ALOHA Duke's La Jolla! It's been a few years since they opened and we finally got around to trying this place out! The restaurant is tastefully modern with wood, surfer decor! It was interesting reading about the former Olympian turned Sheriff for the city and county of Honolulu, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, on the wall pictures hung around the restauarant.
We valet'd because parking is always challenging in La Jolla, well worth the $11 because you're steps away from the front door! I would valet again in a heartbeat so you can get into this beautiful restaurant as fast as you can! That or rideshare! Lunch time on a weekday was very busy, make reservations! We waited 20-30 minutes. The menu is not large, I was a little worried if I would like the food. In any case, the location is really what drew us in, to dine alfresco, enjoy the fresh air and soothing ocean scene. Take a look at this view!
|PC: Duke's La Jolla|
|Ribs and Chicken skewer were yummy, but the slaw with bits of mac nuts in it was the show stealer!|
|The plate was lined with a copy of a Honolulu local paper! Nice touch!|
|Huge complimentary hula pie for birthdays, heeeyyyy!|