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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best part of our trip

We had a very poor experience at La Casa del Camino as well as the Roof Top Lounge. The only thing that made our trip worth while was our dinner at K'ya Bistro. The food was excellent and our server was wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Asa P
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had a very poor experience at La Casa del Camino as well as the Roof Top Lounge. The only thing that made our trip worth while was our dinner at K'ya Bistro. The food was excellent and our server was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had dinner there after drinks in the upstairs ocean view patio. the idea of small plates to share was most appealing and allowed us to share dishes. The salad, brussel sprouts and tuna dishes were all good. the lobster meatballs were disappointing. Drinks were generous. We ate outside to get away from the noise inside. It was chilly and... More 

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Orange County, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've been a huge fan of K'ya for the last 4 years. However, the service and the food portions have both been reduced in the last year. For the second straight visit, I showed up with my full reservation party on time only to be told we would have to wait for tables to clear before we could be seated.... More 

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Laguna Beach, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We have eaten at K'ya many, many times a year since the first month they opened and it had traditionally been one of our family's favorite places, despite the fact that it was often very crowded. In fact, It had been our go-to place for fabulous, creative food and extremely fair prices. Sadly, something has seriously changed since we were... More 

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Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at K'ya Bistro more than 50 times in the last years and we have never had a mediocre meal...the food has always been good to great. The chef has removed some of the items we loved (such as a beef bourguignon that was superb) but still enough variety to please most palates. The price... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This bistro on pch was a good mix of great location, casual, good food and good service. They offer small plates...my favorite, because we can try different things. One of the more unique items on the menu: lobster meatballs...yummy! There was also a good selection of wines. We were there on a Thursday night, and the place was packed. Seating... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The rooftop bar is a great place to see the sunset, but it was cold up there when we were there in March. We sat upstairs until our table was ready in the restaurant downstairs. We enjoyed our tapas style meal, but not one item stood out as being exceptionally delicious. Service was good. But it was so loud in... More 

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Houston, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Additional Information about K'ya Bistro

Address: 1287 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 949-376-9718
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 40
Cuisine: Californian

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?