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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, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    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
Six Star Value in Laguna Beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
robert2
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Laguna Beach
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Laguna Beach, CA
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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256 reviews 256 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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 130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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294 reviews 294 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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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: 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
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?