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K'ya Bistro

1287 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-376-9718
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Ranked #10 of 150 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $40
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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Studio City
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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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Santa Rosa, California
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572 reviews 572 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We popped in for the Happy Hour. The menu was varied, interesting and very good. The theme is small,plates to be shared. We started with an appetizer of hummus, olives, roasted red pepper, tomato and feta. Next a lobster truffle risotto that knocked our socks off!!! Followed by an amazing gold beet, tomato, feta salad, White bean cassoulet. We shared... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stumbled across this cute little restaurant on a cool June evening. We had just arrived from Australia and during our casual strolls past this restaurant, we couldn't help to notice this quaint, cosy looking restaurant to be constantly bustling with people. We were so delighted, we ate there three nights in a row! The food couldn't be faulted. All... More

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dallas, texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Place was packed so glad we had a reservation. We were brought right to our table with no wait. Great waiter very attentive and talked about the different choices of food. We ordered the truffle fries, veggie risotto, fire cracker shrimp, some date appetizer.. This was plenty of food and it was very good.

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Irvine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have been here countless times and always loved the food, service and atmosphere. Unfortunately, that's not the case anymore. The food is no longer good at all. We had over salted meat and chicken and over salted food in general. Even our moulten cake was over cooked. In fact it was not moulten at all!!! We took friends from... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Delicious, just delicious. Great appetizers great dinner menu, great Happy Hour. Did I mention it was great?

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Wickenburg, AZ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

During a recent trip to Laguna we met friends here for dinner. I concur with other diners that the room was fairly noisy, but that seems to be a common occurrence in restaurant design and we were able to carry on a conversation. The "small plates" menu is meant to be shared, and we did some of that, but also... More

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Walmer, Kent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We recently stayed in Laguna Niguel May/June and were taken to K'Ya by our friends. We returned here 4 further times during our stay .... wonderful! You can choose to start the evening upstairs on the beautiful roof garden looking out over the amazing sea and sky ...... then you can wander down to the restaurant, The atmosphere is very... More

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Mount Vernon, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We can't say enough about our experience at K'ya. We stayed as hotel guests in La Casa del Camino and K'ya honored us by giving us a reservation right at 6:30pm. We LOVED it. They serve everything as single plates (tapas restaurant style) and the selection is fantastic. We enjoyed bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese, truffle fries, lamb, filet mignon,... More

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auckland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A broad menu of small plate dishes which means you can try a variety of meals and still be left with loads to try on another visit. Value for money amazing.

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