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Ki's Restaurant

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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: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Very light and healthy food with a Great View!

It is easy to find a table here and the staff is always helpful. Unfortunately, I am not sure if there is wheelchair access, which is sort of a bummer - but I may have just missed it. Worth calling to find out because you enter and order downstairs, but have to walk up a set of stairs to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lawton J
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always loved the food, service, and location of Ki's. Big focus on healthy/"California" food, although there truly is something for everyone, including red meat-lovers. I love coming for all meals. Some of my fondest memories have been sitting at Ki's and watching sunset. I will keep coming here forever.

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Thank 581lily
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is easy to find a table here and the staff is always helpful. Unfortunately, I am not sure if there is wheelchair access, which is sort of a bummer - but I may have just missed it. Worth calling to find out because you enter and order downstairs, but have to walk up a set of stairs to get... More 

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Thank Lawton J
Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Good breakfast, organic and healthy options from juices, smoothies, egg dishes and pancakes. Three of us for $37 including coffee, hot tea and juice. Sit on patio and enjoy the ocean. Sit inside and still see the ocean. Nice spot off Hwy 101 and good meeting place to talk business, connect with friends or have a routine place to go.

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Thank ckingw
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

A fun restaurant for inexpensive breakfast or brunch, with the upstairs dining room overlooking the Pacific ocean. We were greeted and served by friendly and fun staff, and enjoyed a light and tasty brunch, with lots of laughs with our Carlsbad friends who make it their regular.

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Thank Robert M
Carlsbad, California
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

You order downstairs, but the dining room is upstairs. Just about every table has a view of the beach and ocean. The food is interesting: poke bowls, Thai chicken wraps, salmon burgers, etc. This is not your typicall burger and taco place. I had the Spicy Nomnam Bowl with chicken, and it was quite good. Lunch prices range from $10... More 

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Thank friskycelery
North Fort Myers, Florida
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402 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Our niece took a group of 6 here for lunch after visiting the Aquarium. We were pleasantly surprised with the reasonable prices and good foods. There is dining on the 2nd floor inside or out on the deck overlooking the ocean across the street. You place your order downstairs and pay. A server brings the meal to you. We shared... More 

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Thank sunfun4850
Radnor, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is my go to spot for breakfast, lunch and fresh juices and smoothies. You order downstairs, then you are a given a number to put on your table upstairs which overlooks the Pacific. Menu has many vegan and gluten free options as well as fabulous wraps (ahi tuna with brown rice is my favorite) , salads and sandwiches. Service... More 

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Thank Sports-steph
Carlsbad, California
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255 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Ki's is located on the East side of Highway 101 in Cardiff, California. We went there for breakfast on a Saturday. Parking is limited but luckily we found a spot in their small parking lot. You have to get in line and order and pay at the counter downstairs. The tables are all on the second floor and they give... More 

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Thank DarylJ552
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Ki's is reliable. The food is good but not outstanding, rather matter-of-fact food that sounds better in the description than it does on the plate. The food is not made with love. It is sort of an institutional version of healthy food. Afterwards you feel like you have been fed, but you don't really feel nourished. It's OK, but it's... More 

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Thank invertpaleo
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Twice I've been here for the weekend brunch and was very happy both times. Interesting that you pay before hand downstairs and then get your wristband if you go for the buffet. Not as big as a casino buffet but several very tasty dishes. Great selection of meats and I've always seen two different kinds of eggs, a seafood dish... 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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view
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?