Alluring Aloha Island Style Cuisine at Duke’s La Jolla

Fish Tacos with Kennebec Fries at Duke's La Jolla

Fish Tacos with Kennebec Fries at Duke’s La Jolla

Replacing the former Top of the Cove, Duke’s La Jolla was renovated down the studs and transformed into a stunning ocean view restaurant with indoor outdoor seating. The third floor breezy bar promises to be the go to happy hour spot this coming summer. A bronze statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku in front pays homage to the father of surfing. Inside, the decor is light and fun with playful touches such as surfboards hanging from the ceilings and walls. The succulent Shrimp Croquettes were a coconut crusted delight and the Grilled Gem Lettuce Caesar was topped with a tasty lemon-anchovy dressing. The popular Fish Tacos with sustainably sourced Mahi Mahi, poblanos and creamy rajas were outstanding. And the Kennebec Fries prepared with scientific precision in a four step process were crispy crunchy perfection. Overall, Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay does a stellar job of blending Hawaiian food and all its multi-cultural Pacific Rim influences with the bounty of farm fresh produce and seafood here in California.

Shrimp Croquettes at Duke's La Jolla

Shrimp Croquettes at Duke’s La Jolla

Grilled Gem Lettuce Caesar Salad at Duke's La Jolla

Grilled Gem Lettuce Caesar Salad at Duke’s La Jolla

Photo Wall Mural at Duke's La Jolla

Photo Wall Mural at Duke’s La Jolla

Upstairs Bar Duke's La Jolla

Upstairs Bar Duke’s La Jolla

Surfboard Decorated Ceiling at Duke's La Jolla

Surfboard Decorated Ceiling at Duke’s La Jolla

Bronze Statue of Surfing Great Duke Paoa Kahanamoku at Duke's La Jolla

Bronze Statue of Surfing Great Duke Paoa Kahanamoku at Duke’s La Jolla


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About Jolee Pink

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.
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