which were both delicious! Great drinks and Hula Pie was good too. The service was excellent, food arrived quickly, and the view was beautiful. Pricey but worth it - we will be back and highly recommend!
  39. JB

    JillB

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After going to Duke’s in Hawaii a few years ago and loving it, we were excited to try their location in La Jolla while in town for a wedding. We had a delicious meal on the patio with a beautiful view of the water and sea lions. Our server Justin was great. Don’t miss the hula pie, our all-time favorite dessert!
  40. MO

    MargieO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my friend’s 81st birthday & from the very beginning of our arrival there was always special attention drawn to her. It was very much appreciated. Our meals were the best we have out in a restaurant in a long time. If it wasn’t so hard getting in & out of La Jolla we would go more often. Thank you, it was a beautiful afternoon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4648 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 155 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Duke's La Jolla

1216 Prospect Street San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ivanhoe

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Open Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    In addition to street parking, there is a public valet stand steps from the front door and well as numerous paid public parking garages nearby

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dustin Anselm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 454-5888

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the La Jolla Cove with spectacular views of the Pacific, Duke's offers a spectacular setting to celebrate your next milestone, promotion or special event. Private dining areas are available for groups from 12 to 130.

  • Private party contact

    Kari Satrom: (858) 454-5999

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