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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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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 193
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  • 41
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  • 32
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and great food

What a great restaurant and lively and fun too, very busy on a Saturday evening. Well worth a visit with a wonderful selection of genuine Basque food on their menu. Will definitely visit again next time I'm in St Jean de Luz.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
nigel h
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Serignac, France
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Serignac, France
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great restaurant and lively and fun too, very busy on a Saturday evening. Well worth a visit with a wonderful selection of genuine Basque food on their menu. Will definitely visit again next time I'm in St Jean de Luz.

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Anguilla
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151 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We picked Chez Kako after discovering it ourselves AND having the concierge at our hotel recommend it. We had been leaning that direction but the concierge's vote sealed the deal. We dined at Chez Kako for our first night in St. Jean-de-Luz and we were excited to experience the place. The vibe is cool - bustling and young, with friendly... More 

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Thank lavidashannon
Swindon, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

From beautiful and substantial strips of calamari to beef cooked in wine that just melts in your mouth, qualiticious meal. Served and assisted by Gaetan, he made our stay even more enjoyable and fun. Putting the fun aside for a moment, to us, the waiters appeared to take their job v.seriously, conscientiously, with the customer being foremost in their thinking.... More 

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2 Thank 151Mike151
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful meal. Waiters superb food delicious atmosphere great. Great start to la fete de st jean de luz. Really recommend it.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A really busy, buzzing, lively restaurant, complimented by really friendly, attentive staff. The food is great and everyone seems to be having a good time!

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1 Thank Ray G
Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Chez Kako is a very nice casual bistro restaurant in Saint-Jean-de-Luz serving Basque specialities. The food was very nice and we loved the ambiance of the restaurant. The service was very friendly and families were very welcome. A place to have lunch when discovering this resort on the French Basque coast.

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Thank Jean M
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Two visits to Saint Jean De Luz in as many weeks held a common theme; the restaurants you might want to visit are shut. The frustrations of French opening hours led me to Chez Kiko, a place I'd stumbled on for a quick drink on the previous trip. The fact that I was the only non-native French speaker in this... More 

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2 Thank Tony C
Cheltenham
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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1 Thank PinoCheltenham
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank Shai M
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

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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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 15 - 48
  • Cuisine: French, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?