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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 - 8:30 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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 15
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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
Sprint meeting

Meet our Sprint partner and had great muffin and fantastic lemonade Other had meals also like sandwich and were equally satisfied Very nice ocean views

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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San Diego, California
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Ki's continues to offer fun ways to enjoy a great meal, friendly service, and a spectacular view. We are regulars (Hi Jennifer!) and have started a tradition over the last couple months of meeting family or friends for dinner and drinks. Keep it up, Ki's!

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Sacramento, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Ki's serves good food. Period. Not fussy or food with 'catchy names', this restaurant is a wonderful, down to earth, local spot for "real food". Monday evenings they have a "taco bar" and serve a choice of tacos and do it yourself fillings - delicious - filling - a really good deal. Great view of the ocean at sunset.

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San Diego, California, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Has a great ocean view and delicious, healthy food. I've enjoyed everything I had there. They cook fish perfectly. All the food is very flavorful. My wife orders the same thing every time because it is really good.... salmon in parchment. Live band was very good although a little loud when you first arrive. Caught the tail end of the... More 

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Toronto
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271 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Meet our Sprint partner and had great muffin and fantastic lemonade Other had meals also like sandwich and were equally satisfied Very nice ocean views

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant seemed lovely located right on pacific hwy. food was good and staff fairly accommodating.

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Hayden, Idaho
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 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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Additional Information about Ki's Restaurant

Address: 2591 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Phone Number: 760 436-5236
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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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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