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K'ya Bistro

1287 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-376-9718
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Ranked #20 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $5 - $40
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Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cress Street
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.
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Fun tapas menu, loud but fun with outdoor seating if dining room is too noisy. Great cocktail menu as well. Fun night out with lots going on for a Tuesday! Great decor.

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Santa Ynez, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant was nice inside, very quaint. The food was really good. Our drinks were fantastic. The service was very good. I loved the happy hour!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great tappas style menu. Lots of items to choose from. Lobster Mac was lovely. Food came out fast. Servers are friendly.

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Manhattan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Half-way through our dinner, the fire alarms went off. No matter. The place is loud and wild anyway. We started with a cocktail and ocean view on the roof (not part of the restaurant--beware.) Once my daughters were finished ogling the handsome waiter we ordered wine, which was half-priced that night...nice. Unfortunately, our Chardonnay arrived at room temp. Not nice.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We weren't able to get roof top seating, so the dining room is deplorable. Low, dark, unattractive and incredibly loud, even on a Monday night. We were seated at a small high boy table and even the small plates didn't fit. The server was fine, but drinks took forever. Found the menu uninspired for a 'small plates' restaurant. Found the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food is served in small portions for sharing. This is fine if they come together which they don't. What's the point in having french fries with nothing to go with them.... Server was grey however and the food is tasty but didn't work for us.

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ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We ate our last night here.. The dining space has way too many tables to be comfortable. The food is mediocre at best... Why eat here when there are so many better options.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Awesome place to share tapas and small plates that were all presented with flair and tasted delicious.The lobster Risotto,short rib tips,Beet salads,sweet potato fries and macadamia toffee bread pudding and peanut butter stix were a true delight and the service was outstanding as welll

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hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited you this Saturday, June 28th at 430p. The foyer and restaurant was totally packed with guests. After being seated our sever explained the happy hour to us, we had a guest visiting from Vancouver. The server then recommended Bloody Marys and stated what great drinks they were. The cuisine and ambiance were nice as always! Upon receiving the... More

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Studio City
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food is always good here. The waiter was a big help and knowledgable on the menu items. The food is tapa style great for sharing and trying new things.

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