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Chez kako

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18 Rue Marechal Harispe, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 85 10 70
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Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 139
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 28
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

Lovely evening and we sat outside to take in the hustle and bustle. Not in the tourist part which was too loud and busy. Food was excellent and all local. Loved the wine decanters and made a detour from our trip to go and buy one from the kitchen retailer in Anglet!! Most enjoyable evening with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
Peter C
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cheltenham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a very good restaurant, just off Victor Hugo, and an excellent place for a couple to enjoy a truly authentic basque ambience, and local seafood, with fine wines.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had dinner here because it was very close to our hotel and read decent reviews about it. Unfortunately for us it was a completely tasteless meal completely lacking any spices, salt especially. For being one of the worst meals we had during our three weeks in France, it is extremely overpriced.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Lovely evening and we sat outside to take in the hustle and bustle. Not in the tourist part which was too loud and busy. Food was excellent and all local. Loved the wine decanters and made a detour from our trip to go and buy one from the kitchen retailer in Anglet!! Most enjoyable evening with very friendly and helpful... More 

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forked river, nj
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had dinner outside in this restaurant....the staff was very nice and it was in a nice setting but honestly, we only thought the food was average. For the price, you can do better in Saint Jean de Luz....we did on other nights.

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Hamden, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great steaks, fish, fries and wine and service. Can't miss whatever you are looking for. So good went back.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ordered their speciality. An entrecôte steak.... Great flavour beautifully cooked but for 18€ I was expending more than 200g if that... Good salad and a really popular place. Worth a try but cote de boeuf looks better value if you have a friend or lover

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Natick, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The restaurant was highly recommended by the manager of our hotel...Who didn't think we needed reservations. That was wrong, but we waited outside for 20 minutes or so with a glass of rose and a table came available. It is a delightful restaurant inside. Warm, red, wood, lots of pictures depicting Basque life. We had a splendid evening...had the charcutrie... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The good was very good, no wonder because the restaurant is ahead of the daily market. The service is polite but tends to forget orders and the price has been 25% above restaurants with the same quality.

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Kako is a very popular traditional Basque bistro with the locals in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Our hotel strongly recommended we go there, and we did - twice. They serve traditional Basque dishes, including squid (chipirons), merlu (a white fish) served Spanish style, and a side of beef that is for two with frites (huge plates!) We had a whole sole sauteed with... More 

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Bourne End, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I took a day trip to St Jean de Luz on a rainy May day for a spot of lunch. We stumbled across this restaurant after recommendation by a local shopkeeper. We were not disappointed. We arrived without reservation and were fortunate that there was one table left so we took our seats. It was a small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Rue Marechal Harispe, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 85 10 70

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 46
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?