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“Lovely view, poor service”
Review of Duke's La Jolla

Duke's La Jolla
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Ranked #30 of 1,251 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Description: Duke's La Jolla is named in honor of native Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, an Olympic swimming and water polo medalist and the father of modern surfing. Overlooking the La Jolla Cove, Duke's serves genuine, friendly hospitality with contemporary interpretations of traditional island plates. As a tribute to Hawaii and Southern California beach lifestyles, Duke's celebrates family, views and the spirit of aloha. We welcome our guests to become a part of our 'ohana.
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Description: Duke's La Jolla is named in honor of native Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, an Olympic swimming and water polo medalist and the father of modern surfing. Overlooking the La Jolla Cove, Duke's serves genuine, friendly hospitality with contemporary interpretations of traditional island plates. As a tribute to Hawaii and Southern California beach lifestyles, Duke's celebrates family, views and the spirit of aloha. We welcome our guests to become a part of our 'ohana.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Waited for an outside table at the bar for 20-25 minutes. Bartenders were fantastic and worked well as a team. Watched a couple walk right by the hostess stand and grab a premium table, so went to the stand and waited - glad we got a good table too! Our waiter was friendly enough, but never came back to check on us. Never asked about dessert - I was really wanting to try the hula pie, but by then my husband was ticked off with the service, so no pie for me :)

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank donfanone
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Very kind and attentive staff. Showed us to table of our choice. Yummy food and the 2 recommended dishes were delightful. Best meal and dining experience weve had in San Diego. Would highly recommend it. Love love love thank you so much

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Fighterjet1980
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

As you walk in, you’re greeted by a very friendly staff and an incredible view. I’d recommend getting there early, especially if you’re going for brunch as it tends to fill up quickly. The açaí bowl was very original in its preparation and tasted great. My wife had the French toast which was very good as well.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank danielw834
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Big spot with a nice view. Had the BBQ chicken salad and shared the holu pie. Everyone liked their meal. Service was very slow. Food was good. Would recommend if you have a little time.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank capertraveler
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Absolutely outstanding place. Great service, fantastic food, even better scenery. Located over the Pacific, try to get a reservation 1 hour or 45 minutes before sunset, and request an upper patio table or outside table. There may be a wait. It's worth it for a wonderful experience eating fantastic food as the sun sets into the Pacific. If the rest of the menu is a good as the Filet and Huli chicken (and Hula pie dessert), then there's not a bad item on the menu.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank rtcooke1
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