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Ki's Restaurant
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2591 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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2591 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007 (Chesterfield)
760 436-5236
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
GR8 Ocean View & Food

This is a local favorite for breakfast or lunch to watch the surfers while dining. You order downstairs and sit upstairs with walls of glass and panoramic ocean vistas (no elevator or handicap access) to wait for the server to bring your meal. You can sit outside or inside and get your own tea and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
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Cardiff
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Cardiff
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331 reviews 331 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a local favorite for breakfast or lunch to watch the surfers while dining. You order downstairs and sit upstairs with walls of glass and panoramic ocean vistas (no elevator or handicap access) to wait for the server to bring your meal. You can sit outside or inside and get your own tea and silverware, so it's pretty casual... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We ordered some food and drinks and sat on the deck. When we received our drinks (we both ordered bloody mary's NOT spicy). They were super spicy and kind of gross. We were excited about the healthy food choices but not impressed about the taste. We left our food and bloody mary's and went somewhere else to eat.

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Kilauea
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Healthy food at the expected price, Ki's is across the street from the beach. This is an old family favorite, and I try to hit it up every time I am in town. The food has only gotten better, and pretty much anything you order here will be health conscious. I love the breakfasts and salads, but they make some... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ki's is great for the health-conscious diner. Great views and an attentive wait staff make for a pleasant experience.

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Park City, Utah
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217 reviews 217 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Ate brunch here over Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Giant burritos and eggs benedict were set in front of us after we had ordered it downstairs. Service is efficient, food is OK, view of ocean across the busy highway is great. Had to bus our own table--but hey it was a Sunday morning and pretty busy with happy tourists and tolerant locals.

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PACIFIC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

While the salmon was good, the burger was ordered medium rare and came mostly burnt. To their credit, they took the cost off the bill, but it was not a pleasant experience. The house salad had everything but the kitchen sink in it. The place was crowded with people to hear the combo play, so maybe that was why the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Spotted Ki's on a Sunday drive up the 101 while visiting San Diego, a great find for a casual brunch. Order as you enter then find yourself a table upstairs for delivery of your order. Mega breakfast burrito. Omelets are great. Burgers looked good too.

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San Diego, California
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299 reviews 299 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Great place along 101 hwy by my home! The view is to die for with the ocean waves crashing along the beach! You order down stairs and receive a number! Enjoy the local art work downstairs and go up to where the view is spectacular! Wonderful coffee and the best breakfasts! They serve lunch and dinner also!

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Unusal set up. Order, pay and tip, then go find somewhere to sit while you wait for your food. Waitor did not bring the coffee I ordered, or offer a refill. I did that. I then had to find my own cuttlery and condiments. Not what I expected with a $15 breakfast. If I had know I would be serving... More 

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602 reviews 602 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great view but the food and service are not great! The view is very nice with a nice look at the Pacific Ocean ... but the food and service have always been spotty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2591 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
    (Chesterfield)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 760 436-5236

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?