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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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Great Food & Friendly Staff

We were visiting friends & wanted seafood with a view. Sat upstairs had a great view of the ocean. We ordered the sea bass & spicy ahi. Both were fresh & fabulous. Also ordered spring rolls & spicy endame as appetizers which were also fresh & spicy. Long Island Ice Teas were also very good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
TerreG
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Hayden, Idaho
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Hayden, Idaho
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We were visiting friends & wanted seafood with a view. Sat upstairs had a great view of the ocean. We ordered the sea bass & spicy ahi. Both were fresh & fabulous. Also ordered spring rolls & spicy endame as appetizers which were also fresh & spicy. Long Island Ice Teas were also very good. Casual & attentive staff

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great Food. Best appetizer made of combo of avocado and brei in a mini wrap. Parchment wrapped salmon unbelievable. Very unusual food dishes. Great view of sunset. Location perfect.

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Ashford, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Ki's was a very friendly place. My husband's Thai chicken wrap had a good amount of chicken with a good peanut sauce but rather non-descript filling. My portobello mushroom wrap was good, but nothing special. The restaurant is across the street from the beach, but seating is all on the second floor so there is a good view.

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Encinitas, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Always have had great meals at Ki's. Breakfast, lunch and dinners have all been outstanding. We like the idea that they use mostly organic and local grown foods. The breakfast specials and dinner specials are always a favorite.

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Cardiff
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347 reviews 347 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?