Owned and operated by San Diego and Maui-based T S Restaurants of Hawaii and California, Duke’s La Jolla will officially open its doors at 5pm on November 4, filling a prime seaside restaurant space that has been empty since 2006. Duke’s honors Duke Kahanamoku, a native Hawaiian, six-time Olympic swimming and water polo medalist and the father of modern day surfing. Guests will get a glimpse into the remarkable life of the restaurant’s namesake as well as tap into the La Jolla beach lifestyle.
|GM Shaughn Helliar and Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay|
The Duke’s La Jolla menus celebrate the melting pot of cultures and cooking techniques of Hawaii and California. The menu items have been crafted to be playful and approachable, but with a thoughtful respect for traditions and a serious focus on all-natural, seasonal and locally-sourced products. Executive Chef, Anthony Sinsay, T S Corporate Chef,Scott McGill, and T S Regional Chef, Dustin Anselm all collaborated to develop menu items specifically for Duke’s La Jolla.
|Charred snap peas|
The beverage offerings will include San Diego and California craft beers all from the 29 degree Blizzard Draft System. To cut down on the restaurant’s carbon footprint, only draft beers will be offered. In addition to a full traditional bottled wine list, Duke’s La Jolla will also offer a selection of wines on tap. The “barrel to glass” system eliminates oxidation and reduces bottles, corks, labels and cases headed to the landfill. Hand crafted cocktails made with fresh squeezed juices will also be available such as the Duke’s Mai Tai featuring fresh passion-orange-guava juices with two types of rum and the Lavender Colada with locally sourced organic lavender, coconut, pineapple and rum.
Founded in 1977, T S Restaurants owns and operates 14 restaurants in Hawaii and California including in California: Duke’s La Jolla, Jake’s Del Mar, Duke’s Huntington Beach and Sandy’s in Huntington Beach, Duke’s Malibu and Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge in Lake Tahoe. The Hawaii locations are: Duke’s Waikiki and Hula Grill Waikiki on Oahu; Kimo’s, Leilani’s on the Beach, Hula Grill Kaanapali and Duke’s Beach House on Maui; Duke’s Kauai and Keoki’s Paradise on Kauai.
Duke’s La Jolla is located at 1216 Prospect Street in La Jolla and will serve dinner daily from 5pm to 9:30pm. Lunch and happy hour information is coming soon. For more information, visit dukeslajolla.com and check out the menus below.