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Duke's La Jolla

4.7
4.7
4780 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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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 166 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. PA

    PAMomof3

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    I made reservations several weeks ago requesting outdoor seating closest to the view and also stated it was a birthday. We were seated at a table inside furthest from the deck and it was ungodly hot. I told the hostess about our request for outside dining but she said nothing was available. My husband spoke to the hostess after we decided we couldn’t sit inside and they said they would get a table once one opened up so we sat for 45 min before getting a table outside. The hostess brought us outside and made a snarky comment about how hopefully this would work for me and I wouldn’t be so warm. There was never a mention of my daughters birthday and we never said a word because I was so embarrassed about the seating debacle. Our waitress greeted us also commenting about how we didn’t like the table inside. We all felt so stupid. We are from PA and here to move our daughter into college here and are not in CA often so I want to sit outside and was willing to wait. We then had a fabulous meal and our waitress was terrific.
  2. MC

    MadelineC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Food very good. The prices are too steep
  3. KC

    KCorey

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The reason to go is the view and Hawaiian ambiance. Food and service consistently mediocre
  4. VA

    VinceA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The only issue we had were that the fries were served cold. They were replaced expediciously but it did slightly effect the overall experience. Service and food were great.
  5. MG

    MelissaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls lunch and the view and food were wonderful! Get the Hula Pie you won’t be disappointed!
  6. WV

    WesV

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so good! Our server was really kind and helpful. Great view!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation.
  8. I

    Iowan22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view from the table was great. The service was great. The food was great. It was a great experience
  9. RR

    RyanR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch menu was all really good, everything was prepared perfectly and the service was great. Not to mention, the patio has amazing views of the La Jolla coast.
  10. KH

    KHar

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Beautiful location. Love the outdoor dining.
  11. MD

    MattD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael our server was amazing! All servers should be trained by him!
  12. TM

    TikiMan24

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wonderful taste of Hawaii on the mainland. Food was fabulous, the drinks were marvelous, service was first class and you must have a slice of Kimo’s Hula Pie!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks! Eggs Benedict is the bomb!
  14. JS

    JodiS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very accommodating when our party increased. They even brought out a birthday cake. Our server was great and it was a fun place to celebrate.
  15. MM

    MichaelM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate our son's 18th birthday. Our family of 5 had a wonderful time. The service was excellent and so was the food. Started off with ahi poke tacos, calamari, wedge salad, lavender coladas, margaritas. My son had a filet and lobster, daughters had the Duke's baked fish and the seafood hot pot. My wife and I each had the steamed fish and shrimp in banana leaves. Of course, we finished the meal with the Hula Pie. Great views of the ocean and La Jolla cove added to the experience. Our waiter was from Oahu so we had plenty to talk about regarding the islands.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from out of town and wanted to see the sunset. Food was good and location was great.
  17. M

    Mdawg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SHANNON was the absolute best she met all my expectations her voice is soothing and lively she made me feel like I was her child and she was my mommy if u get her enjoy u will never meet such performance again
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This establishment is amazing! We arrived about 30 minutes early in order to request outside seating near the railing; and it was granted! The view are breathtaking and the food was well seasoned! Our hostess was attentive and we received a complimentary Hula desert in honor of my husbands birthday. We will return😘!
  19. TS

    TaylorS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a beautiful table but it was so hot because the umbrella didn’t provide any shade. It was very uncomfortable to eat in direct sunlight. The food was good & server was great.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our son to dinner while on vacation for his recent high school graduation. We made reservations a couple weeks ahead of time and we were fortunate to get the best seat in the house, right at the balcony edge with the perfect view of La Jolla cove. Our server, Jacob, was fantastic and the food was delicious. The Hula Pie was killer as always. This is a definite spot worth a return visit.
  21. JG

    JasmineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve tried 5 star restaurants and this was by far my favorite. So delicious. I wish we had these everywhere. Can’t wait to visit again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great & attentive staff from front desk to the bar & seating location w/amazing ocean view overseeing La Jolla. Spencer our waiter was beyond amazing . Professional from A to Z & especially the selections for our dishes . Bone & ribeye was one of the best . Lobster tail too to the appetizers & vegetables .Even the lobster mash was beyond expectations. I highly recommend this Eddie V’s. See you in our next visit to San Diego . Thank you again SPENCER :)
  23. KJ

    KaylaJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dukes was absolutely amazing! The frozen lavender colada was to die for!!!!! The Huli Huli chicken was fabulous. Not to mention the view of the ocean. Definitely will come back on our next trip.
  24. J

    Jamesb

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic sunset views from patio area. Great for special occasions.
  25. BD

    BorisD

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and extraordinary service!
  26. LB

    LaurenB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 9pm reservation but they were able to get us in 30 minutes early. Great view, food and service!
  27. SD

    SDSoxxfan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rocket, Caesar salads excellent. Coconut shrimp crispy and tasty. Fish pot good selection of fish, the sea bass excellent and moist. Mai tai drinks good size and tasty
  28. T

    Txkira

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, views and amazing fresh food!! The cocktails are fun and the pie is worth ordering!!
  29. EM

    ElizabethM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at this Dukes. Seated outside with beautiful ocean views. Food, service and ambiance were all excellent! Will be back.
  30. d

    deborahw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was my husband’s birthday lunch and they made it very special with great table great service and friendly staff making it a special day for him
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience, I have mentioned that we have a special occasion so I would like to be seated by the railing but that wasn’t accommodated. The food was horrible, service sow and prices not compatible to what the my offer. Not to mention that I will never go there again because my anniversary celebration was ruined!
  32. j

    jphilip

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonder meal at Duke’s. The staff did an amazing job seating our group of 17 (at different tables) as a last minute ask. The food was amazing as well as the view!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had been to the Duke’s in Malibu a few weeks ago and had the Duke’s Mac/nut fish. It was halibut and one of the best fish dishes I have ever had. So, at the La Jolla Duke’s, I ordered the same dish. It was sea bass and unfortunately not that good. It was dry. But, our waitress, Georgia, was phenomenal! View was amazing. Nice lunch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Duke’s is all about the view. As with many places, the restaurant is understaffed and service, especially at the bar, is slow and a bit stressed. The food is average and very few GF options. But the views can’t be beat. Make sure to sit on the patio and enjoy an extra aperol spritz or mai tai. Definitely worth a visit.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Incredible view and service! Definitely recommend
  37. K

    Kirky

    San Diego

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just had a wonderful lunch with our dear friends from London and their young sons. Our server and her team did an exceptional job taking care of us! We started off with a Duke Mai Tais, Pinot Noir (A to Z), and juices. All were very well received - especially the Mai Tais which included a repeat performance. We four adults ordered the Sautéed Macnut & Herb Crusted Fresh Fish (local sea bass per server). The dish was one of the best we’ve enjoyed in the SD area. Our London friends also were equally impressed. The Boys had Fish & Chips and a Hamburger, and by the look of it, also liked their meals. We ordered a slice of Kimo’s Original Hula Pie, with six sporks, and like frenzied sharks on a dead whale, we ate every bit of that amazing dessert!!! Thanks so much for enabling us to treat our friends to a lovely lunch! Highly recommend 🤙
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met an old friend and we stayed for hours chatting. They didn’t toss us out!!!
  39. PQ

    PQReviewer

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the fresh halibut baked with some light citrusy lemon sauce on it that was out of this world outstanding. Paired perfectly with their coleslaw and macaroni salad - just like in Hawaii. A remarkable lunch with nice service outdoors with a beautiful view.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday at Duke’s for lunch. Table right at the water’s edge, amazing cocktails and food! Perfection!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4780 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 166 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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, 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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