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K'ya Bistro

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1287 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Cress Street)
19493769718
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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
  • 24
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I have been a long time fan of the rooftop lounge, the bar upstairs. I finally had an opportunity to come in to K'ya and I am so glad I did. I love the dark warm feel of the dining room. They have my all time favorite wine, Layer Cake by the glass! AMEN!! Start pouring! I love that they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
BriA143
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CA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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CA
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been a long time fan of the rooftop lounge, the bar upstairs. I finally had an opportunity to come in to K'ya and I am so glad I did. I love the dark warm feel of the dining room. They have my all time favorite wine, Layer Cake by the glass! AMEN!! Start pouring! I love that they... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We tried K'ya on the suggestion of my sister and her husband. The atmosphere is nice. The food and service were average. We tried the Caprese, bacon wrapped scallops, brussels sprouts, and olives. Everything was fresh, but none of the dishes were a wow. We really liked the small plate concept and being able to order gradually.

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Encinitas, California, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Capri Laguna recommended this restaurant. It is a communal where everyone can share their entree, etc. The food is really good, especially the Lobster Mac & Cheese & Lobster Risotto.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great spot in the 101. Tapa/large appetizer menu. 4 tapas and we were full ahi poke was excellent as was the fried chicken. Great service and atmosphere.

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Good Food and Service. A bit inconsistent. We have been a number of times and the good meals far outweigh the mediocre ones. Service is always good. Ambience is fair.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Overall, a fun experience, with good service and good food. My main complaint, though is how many tables are squeezed into their small size restaurant--about 1/4 more than there should be in that size space. The good--a large selection of small plates from all over the world, the quality of the food, the service very attentive even though the restaurant... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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: 19493769718

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

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
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?