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K'ya Bistro

1287 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-376-9718
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Ranked #13 of 147 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The service was excellent, but the food was definitely average. the seared ahi was very good but The red snapper was not very fresh and the pasta with shrimp was swimming in oil and grease. The desserts were good. Good value for money but not worth the trip there.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We enjoyed the food tremendously -- small plates with slightly smaller portions that were just right! The place was packed inside and on the roof, so we opted for a table "on the sidewalk," thinking it might be noisy but it was surprisingly quieter than indoors! The service was quite good as well. Parking can be a challenge.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Sat out on the patio, it was rather noisy and packed inside. Live music was fantastic. Service was fast, had grilled chicken and veggies, portion was satisfying. My friend ordered a burger platter and she was in heaven. White wine was delicious and chilled. Ambiance was enjoyable. Very happy. Be sure to try out the rooftop terrace..the view will take... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

So glad we checked this place out. Drinks were unique (loved the strawberry balsamic cocktail) and food was creative. Started with steak skewers (just ok) & prosciutto & fig flatbread (good) then tried lobster risotto (good but needed salt), braised short rib (awesome) & bacon wrapped scallops (SOO good). Finished with chocolate lava cake (good) & creme brûlée (perfect consistency).... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This place is seriously so delicious my boyfriend and I loved it here! It's super gorgeous there and the food was amazing especially their lobster Mac and cheese! I'm usually not a fan of either one but they were that good. They also have a rooftop where you can get appetizers and cocktails while you're waiting for your table. You... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The restaurant was recommended to us. The menu is based on small plates and the choices were more interesting than they tasted. The dining room looked nice, but once we were seated, the noise level (due to poor acoustics) became intolerable. Every table seemed to be yelling to be heard above the surrounding noise. Unfortunately, this was so disturbing we... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I'm giving K'ya a "good" rating. It has elements of excellence, and then some "wish it was better" points as well. Awesome = food itself, the rooftop bar, the location and vibe, don't miss the Blood Orange Margarita! On the "wish" side = service was so so. Just very so so. Also, the main dining area on the first floor... More

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a 9 person business dinner here the other day. Food offerings were tasty and varied, service was excellent. Sometimes large parties can take a while to serve, not the case here. Food came quickly. We all enjoyed the experience.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Good food, good price, and good service. Nice wine selection too! they have decanters and aerators on request.

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Glendale, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We like to eat late and we prefer small plates, so K'ya Bistro is a real find. We shared the hearts of romaine salad with dried cranberries, sugared pecans and a blue cheese dressing with basil. We also ordered the petite filet and the crab crusted mahi mahi, both served on a bed of mashed potatoes and spinach. Wines can... More

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