Duke’s La Jolla

I’ve been on a Hawaiian food craze for the past 10 months that I’ve lived in the San Diego area. There are more Hawaiian restaurants in the area than I realized. I’ve tried quite a few already. Duke’s is probably the crown jewel of them all. This restaurant is based in Hawaii. The La Jolla location is huge. There’s a part of the restaurant that overlooks the ocean and you could see La Jolla Shores to the right and La Jolla Cove to the left. It’s gorgeous during sunset time. I love this place. It is a bit expensive so I’d suggest only for special occasions or splurging. One of my former coworkers came to visit me and I haven’t seen him in almost a year. That counts right? Haha 🙂

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Outside Duke’s with the Duke statue! 🙂
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The calamari appetizer is amazing. I love it! Some people have said it’s not seasoned enough. That’s what the sauce is for. Duh.
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I ordered halibut steamed in banana leaves with shrimp, coconut rice, and spicy bok choy. It was so good.
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Kimo’s hula pie. This is the best damn pie ever. It’s macadamia nut ice cream on a chocolate cookie crust topped with chocolate ganache, whipped cream, hot fudge sauce, and chopped macadamia nuts. Seriously. If I was on the Food Network show The Best Thing I Ever Ate, this pie would be on there.
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After dessert. I was done.
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Pearl St. palm trees! My perfect view.
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View of La Jolla Shores.
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My Mai Tai. I’m just not a rum kinda gal. I like my whiskey. The drink was stiff though.
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View of La Jolla Cove.

Duke’s is very close to the ocean. It’s in walking distance. There’s also a ton of restaurants down the road. Trust me, it’s delicious. Aloha! xoxo, J.

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