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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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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Average tapas meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
dshendri
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Yorba Linda, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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225 reviews 225 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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26 reviews 26 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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198 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 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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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?