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Be Part of the Ohana (family) at Duke’s Malibu


Text © Carol Ewald. Pictures © Carol Ewald and Christa Winters.
Enjoying a Mai Tai while looking out over the Pacific

Be Part of the Ohana (family) at Duke’s Malibu

Duke’s, owned by T S Restaurants, searched out spectacular waterfront sites for five award winning restaurants honoring the great Duke Kahanamoku: Hawaii’s most famous citizen, Olympic medalist and father of modern day surfing. Three of them are in Hawaii (Waikiki, Kauai, Maui) and 2 on the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway of So. California (Huntington Beach & Malibu). Jimmy Buffett’s song, “Duke’s on Sunday” is about the Waikiki location.

Most of my personal experience is at Duke’s Malibu. The first thing you notice is the amazing location, perched right on the Pacific. The massive wall of glass shows off the views from almost every seat in the restaurant. The décor, of course, is Vintage Surf utilizing old pictures, surfboards and other related paraphernalia that transports you to the sands of Hawaii.

The “Ohana” (family) spirit is strong and you will be welcomed into the ohana with friendly smiles and excellent service by the staff. Starting at the Barefoot Bar and continuing throughout the restaurant, they have a passion for Aloha – fun, friendly, enthusiastic service and a mission to make you a long-lasting, loyal customer and friend.

The Barefoot Bar serves an incredible array of tropical drinks. From Mai Tais and Lava Flows to fine wines and local beers, these bartenders are well trained in creating extensive concoctions. The appetizers and meal menus are creative and delicious. Their “Hula Pie” is a DO NOT MISS so be sure to save room for this delicious and famous dessert!
Just like the Parrot Head nation, TS Restaurants believes in giving back with its “Legacy of Aloha”, the name given to the company’s charitable efforts. It takes on many forms and faces, but is grounded in the spirit of giving without an expectation of receiving anything in return. Their primary focus is to support locally based organizations with causes that are close to their hearts such as combating hunger, preserving our natural resources perpetuating the Hawaiian culture, and supporting our kupuna or elderly.

So the next time you visit Southern California or Hawaii, stop by and become part of the Ohana at Duke’s.

Duke’s Malibu
21150 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 317-0777
Visit their website at Duke’s for reservations, menus and information at what’s happening at all locations.

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