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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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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

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    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
I wanted to like this place more than I could.

A popular spot that stays busy. I sat outside and even with full tables inside, I was the only one on the patio during really nice weather. The waitress was good and very honest about sorting the quality of the drinks or dishes. I ordered a couple of small plates, some on her recommendation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
halo36
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Houston, TX
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, TX
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A popular spot that stays busy. I sat outside and even with full tables inside, I was the only one on the patio during really nice weather. The waitress was good and very honest about sorting the quality of the drinks or dishes. I ordered a couple of small plates, some on her recommendation. Overall they were good, but not... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I like the small plate concept, but overall came away a bit underwhelmed by K'ya Bistro. Drink prices are eye-watering, and frankly are on the lower end of the spectrum for the type of place this tries to be. Our group tried a broad assortment of dishes, and while they were all 'good', none of them were really that bite... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place is hit and miss we have had great meals here when its just me and the wife and then bad ones when we take out of town guest here. The food is hit or miss sometimes its spot on and then the next time is over cooked, or too salty, or just missing something. The worst part about... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Wonderful small dishes, but not too small. Bring friends and share. Abundance of flavors in every dish. You will go back, I guarantee it

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Green Bay, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stayed at the del Camino the night we ate here. The restaurant was buzzing and very loud. It was a fun atmosphere. The food is an all-Tapas menu and everything is meant to be shared. We got to essentially samples many many dishes and just have fun with the menu. It was a great meal and adventure!

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Boston, MA
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294 reviews 294 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
79 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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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?