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K'ya Bistro

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1287 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Cress Street)
949-376-9718
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Description: K'ya Bistro Bar is located in the historic, coastal La Casa del Camino...
K'ya Bistro Bar is located in the historic, coastal La Casa del Camino hotel in the heart of Laguna Beach. With small plates and an emphasis on sharing, K'ya Bistro Bar offers a diverse menu with flavors from the Mediterranean and a local bistro appeal. This bustling bistro is a stone's throw from the beach and reflects a lively San Francisco-esque atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a private table, or have a drink by the fireplace before or after dinner in the comfortable lobby lounge featuring live entertainment.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic small plates

Started out on the rooftop deck for a drink...expensive, but nice atmosphere looking out over the water and great service. Food in restaurant was outstanding. 4 of us shared a bunch of their small plates...my faves were the kale salad, 3 cheese mac & cheese, & steak tips with horseradish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Hotelsnobb
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Boston, MA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
290 reviews 290 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Started out on the rooftop deck for a drink...expensive, but nice atmosphere looking out over the water and great service. Food in restaurant was outstanding. 4 of us shared a bunch of their small plates...my faves were the kale salad, 3 cheese mac & cheese, & steak tips with horseradish sauce. Lots of different menu choices, creative and delicious sounding...everyone... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What a gem! We started the evening at the Rooftop lounge for a drink and watched the sunset, then went down to the restaurant. All the dishes we ordered were fantastic. Our waitress was awesome, friendly and helpful with the menu and the food was served quickly. Highly recommended!

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laguna beach, california
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have been a regular at K'ya for years and have been greatly disappointed with the changes I have seen over the last year. It seems as though the service and food quality has declined and the prices have increased. Last night, I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday, as it was the first palace we spent our first... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visited this very popular spot on the Pac Coast highway. K'ya did not disappoint. Tapas style small dishes is the only way to eat and fortunately, the food is good here. It's still bizarre to think that people would go to a restaurant and have a plate of meat or fish plopped in front of them as dinner. What are... More 

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California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

K’Ya Bistro is a great place to enjoy good time and good food with family and friends. The small plates make it easy to sample and share different delicious dishes. The service is great, the price is right and the ambience is enchanting.

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Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

K'ya was our walk to/neighborhood restaurant when we lived on Cress Street. It is one of the things I miss most. The atmosphere, although a bit too loud sometimes, is very cozy and warm. The lobby is fabulous as well. The food, especially for the price point, is pretty spectacular. Great service, delicious food, enjoyable ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The small plates offered during happy hour are the perfect size and the quality is great. You can't beat their deal.

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Joshua Tree, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of my favorite places -- EVER~! Suggest Happy Hour so you can try more dishes. Don't worry about what to order -- just go with your instincts. You won't be disappointed as each dish will be more wonderful than the last. This is a place for Foodies -- truly! Take note that the locals favorite this place, so be... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

The Happy Hour is very good. The small plates and drinks were delicious. My favorite was the lobster mac & cheese and the pomegranate martini. The burger sliders were juicy and flavorful. You can't go wrong. We were seated in the bar area where you first come in. This area is small, so you may want to get there early.... More 

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washington, DC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great service excellent beer and food. Warm vibe in the place. Price was reasonable. Would be happy to make it a regular night if I lived in Laguna.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1287 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Cress Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-376-9718

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 40
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

K'ya Bistro Bar is located in the historic, coastal La Casa del Camino hotel in the heart of Laguna Beach. With small plates and an emphasis on sharing, K'ya Bistro Bar offers a diverse menu with flavors from the Mediterranean and a local bistro appeal. This bustling bistro is a stone's throw from the beach and reflects a lively San Francisco-esque atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a private table, or have a drink by the fireplace before or after dinner in the comfortable lobby lounge featuring live entertainment.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?