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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: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    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
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Great food, great prices. You can basically get all the deserts for under $50 total, try the entire menu. Its not the best deserts ever, but for the price they are good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Fatimah R
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New York City, New York
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Phoenix, Arizona
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I always like to give a place a couple times before I make a judgement call. I think the food is ok, but not great. The menu is small plates and some of them are good. Like the bratwurst, and perhaps the ribs. The filet had no flavor and poke was not good either. Be conscious of what you order... More 

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Thank Barbara R
Katie G, General Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Barbara R, for your feedback and review. We definitely strive to be much better than OK and would have been happy to replace any items that were didn't meet your satisfaction. We hope you do return and allow us another opportunity to turn it around. More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Great food, great prices. You can basically get all the deserts for under $50 total, try the entire menu. Its not the best deserts ever, but for the price they are good.

Helpful?
Thank Fatimah R
Katie G, General Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Fatimah, I'm glad you enjoyed K'ya. We change our menu quite often, I hope we can find you a dessert that becomes a new favorite. Our most popular is our warm banana bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. More 

Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We went here on the suggestion of our friends and they were right, it was great. Lots if great small plate choices. You can try so many different items and there are so many good dishes. If you get there a little early before the sunset, go upstairs to the bar for an amazing sunset over the ocean.

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Thank William C
Katie G, General Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

Willaim C, thank you for the great review and look forward to you and your wife's return. We also appreciate the tip to start with a cocktail at the Rooftop Lounge; the view is spectacular and sets the mood before a great dinner. Cheers! More 

Laguna Beach, California
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We usually start upstairs 3pm happy hour, as drinks are half price. Then head downstairs at 4:30 for their tapas menu. High quality food at a very low price. The happy hour is from 4:30 to 5:30 only Can't beat the quality or the price.

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Thank donaldc852
Katie G, Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

donaldc852- Great advice visiting both the Roof Top Lounge for happy hour then our award winning Kya Bistro for happy hour and dinner. Thanks for the great review and visit. Kevin M. Director of Restaurants More 

NYC
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I had the scallops the first night and they were so good that I went back on my third night. But on the third night I also got the hibachi salmon over a coconut milk infused faro, and that was even better!! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Thank travelingmomNYC
Katie G, Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

TravingmomNYC- Thank you so much for the great review. And thank you for dining twice with us during your recent visit to Laguna Beach. Hope to see you on your next visit to the west coast. Kevin M. Director of Restaurants More 

Irvine CA
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146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

T'ya Bistro is an energetic (translation - loud conversations at neighboring tables) restaurant with tasty small plates at a reasonable place. Because of the high noise level we recommend the bistro with caution. We attended the restaurant on a Sunday evening; perhaps on a week day evening the level of noise would be less. With less noise the restaurant would... More 

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Thank William P
Katie G, Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

William P. - yes the Kya Bistro can be high energy with so many guests dining and having a great time. The Sunday special is all bottles of wine are 50% off and we do offer a great selection. William we hope you visit us again soon. And perhaps dine on our patio which is both quaint and quieter. Kevin... More 

Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Their food is exceptional and they have options for vegans and carnivores alike. I stayed at the hotel that houses this restaurant and had the food delivered to my door. They were exceptionally speedy considering it was prime dinner time @7p and the hostess who delivered my freshly prepared plates and yummy dirty martinis was very professional and welcoming. I... More 

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Thank SheShootsPhotography
Katie G, Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

She Shoots Photography- Thank you so much for taking time to do such a detailed review of your visit to our hotel. And your room service dining experience with our award winning Kya Bistro entrees. We hope to see you on your next visit to Laguna Beach. More 

Laguna Beach, California
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

K'ya specializes in small plate meals, where you can try, either individually or with your dining partners, a number of wonderfully-prepared dishes. The braised short ribs, tilapia, mac 'n cheese (w/ lobster, jalapeno & smoked bacon), and others are each delicious. My only complaint is that the noise level is often so high that dinner conversation is nearly impossible.

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2 Thank James J
Katie G, Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

James J. Thank you James for sharing your last visit to the Kya Bistro and your 5 star rating. The food and service we take great pride in. And yes the energy level, live music and room setting can be a challenge at times with the noise level. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon. Kevin M.... More 

Dana Point, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

K'ya Bistro and its host hotel, "La Casa del Camino" provide a great Laguna Beach vibe that is a throwback to the golden age of Hollywood when the A-Lister Celebs would steal away from Los Angeles for the relaxed and secluded coastal confines of La Casa del Camino. Go for a drink and/or lunch/dinner on the roof deck and finish... More 

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Thank DougInSoCal
Katie G, Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review on our historic hotel opened in 1928. The Kya Bistro is truly a great part of our success here in Laguna Beach. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The menu offers a wide variety of tapas sized dishes. There's something for everyone. We shared five dishes, all were very flavorful and earned five stars on our opinion. Service was friendly and attentive. We went on a Sunday and bottles of wine were half price. (Our server didn't tell us that until after we ordered it). Our filet mignon... More 

Helpful?
Thank Yoga220
Katie G, Manager at K'ya Bistro, responded to this review

Yoga220 we are so pleased that you enjoyed a great dinner in Kya and were able to take advantage of our 1/2 priced wine bottles on Sundays. 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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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