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Koko Beach

2858 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2901
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Ranked #87 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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68% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Carlsbad, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Koko's needs a facelift. There is a smell when you walk in the restaurant that is not pleasant. Ordered the "special: of prime rib. It had absolutely no flavor and no seasoning. It was probably one of the worst prime ribs I have ever had. Service was good.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Tried KoKo Beach for lunch today. I had heard good things about the fish and chips, so I ordered the prime rib sandwich. Go figure. It's on the menu as 1/2 lb or beef open face on sour dough bread. I think they underestimate the weight. Slab of beautifully medium rare beef at least 3/4 in thick and slightly bigger... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We decided to try this place based on several reviews of it being okay. Let me say, the place appeared to be clean but very very dark. It was 5 PM, so it wasn't night time. i even checked to make sure that my sunglasses weren't on, that is how dark it was in the booth by the kitchen. My... More

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Chester, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were shocked that this restaurant was right at the beach, in the village had great food and priced right! We enjoyed eating here almost every evening. My only dislike was that it is very dated, other than that the staff was friendly and the food was great!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Visited Koko Beach for the first time and really enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food. Place is casual, good prices and food is very good. I had a prime rib that was tasty and my companion had a steak that was "excellent". If you're in Carlsbad, this is a worthwhile visit. . . drinks are very good.

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Ridgefield, Washington, United States
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154 reviews 154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went to eat here late on Easter. What a nice surprise! The food was so good and the price was unbelievable! Both of us had soup. My husband had clam chowder and he loved it! I had French onion. It was so good! I had teriyaki sirloin skewers and he had mahi mahi. Both were from the "specials" menu.... More

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Riverside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The size and quality of the prime rib dinner are all you can ask for. The craft beer selection could improve as well as the single malt selection, but if you like beef, this is your place.

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Carlsbad, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Koko Beach reminds me of one of those places that cater to old people. It is situated across the road from a very big retirement community so maybe that is their aim. Prices are very reasonable and food varies on what you order. Prime rib good...fish dry and tasteless. Take my advice, take your grandparents there for a 6pm supper... More

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San Bernardino, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Koko Beach is a dependably terrific place! They have great and very reasonably priced specials during the week. I had the Prime Rib and it was done to perfection (as always). My wife had the Mahi mahi. Delicious! Plenty of free parking next to the restaurant and the adjacent parking lot.

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Eagle, Idaho
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had the shrimp scampi and prime rib. Prime rib was delicious but the scampi was average. The calamari was the BEST I've ever had with house made cocktail sauce so go for the calamari and you'll be happy. Restroom was gross with no soap in the women's so how do you think the employees wash their hands? Gross!

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