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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 15
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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277 helpful votes 277 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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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53 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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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?